California State Parks PORTS program provides teachers and students with complete units of study and live videoconferences. The units include lessons to prepare your students for the videoconference, supporting materials, and links to further resources. Once you have decided which program you would like to participate in contact a program coordinator to schedule your live videoconference. If none of the units of study fit your particular curriculum needs, contact us and we can discuss the possibility of delivering a customized program for your class! Check out our UNITS OF STUDY to see our menu of offerings.
The Historical Scene Investigation Project (HSI) was designed for social studies teachers who need a strong pedagogical mechanism for bringing primary sources into their classroom. With the advent and accessibility of the internet, many libraries, universities and government agencies are housing their historical documents online. Simultaneously, there has been a push in K-12 history education to give students experiences that more closely resemble the work of a real historian.
As visitors flock to this year's blockbuster show, the National Gallery's Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones takes a detailed look at some of the Renaissance master's most admired drawings...
"Historian Susan Schulten writes in her book Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America that during the 1850s many abolitionists used maps to show slavery's historical development and to illustrate political divisions within the South. (You can see many of those maps on the book’s companion website.) Schulten writes that President Lincoln referred to this particular map often, using it to understand how the progress of emancipation might affect Union troops on the ground. The map (hi-res) even appears in the familiar Francis Bicknell Carpenter portrait First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, visible leaning against a wall in the lower right-hand corner of the room."
Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials. To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map. To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum). Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.
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The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films,...
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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