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Winner of Philadelphia
"10 Best Educational Sites" 2001
miss Teaching With Documents maintained by Peter Pappas. The site gathers
an exceptional collection of student worksheets and guidelines, many
created by National Archives and Records Administration." - Philadelphia Inquirer 9/13/01
Recommended by DistrictAdministration
Dr. Hotlist June 2003
Washington DC: Peter
Pappas will serve as an advisor to the Bill of Rights Institute, based in
Arlington Virginia. The Institute is the recipient of a 2006 National
Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" grant designed to encourage
the study of American history. It received $190,000 to develop a Web site on
landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases - "Exploring Landmark Supreme Court Cases:
A Document-Based Questions Approach.
Educators have long recognized the
value of actively engaging students in the role of historian.
Document-based education can provide students with the chance to get ”inside” of history, and evaluate the diverse perspectives of primary
and secondary sources. It’s an opportunity to engage and motivate
students and teachers in a collaborative setting.
“Teaching with Documents” is
designed to help teachers and students make sense of the vast amount of
source material available over the Internet, and effectively bring these
resources to their work as historians. It provides easy access to analytic
tools, instructional strategies, and links to
source material and sample assessments.