Am I a geek or a nerd?

Love this site!!
October 19, 2010, 1:56 pm
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Love it!! The National Archives is behind it, and I love what they’ve given us the ability to do here!! Go, poke around, you’ll see. The archives staff has created some document tasks already (example: weigh evidence by examining a set of doc related to the question and then drag the doc to one side of the scale or the other–to have had this when I taught DBQs…) but you can make your own and then share them.  I just did a quick one on the Cuban Missile Crisis and roles of the president, it’s not great, but with some more work it will do the trick in our foreign policy lessons for MC3 Civics.

Its time consuming, that is certain. And not all user generated content is great. But if you have  good sense of what you want your students to accomplish, you should be able to create some great interactive materials. I do suggest you already have a goal in mind, and focus question that requires evidence/documentation. Otherwise, have fun!!


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