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7th American History Thematic Curriculum

What follows is the 7th U.S. Thematic History curriculum from Flint Hill School, courtesy of Katie Knicely, 7th History teacher and Flint Hill School.  This new curriculum was written and implemented by Mrs. Knicely in the 2014-2015 School year.

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Augmented Reality in 10 Objects

"What's the Purpose of Government?"

What is the Purpose of Government?" Here's a question that not many 7th graders have ever thought about.  They did think about it in my class last week, however, as we began to think about why the founding fathers felt the need to declare independence from Great Britain.  As usual, some of the typical responses to this question include things like:

"...to control the people."

"...to keep order."

"...to keep people safe."

Some students even brought up issues of the economy, that a government is necessary for a strong economy.

10 Uses of Padlet in the History Classroom

Padlet is a virtual bulletin board that allows users to "pin" post-it notes with text, images, and links to webpages.  It has become an integral part of how my students and I share information and ideas with each other and with the larger community outside of our classroom.  Why I love padlet:

1) It is a great collaborative tool.

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