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The 1619 Project: Teaching Resources and Lessons

In 1619, the first enslaved people arrived in what is now the United States of America. The significance of that date in U.S. history has not traditionally been addressed in American classrooms. Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has made it her mission to change that through The 1619 Project.  The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project is…

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Interpreting Evidence About The Past, Using Listenwise

Today’s guest post is written by Listenwise Teacher Advocate, Andrew Garnett-Cook. Andrew is a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher in the Brookline Public Schools in Massachusetts. He teaches Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations and U.S. History. You can read his other Listenwise blog about teaching history with current events here.   As a veteran history…

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Collaboration is Key in Erik Eve’s 8th Grade Classroom

Today’s guest blog is written by teacher advocate Erik Eve, an 8th grade Social Studies Teacher in Lindenhurst, NY. He teaches honors classes using PBL, blended learning, and Google Classroom. Find him on twitter @mrevelindy. In today’s classrooms it seems that students are always on devices and their social interaction is very limited, so I…

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Hurricane Podcasting Project with 8th Graders

Teacher Advocate, Erik Eve, an 8th grade social studies teacher from Lindenhurst, NY visited us with his class of 46 students last week. We were thrilled to host a podcasting workshop with an amazing, exuberant, and articulate group of students.   After a half day together the students left with podcast recordings ready to edit…

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Using Listening to Improve Historical Understanding

Today’s guest post is republished from January 4,  2017. Today’s post is written by Scott Petri, a High School History Teacher in California. Follow him on twitter @scottmpetri. This school year, two colleagues and I have been conducting some research on speaking and listening skills in our classrooms. Part of this work was funded by an…

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