2 June 2011

DOCS Teach

DOCS Teach is a great place to learn about history. You can find ready made tools for teaching, a wide selection of sources for classroom activities as well as tools to design your own games on a historic point in time. The National Archive is well organised with images, documents, audio, graphs and video. There are also additional resources for teachers. 

Even though this collection spans American history, there is plenty to inspire teaching of other histories. Teachers who create their own activities can begin by searching for which activity would be best for teaching a particular historical thinking skill. Activities include finding a sequence, focusing on details, making connections, mapping history, seeing the big picture, weighing the evidence and interpreting data. 

DOCS Teach is a great way to make history come alive and have learners think crticially through historic facts. 

How do you make history come alive for students?

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