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National History Day

     I teach third grade in a Title One School.  Our population is mostly ELL students.  I plan to implement National History Day in the spring semester of next year after the SBA's.  We will do topics that involve Alaska Native Cultures.  This is the curriculum for third grade Social Studies.  In the fall, the students are really second graders and are learning about sentences, paragraphs, etc.  The concept of research is introduced in the second semester.  I will teach the students the…

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reply to NHD question Mark Biberg

I will be using this next year. The challenge will be to get with my principal and make a proposal to modify the curriculum before the school year starts. I do not think this will be a problem. What I need to do is go into the Blackboard system and choose a class that I want to embed NHD into. The classes will likely be US history and government.At that point I will have to choose where the NHD content will fit in best. I am think I may try a few different approaches. For one class, I may just…

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NHD Yea!

NHD            Thanks for a great class and excellent resources.  I will be working with fifth and second grade students next year and will start our new study with pieces of the NHD.  Although the students aren't old enough to participate, they  will work on studying primary source documents, writing paragraphs and researching their favorite topic in American History.  Ideally, they will exceed the minimum of six paragraphs in their report and include an annotated bibliography!            I…

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National History Day

It was nice to get an up close look at this project.  I really appreciate Elena's dedication to her students and her commitment to National History Day.  The activities in which we participated really gave me a good look into the types of projects the kids would be creating.  That was time well spent.  I particularly enjoyed learning about the Weebly web building site.  This has several potential uses.  The documentaries were also interesting to me.  Although we did not spend a ton of time…

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