While I think the Twitter feed is a great way to get the word out, many teachers don’t use it. So, I’ll from time to time post a batch of the links I’ve been listing there on the blog.
Without further adieu:
- 10 US History Google Earth Tours http://bit.ly/2m0b6D
- Nice tool for engaging students with the election: Compare your position on issues with the candidates http://voteeasy.org
- BBC’s Dimensions helps you visualize how big it really is http://howbigreally.com/
Thinking about history & memory
- Great @nprfreshair interview with Eric Foner on Lincoln and slavery http://n.pr/b2KC7n
- Lots of “Lost Cause” videos tweeted about this month. This one takes a critical look, this batch perpetuates the mythology. Then there’s the story of Black Confederates populating Virginia textbooks…
- Mythical Black Confederates turn out to be the least of our worries: Historians Admit To Inventing Ancient Greeks http://onion.com/aaweB4
- The American Civil War presented day by day as it happened 150 years ago http://www.civilwar-online.com
- Listen: American Icons – Monticello http://beta.studio360.org/series/american-icons/
Thinking about schools & education reform
- Curriculum for Excellence: Video shows Scottish “natural” approach to teaching and learning http://bit.ly/bygjz7. If any of you ever want to talk about Scottish Storyline, let me know: It’s a great way to teach!
- Dan Pink on motivation. Posted a year ago, but I just now saw it and think that it adds to the ed conversation. http://bit.ly/nzmRH
- Lesson Study interviews on teachinghistory.org: It’s the Carolyn, Stan, Mimi, Roni and Matt show! http://fur.ly/2hw2
- Ken Robinson animated – another fabulous study from RSA http://bit.ly/cFDcts
- Gary Stager offers a reading list for people interested in school reform http://huff.to/973FjW
- Race & Pedagogy National Conference October 28-30 in Tacoma
- Teachers: Learn about Ft Vancouver’s on-location education programs. Workshops 10/28 at 6:30. To register, email Lydia Sheehey.
- See Jill Lepore at Powell’s Books Sunday 10/24 at 7:30 pm. Read her New Yorker article about the Tea Party & the many uses of the American Revolution
- Northwest History Network General Meeting October 28 at Sunnyside Environmental School, 7:00: From Black Power to Green Jobs