4 Free Tools For Creating Web-Based Timelines
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4 Free Tools For Creating Web-Based Timelines

As you gear up for the start of the semester, it might be a good time to have students compile and collect information from the year 2013. A colleague of mine was interested in having students create timelines that showcased the 10 most important events they had learned about this year, and since we are … Continue reading

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Spent: Learn About Life on Minimum Wage With This Game
Classroom Activities / Games / History Tools / Social Studies Tools

Spent: Learn About Life on Minimum Wage With This Game

Spent is an online game designed to teach players about the challenges of living on minimum wage employment. Throughout the game, players must make choices that determine their survival for one month on their meager salary. Choices include things like which job to take, how much to pay for rent, and whether or not to take … Continue reading

Digital Public Library of America: A One-Stop Shop for Primary Sources!
History Tools / Research Tools

Digital Public Library of America: A One-Stop Shop for Primary Sources!

Recently, the Digital Public Library of America opened its online doors to the public with a website featuring artifacts and resources from collections across the nation. Although still in beta-testing, the collection already features a hefty amount of audio recordings, texts, images and video sources that would be great for any classroom. Artifacts can be … Continue reading

8 Online Resources for Women’s History Month
Classroom Activities / History Tools

8 Online Resources for Women’s History Month

I recently learned that March is National Women’s History Month.  I encourage all of you to take this month as an opportunity to educate your students on the struggles and successes of women throughout history. As you put together lessons plans, check out these 8 amazing websites for valuable information: History Channel Compilation of videos, articles, … Continue reading