Category: Social Studies

  • My First, Humble Attempt at a Hyperdoc

    Hyperdocs are gaining some popularity in education circles. It is my understanding that a group of teachers in California popularized the Hyperdoc in their classrooms and through the use of social media, it has spread. I have looked at many examples, but never seen one in practice in a K-12 room. When a teacher approached […]

  • Technology Integration Conversations and Colonial Newspapers

    I had one of my teachers approach me this past week and describe a project that he has always loved to use in his classroom. He has had the students hand draw a newspaper with pictures and news stories leading up to the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution. He wanted to find a […]

  • Election 2016 Posters

    Regardless of the outcome in the fall, the Election of 2016 is a historic one. There has been an incredibly amount significant events in this cycle, and we still do not officially have a nominee for either party. As the school year is winding down, it would be a wonderful summer challenge for students or […]

  • The Election of 2016: Momentous Regardless of Outcome

    The election of 2016 is shaping up to be quite momentous. Regardless of the final outcome, the election will be of historic nature. One attribute that is contributing to the uniqueness of the election is the current primary races. On the Democratic side, after Hillary Clinton’s wins on March 15th, looks like her path is […]

  • Teaching with Primary Sources Workshop Reflection

    Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress This past Friday and Saturday, I had the opportunity to travel to Bloomington to attend a workshop about teaching with primary sources. Primary sources are eye-witness accounts, people who actually experienced the history. It was fascinating to look at how these sources, usually all free, can […]