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Monday, August 21, 2017

Teaching with Montana: Stories of the Land

The blog will start up in earnest next week--but I wanted to alert all those teaching with Montana: Stories of the Land that we've changed the password to access the tests and answer keys.

As you may know, the Montana Historical maintains a rich companion website for Montana: Stories of the Land. The companion website includes
  • PDFs of every textbook chapter;
  • Worksheets;
  • Related primary source documents and lesson plans; and
  • Links to additional information.
All of this material can be viewed and used without a password by clicking “Enter Here.”

There is also a password-protected area of the site that contains tests and answer keys. Unfortunately, last year we think a student may have gained access to this area of the site and so we’ve had to change the password. So--if you've saved the old password on your computer, it won't work. Don't panic: just fill out the request form and we'll get back to you pronto.
  
And please keep the username or password from your students.

Speaking of Montana: Stories of the Land. If you are new to this book, I'd encourage you to take our one-hour online Professional Development that introduces related teaching resources we’ve created to support the teaching of Montana history. Educators completing this training will receive one OPI Renewal Unit.

We also encourage ALL history and heritage education teachers to subscribe to our listserv. Subscribers will receive two emails a week during the school year with tips on using primary sources in the classroom, information about resources for teaching Montana history or Indian Education for All, examples of exceptional heritage education projects, and notices about professional development opportunities. 

And, of course, we’re happy to answer any questions about the textbook or our other resources. Feel free to email or call me! I love visiting with classroom teachers.

Good luck as you embark on the new school year—and let me know how I can help.

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