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Guide to Using Videos

Apr 15, 2016

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Blend Videos into the Curriculum

MindShift’s Teacher’s Guide to Using Videos presents an abundance of valuable resources, including links to videos in a range of subject areas: history, mathematics, science, language arts, and more.

Creating Storyboards

Apr 15, 2016

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Engage in Visual Communication

From language arts to science to social studies, creating storyboards is a way to get students to express what they know in a format that is motivating and engaging.

Learn about American History

Apr 15, 2016

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Settle the Conflicts Between Hamilton and Jefferson

In the formative years of the United States, two key figures helped shape a new government: Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. However, their vision of what that government should be and do often conflicted. In this interactive from PBS LearningMedia’s A Biography of America, students read statements by Jefferson and Hamilton on the role of government, the virtue of people, the institution of slavery, and the role of cities. Then they decide who, in their opinion, had the more enduring vision for America.

History Project

Apr 15, 2016

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Facilitate Cross-Disciplinary Thinking

Big History” examines the past, explains the present, and imagines the future. A professor of history and education at the University of Michigan is the faculty lead of the Big History Project (BHP), a joint effort between teachers, scholars, scientists, and their supporters.

Hamilton as a Classroom Resource

Apr 15, 2016

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Bring “Hamilton” into the Classroom

The Broadway musical Hamilton—based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton—can be a classroom resource to boost understanding of American history.

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