Episode 24: Introduction to the Internet Archive

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Want to learn about a website that offers free access to 8.5 million e-books, 2.2 million video clips, 2.7 audio recordings, and the 445 billion archived web pages? Watch this episode of Sophia’s Schoolhouse for an introduction to the Internet Archive. Want to learn more about where to find primary sources online? Enroll in our…

Episode 23: World Digital Library

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Looking for primary sources to use in your world history courses? Look no further than the World Digital Library for primary sources from archives, museums, and cultural institutions all over the world. Watch the video below for an overview of how to find primary sources on the World Digital Library website. Want to learn more…

Three Tips for Supporting Historical Research in Your Classroom

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This post was adapted from GHS’s session at the 2015 Georgia Council for the Social Studies Conference titled Help! I’ve Been Assigned a Research Project: Supporting Historical Research in Your Classroom.  Preaching to the Choir Before we get to the three tips for supporting historical research in your classroom, I want to do a little…

2014 NCSS Conference: You’re the Curator

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You’re the Curator: Creating a Historical Exhibit Using Multiple Literacies The last session I attended at the 2014 NCSS Conference was led by Mira Cohen, Director of Education at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, and Maureen Lorimer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. Cohen and…

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).…