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Language of Social Studies: Life, Liberty and Property- What's the Big Idea?
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This resource supports English language development for English language learners. This lesson plan guides students through a process of evaluating John Locke’s theory of “living in a natural sate”. Students discuss and learn about three basic freedoms: life, liberty, and property through a mix of brainstorming, framed discussion, and writing techniques designed especially for English Language Learners. The lesson includes links to PDF handouts.

Subject:
English as a Second Language
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
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TeachingHistory.org
Author:
Michael Long
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Language of Social Studies: Using Primary Sources with English Language Learners
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This resource supports English language development for English language learners. This lesson plan guides English Language Learners through the process of analyzing primary sources. This lesson includes Civil War Photographs from the National Archives, however the activity can be used with any topic of study. The lesson includes links to PDF handouts.

Subject:
English as a Second Language
Social Studies
Turning Points in American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
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TeachingHistory.org
Author:
Amber Hall
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Mystery Strategy for Elementary Students
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In this activity, elementary students act as history detectives as they explore the historical question and analyze carefully chosen clues to formulate and test hypotheses. The teachers will gather primary and secondary sources that will serve as clues for students such as letters, diary entries, maps, statistical tables, images, and artifacts for students to touch.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachingHistory.org
Author:
Lisa Cooper
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Using Historiography to Analyze the Mexican-American War
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Analyzing textbooks from a historiographical stance allows students to see that history is more about interpretation, perspective, and bias than about rote memorization. By looking at how textbooks from different eras describe a certain event, such as the Mexican-American War, students learn about the choices that textbook authors make. For example, do the textbooks depict the U.S. as the aggressor, as an unwilling participant forced into a conflict by enemy antagonism, or something in between?

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachingHistory.org
Author:
Kyle Ward
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Using Old Maps as Teaching Tools to Explore Our World
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In this bulletin board activity, students work collaboratively to explore sections of old maps. By closely examining these unique historical documents, students learn to see maps as more than just tools for locating places.

Subject:
American History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachingHistory.org
Author:
Gerald A. Danzer
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Women's Suffrage: Burrough's Article
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In this video and article, students will be exposed to and understand the context and purpose of Nannie H. Burrough's article "Black Women and Reform" and how its language was utilized in fighting for suffrage for the African-American woman. The article may be found on page 31 at http://library.brown.edu/pdfs/128895937640750.pdf

Subject:
English Language Arts
American History
American Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachingHistory.org
Author:
TJ Boisseau
Date Added:
02/26/2019