Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomThis site is perfect for students to emcee on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Open up each quadrant to view images and documents provided. Have students discuss their reactions and thoughts on each of the representations before clicking on the asterisk to find specific information. Use teaching resources provided to add context to Civil War lessons. Challenge students to create a talking avatar using a photo or other image (legally permitted to be reproduced). The avatars can be used to explain information provided by one of the images. Use a site such as Speechable, reviewed here. To find Creative Commons images for student projects (with credit, of course), try Compfight, reviewed here. Challenge your students to use a site such as Sutori, reviewed here, to create an interactive timeline of information from this interactive poster along with other information learned during your Civil War unit. With Sutori you can include text, images and collaboration.
Grades7 to 12
tag(s): 1700s (29), 1800s (47), 1900s (39), africa (163), alaska (23), american revolution (85), central america (12), civil war (140), cold war (30), colonial america (107), colonization (15), explorers (68), great depression (27), greece (27), greeks (33), hawaii (8), industrialization (14), italy (15), maps (292), native americans (78), romans (35), slavery (66), south america (39), spain (8), war of 1812 (15), world war 1 (56), world war 2 (141)
In the ClassroomView modules together as a class on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Provide links to selected modules on your class webpage or blog. Use as one source for students to create their own maps. Using a mapping tool such as Click2Map, reviewed here, to create a map of any specific time period or event. With Clck2Map students can include display markers featuring text, photos, and videos!
Grades4 to 12
tag(s): art history (81), artists (77), biographies (86), black history (59), civil rights (121), civil war (140), cross cultural understanding (127), disasters (43), earthquakes (51), inventors and inventions (85), korea (18), lincoln (82), mars (41), movies (69), natural disasters (21), presidents (125), primary sources (91), resources (105), south africa (12), vocabulary (315), weather (206), womens suffrage (25)
In the ClassroomUse this rich site to support your social studies, history, science, language arts classroom and many others! There is a lot here to explore and many diverse topics. Use the Visual Vocabulary Builder to introduce your students to new vocabulary in a different way. Middle and high schoolers could use the movies to teach about character development and themes. The site includes several lesson plans that help you teach with current movies. Have your students use the site to find historical images to use in presentations. (Be sure to check the licensing on any image you use and cite it properly.) Project the video clips using an interactive whiteboard or projector to introduce students to a unit of study. Challenge small groups of students to explore one of the topics presented at this site and share their "story" with the rest of the class. Have students create an annotated image including text boxes and related links using a tool such as Thinglink, reviewed here. Many texts on this site are also useful examples of informational texts for practice of Common Core standards.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomUse any part of this map for your school projects. Share the maps on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Copy, download, or alter maps as needed. The license requires crediting OpenStreetMap. Build completely new maps around a specific theme or concept, such as walking, hiking, bicycling, routes for those with disabilities, among others. Create projects traveling through various areas around various themes such as places to eat, sleep, or play. Students create stories about stopping in these places to share with others. If you teach geography, this one's a must. It is also helpful for showing students WHERE a story or news event takes place. If you teach map skills or teach about how communities grow, be sure to share this map to show how maps can change when a new street or highway is built. If you have a new road in your area, show the difference between this map and older ones that can be found online. Challenge students to compare this map to others.
Grades9 to 12
In the ClassroomUse this tool to research the history of writing, communication, and technology through the ages. Connect each of these discoveries with other events including political, religious, or social changes also occurring at the time. Assign cooperative learning groups different areas of this website to explore. Challenge students to use a mapping tool such as Click2Map, reviewed here, to create a map of their own (display markers featuring text, photos, and videos!).
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomView this site together on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to see artifacts from 40,000 BC through 0 BC. Share this site in art class as a resource for different art and artifacts from early times. Allow students to explore on their own to find objects by date, country, or type. Challenge students to create a newspaper article about an artifact using the Newspaper Clipping Generator.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomMake history come alive in your classroom using newspapers, the perfect primary source. Enter dates from history and different locations to find local news stories and information. When studying events over an extended period of time, find resources from the beginning, middle, and end of that period to compare and contrast information from the local newspapers. Read the evolution of American popular opinion before and after Pearl Harbor, for example. Have students create "annotated pictures" to illustrate or report events using Speechable, reviewed here. Challenge your students to use a site such as Timeline JS, reviewed here, to create an interactive timeline of events as reported in various news sources. Timeline JS offers the option to upload and add photos, videos, audio, Tweets, and Google Maps making it interactive.
Fabulous resource for American History/Social Studies. Primary sources you can search. Wasn't able to get phrases to work, but individual words do.Frances, CT, Grades: 6 - 8