Tag: US History

Students & Educators
Molly Farrow 0
Booker T and W.E.B.: Adding Women's Voices

Black History Month provides educators with the opportunity to explore the contributions of prominent African American leaders and thinkers in greater depth. The post-Reconstruction period presented significant challenges for African Americans struggling to improve their lives in segregated and hostile environments. At the turn of the 20th century, two thinkers

Students & Educators
Molly Farrow 0
Celebrate Bridging the Digital Equity Gap

The world’s largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference is NCSS. This year's gathering of teaching professionals from across the country offers a perfect opportunity to showcase the latest FREE online social studies lessons from Curriculum Pathways. It offers 700+ free social studies tools and resources, each addressing the enhanced rigor and critical

Students & Educators
LeeEllen Harmer 0
Guest Teacher Post: Developing Critical-Thinking Skills with Adaptive Lessons

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

Students & Educators
Molly Farrow 0
Hyper about HyperDocs

Want an overview of how to create HyperDocs for both individual lessons and units? At ISTE 2017, we'll use the Understanding by Design process to explore free online content resources designed to challenge critical thinking skills. For example, we’ll listen to the primary-source audiotapes of President Kennedy negotiating the 1962 integration of

Students & Educators
Molly Farrow 0
Top Five Reasons to Explore! Primary Sources

Explore! Primary Sources is the brand new repository of over 250 original text and audio, provided with historical context and comprehension questions to encourage active reading and analysis. The primary-source collection stretches across four centuries. It includes founding documents, Constitutional amendments, speeches, letters, patriotic songs, personal letters, Oval Office conversations,

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Ralph Moore 0
Presidents, We Have Presidents!

It seems that the original purpose of the President's Day national holiday has gotten somewhat lost along the way. Originally implemented by an act of Congress in 1879 to honor George Washington's February 22nd birthday, it shifted to the third Monday in February in 1971, ensuring that the holiday to honor