Exploring History: Vol I

Exploring History: Vol I

American and World History units include: “Red Scare Propaganda” by Kristi Convissor and Christina Steiner, “Anne Frank: A Timeless Story” by Erin Deatherage, “Easter: Irish Uprising 1916” by Peter Gallagher, “Images and Emotion: WWII Propaganda” by Aram A. Glick, “Music and the Anti-War Movement of the 1960s” by Samuel T.S. Kelley, “Cross-Cultural Contact: Native American and European” by Tom Malone, “Visions of Freedom: The American Revolution” by Collin Soderberg-Chase, “The Fight for Civil Rights: Women’s Suffrage in Visual Media” by Heather Treanor and Cory Casanova, “The Power of Propaganda” by Kyle Stephens, “Media and War: An Analysis of Vietnam War Propaganda” by Damian Wierzbicki.

Ten engaging questions and historic documents empower students to be the historian in the classroom. The units draw from a fascinating collection of text and multimedia content – documents, posters, photographs, audio, video, letter and other ephemera. “Stop-and-think” prompts based on CCSS skills guide students through analysis of the primary and secondary sources. Essential questions foster critical thinking. All documents include links back to the original source material so readers can remix the content into their own curated collections

Designed by graduate and undergraduate history education students at the University of Portland under the direction of nationally recognized history educator – Peter Pappas. It’s a great resource for use in the classroom, and it serves as a model for teacher or student curation of historic content into interactive digital DBQ’s

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