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Blueprint at the American Historical Association Conference

created Jun 03, 2015 11:28 PM
Originally posted on  January 14, 2012  by Shennan Hutton Last Saturday, Karen Halttunen, Kristi Peckham, Amy Hale and I gave a presentation about the History Blueprint and the new Civil ...

Teaching Common Core Literacy Standards in History Classes

created Jun 03, 2015 11:25 PM
Originally posted on  December 23, 2011  by Shennan Hutton For the secondary history teacher, teaching reading and writing can seem like pretty formidable tasks.  Most of us were never ...

Teaching Civil War Battles

created Jun 03, 2015 11:22 PM
Originally posted on  December 1, 2011  by Shennan Hutton Although many 8th-graders can appreciate the blood-and-guts movie/video game aspect of the Civil War, teaching them about the ...

Slavery was the Cause of the Civil War

created Jun 03, 2015 11:21 PM
Originally posted on  November 5, 2011  by Shennan Hutton A reader recently commented that our approach to teaching the Civil War (and California History Social Science Content Standard ...

Focus Group Feedback

created Jun 03, 2015 11:19 PM
Originally posted on  November 1, 2011  by Shennan Hutton Last week we held the last of our focus group meetings at the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. We were especially honored that ...
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