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Husband, Father,Teacher--US History, Economics, Government, Psychology-- Football Coach-- Constant Learner!
Husband, Father,Teacher--US History, Economics, Government, Psychology-- Football Coach-- Constant Learner!

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How can we understand the legacy of slavery, the Civil War, and what happened in Charlottesville, VA?
Last week was our first week of school and our students wanted to know what had happened in Charlottesville, VA the previous weekend.  As a US history teacher, I helped my students discuss what had happened.  However, over the weekend, when things calmed do...
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Was Dr. Seuss Racist?!? Fake News or a Teachable Moment?
Dr. Seuss is an American icon.  My own children have celebrated his birthday every year since kindergarten at their school.  We have read many of his books at home and I have used  The Cat in the Hat  in my psychology classes to illustrate children's develo...
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Moving Forward
How do we move forward?  We have a new president who is unlike any before him.  Whether we support him or not, we do not know what he is going to do and how he is going to do it. We need to have a plan for judging how the new administration moves forward an...
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Moving Forward
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Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem
Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem As a US history and government teacher, my students pledge allegiance every morning, but at the start of the year, I implore them to think about what they are saying and why they are saying it. Throughout the year, ...
Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem
Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem
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Understanding Lincoln from California--Slave State Without Slaves
Abraham Lincoln has always been taught from a Northern and Southern perspective and NOT a Western or California perspective.  The major conflicts of the 1850’s played out with the political players from those areas and of course, that is where the killing a...
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A Close Reading Lincoln’s Speech on War with Mexico
If we are to understand Abraham Lincoln from our perspective of California, we need to examine his Speech on War with Mexico, which was his most noteworthy act during his one term in Congress. His speech was memorable but ineffective as Lincoln was suspicio...
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I started with a Wealth Inequality YouTube video I've used for the last few years, and then I added a KQED Do Now/Lowdown prompt and cartoon strip, and finally I used an article from the Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of US News and World Report.  I added questions for all and we've had some great in-class and online discussions about whether or not wealth inequality/income inequality is a problem and if so, what can we do about it...
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Here is a current events Daily Write we're doing today in my economics and government classes--
Should Apple help the FBI hack the Shooter's iPhone?
https://goo.gl/whzwwl
Please use it if you can!  Let me know what you think.
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My name is Bob Kelly and I teach social studies (AP US History, AP Macro, AP Gov/Pol, Econ/Gov, Psychology) at Minarets High School, which is in the Sierra Nevada foothills between Yosemite and Fresno.
Using social media has been an evolutionary process.  All our students have laptops and access to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.  We work hard to teach digital citizenship and info literacy and still it boils down to the student-teacher relationship.
I'm glad to be a part of the working group to see how other teachers in different settings use the same resources I've been using.

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+Annelise Wunderlich Asked for examples as to how we used Do Now.  Here's a blog post that explains how we use it in my 12th grade economics and government classes.  Please let me know what you think.  Thank you.
Current Events, Analysis, and KQED's Do Now
Current Events, Analysis, and KQED's Do Now
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