This month’s featured blog is particularly aimed at our Social Studies Education students and alumni, and others teaching history in schools.
One of the objectives of this blog is to encourage alumni and students of this department to cultivate habits of lifelong learning. That’s why we collect a series of historical blog posts from around the Internet and post them as “Weekend Reading” every Saturday morning. To a similar end, each month we highlight other blogs that discuss history in an interesting, well-researched, and well-written fashion.
This month a blog specially focused on providing historical resources to elementary and secondary schoolteachers:
Frequency of Posts: weekly
- Teaching with Food
- Resources for Teacher Educators and History/Social Studies Methods Courses
- Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month
- Fee Free Days for National Parks
- Constitution Day 2012: Founding Documents
- Teaching Work: Resources for Labor Day
Published by the National History Education Clearinghouse (NHEC), Browse Past collects resources useful for history teachers: links, documents and other primary sources, timelines, lesson plans, etc. (The recent post on resources for methods courses also aimed to resource teachers supervising students.) Besides the blog, check out the NHEC’s larger website, Teaching History, which groups a wide variety of resources by type (Teaching Materials, History Content, Best Practices) and level (Elementary, Middle, and High School).