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Jared Bruening

The Daily Bellringer

The Daily Bellringer, dailybellringer.com, provides short 4 to 6 minute video overviews of U.S. History topics. They are designed to be used for grades 5–12 as warm-ups, reviews, or introductions to content. These are great to use in the classroom with students as well as by home educators. Each video is completely school and family-friendly with no bad language or inappropriate jokes. The videos also include no political spin and strive to be as unbiased as possible in order to give students the flat history and then allow further discussion and study from there. Great way to lay the groundwork with history students.

Additionally, worksheet activities have additional questions for students to answer from the videos as well as a variety of primary source readings, art activities, and interactive writing prompts that go directly with the content covered in the videos. Worksheet packets are available for topics such as:
– Growth of the Colonies
– Road to Revolution
– The American Revolution
– THE US CONSTITUTION (gives background and then breaks down US Constitution article by article)
– Black History Month
– Women’s History Month
– Sectionalism (Causes of the Civil War)
– Westward Expansion
– The Civil War
PLUS MANY MORE VIDEOS!

dailybellringer.com

Jared Bruening

Jared Bruening is a junior high social studies teacher who has taught World History, Geography, American History, Science, Sociology, Film Making, and even a Guitar class to grades 5th through 8th grade. Bruening’s passion is American History which is the focus of the Daily Bellringer and he hopes that his Bellringer videos can become part of classroom routines and a useful resource for teachers.

dailybellringer.com