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Middle Level Learning September 2006

Dramatic Narratives: Capturing the Human Side of World War II

Anita Perna Bohn and Penny Britton Kolloff

Ernie Pyle:The Foot Soldier’s Reporter

Sandra B. Oldendorf

Teenage Witnesses to the Holocaust (Book Review)

Tom Kolbe The Back Page: Censorship in Times of War

Middle Level Learning May/June 2008

What Having Students “Write the Constitution” Taught Me

Thomas Ladenburg

Teaching and Learning with Timelines

Linda Tripp, Cindy Basye, Kathy Jones, and Vicki Tripp

A Novel Idea: Historical Fiction and Social Studies

Janie M. McManus

Making Choices: An Exploration of Political Preferences

Paige Lilley Schulte and Travis Miller

Student Handout: Create a Time Line of Recent History

Middle Level Learning September 2009

Using Cartograms to Explore the Electoral College: Comparing 1908 with 2008

Peter William Moran, Kimberly Dawn Miller and Kurk Aegerter

Maps, Representations of the Earth, and Biases

Peter C. Cormas

How Politicians Gerrymander

Steven S. Lapham

The New York State Toolkit and the Inquiry Design Model: Anatomy of an Inquiry

--Kathy Swan, John Lee, and S.G. Grant The Uncle Tom’s Cabin inquiry illustrates the Inquiry Design Model structure as students examine Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel to explore how words can affect public opinion. http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications/se/7906/79...
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K-12 assessments from WA

Organization: 
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

Washington state developed assessments for social studies K-12. These resources give a general rubric and structure to be used to assess social studies skills and content. Teachers choose their own specific topics and formats, and the rubric provides uniformity in scoring structure.

Scroll down to the table and look at the models that are provided for each subject area and grade level.

Organization website: 
www.k12.wa.us
Contact: 
Carol Coe
Contact email: 
Carol.coe@k12.wa.us
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Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of History Assessments

Web Link to Resource: 

beyondthebubble.stanford.edu

Organization: 
Stanford History Education Group

Beyond the Bubble features new kinds of history assessments that allow teachers to gauge whether students have mastered key historical thinking skills. These innovative assessments, called History Assessments of Thinking (HATs), prompt students to answer questions about historical sources and to justify their reasoning in two or three sentences.
Most HATs can be completed in ten minutes, some in less than five. HATs allow teachers to get a quick sense of what students do and don’t know. Teachers can use this information to adjust instruction to meet the needs of their students.

Organization website: 
sheg.stanford.edu
Contact: 
Sam Wineburg
Contact email: 
sheg@suse.stanford.edu
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