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Curriculum Units

Reading History: Bringing the American Revolution to Life

Alison Dempsey, a fourth grade ICT teacher in Brooklyn, describes a unit she taught on the American Revolution. She sought to increase access to higher order thinking and grade level content while challenging students to develop their note-taking, informational writing skills, and their nonfiction reading comprehension skills.

Teaching the American Revolution Through Collaborative Dialogues and Reading

Andrea and Lysette are middle school social studies teachers in Jackson Heights, Queens. For their ICT classroom, they created learning experiences for their students that allowed for choice, offering multiple ways for students to engage in the social studies content presented. This particular unit on the American Revolution includes centers and examples of culturally relevant pedagogy.