Stars, Stripes, and History

Posted on June 27, 2016






  • Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a “laptop,” which was a writing desk that could fit on one’s lap.
  • 包括约翰·亚当斯和托马斯·杰斐逊,一共有三位美国总统都死于7月4日。詹姆斯·门罗是分享这一命运的第三任总统。
  • 据创作肯尼斯C.戴维斯,7月2日是独立日实,但它在第四庆祝,因为这是当美国国会接受了杰斐逊的宣言。
  • Due to concerns about cracking the iconic instrument, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. Instead, every year, to mark the Fourth of July, the 2,000-pound bell is tapped 13 times to signal for bells across the country to start ringing.

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What My Seventh Grader Taught Me About Google Classroom



“Kids these days don’t know how good they have it.” It’s an old adage, but I swear these days it really is true. Long gone are the days of Wite-Out, word processors, having to visit the library to see if a book for class is available, and walking five miles through snow (barefoot!) to get to school.

The谷歌Classroom integrationwith Gale products only provides more fodder for this truism – as it makes life much more manageable for students. Middle-grade students on up use Google Classroom to seamlessly to connect from home – or any other location via cellphone or tablet – to view classroom assignments, post their homework documents (in Word, Prezi or other software), and much more. Kids can also access e-learning texts this way, along with reference databases from their library’s collection, and our Gale databases can easily be highlighted, cut and pasted, and cited, then uploaded to the student’s Google Drive account. Easy-peasy! Sure, my daughter still has print text books, but they are no longer the primary guide to classroom activities – teachers can (and do) easily use multiple sources for lessons. It’s a Brave New World out there in education.

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New Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History: Lively, First Person, and Real


主要来源已经被称为历史的片段 - 这表明一个时刻在时间上的图像的小窗口。阿信,一本回忆录,个人账户 - 每一个提供了一个独特的,往往个人观点。而当他们以一种有意义的方式放在一起,他们创造的历史事件,人物,并同时支持国家学习标准发展的全面和丰富的画面。188金宝搏北京赛车


  • 通过检查的意义,背景,偏见,目的上来看,多培养批判性思考能力。
  • Pursue independent learning as they construct knowledge by interacting with sources that represent different accounts of the same event/topic.
  • 了解的观点和偏见如何影响历史的解释。

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