Exploring History: Vol III

Exploring History: Vol III

American and World History units (in chronological order) Finding Egyptian Needles in Western Haystacks by Heidi Kershner, Pompeii by Caleb Wilson, Samurai: Sources of Warrior Identity in Medieval Japan by Ben Heebner, The Declaration of Independence by David Deis, Reconstruction in Political Cartoons by EmmaLee Kuhlmann, Regulation Through the Years by Chenoa Musillo Olson and Sarah Wieking, Battle of the Somme by John Hunt, The Lynching of Leo Frank by Jeff Smith, The Waco Horror by Alekz Wray, The Harlem Renaissance by Monica Portugal, A Date of Infamy by Mollie Carter, Anti-Vietnam War Imagery by Felicia Teba, Examining the Ongoing Evolution of American Government by Eric Cole

Thirteen 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 2015 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 DBQs.

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