"Does anyone have any great projects or open ended essay questions that they've used for the early Cold War (1945 - 1960). I'm trying to get away from in class tests this year as a final assessment. We'll do a current event…"
"Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I'm finishing a masters and had to get that out of the way first.
Each time I get to this unit it overwhelms me. Textbooks handle it differently, and it just seems to be a…"
"I think of blogging with students more as a peer review. For an FRQ or DBQ I like the idea of them putting their answer on a blog and then sharing it with another student or group of student. They can then each give each other feedback on other…"
"Depending on the time period, students could interview friend/ family/ faculty who lived through the time period and compare their interviewee's answers to the historical record. For instance, how similar is my interviewee's…"
"I'm attaching a document that several people in my department have used or modified for current event assignments. One member of my department actually gives the due dates for the entire year ahead of time and the types of topics he would…"
Does anyone have any good activities/ rubrics for current event connections to U.S. History? I'd like to have students do something weekly or biweekly, in groups, to address how current events mirror the events/ ideas we are studying in class. The class would be 10th grade, academic level, U.S. 1945 - present
I'd like students to know the struggle between progressivism and conservatism during this time period. I'd also like students to know how different philosophers/ historians/ statesmen interpreted the time period (John…"
"I have the same issue. Too much to do in that particular unit and have always wanted to break it down a little better. My students get really lost in what is going on in France at that time. I've only been teaching the course…"
"I had to make a wiki for a grad class this summer, so I used the debate idea. We had to incorporate tech, so there is a Google docs and Skype component... I like the idea of trying the debate through Skype. Let me know what you…"
I am trying to rework my Euro curriculum for the post - Napoleonic through 1848 Revolutions. In the past, I've had students work in teams to chart one nation's political and cultural shifts, but it comes off as "clunky". Any ideas?
"What makes it worse, is I am always "sprinting to the finish" to get the students ready for the AP test by this time. One year I tried these topics chronologically, and another year I tried them thematically. Students…"
"In the beginning of the year, I sometimes break the class into teams to "compete" on a DBQ to prove how each doc can be used in different ways. I have students prep the documents in teams for how each doc answers the thesis question…"
"I think that's a good idea plus it will teach them how to communicate using social media professionally versus personally. :) Good luck. When I have my rubric done, I'll post it for you. I'm just taking a week or two…"
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