How tangible history lessons can connect past to present

03/16/2014 | MiddleWeb

Re-creating experiential lessons in the classroom to guide students' understanding of the connections between the past and present can be challenging, writes middle-school social studies teacher Aaron Brock. In this blog post, Brock explains how he adapted a lesson on raw cotton to help his students understand the material's significance in the U.S. Civil War. The cotton, he writes, also helped them understand the cotton gin, plantation life and other elements of the period.

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