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Apr 19
Mike Gehman replied to Alaska Council for the Social Studies's discussion What is YOUR Priority for Helping? in AK-CSS Executive Board
"I will do some research in figuring out the steps to help AK-CSS acquire non-profit status as a 501c3."
Apr 19
Mike Gehman replied to Carol Buswell's discussion FINAL PROJECTS in Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13
"Carol and Robyn,

Thanks so much for the great class.  I'm super excited to find more ways to integrate primary sources, and resources NARA has put together into my classes.

Thanks!Gehman Final Project.ppt"
Apr 12, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Carol Buswell's discussion Lesson 9 Discussion in Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13
"I looked around on the National Archives site since those LPs are leaving the web.  I found quite a few that looked really worthwhile for various eras.  The one I decided to use is Images of the American Revolution.  It is a collection of eight…"
Mar 25, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Carol Buswell's discussion Lesson 8 in Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13
"What a great resource!  I love that these exhibits really expedite the process of finding materials relating to topics.  I looked over a few of the exhibits, and found that while the founding documents exhibits were really neat (the American…"
Mar 25, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Carol Buswell's discussion Lesson 7 in Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13
"I have mixed feelings on the jigsaw method of teaching, most of which have been addressed by others already.  I love the idea of peer-teaching, and jigsaw certainly encourages that to occur, but it does tend to limit the breadth of knowledge gained…"
Mar 25, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Carol Buswell's discussion Lesson 6 in Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13
"After searching for documents pertaining to native schools, particularly BIA schools that served many Alaskan Natives, and finding very little that was interesting to me, I decided to change my topic to the National Park System.  I did a search on…"
Mar 20, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Carol Buswell's discussion Lesson 5 Discussion in Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13
"I would like my final project to focus on BIA schools for native Alaskans, either in Alaska or elsewhere in the lower 48.  I was really struggling to find a Prologue article on this topic.  I searched for every combination of BIA, school, Alaska I…"
Mar 18, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Carol Buswell's discussion Lesson 4 Discussion in Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13
"I have taken a few of these tests before when I assign them to my students for our PLS class.  We spend a good deal of time talking about intellectual and emotional development, and they seem to enjoy taking tests like this one, or the True Colors…"
Mar 10, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Carol Buswell's discussion Lesson 3 Discussion in Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13
"I know this is well behind the schedule I would like to be keeping for this class, but I had a hectic end of February.  My apologies.
I love to hike, so I thought the analogy of climbing a mountain in search of the item (or peak) worked to create a…"
Mar 10, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Chip Abolafia's discussion How can you use an ARS with your studetns to promote critical thinking and writing? in Bethel - Using Art and Photography as a Primary Source
"I like the idea of an ARS as a lesson planning tool, or at least the form we used as the tool.  I'm not sure that I'd use the form itself with my students, though I did like Marty's idea about using it as scaffolding for note taking.  I think using…"
Feb 19, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Chip Abolafia's discussion Choosing the right image... in Bethel - Using Art and Photography as a Primary Source
"Age appropriate materials are an important concern when dealing with photos and art.  Many images are inappropriate for younger students, and I would use my best professional judgement to determine what to share with younger students.  I do feel…"
Feb 17, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Chip Abolafia's discussion Post 2 in Bethel - Using Art and Photography as a Primary Source
"A primary image is one that represents a specific event, and was created during the event, or in the case of a painting, by one who witnessed the event."
Feb 17, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Chip Abolafia's discussion Post 1 - How would you use... in Bethel - Using Art and Photography as a Primary Source
"I feel like this concept, using art and photography to create mental images, is something I know I should do, but don't actually do enough in my classroom.  I think it will take a bit more prep work to get lessons ready that utilize art, but I'm…"
Feb 16, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Carol Buswell's discussion Lesson 2 Discussion in Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13
"I have used both NARA and LOC analysis tools in my classroom.  I find that while the LOC tools are a little simpler to complete, students have a tendency to respond with simpler answers.  The NARA tool is a little more in-depth in terms of questions…"
Feb 3, 2013
Mike Gehman replied to Carol Buswell's discussion Lesson 1 Discussion in Research Basics with the National Archives, Winter '13
"As I continue to think about what I archive in my room, I'm realizing that I really don't have much in the way of physical documents, records, etc.  I do keep all of my lesson plans and resources for every class I teach in digital form.  I have…"
Jan 25, 2013
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