Russel Tarr's Mission Map Quest allows you to build your own geography games. Mission Map Quest is a map-based tool for creating virtual treasure hunts. The concept is simple, you create a series of clues that your students need to follow to identify places around the world. You can add as few or as many clues to your Map Quest as you like. When you're ready to have students try your Quest just give them the web address of the challenge or have them scan the QR code assigned to your Quest.
When Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, on June 28 1914, few could have known it would reverberate for four years of brutal war, leading to the fall of three European empires and revolution in what would become the Soviet Union. The past 100 years have seen another World War and the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, but much of present-day Europe is based on the lines drawn following the conflict sparked by Princip's bullet.
In this section you will find a wealth of assets and media from the vast collections of Florentine Films. In addition to film clips and video interviews with preeminent historians and cultural observers, there are hundreds of collected photographs and primary source materials.
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.
The Price of Freedom is a multimedia timeline of history of American wars. The timeline is hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Students navigate the timeline by selecting one of the conflicts highlighted on the timeline. After making a selection students are sent to an online exhibit that features a timeline of that conflict. Within the timeline of each conflict students will find the causes and outcomes of the conflict. Short videos, images, and primary source documents are included throughout the Price of Freedom timeline.
Biz e-Town is a virtual town square where young children from Key Stages 1 and 2 can flex their enterprise skills by setting up their own business.
Drawing upon children's existing experience and providing new challenges, Biz e-Town helps children get involved in enterprise by engaging with their very own business. Whatever business they choose, the children will experience what it is like to set up and manage a business in a wonderful 3D town, thinking about everything from what kind of business they will run, to what their competitors are doing.
Help children plan a story or prepare for a special event, or let teens review memories and stories from the past. The Timeline tool allows them to create and organize events—real and imagined—that automatically become active links, letting users navigate easily among events on the Timeline.
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.
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