Boston Public Schools teachers collaborated on this lesson to engage students with the sweep of American industrial and urban history. Due to Boston’s breathtaking changes in landscape, including the filling of much of Boston Harbor to create neighborhoods–the city offers a dramatic case study of change across the ages. In this lesson, students use primary […]
This performance task requires students to compare text, sound files, and images to deepen their understanding of the efforts by African Americans to advance the Double V Campaign (victory over racism at war and at home) during WWII. A timeline helps students sequence and visualize the relative length of time between events. Anticipating a growing […]
NEWS SURVEY: What grad credit do you need? Do you need PDPs in History? Education? https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015EmergingAmerica Civics & Social Studies PD in the New Federal Education Act? – Learn how you can support it. Learn how to involve youth in civic engagement. April 22, 6:00pm – Advocacy Webinar – Civics for All – National Council […]
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NEWS Summer Institute open for registration: America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940) – Eric Arnesen, George Washington Univ.. Kelley Brown & Laurie Risler, teacher-leaders. Rich Cairn, Emerging America. June 29 to July 2 (with ½-day in Oct.). April 6, 4:00pm – “Transnational Fight for the Rights of Undocumented Migrants, […]
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A new list of resources is now available on the website as part of the CES Teaching with Primary Sources program. Linked resources are in a variety of media, from video clips and audio recordings to books, blog posts and articles. Click here to access this rich set of resources.
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