Students were randomly assigned a document from the list of 100 Milestone Documents compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration. They researched the document and completed several projects based on it including an essay, an oral presentation and a reading project. Based on the document, Executive Order 9066: Resulting in the Relocation of Japanese (1942). students chose a book to read and then share with a project of their own choosing. This student read Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata and then created a scrapbook about the book and its connection to the document. Students were given a checklist/rubric of the required elements for the project.
This Hyperdoc asks students to read background and primary source material from the Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthy Trials in order to understand a primary theme from the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The Hyperdoc asks students to consider the way that fear impacts people by presenting opportunties for students to consider fear in their personal lives, in history, and in current events.
This presentation was shared at OETC20, Ohio's technology conference. It provides research and resources behind the importance of building working vocabulary for all students in all subject areas preK-12. Tools include sources of high quality text sets.
- Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies
- Reading for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
- Reading Informational Text
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From Debbie Levy: "Today, Jo Ann will be the first to remind you that she is just one of twelve black students who went through the agonizing experience of desegregating Clinton High School. She'll make sure you know that because of her parents' decision to leave, she spent only one semester there. The heroes, she'll say, are Bobby Cain and Gail Ann Epps - the ones who hung in there long enough to graduate despite the danger and discomfort of showing up, day after day, to a place where they knew they were not wanted. I say they are all heroes."
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