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EDUCATOR-TESTED CONTENT STAND-BYES

* Timelines
* Dewey Decimal Resources
* Booklists
* Regional Songs
* Films by continent and genre | The Jewish Experience in Films
* Literature through genres
* Boston Focus: maps and illustrations of colonial Boston
* Boston photographs - Sections of Boston
* Primary documents - classroom lessons


CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS

* Classroom-tested 1700s simulated Town Meeting
* Dynamics of Literature Circles
* Internationally-tested Travel Buddy Projects
* Classroom-tested American Colonial 1700s Simulation and components
* Classroom-tested interdisciplinary Revolutionary War Period unit
* Student-created Mortuary Art
* Student-created graphs using 1700s Negro Population Statistics
* Original and adapted Reader's Theater resources
* Online search to complete a Revolutionary War Period Scavenger Hunt



TEACHER-CREATED CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT TOOLS

* Rubrics in the classroom


CONNECTING GENEALOGY TO THE CLASSROOM

* Personal Dabbling in Genealogy
* Teaching Children Social Studies using 1635 Virginia and New England passenger lists
* Teaching Children Social Studies using Mortuary Art
* A Mathematical Study of Paul Revere's Family - Family Tree
* Boston's Ellis Island in East Boston | 1909 Immigration Service - George B. Billings letter | Immigration scans | 1904 waterfront detainees)
* Using the 1870, 1880, 1900 censuses to follow - Chinese in North Adams, MA


VOLUNTEERING AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AT BOSTON

* "Teaching with Documents" input:

* NARA Exhibit - Documented Rights and online resources
* A focus on immigration patterns
* Presenting the 54th Massachusetts Civil War Regiment
* Connecting Harriet Tubman, Lewis Hayden, Frederick Douglass - Tubman's Life
* The 1839 Amistad Civil Case


VOLUNTEERING AT THE COUNCIL ON AGING AT WALTHAM

* Book-to-Film Sessions - Resources for: Short Stories
* The Playful Mind - components of a healthy brain lifestyle for staying sharp
* Brain Boosts - varied types of quick brain joggles

* Ongoing puzzles - the most current leisure fun


CLASSROOM USE OF PRIMARY DOCUMENT TYPES

* 1635 Virginia and Massachusetts Passenger Lists
* 1600s Fishing station illustration
* 1765 Evidence of Boston women shopkeepers using their ads (Elizabeth Murray; Susanna Renken; Sarah DeCoster; Ann Thomas
* 1775 Depositions and Broadsides surrounding April 18, 1775 (Lexington Alarm)
* 1789 Boston Procession and 1790 Occupation of Boston Males Data
* Apprentice system to Industrial Revolution
* Boston's Black Initiatives to Freedom, 1800s
* 1818 Boston City Directory - North Slope of Beacon Hill
* 1839 Amistad Habeas Corpus Warrant
* 1850 Boston U. S. Census (Ellen and William Craft)
* 1854 Waltham, Massachusetts - Waltham Watch Works
* 1870 North Adams Shoe Factory Strike (Calvin T. Sampson and the 75 Chinese shoemakers)
* 1888 Harriet Tubman Affidavit
* 1900 Waltham Canoeing along the Lakes Region
* 1900 U. S. Census Showing Children at Work in Boston
* 1913 Child Labor Law campaign - posters and photographs of Lewis Hine
* 1913 Certificate of Death - Boston Newsboy Dies
* 1939 Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market area linocut (WPA project)

Insights about life in WALTHAM, MA

* Waltham Watch Factory Exhibit
* Noted people of Waltham
* Planning of Wellington Crossing - former Middlesex Tuberculosis Hospital site (local newspapers)

* Classroom resources about Waltham's history
* 1854 Waltham, Massachusetts - The Factory with 7500 Windows
* 1900 Waltham - Recreation along the Charles River - No Kissing in Canoes


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