Elementary

Identifying with Ancestors: Tracking the History of America


by Josephine Barry Davis
Students and teachers construct a timeline of U.S. history, on which they insert entries for events in the lives of students' families.

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Propeller Toys and the Industrial Revolution


by Andrew McClary
Do students enjoy making a propeller toy by hand? What is the advantage of using a mass-produced propeller toy?

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Third Grade at Simmons Elementary School, ca. 1900


by Ronald V. Evans
Third grade students in Hope, Indiana, spend a day in a brick, one-room schoolhouse where they learn about life 100+ years ago.

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A Picture’s Worth: Analyzing Historical Photographs in the Elementary Grades (Elementary Education)


--Keith C. Barton
Elementary teachers can use historical photographs in the classroom to engage young students in authentic historical inquiry. Students’ critical skills develop beyond mere observation as they consider what life was like when the photographs were taken.

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Virginia’s New Hamster: A Thirteen States Mnemonic


Nancy L. Gallenstein
This humorous short story assists students in memorizing the original 13 states of the Union in 1776.

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Piecing It Together: America’s Story in Quilts


Judith R. Marrou
Like the United States, a quilt could be described by the words "e pluribus unum" -- out of the many, one.

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Ribbons and Beads: Native American Art Reveals History and Culture


Ava L. McCall
The textile arts are a valuable means by which students learn about the history of specific Native American nations.

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The Garbers: Using Digital History to Recreate a 19th-Century Family


Cheryl L. Mason and Alice Carter
An online archive, "Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities during the American Civil War", provides primary sources for elementary students.

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