Georgia in the American Revolution

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The Georgia Historical Society is excited to offer a new resource for Georgia’s eighth-grade Georgia Studies teachers. Georgia in the American Revolution includes three activities designed to meet the Georgia Standards of Excellence for eighth-grade Georgia Studies. Resource videos give an introduction to the topic, provide instructions for each activity, and include activity answers. Download…

2014 NCSS Conference: Boston National Historical Park

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During my trip to Boston for the 2014 National Council for the Social Studies Conference, I was able to take the Boston National Historical Park‘s Tours of the Freedom Trail®: Allegiance to Revolution. The tour focused on the story of Paul Revere and his neighbor Thomas Hutchinson. These two men, one a patriot and one a…

2014 NCSS Conference: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Fine Arts and the Social Studies Classroom  The discussion about the value of fine arts in K12 education seems to focus largely on the potential benefits of art on student performance in math and reading (see “Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning” & Art IS Education for various views and research).…

2014 NCSS Conference: Resources for Your Classroom

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I had the opportunity  to represent GHS at the 2014 National Council for the Social Studies conference in Boston last month. It was difficult to leave the balmy temperatures of the Lowcountry to brave the frigid New England weather, but the experience was well worth it. I will be sharing some of the exciting ideas and resources…