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A Reminder to Visit Websites of President Libraries or Great Resources
by Patience LeBlanc - Sunday, March 17, 2019, 10:12 AM

Presidential Libraries can be great source for educational lessons. Check out a few suggested sites. 

Lyndon Banes Johnson: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/

Ronald Reagan: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/

George W. Bush: https://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/

William J. Clinton: https://www.clintonlibrary.gov/

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Looking for Summer PD? Check these out!
by Patience LeBlanc - Sunday, March 17, 2019, 10:11 AM

Who's really thinking about summer professional development during winter break or spring break? Well I am!  The winter break or spring break is usually just the chance I need to spend some time plotting out my summer PD. Most applications for professional development have been uploaded and ...

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by James Reed - Monday, November 12, 2018, 11:21 AM

iCivics is a fantastic website with a variety of games students can play to learn more about our government.  It is targeted more toward middle school students, but can be used at the high school level as well.  

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Texas Law-Related Education www.texaslre.org
by Patience LeBlanc - Monday, October 8, 2018, 1:20 PM

Texas Law-Related Education has a wonderful website filled with engaging online games, videos, and curriculum. The website is funded and sponsored by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation and the State Bar of Texas. 

Check out a few of there programs:

Liam Learns...7 Principles of the Constitution - www...

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Street Law www.streetlaw.org
by Patience LeBlanc - Monday, October 8, 2018, 1:08 PM

A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing practical, participatory education about law, democracy, and human rights. This site is an excellent resource for AP Government, Government, and Law and includes lessons about the history of the Supreme Court, current court, nominating federal judges, moot court lessons with current cases, and many links to other Supreme Court websites. Be sure to check out information on their U.S. Supreme Court Institute for Teachers.


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National Conference of the State Legislatures www.ncsl.org
by Patience LeBlanc - Monday, October 8, 2018, 1:04 PM

The National Conference of the State Legislatures is an awesome website with a great program called Legislators Back to School Program. Teachers can request a state legislator to visit their classroom. According to the website "NCSL makes available, free of charge, materials for high school, ...

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by Learn Admin - Thursday, September 20, 2018, 3:36 PM

I think that Flocabulary is an excellent resource.  It presents vocabulary and more compex ideas in a school friendly rap. You can use it as a hook or as a mid-lesson wake them up (especially in a 90 minute class).  It has excellent ancillaries.  I've also used it for tutorials after school and on Saturdays. It has a free trial period, but the monthly cost is reasonable. 

The kids go away humming. Here's the website: www.flocabulary.com

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inflation amounts
by Learn Admin - Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:27 AM

From time to time we teach a lesson that uses a dollar amount (tax in Colonial America, poll tax, pay ect.) most of my students scoff at the low amount. I find it helpful to "translate" it into current year dollars. While the inflation data is fairly confident after the depression there are some models that try to calculate purchasing power as far back as 1776. I've included the site below. Hopefully, you will be able to help your students understand the impact of these things in current dollars.


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Primary Sources
by Learn Admin - Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:12 AM

This website that I was introduced to today is AMAZING!!  Thank you so much National Archives for such a great resource.  


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Tech integration
by Learn Admin - Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:07 AM

A way technology can be integrated is by using Quizlet live to review before a test. What i like about this "quiz" site is that it places the participants in groups and the answers to the questions are spread through out their devices. Therefore, it forces the students to work together and discuss the question.  


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HS Unit 3 Question 1 2016-2017
by Learn Admin - Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:15 AM

Great resources for teaching the LBJ and the Voting Rights Act: 

LBJ Presidential Library  http://www.lbjlibrary.org/

   Housed in Texas, they have a great audio and visual section on their website

Texas Young Lawyers Association - TYLA  http://tyla.org/

  Another resource from Texas, TYLA has a great video called Vote America that covers the Voting Rights Act.  Search for the video in the search bar.