2014 NCSS Conference: Resources for Your Classroom


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 I learned about during my trip through a series of blog entries.

The first will discuss the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Check back every day for blogs on the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, the Digital Public Library of America, the Boston  National Historic Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, and creating historical exhibits using multiple literacies. Each blog will offer links to resources you can use in your classroom.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum 

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum performing at the 2014 NCSS Conference President's Breakfast.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum performing at the 2014 NCSS Conference President’s Breakfast.

My conference experience started bright and early on Friday morning at the President’s Breakfast with a stirring performance by the cast of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. If a field trip to Boston does not fit your school’s budget, you may consider one of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum’s  interactive Virtual Field Trips or free lesson plans to enhance your American Revolution curriculum. For detailed history on the Boston Tea Party and other topics related to the American Revolution, check out their Research Library page for articles, videos, and photos.

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