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Let's Do History
The Let's Do History Tour brings National Museum of American History staff to communities nationwide to share the Museum's interdisciplinary approach to teaching, including exciting and effective techniques, powerful online tools, and authentic content for K-12 classrooms.
In this blog post, Mark Moore from the West Virginia Department of Education describes his experience bringing the Let's Do History Tour to his state.
Large Session Resources
Are you a teacher who attended either the elementary or secondary large group session? You can find links to resources from the program below.
- Resource Handout
- Historian Extraordinaire PowerPoint
- Primary Source Guide
- Ben Franklin's Ring of Fire
- Mary Pickersgill - Broad Stripes and Bright Stars
- Join the Student Sit-Ins
Small Group Workshop Resources
Are you a teacher who attended small group session? You can find links to resources from the program below.
- Sources of Information Activity Sheet
- Bracero Historical Investigation
- Grab Bag Inventing
- Theater Resources Sheet
- The Time Trial of John Brown
Parent Night Resources
If you attended the parent night, you'll find the accompanying resources below.
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- We also recommend the following articles:
- "Looking at Artifacts, Thinking about History" by Steven Lubar and Kathleen Kendrick
- VanSledright, Bruce A. "Fifth Graders Investigating History in the Classroom: Results from a Researcher-Practitioner Design Experiment." The Elementary School Journal 103.2 (2002), pp. 131-160.
- Wineburg, Samuel S. "Historical Problem Solving: A Study of the Cognitive Processes Used in the Evaluation of Documentary and Pictorial Evidence." Journal of Educational Psychology 83.1 (1991), pp. 73-87.
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