Bringing Historical Events Alive In Your Classroom with Primary Sources

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On February 19, 1942, FDR signed Executive Order 9066 which paved the way for Japanese internment camps. Teaching sensitive and complicated topics like this one is made easier with the use of primary sources. In this article entitled Teaching Difficult Topics with Primary Sources from the National Council of the Social Studies journal Social Education, … read more »


Digital Equity – What you need to know.

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Digital equity……what does it mean? According to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)  “Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy.  Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential … read more »


Let’s Talk About Pretending to Be a Time Traveler

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I’m thinking back to my Teach Like a Pirate post.  There are so many fun “holidays” that you could use for your hook.  For example, Saturday is “pretend to be a time traveler” day.  This day could be the anchor for a very cool humanities project.   Arrange students in small groups to form their … read more »


How to Turn Your Hour of Code into an Hour of Excellence!

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Hour of Code™ celebrations take place during Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9, but now is the time to prepare for a successful event in your school or classroom. The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and … read more »


Are Your Students Good Digital Citizens?

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Digital Citizenship week is October 15th-19th this year. What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Good digital citizens when online think critically, weigh the risks of sharing information, evaluate sources, treat others with respect, and monitor the use of their time. You can empower your students to be good digital citizens! Most … read more »