Hi, I teach 8th grade social studies and will finish with causes of the American Revolution next week. My question to all of you is.. How do you teach the Revolution? I will be without computers that week and am looking for some inspiration. By the way, a great source for causes of the AR is Mission US: For Crown or Colony? It really works well if you have access to computers and the kids have had fun learning.
AIH is American Institute of History and TCI History Alive is a fabulous program you really should check out. My files contain so many pics - they're too big to load - I have old computer - BUT...am always looking for new ways for kids to make the connections. Let me know what you end up doing. In the meantime, here's the overview lecture we use. I'll be posting some of the things that won't upload here to my webpage as we do them in class...http://delvalle.tx.schoolwebpages.com/education/staff/staff.php?sec... Click the link to class activities at the top left.
Hi Cosby, I would love to hear a bit more about how you use Chains with your students if you have a moment. I love that book. Thanks, Zach
Zach or anyone else who has questions about the Revolutionary war novel, Chains, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will say quickly that it helped to purchase the book on CD and spend some time listening in class. I also got some mileage out of the primary source quotations at the beginning of each chapter. The next time I use the book iIwant to use maps and get more into the geography of the period. What kind of stuff do you do?
Hey Zach. I'm sorry I didn't write more before. Are you teaching about the revolution right now?