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u/studentsofhistory · 1 pointr/historyteachers

Congrats on getting hired!!! I'd recommend a mix of PD/teaching books and content. When you get bored of one switch to the other. Both are equally important (unless you feel stronger in one area than the other).

For PD, I'd recommend: Teach Like a Pirate, Blended, The Wild Card, and the classic Essential 55. Another one on grading is Fair Isn't Always Equal - this one really changed how I thought about grading in my classes.

As far as content, you have a couple ways to go - review an overview of history like Lies My Teacher Told Me, the classic People's History, or Teaching What Really Happened, or you can go with a really good book on a specific event or time period to make that unit really pop in the classroom. The Ron Chernow books on Hamilton, Washington, or Grant would be great (but long). I loved Undaunted Courage about Lewis & Clark and turned that into a really great lesson.

Have a great summer and best of luck next year!!

u/blergyblergy · 1 pointr/historyteachers

This is your book:

I'm rarely a fan of textbooks, but holy shit, this one is good. It's engaging and clear, often used for "regular" and honors alike. It's fun to read. It's split up into enough sections that a freshman won't go insane from boredom. I've even printed relevant sections from the book for other classes from the, uh, website that posts it for free...which you didn't hear from me...

Seriously though. As far as huge textbooks go, this one is more than manageable and a great choice. No complaints yet!

u/IlliniChick474 · 1 pointr/historyteachers

Geography Coloring Book (3rd Edition)

This is a little older and some of the maps are a bit dated but it is still a great resource. It has maps for all of the continents but are not just “find this place” maps. For example, one of the maps is on the different climate zones in the world. My students have learned a lot from coloring these!

Seterra is also a great website to check out!

u/scrambletoramble · 1 pointr/historyteachers

I thought don’t know much about history was pretty helpful and a good refresher link! I also highly recommend the presidential and constitutional podcasts from the Washington post.

Something I used a ton this year for lessons was the reading like a historian curriculum from Stanford-awesome lessons built around primary sources!

u/Dire88 · 1 pointr/historyteachers

Take a look at Understanding and Teaching LGBT History.

I haven't used that particular one myself, but I know one of the series editors as well as authors published elsewhere in the series. I also make regular use of Teaching American Slavery - which goes hand in hand with the SPLC's Teaching Hard History frameworks.

u/Shut_Up_Paul · 1 pointr/historyteachers

I just started readingCod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World and I think it'a pretty neat. Kind of a niche topic though

u/notclaude · 6 pointsr/historyteachers

Check this book out by Walter Parker -

Its divided into 5 sections that address some of your questions about social studies - Purpose Matters, Perspective Matters, Subject Matters, Global Matters, and Puzzles

To me the debate is more of social studies skills (developing the skills to find meaning in varied contexts) vs social studies content, and on top of that you still have language objectives

Good luck with school!

u/abhd · 1 pointr/historyteachers

An interesting aspect of American history you might find interesting is America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines

u/sunsetrules · 2 pointsr/historyteachers

Eventually, I hope you read this. It's a women's history book. It's written by a journalist, so it's written well. Remember, a lot of girls don't like history so I try to not make the class HIStory.

u/POSTrock_in_thFrWrld · 1 pointr/historyteachers

Check out Dispatches by Michael Herr. It's basically an oral history written as a novel in the journalistic style. Many of the characters in this book went on to be adapted for the screen in Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket.

u/ocKyal · 1 pointr/historyteachers

I put this on my Goodreads account to look at, maybe of some use to you Writing History: A Guide for Students

u/blackmattdamon · 1 pointr/historyteachers

Redirect and tell them to read this book, Real Enemies. It is a good book on how actual conspiracy theories have an effect on Democracy. Doesn't talk about the moon landing (I don't think) but does talk about Watergate, 9/11, JFK, Pearl Harbor, Nye Committee, Church Committee and much more in it. Tell them to read it and shut it in your class.

u/ArcherofArchet · 3 pointsr/historyteachers

Max Brooks's The Harlem Hellfighters is great... it was kind of an off-the-beaten-path WWI narrative when it came out. (And then Battlefield 1 happened.)