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Materials 3 for 8th Grade Social Studies

Melissa Scott Name of Site: You Tube – Stories from the Great Depression Learn NC – Tobacco bag stringing: Life and labor in the Depression Tar Heel Junior Historian Association Link to Resources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpfY8kh5lUw http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/collateral/AdviserSupplementSp08.pdf http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-worldwar/5823 Source (Author–if available): National … Continue reading

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Response to Internet Workshop and Blog publishing

This article explores the topics of having an Internet Workshop to encourage students to utilize the web and the information available, as well as encouraging them to explore how reliable and valid that information is.  The students must be taught … Continue reading

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Materials 2 for 8th Grade Social Studies

Melissa Scott Name of Site: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Prints & Photographs Reading Room Link to Resources: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/index.html http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/085_disc.html Source (Author–if available): PBS Library of Congress Identify the teaching topic of the materials–be specific. Identify the population … Continue reading

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Reflection – Swashbuckling Adventures on the High Sea: Classroom Activities for a Unit on Pirates

In this article the author explored several effective strategies that assisted a study unit on pirates.  The Double Entry Diary (DED) is a great tool to help students.  This double column entry method helps students locate important information in text … Continue reading

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Reflection – Pirates in Historical Fiction and Nonfiction: A Twin Text Unit of Study Unit

This article overviewed different approaches designed to facilitate students understanding of a study unit on pirates.  There were many engaging approaches that the teacher used to further student knowledge and interest.  They started by piquing curiosity by having pirate music … Continue reading

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Materials 1 for Social Studies in middle grades

Melissa Scott Name of Site: Born in Slavery – Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project, 1936-1938 Documenting the American South You Tube – The History of Slavery in America (Parts 1, 2 and 3)   Link to Resources: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/Continue reading

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