Resource: Stanford History Education Group. This is a website with lessons aimed at teaching middle school-aged students and above to "read like a historian;" the lessons require a high level of English language proficiency but could possibly be adapted for students who are at lower levels.

Reading Like an Historian

The Reading Like a Historian curriculum by the Stanford History Education Group engages students in historical inquiry. One of the best history websites that includes lessons and documents.saves time and energy lesson planning!

This would be good to display in the classroom to remind students how to problem solve using their critical thinking skills.

Critical Thinking Toolkit Infographic- these are the types of questions a critical thinker is asking when working through inquiries.

By using a simple mnemonic device, this skinny poster illustrates the factors that characterize any civilization: Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structures. Use this poster when introducing any ancient civilization to your students. It works with classifying present-day civilizations, too!    ©2017. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated to last. Middle school, high school.

It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities.

Sons of Liberty Infographic

Sons of Liberty - Well, those in Boston anyway. There were similar organizations scattered throughout the Thirteen Colonies in the years leading up to the American Revolutionary War, and, yes, "Sons of Liberty" was a common name ;

Positions & Duties in Student Council

Positions & Duties in Student Council

Wampanoag girl  Just for Kids - Plimouth Plantation website  Here's some of the cool stuff that's Just for Kids:   Coloring Pictures, Talk Like a Pilgrim,  Homework Help,  Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip, Interactive Thanksgiving Activity: You are the Historian

Wampanoag girl Just for Kids - Plimouth Plantation website Here's some of the cool stuff that's Just for Kids: Coloring Pictures, Talk Like a Pilgrim, Homework Help, Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip, Interactive Thanksgiving Activity: You are the Historian

Role-playing the Chinese Philosophies: Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalim!  In groups of 3, students take on the roles of Historian, Developer, and Thespian!  Enjoy!

Ancient China Philosophies! Roleplaying Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism

Role-playing the Chinese Philosophies: Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalim! In groups of students take on the roles of Historian, Developer, and Thespian!

Our version of a Thanksgiving door decoration

Love is idea for a classroom door decoration. Could also be a bulletin board. Personalized hearts could become paper toppers for student-written lists of thankful thoughts.

THE BEST On-line Thanksgiving Activity for kids to learn authentic lessons, based on primary sources. Kids take on the role of a historian, with real images, voice recodings, information on the Wampanoag people and the English settlers- Kid World Citizen

Online Thanksgiving Activity for Kids

On-line Thanksgiving Activity for kids to learn authentic lessons, based on primary sources. Kids take on the role of a historian, with real images, voice recodings, information on the Wampanoag people and the English settlers- Kid World Citizen

How Well Do You Know Ancient History?!! From ancient Rome, to China, and Greece – can you answer these ancient history questions? Put your knowledge to the test!

I Got Ancient Historian! From Spartacus, to Leonidas, to Aristotle, and Constantinople – you are an Ancient Historian!

17 equations that changed the course of history...Project for 8th grade, give equation, they research and present

The 17 equations that changed the course of history

From Ian Stewart's book, these 17 math equations changed the course of human history.

Causes of the War of 1812 This is a great video and a good starting point on wars - why they start, what we think will be the result and how it ends up. It is an interesting war in that there really was no winner. Remember there is No unbiased opinion. If you are the winner your views are always different from the loser. If you are one pulled into a war your view will be different again. Have each child look at this war from a Canadian, American, British and even the Indian viewpoint.

Causes of the War of 1812 This is a great video and a good starting point on wars - why they start, what we think will be the result and how it ends up. It is an interesting war in that there really was no winner. Remember there is No unbiased opinion.

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