As part of a study of the Great Depression, students in this 5th grade class wrote poetry for two voices using authentic photos from the era as their starting point. The resulting poems were loaded on Voicethread. Well worth checking out.
Learn about the arrival of immigrants to Ellis Island on this interactive tour. Students can explore different rooms in the main building at Ellis Island, view original photographs, listen to audio, or watch video.
The Object of History takes you behind the scenes with the curators at the National Museum of American History... You can select objects from their collection and curate your own display about a historical period.
Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special issue. A wonderful collection of photographs of famous places in the Civil War.
Destination America is a four-part documentary organized around some of the driving forces that have compelled individuals to immigrate to America for centuries and have remained constant throughout history.
Join Lewis and Clark on an expedition across America in this interactive game. Learn the histories of famous and lesser known people--Sacagawea, John Ordway, George Drouillard, and Pierre Cruzatte. Get information, pictures, and maps.
You are a slave in Maryland in the 1800s. Can you escape? Learn what challenges slaves faced in National Geographic's Underground Railroad adventure. Get information, pictures, photographs, biographies, resources, and more.