Congratulations! It is so wonderful that the GL History Teacher of the year comes from our First State!
You can find the poster "The Man is not Bought at the Library of Congress:
Very excited to incorporate into my WWII unit...we are making a lot of effort to incorporate more primary source analysis activities into our lessons!
Agree with EA. In addition, incorporation of topography brings the battle to life visually in a way that is typically hard to capture so long after the fact.
Stuvesant High School
Although the Battle of Gettysburg was unexpected by both sides, each minor detail whether it involve the terrain or the soldiers, added to the result. War in the 19th century may have been more coincidence and circumstance than strategy and war heroes.
It's really interesting how the topography played such an important role in both sides' military strategy and execution. Cemetery Hill, The Round Tops, and Culp's Hill all affected the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg. This is something that is not usually taught in classes, but remains a topic in need of recognition.
Stuyvesant High School
Really insightful and thought provoking on the political ideas of the north. Details about the military conflicts were also enlightening.
Stuyvesant High School
Great connection to the modern day - the "handshake" is a powerful bridge for learning.
This is a great essay
I teach in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District in upstate New York. I noticed that the High School, which I worked at last year, is on the affiliate list. I currently work at one of the middle schools in the district, Eagle Hill. I was wondering if I still had to sign up the specific school I work at, even if the high school is one the list.
This is extremely useful. I have modified it so that my 7th grade students can compare the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico to that of the US.
very interesting, fact and fiction both..myth and reality. great fact checking and debunking
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How do I replace a completed Affiliate School application for the incomplete one I must have accidentally submitted?
Thanks for any help you can give me!
This is an outstanding document to use with Middle School Honors students.
A teacher can use the DBQ method to create manageable parts of the document for analysis discussion and extended thinking activities.
thanks for this. I used some info for my nhd paper
When was the date of publication?
Send me an email and phone contact information to email@example.com.Talk to you soon,Ron
I have attached a link to a wonderful overview of the issue from historians Sven Beckert from Harvard and Seth Rockman from Brown.Here is the link http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-24/how-slavery-led-to-modern-capit...
The classic book on the subject is Eric Williams Capitalism and Slavery but there are a number of more recent studies as well (http://brown.edu/web/slaveryconf/research.html)
Hope this helps,Ron Nash,Senior Education Fellow,Gilder Lehrman Institute
Can someone please explain question number 6? I am having a hard time grasping exactly what it is asking. Thanks!
Next year, every student at my school will have ipads. Is your site fully compatible with ipad functions (or lack of functions like flashplayer)?
Not sure where to ask this question but will try here and see what happens. I've attended several GL seminars in the past but the last one was in 2009 or 2010 and it appears that a lot has changed. My school is not an affiliate school and I'm not sure what my status is regarding applying for another seminar. Would I qualify for the $400 or $500 travel stipend as I have before or is my situation as an independent school and would need matching funds to qualify for the stipend? I teach at a public school in Oklahoma and qualified for the travel funds the other times but am unsure of how to proceed. Can you give me some guidance, thanks!
Congrats, Jill! Thank you for providing a great example of empowerment and keeping history alive and thriving on the elementary level! You inspire all of us as you inspire your students!
Sarah Scovell Muraski
St. Francis Xavier Middle School
Great reading strategies to support learning. I'd love to see the same support in the writing section. For example, graphic organizer for claims/counterclaims and another for logging text evidence. Thank you for the work as is, just thinking ahead.
Just getting my feet wet at this site....love it
Dear Ms. Berkin,
I have published a book on the monuments of Gettysburg Military Park that I believe is suitable for the Institute's constituency. I hope you will have a chance to take a look. At present it is formatted for the iPad.
Thank you. Ellen Land-Weber
ELA 8 unit 2
I'm doing a report on Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella's choice to finance his voyage ,& this was VERY helpful!
This is an excellent resource for students to analyze in an evaluation of conditions at Valley Forge.
(I could not get the full essay to display.)
I would argue that the suffrage cause was further along in 1916 than is stated in this excerpt. The addition of California to the suffrage column in 1911 was very important, as was the enactment of partial (including presidential) suffrage in Illinois in 1913.
Mayflower Compact/Pilgrims primary source/common core great activity
KC, I'm curious to know if you ever tried to adapt the lesson for 8th graders. The lesson looks great but it's too much for my 8th graders.
Thank you so much! We are happy you are using this unit in your classroom.
Quite a elaborate work!!
Using in class will be interesting!!
The lessons succinctly outlined in this mini-unit provide a perfect entry point into speeches and argument for my students who need more scaffolding in order to successfully unpack such a dense text. Thank you for creating and sharing it!
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I have a letter from John F. Weeks dated September 4, 1864 to the family of my 3rd great uncle who was killed in the Battle of Jonesboro below Atlanta. The letter describes his friendship with my uncle, how and where he was killed and offers his services as much as to come to the family since he would be discharged soon.
He's right that no Indians were present at the conferences. Good essay, not perfect obviously, however good.
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Fantastic lesson; supports the Common Core AND the arts. Thank you.
You can look at draft versions here: http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/creatingtheus/interactives/declaration/HTML... and here http://myloc.gov/Education/LessonPlans/Pages/lessonplans/declaration/ind....
The census mentioned in this teaching resource has been written up in William Thorndale, "The Virginia Census of 1619," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, 33 (Summer 1995): 155-170. The author argues that this census, from the Ferrar Papers at Cambridge University, enumerates the population of the Virginia colony in March-May 1619, prior to the arrival of the 20 Africans reported in August 1619. The document includes 32 Africans.
It was written for the Spring 2007 issue of History Now on American Cities.
Yes, the date 1899 is correct. The photographer was Frances Benjamin Johnston. According to biographer Bettina Berch, Johnston took more than 700 photographs in 1899 for a project documenting public schools in Washington, DC, and this photo of a girls' basketball team was one of them. (Bettina Berch, The Woman behind the Lens: the Life and Work of Frances Benjamin Johnston [Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2000], 42.)
This is good! I am going to give it a try next week!