With the emphasis on primary sources and using multiple texts, along with the call for student collaboration and use of technology teachers can feel overwhelmed by the Common Core. However, technology has some powerful uses and integration with literacy and writing in the history classroom.
has just announced their summer teacher institutes which take place in conjunction with presidential libraries and the National Archive resources. Southern California via the Nixon Presidential Library will be hosting their Energy and Environmental Policies: Historical Thinking, digital Archives, and Web-based Tools for the Social Studies Classroom
July 11th through the 14th. Having attended one a couple of years back, I can attest to the depth and quality of primary sources, technology, and speakers. Presidential timeline uncovers great readings and walks you through the process of breaking them down with your students. They will provide you with access to a wide variety of primary resources beyond the topic, and show you how to integrate primary sources with a 21st century touch.
Presidential Timeline has a vast arsenal of resources for the history classroom such as an interactive presidential timeline, primary resources, and lesson activities.