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Web Literacy Map

Apr 15, 2016

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Use the Web As a Tool for Learning

The Mozilla Foundation recently released an interactive framework for teaching web literacy and the 21st-century skills of problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Mozilla’s interactive web literacy map has three main components: Read, Write, and Participate. Each of these components is linked to competencies, such as Navigate, Contribute, Design, Compose, Synthesize, Evaluate.

Celebrate Poetry

Apr 15, 2016

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Celebrate Poetry in Its Different Forms

Merriam-Webster Dictionary invites teachers and students to celebrate National Poetry Month with an online guide to some of the most famous poetic forms.

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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