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Andrea O'Neill replied to Matthew Yellin's discussion Is history class about (the academic discipline of) History? in the group Teaching U.S. History K-12
"As Karen mentioned, studying history gives students so much more than name and dates. How many more students would be fascinated by history if they were able to learn a little about the psychology of memory when studying an eyewitness account? What…"
Sep 30, 2009
Andrea O'Neill replied to Thomas Daccord's discussion Teaching with Textbook vs. Primary Sources
"Jeremy, Try locating the Boston Gazette and Country Journal from March 7, 1770. Also Framingham's secondary account of it years later is a nice primary/secondary source for the kids as well. If you really want to get the kids into it, Grab…"
Sep 24, 2009
Andrea O'Neill replied to Brian Roth's discussion Teaching history without a textbook? in the group Teaching U.S. History K-12
"Brian, I mainly used the textbook to gain an outline of topics. Then, I created a few lectures based on my knowledge and other sources, then scoured the internet and library for articles, primary sources, pictures, excerpts from other books,…"
Sep 18, 2009
Andrea O'Neill replied to Thomas Daccord's discussion Are we teaching today's students effectively?
"Jeremy, Some of the best lessons I ever came up with, I did so while running. Funny how you had to say that to get me to realize that the same holds true of the kids. Thanks! You're right, the discussions are great. Have fun!"
Aug 12, 2009
Andrea O'Neill replied to Thomas Daccord's discussion Are we teaching today's students effectively?
"Great projects! The great thing is, they'll never hear that song again without thinking about history. I used the Twilight Zone and MASH with my students on the Cold War - most of them hadn't ever seen either. We also watched "Gung…"
May 22, 2009
Andrea O'Neill replied to Thomas Daccord's discussion Are we teaching today's students effectively?
"Saw this at a workshop and made me think. I am an academic, with a bit of an artistic interest, but I never gave the arts much of a thought as a mainstream topic. Thoughts…"
May 21, 2009
Andrea O'Neill replied to Thomas Daccord's discussion Are we teaching today's students effectively?
"Thanks for the feedback! It is indeed the popular commentary, and I've embraced it because there is something worthwhile about it. But I wonder why it isn't being done? Several things, of course - time, standards, testing, class size,…"
Apr 18, 2009
Andrea O'Neill replied to Thomas Daccord's discussion Teaching with Textbook vs. Primary Sources
"When planning a unit, I will use the textbook chapter as a frameowrk for my own lecture material and then fill in the activities and lessons and such with other sources. Focus on themes along the chronology forces one to not be able to use the…"
Apr 18, 2009
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Teaching U.S. History K-12

A group for teachers of United States history K-12.
Apr 18, 2009
Andrea O'Neill replied to Thomas Daccord's discussion Please Introduce Yourself
"Hello, All! Thanks to Tom for inviting me to this network. Although I am a trained SS teacher, I am currently the Director of Education at a local PBS affiliate. My job is quite unique, as I sift, find and funnel PBS resources to local teachers…"
Apr 9, 2009
Andrea O'Neill and Thomas Daccord are now friends
Apr 9, 2009
Thomas Daccord left a comment for Andrea O'Neill
"Glad you could join us, Andrea! Thanks for contributing right away!"
Apr 8, 2009
Andrea O'Neill replied to Thomas Daccord's discussion Are we teaching today's students effectively?
"I think in order to answer this question effectively, we need to first acknowledge that preparation for the 21st century does not just include job skills, but rather an ability to be an informed, knowledgeable, citizen who has the ability to think…"
Apr 8, 2009
Andrea O'Neill is now a member of National Council for the Social Studies
Apr 8, 2009

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At 9:32pm on April 8, 2009, Thomas Daccord said…
Glad you could join us, Andrea! Thanks for contributing right away!
 
 
 

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