In this section there are links to resources which grant participants can use for content research. Some featured resources are based on topics presented by our guest historians and others reflect a specific content focus from our grant.
Featured Resource: Spring 2011
Honoring Fred Korematsu - Supporting Classroom Instruction
Links to the home page of the Fred Koretmatsu Institute for Civil Rights and Justice, and links to curriculum materials and a K-12 Teacher?s Guide complete with lesson plans and suggested activities.Also additional instructional resources on the Japanese Internmen
LINK to OUSD HIstory & Social Studies Page
Featured Resource: October 2010
14 WEB RESOURCES FOR TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH MATERIAL CULTURE (in no particular order)
Compiled by Brian DeLay, UC BerkeleyCurrently LINK TO RE$SOURCE PAGE
Featured Resource: April 2010
Video Library > Book TV > US History Search the video library archive by topic or author and download hundreds of talks given by historians and other authors discussing recently published books on American History. The site also features talks given at book festivals as well as numerous conferences.
http://www.booktv.org/Series/UH/U.S.-History.aspx Biography Section > Book TV regularly covers author talks on biographies of prominent and historical figures. These can be searched by author name or subject and viewed here.
Featured Resource: December 2009
Stanford History Education Group Currently features "Reading Like a Historian", a project with the San Francisco Unified School District The curriculum is greared for a high school history students. It is literacy-rich and document-based and focuses on core content, critical thinking, and improving reading comprehension. This curriculum draws on over 20 years of research on historical thinking and educational practice
Constitutional Law A website with overview of some of the major issues of constitutional law and the structure of the US government including: separation of powers, federalism and states' rights, the concept of interstate commerce, freedom of speech, equal protection clause, sections of the Bill of Rights which deal with criminal procedure and litigation etc The course is prepared and taught by instructors from the National Paralegal College in Arizona. There are online lectures, course note and handouts. Very thorough overview and inclues a section on Legal Analysis of the News.
Featured Resource: July 2009
NBC Video > iCue > US History Looking for engaging content? Try a unique offering by NBC News! You can access hundreds of videos from NBC news archives as well as mini lectures on U.S. history. You can search for videos by topic, or go through full course outlines in U.S. History and Government & Politics.
Featured Resources: March 2009
From Lecture to Lesson through "Opening Up the Textbook" by Daisy Martin, OAH Newsletter 36 (November 2008). What tools improve the odds that a historian?s lecture could actually make a difference to high school teachers and their students?
Historical Thinking Matters, a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
California's Living New Deal Project is a collaborative venture documenting and interpreting the impact of New Deal programs on the state of California. The Project documents the cumulative impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Public Works Administration (PWA), Works Progress Administration (WPA), and other New Deal programs on California.
Featured Resources: February 2009
OUSD History Assessment Resources: As part of the work of Oakland?s TAHG the project has collaborated with the district to develop and implement district wide writing assessments in American history. Starting with the 11th grade the district and grant have developed a body of instructional resources and document based questions. The district and grant are now beginning the implementation of a middle school writing assessment. The resources contained in this link illustrate the types of materials and tasks provided Oakland teachers and students. LINK = Middle School Writing Assessment Materials
"Abraham Lincoln: The Face of a War" A published lesson plan which can serve as an introduction to an elementary or middle school unit on the Civil War. Students examine portraits of Lincoln as they consider the ways he changed America--and the ways the war changed him.
Lincoln at the Smithsonian : Celebration of the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial http://www.gosmithsonian.com/lincoln/
Lincoln's Contested Legacy Each generation evokes a different Lincoln. But who was he? Feature article from February 2009 issue of the Smithsonian Magazine.
African American History Month (February 2009)
"The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas.? The centennial of the NAACP is an occasion to pay tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. Online exhibitions from the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution etc.
Featured Resource: January 2009
California History on the Web > Calisphere - is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 150,000 digitized items ? including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts ? reveal the diverse history and culture of California. Themes align with K-12 California Content Standards in History-Social Science etc.
Featured Resources: Project Partners
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, on the east side of San Francisco Bay, is a newly established six-acre community park. The Peralta Hacienda Historical Park is one of the most significant historical sites in the East Bay. It was the first European settlement after the establishment of Mission San Jose and as such is the birthplace of Oakland. They are also one of the project partners for our latest TAH grant, "Oakland History Collaborative".
The Oakland Museum of California is another project partner for our TAH grant. The Art and History Galleries are currently under renovation, and will reopen in 2010. Vistors are welcome at the special exhibitions, Natural Sciences Gallery. or for special events.
The University of California at Berkeley History-Social Science Project is part of the California History-Social Science Project, aimed at providing professional development opportunities for history-social science educators in California. They have been our project partners since our first TAH grant in 2004.
The University of California at Berkeley Department of History
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