Post by Rich Cairn and Ross Newton
"Court cases are great for teaching history because they often deal with concrete details from everyday life."
- Ross Newton, High School History teacher, HEC Academy.
Teaching with Court Cases
Many teachers teach students to read and analyze famous court cases such as Brown v. Board of Education and Miranda v.…
Emerging America recently added useful functions to our website. At the suggestion of friends at the #TeachDisabilityHistory campaign, we added an FAQ page to the Reform to Equal Rights curriculum. And we added more lessons as well as search tools to the Teaching Resources page. Finally, we created a Learning Standards page to shape inc…
Effective implementation for all learners, especially the 7.5 million Special Education students in the United States, requires careful consideration of accessibility. In particular, educators must pay attention to critical accessibility principles:
The English Learner Collaborations project has added new lesson plan examples to the Emerging America website that demonstrate the use of scaffolds and supports for English Learners.
Visit the new online exhibit: How Civil War Veterans Transformed Disability.
Through pictures, documents, maps, and their own words in letters, speeches, and books, explore the rich experiences of disabled veterans and examine the massive system of…