"I recently got an IPad of my very own, and started going through some education Apps and I found one through the National Archives Apps that provides a document of the day. You can also scroll through different dates and find documents that relate…"
"Depending on the student I wish I had transcriptions from their papers. In all honesty handwriting is person specific and it is common for people to have difficulty reading hand written documents. Before there was typewriters and computers all…"
"At the beginning of the school year I try to grasp how my students learn best. I try my hardest to make sure all of my students can be stimulated.Visual, auditory, kinesthetic learners can bore easily when a class is focused to one of the others,…"
"When it comes to research projects I use steps to get my students started and on task. Their first step (after the introduction of the project that is) is to create a project proposal. I format a project proposal worksheet for them. In this proposal…"
"My favorite exhibit on the NARA website was the Charters of Freedom exhibit based on the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, and The Bill of Rights. It allows the students to become interactive with these documents. I often find it hard to…"
"When doing research I always like to emphasize to my students that each event has a cause and an effect. With this i make them do a research outline first in which they look at an overall timeline of their event or individual and see major…"
"1. As i move into American ownership of Alaska and begin discussing land claims and fish and wildlife laws and cases i believe I will use the Office of the Secretary of the Interior group as well as the fish and wildlife groups. Alaska studies is a…"
"My favorite lesson plans were the interactive ready to use lessons. The two i found to be the most useful were the sequence activities and the close attention to detail activities. They had them for several different topics but the ones I choose…"
"Hello! I am Alex Lewis, and I live in Fairbanks, AK. I am originally from upstate NY, but moved to Alaska in 2008 for my husband's job. I am currently teaching 11th grade US history and 9th grade AK studies at a local high school. I spend a lot of…"