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 8 Online Resources for Women’s History Month
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 4 Free Tools For Creating Web-Based Timelines
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 Spent: Learn About Life on Minimum Wage With This Game
This week, I want to share with you Consitution, a simple, basic application that allows students access to the entire text of the Constitution in a legible, readable font. When learning about the founding fathers or the setup of our government, this app could prove useful to allow students to explore the text on their … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Constitution
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 organized … Continue reading Digital Public Library of America: A One-Stop Shop for Primary Sources!
One of my colleagues recently asked students to research what important events occurred in history on their birthdays. I can't tell you how fun it was to see young students learn about the ancient past in a way that they felt connected to - even if it was just because it was their birthday! Students … Continue reading 5 Places To Research “This Day In History”
The Library of Congress has a fantastic tool online that lets students follow three basic steps to analyze primary sources: observe, reflect, and question. The tool allows students to record their responses to primary sources given by the instructor in a clean, easy-to-use format. The process of using the tool is simple. First, students select … Continue reading Analyze Primary Sources Online!