Archived Confederate Postal History Reflects an Ideology of Nationalism
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Archived Confederate Postal History Reflects an Ideology of Nationalism

My passion of philately for over fifty years has led to me to this engaging endeavor.  An inheritance of a splendid collection of pre-WWII Japanese postage bequeathed to me during childhood initialized my curiosity and spirit of inquiry about collecting which I now consider my own archive. Upon completing this course, I have gained a…

Using Friendly Academic Competition as a Way to Boost Student Engagement in Social Studies Education
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Using Friendly Academic Competition as a Way to Boost Student Engagement in Social Studies Education

Often when educators, parents, or administrators think of a “competitive” student, they’re probably more likely to envision someone in a physical-education class than a student of history. The image, sadly of a toned and seasoned athlete, versus the bookish history major, just doesn’t come to mind. “Competition” is often something we as human beings instinctively…

The Four Components of a Student-Driven Classroom
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The Four Components of a Student-Driven Classroom

All learners deserve the opportunity to own their learning. They take this ownership when they have input into the what or the how of instruction. The more choice you offer students, the more they will embrace the learning. With technology integration, we no longer need to rely on the teacher as the sole expert in…

Top 9 Kids Metal Detector Toys for Junior Treasure Hunters
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Top 9 Kids Metal Detector Toys for Junior Treasure Hunters

Hunting for treasure will keep kids entertained for hours. With a kids metal detector your child can explore in the garden, on the beach, in the local park and all sorts of healthy outdoor locations. If they’re lucky, they may even uncover old coins or valuable relics. And regardless of how successful their prospecting is, a spot of treasure hunting should…

5 Ways for Students to Visualize Data and Create Infographics
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5 Ways for Students to Visualize Data and Create Infographics

Overview According to Glassdoor.com the ninth best job in 2015 is going to be that of the Data Scientist. This is a job that pays very well, is in high demand, has excellent career opportunities and… it hardly even existed just a few years ago. As we continue to collect more and more data about every possible…

A More Meaningful History Lesson with Historypin
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A More Meaningful History Lesson with Historypin

Overview Historypin is an amazing nonprofit website, app and resource to visualize snapshots of history on a fully interactive worldwide map. Supported by Google, the Historypin community contributes hundreds of thousands of images from the past, making them freely available for students to view, research and even contribute to themselves. Name: Historypin — www.historypin.com Pricing: Free Compatibility: Desktop/Tablet/Mobile Access: Google/Facebook/Twitter Privacy: Open…

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