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NCSS has selected a collection of classroom activities, teaching ideas, and articles from Social Education, Middle Level Learning, and Social Studies and the Young Learner. Browse the collection, or search by historical period and grade level using the search function below.
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King Coal: A Piece of Eastern Pennsylvania History


--Jill M. Beccaris and Christine Woyshner
A variety of activities help students learn about the coal miners and steels workers (many of them new immigrants) during the Industrial Age. A handout is based on an oral interview, and provides a photo of child coal miners, 1911.

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/28/MLL28.pdf

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King Coal: A Piece of Eastern Pennsylvania History


--Jill M. Beccaris and Christine Woyshner
A variety of activities help students learn about the coal miners and steels workers (many of them new immigrants) during the Industrial Age. A handout is based on an oral interview, and provides a photo of child coal miners, 1911.

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/28/MLL28.pdf

Related:

King Coal: A Piece of Eastern Pennsylvania History


--Jill M. Beccaris and Christine Woyshner
A variety of activities help students learn about the coal miners and steels workers (many of them new immigrants) during the Industrial Age. A handout is based on an oral interview, and provides a photo of child coal miners, 1911.

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/28/MLL28.pdf

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Historical Letters: Integrating History and Language Arts


--Kay A. Chick
A lesson using a historical letter (included as a handout) from 1948 (about Truman's election) integrates history and language arts.
Also includes a review by James M. Duran of free, online collections of historical political cartoons.

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/29/MLL29.pdf

Related:

Historical Letters: Integrating History and Language Arts


--Kay A. Chick
A lesson using a historical letter (included as a handout) from 1948 (about Truman's election) integrates history and language arts.
Also includes a review by James M. Duran of free, online collections of historical political cartoons.

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/29/MLL29.pdf

Related:

All History is Local: Researching the Place Where You Live


--John P. Dillon
Students make links between the past and "what they see as belonging to their own space and time." Issue also includes "What’s in a Name? Investigating Whom to Memorialize" by Arlene Girard and Mary Beth Henning, as well as "Online Interactive Mapping: Using the Panoramic Maps Collection" by Marsha Alibrandi and Eui kyung Shin. How did an artist in 1870 depict your town to look?

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/30/MLL30.pdf

Related:

All History is Local: Researching the Place Where You Live


--John P. Dillon
Students make links between the past and "what they see as belonging to their own space and time." Issue also includes "What’s in a Name? Investigating Whom to Memorialize" by Arlene Girard and Mary Beth Henning, as well as "Online Interactive Mapping: Using the Panoramic Maps Collection" by Marsha Alibrandi and Eui kyung Shin. How did an artist in 1870 depict your town to look?

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/30/MLL30.pdf

Related:

All History is Local: Researching the Place Where You Live


--John P. Dillon
Students make links between the past and "what they see as belonging to their own space and time." Issue also includes "What’s in a Name? Investigating Whom to Memorialize" by Arlene Girard and Mary Beth Henning, as well as "Online Interactive Mapping: Using the Panoramic Maps Collection" by Marsha Alibrandi and Eui kyung Shin. How did an artist in 1870 depict your town to look?

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/30/MLL30.pdf

Related:

All History is Local: Researching the Place Where You Live


--John P. Dillon
Students make links between the past and "what they see as belonging to their own space and time." Issue also includes "What’s in a Name? Investigating Whom to Memorialize" by Arlene Girard and Mary Beth Henning, as well as "Online Interactive Mapping: Using the Panoramic Maps Collection" by Marsha Alibrandi and Eui kyung Shin. How did an artist in 1870 depict your town to look?

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/30/MLL30.pdf

Related:

All History is Local: Researching the Place Where You Live


--John P. Dillon
Students make links between the past and "what they see as belonging to their own space and time." Issue also includes "What’s in a Name? Investigating Whom to Memorialize" by Arlene Girard and Mary Beth Henning, as well as "Online Interactive Mapping: Using the Panoramic Maps Collection" by Marsha Alibrandi and Eui kyung Shin. How did an artist in 1870 depict your town to look?

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/30/MLL30.pdf

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