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Teacher's Page

Welcome to the NEW Teachers page!  I've added this section of my website to help fellow teachers as well as homeschooling parents find easy access to lots of useful as well as entertaining resources and links, and of course, some music videos.

While the focus of this page will for Virginia teachers and Virginia state standards, I hope teachers everywhere find useful resources here, so bookmark the page and please come back.  This page will always be a work in progress as well, so please share both ways if you come across something useful that I should add to the page.

Resources I shared at the Virginia Social Studies Conference
VCSS 2017
Music Videos:
See below
Library of Congress:
Main Page
Teacher Page
Primary Source Analysis Tool    Photos and Prints Tool
Spirit Photograph shown at conference
Chronicaling America -- Searchable Historic Newspapers
Stereograph Cards Collection
Motion Pictures Collection 18941915
Today's Front Pages
Class Activities including lots of Identifying fake news activities
For Crown and Colony (Mission US)
mrbower.com Games Page
Rubistar--the easy way to create a project grading ruberic
1st 5 Presidents Fakebook Project
History Music Parodies and other key videos:
Mr. Betts Roanoke Colony Frozen parody:

Women's Suffrage Lady Gaga parody:

The follow-up video I use after the Gaga parody

The student-made film that didn't work on t:he Spanish Flu Epidemic (follow up to the spectral photo of the young girl):

More information coming below---bookmark the page and hurry back!
Virginia SOL Curriculum Frameworks:

Virginia Studies (4th)
U.S. History I (5th or 6th)
U.S. History 2(6th or 7th)
Civics & Economics (7th or 8th)

Other State Standards:
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Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

George Gershwin

Official site for George & Ira Gershwin--Read biographies and listen to their music.

George Gershwin -- Biography.com entry

Listen to Rhapsody in Blue:

Listen to Summertime:

Louis Armstrong:

Bessie Smith:



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