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Educator's Resource Center
Core Curriculum & Information Literacy Standards

National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
Revised every five years, these standards describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public education.

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies
Standards to foster understanding, appreciation, critical thinking, information literacy and other knowledge skills among New Jersey students experiencing social studies.

Literacy in the Curriculum: Alix E. Peshette's E-Portfolio
Excellent overview of information literacy core competencies for students at any grade level

Statement on Excellent Classroom Teaching of History
Criteria endorsed by the American Historical Association for establishing and assessing the teaching of history by educators and educational institutions at all levels.

Teaching History, Ethnicity & Multiculturalism

Building Successful Collaborations to Enhance History Teaching in Secondary Schools
Kathleen Anderson Steeves analyzes issues and trends in secondary school history education. She proposes innovative partnerships with colleges, computer scientists, and others to refocus and enhance the teaching of history.

The Educators' Reference Desk: Multicultural education
Lesson plans, websites, and other resources for multicultural education.

Immigrant and Ethnic History in the United States Survey - Diane C, Vecchio
In The History Teacher vol. 37, no. 4 (August 2004), Vecchio recommends new approaches to teaching immigrant and ethnic history in the aftermath of September 11.

Immigration, American Expansion. Library of Congress. American Memory.
Links to fourteen collections in the American Memory Project that deal with immigration and American expansion.

New Jersey Research Guides
A collection of research guides to various New Jersey history topics. Some items are flagged "Rutgers Restricted." These are accessible onsite only at any of the Rutgers University Libraries.

Resources from the 2005 NJDH Summer Educator’s Workshop
Resources from the 2005 Summer Educators' Seminar held by the New Jersey Digital Highway Project at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, from Tuesday, July 5 through noon on Saturday, July 9, 2005.

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: Reconceptualizing the Introductory Survey Course
A web project of the American Historical Association to help teachers use digitized resources in survey courses for world history and the history of the Americas. The website is intended for undergraduate education but is also useful for middle and secondary education.

NJ Historical Commission, Materials for Teachers, Topical Guide for Teaching NJ History
"This guide is an online resource with active web-page links to materials for teaching New Jersey History. It is organized by grade cluster (K-4, 5-8, and 9-12) and by topics within each grade cluster."

Using Primary Resources in Education

Digital Classroom - Nartional Archives & Records Assocation
Provides sections on using historical information, including "Teaching with Documents, "Conducting Research" and "Locating Resources". Lesson plans are included for every era of American History with digital primary source documents.

History Firsthand: Primary Source Research in Elementary School
Elementary students use immigration as a theme to learn how to use primary sources for research.

The Learning Page: What are Primary Sources?
An excellent guide to identifying and using primary source materials in all formats. Includes both teacher and student activities to learn about using primary sources.

The Oregon History Project Learning Center: Teaching with Primary Sources
Provides guidance on using types of primary resources, including photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, artifacts, maps, etc. Suggestions for engaging students with primary sources are provided for each format.

Using Primary Sources on the Web
From the University of Washington library, this is an excellent resource, for educators and students (high school and higher) on identifying, finding, using and citing primary source materials on the web.

Developing Lesson Plans and Activities

Adprima: Lesson Planning, Lesson Plan Formats and Lesson Plan Ideas
A good site for developing lesson plans. This site also provides a bibliography of lesson plan resources on the web.

The Learning Page: Lesson Framework
This excellent page provides suggestions for finding and selecting primary sources as well as for building lessons based on different activity types within the learning cycle: focus, inquiry, application and assessment.

The Oregon History Project Learning Center
The Learning Center provides an excellent framework for developing and descrbing lesson plans and activities, including objectives, standards met, anticipatory set, lesson plan description, research questions and assessment.

10 Steps to Developing a Quality Lesson Plan
A step-by-step guide to developing a lesson plan.

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