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Michelle Moses

Teacher
Grafton Middle School
Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
Teacher/Educator
Social Studies, US History
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Michelle Moses's collections

 

1920s Entertainment

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Segregation

<p>This gallery shows artifacts, photographs, and paintings that depict the Jim Crow South.</p>
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Vietnam War Virtual Museum

Students will collaborate in partners to look closely at a series of images from the Vietnam War. Then, each partner group will choose one picture to apply the "See, Think, Wonder" thinking routine (from Harvard's Project Zero).
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American Indians

<p>Paintings and photographs that represent the Lakota, Inuit, Kwakiutl, Pueblo, and Iroquois tribes. This aligns with Virginia SOL USI.3b. Teachers may have students look critically at each image. Students can then create a claim or hypothesis of what tribe they think it represents, along with supporting details. Teachers should use the "what makes you say that" strategy (described on the first image). This is a great check for understanding or formative assessment of student learning.<br /></p>
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George Catlin Letter

<p>Students will compare George Catlin's remarks in his letters with selected paintings from his collection. Students should read through the text passage, which contains excerpts from one of George Catlin's letters home. Teachers may want to consider having a print out of this text for students to view while also looking at images. As students read, they will match each painting to a paragraph in the text.</p>
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Using Art to Understand Reconstruction

This lesson is designed for a middle school (7th grade) US History lesson on Reconstruction. It is aligned with Virginia SOL USII.3B. The teacher will use Visual Thinking Strategies to help students interpret Winslow Homer's "Visit from the Old Mistress" and create more interest in the personal side of this time period. Then, students will work in partners to read a text and complete interactive notes on terms and ideas from Reconstruction. Finally, the class will come back together to use Harvard Project Zero's Visible Thinking Routines to modify their understanding of the painting based on what they have learned from the reading passage. #SAAMteach
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