African American History Month inspires teachers and students to engage in compelling debate and exploration. Curriculum Pathways has recently updated some of our best standards-aligned web and mobile-friendly resources to add to those discussions. These lessons focus on the critical-thinking challenges teachers expect, with more images and more online assessment tools.
Tag: primary sources
Too often both students and teachers overlook the tools that technology offers to assist in the active reading process. Online tools that streamline the challenging steps in close/active reading give teachers the opportunity to engage as coaches, helping students to explore the layers of meaning in a text. For instance, try Explore!
Did you know Explore! Primary Sources has over 250 original text and audio resources? Presented in an online lesson format with historical context and comprehension questions, these primary sources encourage active reading and analysis. The collection, provided for free along with all of the resources from Curriculum Pathways, stretches across four centuries.
Editor's Note: Justin Allar teaches social studies at Clay-Battelle Middle/High School in Blackville, West Virginia. In this guest post, he describes how Curriculum Pathways resources meet the critical-thinking needs of his social studies students. This is the second in a series of blog posts written by West Virginia educators sharing how they have integrated digital content
Labor Day is somewhat of a lost holiday. We enjoy the long weekend, but its significance is a bit muddled. This is particularly true for students. Essentially, Labor Day is just a Monday off that helps to break up the start of the school year. Curriculum Pathways social studies resources
The popular flipped classroom approach features students watching a teacher’s video lecture at home and working on practice problems in class. We want to stretch that model by giving students online tools that streamline the challenging steps in the close reading process. Following the case study approach used in Curriculum