Speech discussion & Venn DIagram

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Daniel has his students compare and contrast two different speeches - FDR's address to Congress in 1941 and George W. Bush's speech to the nation in 2001. He then leads a discussion using a simple Venn diagram to help students grasp similarities and differences.

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Dr. Bruce MacTavish Morning Session April 19 2011

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19th Century Review

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Tom uses a variety of stations to help kids review and cement their knowledge of the Civil War and the 19th century.

Haitian Slave Revolt / Louisiana Purchase Group Work

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Nathan asks students to process information and address questions in small groups. An interesting aspect of the activity is having each group post their results on a class matrix. This provides accountability and the chance for Nathan to measure progress.