Wiggio group - for Euro/history teachers
group: AP Euro Teachers

Close reading:



historical thinking

historical thinking

common core standards for the US

research methods

using mental maps

History Internet library
Great site for research

tools and templates for teachers

History Now journal from Gilda Lerner

tips for homework assignments

National Archives document site
This site has documents and activities for classroom use, a way for you to create your own activities, and a place for students to save their work.

Has anyone used the Brothers Grimm and/or Frankenstein (as an analogy) in their units on social history of the 17th and 18th centuries? If so, where did you get your materials?
Both Grimm and Shelly are 19th century authors, so that doesn't work for 17thc. What does work is a chapter in the book by Robert Darnton called The Great Cat Massacre. There is a chapter in there called "The Peasants Tell Tales" which goes into the reality/nasty side of the original Mother Goose tales (the ones that the bourgeois Grimm bros. clean up in the 19th c.) I generally read selections to the class and tell them they can put their heads on the desks and listen. It's GREAT!