Chapter 1 -The History Chapter
We can examine the real people, their times, societies, choices, and actions that shaped not only their own reality but may have had lasting impacts on the future.
History must be told through the voices and perspectives of all its stakeholders.
-Bring History & Civics to Life
Resources & Links
History Matters (...and so does coffee)
Check out Dr. Joanne Freeman's weekly history conversations helping us understand how the past affects our present and the challenges and responsibilities of American citizenship.
Try One New Thing Challenge
Investigate the History Matters (...and so does coffee) archives, find a topic that relates to your classroom content and reflect upon how you can apply your new insights and understandings in your classroom. Join on Friday mornings at 7am PT/10am ET to watch Dr. Freeman's webcast live. Enjoy the history conversation with the History Matters community. Be sure to say hello in the chat, your new HM friends will be thrilled to welcome you.
In order to help guide you on this journey, we have provided* easy-to-implement ideas that can have a lasting impact on your classroom. You don't have to do everything, just try one new thing. Tag us on Twitter @BringHistoryToLife using the hashtag #TryOneNewThingChallenge. We'd love to connect and celebrate with you!
*Easy-to-implement ideas provided throughout our site, Jump Start guide, and book: Bring History and Civics to Life, Lessons and Strategies to Cultivate Informed, Empathetic Citizens
ISTE Student Standard 3: Knowledge Constructor:
Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
o 3d: students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
ISTE Student Standard 7: Global Collaborator:
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.
o 7a: Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.