Episode 22 — Exploring History
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Podcast Series||Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published January 01, 2010|
Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 15
Students access the National Park Service website and look at the webpage "The Last Spikes." Students explore different accounts of what happened as the railroad neared completion and discuss the nature of ceremonies.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 10
Students brainstorm a list of objects and processes that have changed over time and use the Timeline tool to sketch out the evolution of the item they have chosen. A giant class timeline can be created to show the evolution of the items students have investigated.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 7
Students listen to Holiday's song "Strange Fruit" and identify powerful and descriptive images for a mini-lesson on tone and about the lynchings in the South during this time.
Activities & Projects
Grades 3 – 8 | Activity & Project
After reading about historical figures and other important people that have changed the world, children choose someone that they consider to be “amazing”—either someone they’ve heard about or someone they know—and create a book page that highlights this person.