Monday, December 26, 2016

More reading for winter break

Thanks to a reader in Billings, I recently discovered two (new to me) websites. Neither have anything directly to do with Montana history but both are oh-so-cool.

The Disability History Museum: "The Disability History Museum's mission is to foster a deeper understanding about how changing cultural values, notions of identity, laws and policies have shaped and influenced the experience of people with disabilities, their families and their communities over time." This virtual museum includes a library with over 3,000 primary source documents and images; and a number of lesson plans. Other parts of the site (including online exhibits) are under development.

Emerging America offers lesson plans, primary source sets, online exhibits about western Massachusetts reform movements, and teaching strategies and tools to help special education students and English language learners learn through inquiry.

Looking for other online sources for history content and teaching material? Try Teachinghistory.org a site I've touted many times before. There is so much good information here--teaching strategies, website reviews, lesson plans and more. Created by the  Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM), the site admirably achieves its "goal of placing history content, teaching strategies, current research and issues, community building, and easy access to resources at center stage."

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