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SuseyQ
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Do you know of a good history course that works for LD students?

Hi,
Looking for a history that works for LD student 5th/6th grade level.  What should be taught during these grades???  What is easy to use, thorough, reads to the student, is enjoyable and fun to use?

Thank You,
Sue
In Topics: Homeschooling, Helping my child with social studies / history
> 60 days ago

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Allyn Anderson
Oct 4, 2009
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Most states have defined educational standards for its public schools. These can be found easily on-line by going to your state's Dept. of Education. These documents will tell you what your child needs to learn at each grade level.

Many LD students can function well within the regular educational classroom or with minimal support. Sometimes assignments and materials are modified, but that will depend upon your child's needs.

Two resources come to mind that work great for students. One are the texts from AGS textbooks. Another is called History Alive --- great materials.  
http://www.teachtci.com/programs/
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mschwartz410
mschwartz410 writes:
Hello!<br />
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I recommend that you use as much hands-on activities as possible with these students. &nbsp;I found that role playing is a wonderful technique! &nbsp;Teaching history to students of this age group can be tricky, so it may be important to teach topics that they can relate to. &nbsp;Often teaching American History is a perfect way to help the students connect to events of the past because they will be able to see the effects the events have on our current times and trends. &nbsp;I would also recommend teaching geography so that the students have a better sense of where and why certain events occurred.<br />
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In terms of finding an enjoyable way to teach this history (besides role playing, which I use daily in my classroom), there are many resources out there that move away from using that boring textbook.<br />
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One site that I often use is United Streaming. &nbsp;The site offers thousands of videos for the students to watch about a particular event that occurred in history. &nbsp;This site can also be used for other subjects taught in school such as science and math.<br />
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I also recommend using &quot;Virtual Field Trips&quot;. &nbsp;&quot;Virtual Field Trips&quot; are a wonderful way for the students can &quot;leave their classroom&quot; daily, without actually leaving the school. &nbsp;Some virtual field trips can be found on the following sites:<br />
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1. http://www.techtrekers.com/virtualft.htm<br />
2. &nbsp;http://www.ushistory.org/<br />
3. http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/whtour/index.html<br />
4. http://www.mrdowling.com/index.html<br />
5. http://www.virtualjamestown.org/<br />
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I also recommend the use of webquests for the students. &nbsp;Some of the webquests do read to the students. &nbsp;Here is a site that includes some history webquests students can use:<br />
http://thwt.org/webqueststhinkquests.html<br />
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If you find that some of the websites recommended do not fit the needs of the students, I suggest using Nettreker. &nbsp;Nettreker is a fabulous site which is age appropriate for students. &nbsp;It can read the sites to students and it chooses sites based on the students' reading level. &nbsp;Use the following website to activate Nettreker's free trial: http://www.nettreker.com/<br />
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I hope this information helps! &nbsp;Good luck!<br />
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ffreading writes:
I would say to check out some of the programs on Scholastic's site.  They have a good structured program set up for many different course's that can really help your child.

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