"I think an image is a primary source if it captures a time and place from someone who was there at the time and partook, or witnessed, an event. I feel that bias will appear an every type of primary source, like a letter, diary, photograph, etc,…"
"I have really enjoyed the class so far today. Though I am not an artist, I LOVE looking at pictures and so do my students. I am not one that likes to paint, but doing the color wheel was helpful so that I could analyze pictures better and try to…"
My name is Amanda O'Boyle, and I teach Study Skills, US History and World History (9th through 12th graders) at Bethel Regional High School. I have taught here for 8 years and truly love my job! I was able to take the Dance and Music…"
"It was fun to imagine my students doing hip-hop because they would be so great at it. I use the web resources ob Flocabulary to teach history, and the Week in Rap segments to familiarize students with current events. They now cannot wait to write…"
"This was a great era that is so full of pop culture and so many changes, like clothing, technology, etc. I think I would like to show my kids some American Bandstand and really get their input of what they think about. It would also be pretty fun…"
"Even though I think it may be hard for me to teach the Foxtrot to my students, I think it might be fun to have a day where we dressed in 1920s outfits and I brought in someone who could do a better job of teaching it; maybe call it a "Speakeasy…"
"I think these will be a great era to incorporate music into, since it is a more lively kind of dance. I thought that I could also teach "Jump Joe Brown" in my study skills class when we talk about written vs. auditory directions and how they learn…"
"This is my favorite era of US History, and I am so excited to share what I have learned with my students. We started talking about the slave trade during colonial times last week, and so as we continue to build on it, I plan to play some of the…"
"This is a fun era to work on, as it is what I am teaching right now in my classroom. I think I will use the Chester lyrics in my classroom when we get done studying the Revolutionary War, and then play our national anthem. After that I think I may…"
"I really enjoyed all of the activities and eras we have studied so far.
For the Native American era, I loved the idea of the welcome dance, and even though my study skills class does not really have a lot to do with history, I think that it would be…"