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Teaching the Underground Railroad

When I first started teaching US history six years ago, the questions I always got when I started teaching the Underground railroad were the following: So is the Underground Railroad really a railroad? Why was it all underground? My biggest

Posted in Discussion, Lesson Plans, Primary Sources, Secondary Sources

Using Wordle or Tagxedo in the classroom

I cannot wait to use this in my classroom.  I think this would be a great anticipatory set for students to be introduced to any documents especially primary source documents.  In teaching middle school, students struggle with the language, the

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Use of video clips to help students understand the Civil War

As teachers today, we need to (or are implored to) consider the students learning styles whenever we plan a lesson.  Some students are visual learners, while others are more hands on learners.  If we plan lesson that include a little

Posted in Digital Storytelling, Discussion
House Divided Project

Course Professor
Matthew Pinsker:
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA 17013

Course Producer
Lance Warren:
Gilder Lehrman Institute
New York, NY 10036