The site features picture essays, timelines, videos, and interactive guides to significant events in European and World history. Made From History is divided into four sections; WWI, WWII, Civil Rights, and Referenced Blog.
The Referenced Blog features picture essays that don't fit into one of the other three categories. Some of the recent posts on the Referenced Blog featured images of Shackleton's expedition, small countries with crazy histories, and vintage American posters.
The Invasion of America is an interactive map produced by eHistory.org for the purpose of showing how the land holdings of Native Americans drastically shrunk between 1784 and 1887. You can move the timeline at the bottom of the map to see how the land holdings changed from year to year or decade to decade. The map also includes tools for selecting a Native American nation and or selecting a specific state or territory. Clicking on a highlighted tract of land will open a menu that includes links to treaty or executive order through which the land changed ownership.
With modern technology, a global exchange of goods and ideas can happen at the click of a button. But what about 2,000 years ago? Shannon Harris Castelo unfolds the history of the 5,000-mile Silk Road, a network of multiple routes that used the common language of commerce to connect the world's major settlements, thread by thread.
Context transforms information into knowledge! Context brings meaning to what you learn and helps you understand and remember events, locations, people and concepts. ContextU offers a quick and fun way to examine the context of a particular subject through only four relations: time, location, cause & effect, and group. This is an American Civil War-limited beta release of the ContextU application.
Teaching Literacy through History is Gilder Lehrman’s new professional development initiative for teachers. The program integrates history and literacy, using reading and analysis of primary documents to deepen students’ understanding of history while improving their close-reading, critical-thinking, and analytical-writing skills. Teachers learn interdisciplinary, document-based strategies and methods that can be used in both history and English language arts classrooms. Aligned with the benchmarks outlined by the Common Core State Standards, TLTH—through teachers—supplies students with the skills they need to succeed not just in high school and college but also in careers and the global marketplace.
Masters of the Building Arts Activity Guide provides a nice history of building styles and architectural features that students may see on a regular basis. To extend the activities have your students look in their communities for examples of the buildings and architectural features that they read about in the guide. The text of the guide and the activities are appropriate for elementary school (grades 3-5) students. At that level you may consider incorporating some basic geometry principles at are present in the buildings and architectural features highlighted in the activity guide.
"Animal Farm Webquest" is an English webquest for high school students. It was published by Mrs. Cassell. In this webquest, the students' task is to research the history behind Orwell's novel Animal Farm.
Dragons have landed in Whyville, a virtual world where millions of kids aged 8-15 are engaged in learning about science, investigating virtual careers and creating their own content. Now, Whyvillians can explore the world of genetics by breeding dragons with the traits needed to find treasures throughout Whyville.
WorldVuze is an online platform for K-12 education that empowers students to be participants, researchers, and interpreters of real-time, global student perspectives - broadening their view of the world, deepening their understanding, and creating relevance to what they're learning.
"Let's Go Undercover" is a civil war webquest for an elementary school classroom. It was published by a teacher at Royal Oaks Elementary School. In this history webquest, students investigate the roles of spies in the Civil War.