1. Introduction for Students to the TEKS in World History


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    This video takes students on a whirlwind tour of world history from ancient times to the present, based on the TEKS for World History. It provides the best overview to prepare or review for the new End-of-Course Test

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    • Introduction to Making Freedom, from fall 2009


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      At the beginning of the grant, Phil Gay of Tufts University interviewed some of the partners and put together some images to show what Making Freedom would about.

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      • Walking Tour of Boston with Dr. Bill Fowler, Summer 2010


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        In August, 2010, we offered a summer institute with Minute Man National Historical Park and National Heritage Museum called "Americans in Pursuit and Defense of the Ideal of Freedom." Sites included Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights, the Royall House and Slave Quarters, and the park and museum. This video is from a walking tour of Boston historic sites led by Dr. Bill Fowler of Boston University.

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        • Overview of a Program: Video from the 2009 Elementary Seminar


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          This video is a retrospective of a "Native American and European Interactions: Rethinking Early American History," a three-day seminar for elementary teachers offered during the fall of 2009 in partnership with Primary Source, Inc. as part of the 2009-2010 school year program. You can see teachers working with scholars, getting some hands-on time with artifacts in a museum collection, and engaging in activities and discussions, including gaining familiarity with the idea of teaching historical thinking skills to younger students. This video was created by Jane Hundley, now K-5 Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator at Lexington Public Schools. While in Burlington, Jane wrote the grant that became the Making Freedom Teaching American History project.

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          • The Power of A Field Trip: Visit to Vilna Shul


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            During the 2009-2010 School Year we offered a program called "Immigration, Migration, and Race Relations in U.S. History" for middle and high school educators, comprised of book discussions, tech workshops, and a 3-day seminar led by Primary Source, Inc. This video follows the teachers as they visit Vilna Shul, "the oldest immigrant-era synagogue in the city of Boston," during one of the seminar days. Phil Gay of Tufts University accompanied us on the "field trip" and created this video. One thing we've learned over and over during the course of this project is that getting out of the classroom and school and into historic spaces is a powerful way to excite and energize teachers, introduce new layers of history content to refresh major themes and topics, and build professional relationships. Teachers sharing the experience with each other set up a foundation for ongoing conversations about teaching and learning, while educators from public education and the museum/parks/private-historic-site worlds make contacts that lead to resources flowing into the classroom and student field trips.

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            • Past/Present Classroom Demo


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              Watch the excitement as middle-schoolers get a taste of Past/Present, the new interactive history game that teaches essential concepts in historical reasoning

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              • Readers Challenge


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                • RA Sushi at GHEMS


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                  RA Sushi visits students at GHEMS. Students got a taste of Japanese culture with sushi history and sushi rolling.

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                  • Freedom Rider Speaks At Largo High


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                    Ernest Rip Patton, Jr spoke to social studies students at Largo High about being involved in the civil rights movement. He was one of the Freedom Riders, a group that used non violent efforts to integrate public transportation in 1961.

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