How History Impacts Our Lives

Posted by Teresa M. on Nov 11, 2014 3:55:08 AM

Taking time to review events in history allows you to see how history impacts our lives. Discussing how history impacts our lives can be a fascinating topic with students. Events such as day light savings or elections results impact our lives daily. Would your life be different if there wasn't day light savings? What would your life be like if different officials were elected? History can become a very real and personal subject if explored in this way. Try these resources to begin your discussion.

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I can write a book about history

by Bobbie Aloian (author) © 2012
ISBN: 9781427179968This fascinating book shows children what to include in a book about history. Children are shown how to create a book about an event in history or about social history, such as life in a colonial city or a pioneer village. Suggestions for research include a visit to a nearby historic site, reading stories or watching television shows about children who lived during that time in history, and reading non-fiction books about the subject.

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American Immigrants Yesterday and Today

by Tony Losongco (author), Paul Klepac (illustrator) © 2012
ISBN: 9781620461785Readers learn to compare and contrast the experiences of new Americans during two historical periods of immigration. Students use maps, illustrations, photographs, and a fictional diary entry to interpret information.
Try some biographies with your students as well.

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by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2012
ISBN: 9781612476230Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge—bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.

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by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2008
Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge—bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.

How does history impact your life?

Topics: Classroom Ideas, Personal Experiences, Special Education, Reviews, Integration Ideas, Literacy

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