American History Resources

Teacher did pre-testing to have students list their thoughts about a topic or issue.
"I used to think but now I think" prompt to re-examine their thoughts about an issue after an issue is discussed.

Daily writing of conclusion or solidify what they learned in class for the day. "Take it out the door"--what did you learn today? Used by teacher to see where to begin the next class.
Better answer formula used by some districts for writings--re-state question--following format used in PSSA.

History travel journal--culminating writing activity.

Evaluations of social history and comparing historical events. Need to spend time educating students on reliable web resources.

Analyze primary resources and apply to a specific event, i.e., taxation.

Heterogeneous groups--can provide info to peers. Like students create resources for their peers.