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This interactive exhibit, part of the Exhibits Collection, focuses on life in the Middle Ages. The exhibit explores various aspects of the Middle Ages life- feudal life, homes, clothing, health, arts & entertainment, religion and town life.
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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.
Short documentary about the history and life of U.S.S. Constitution, the world's only ship of state. Includes interviews with CDR Matthew Bonner, CDR Ty Mart...
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.
New technology has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost
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.
a complete history of the USA available for free reading online without registration.
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.
A fantastic set of lessons using resources from the British Museum, the Tate, the Natural History Museum and others. The WebQuests are formatted with lots of pictures and animation, unlike the text-heavy norm. Worth exploring to use directly or to get ideas from!
"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.
I've been doing a lot of reading and writing about webquests lately, since I launched Rockin' Webquests. I thought it'd be interesting, then, to dive into the research a little bit.
As the author points out, most WebQuests don't render well on the smaller screens of mobile devices. I'm working on some responsive templates that will address that.
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.
We all know how much emphasis is being placed on green energy strategies these days. The folks over National Geographic recently teamed up with GE…
This online teaching resource reflects a video game known as SimCity, but Plan It Green provides opportunities for participants to construct their own virtual city with creative control. Students can log in via there google accounts to come face-to-face with a very easy tutorial to guide users through the set-up. The game encourages learners to persist via an internal reward system, to reach certain levels of the game. The game can be a collaborative experience as you create and communicate with other communities. This game was developed to have an eco-friendly theme, promoting a sustainable lifestyle, asking students to Plan It Green, leading to valuable educational lessons about energy conservation and the use of alternative solutions which is environmentally friendly.
The game addresses social issues affecting our world, linking to real world issues, making learning relevant to the learner. I would use this game as a tool in my classroom as it is a way students can be facilitators of their own learning, identifying problems and creating solutions in a digital format but they can also be applied in a real world context, reaffirming technology and sustainability curriculum outcomes.
How primaries, caucuses, super delegates and more work in United States Primary Elections. http://blog.cgpgrey.com/united-states-primary-elections-explained/...
Give your students a "hall pass" to travel through American history—without leaving the classroom! Constitution Hall Pass video lessons and live chats are a ...
Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more.
Wiki sources on US History.
This article links to more than 40 places for free history books online.
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.
Spying??? Clever way to hook student interest in the Civil War.
Nice insights by Tom March on how WebQuests can accommodate Web 2.0 tools while staying true to the model.
Estudando Webquest! Vamos avançando que ainda tem muito tranalho pela frente.
Entrevista do educador Bernie Dodge ao jornalista Odair Redondo no programa Modernidade da STV - Rede Sesc e Senac de Televisão. O professor Bernie Dodge coo...
An interview in Sao Paulo in the year 2000. This summarizes well the underlying rationale for teaching with WebQuests.