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2009

Have Fun with Living History - Free streaming history videos & activities

by knann
American history is best served hot and there are lots of ways to warm up to it. At HFwH, we bring free streaming video, interactive presentations, and links to many other resources to bring history alive. Go a step beyond the social studies or history classroom and use all your senses to connect with American History through audio, video, and living history.

2008

Inventors of the Industrial Revolution

by knann
Interactive site about Inventors of the Industrial Revolution. Good for DI. These interactive lessons will help students grasp the background and impact of the inventors of the Industrial Revolution. The activities include a timeline and some basic facts so students build a context of historical events and every day life in the time period. The Invention information and activities are divided into categories: Agriculture Textile Steam and Steel Transportation Technology These categories span nineteen pages of activities, followed by an interactive quiz. Some invention pages and the About page include links to outside sites (with an arrow and link icon) for further investigation. These sites open in a new window so you can visit them at any time in the course of a lesson without losing your place in the activities. Requires flash.

quikmaps.com :: maps for the masses

by knann & 10 others
Personalize a google map and then share. No registering required

2007

Outline Maps

by knann & 1 other (via)
These maps may be printed and copied for personal or classroom use.To request permission for other purposes please contact the Rights and Permissions Department. PDF format but may be opened in Photoshop Elements as an image for coloring and labeling.

Google Earth and Sky

by knann
A great resource for teachers wanting to get more out of Google earth. Tutorials, powerpoint, and kmz file available at this site.

we are multicolored

by knann & 1 other
an online application to design your own flag, either based on your "home", any country that "affected you" & countries of which you "dreamed of going", or simply based on strong symbols, colors & meaning.

Our Jury System at Play

by knann
Our Jury System at Play The jury has reached a verdict! Justice by the People is a powerful new way to build your students’ language arts skills and understanding of civics. This national standards–based program, created by the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates and Scholastic Inc., underscores the importance of the Sixth and Seventh Amendments to students in grades 5–8. This is an oustanding resource with all resources, including the interactive simulation, can be used online or downloaded.

Teacher Resources - Collection - Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929

by knann (via)
Ideas for using the Panoramic Maps collection from the Library of Congress Panorama Map Collection. Ideas for US History, Critical Thinking, and Arts & Humanities.

ZIPskinny - Get the Skinny on that ZIP

by knann (via)
ZIPskinny is an amazing research site. All you have to do is type in a zip code for anywhere in the United States, and you immediately get information from the 2000 Census, along with a map of the area. Not only that, but you can also compare the data with neighboring zip codes.

National Constitution Center: Interactive Constitution

by knann
Search the constitution by Keyword, Explore by Topic, or by Supreme Court Decisions.

For Kids - National Constitution Center

by knann
Includes interactive Constitution, Constitutional Timeline, Fast Facts, Basic Governing Principle, Founding Documents, and a Kids section especially for elementary students. Play the interactive game:"Save the Bill of Rights", which focuses on finding the "lost ammendments". Grades 4-12

All Hands on Deck

by knann
The thematic unit All Hands on Deck: Learning Adventures Aboard "Old Ironsides" uses USS CONSTITUTION as a vehicle to explore a wide range of disciplines including language arts, reading, math, science, art, and social studies. The content scope of the curriculum is wide and varied. Skills covered in the unit include critical thinking, making tables and diagrams, solving math problems and writing essays and poems. Life skills that stress the value of cooperation, persistence, creativity and ingenuity are also included. Activities organized for Grades k-12

Student News - Stories and Video from CNN.com

by knann
The Student News portal from CNN provides articles and videos on top USA or International News. Free of advertising. Also available as an RSS feed for your webpage.

Wikijunior - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks

by knann
The aim of this project is to produce a series of full-color booklets for children aged 8 to 11. The subjects will be appealing to kids, and the writing will be light and friendly. These booklets will be richly illustrated with photographs, diagrams, sketches, and original drawings. The texts will also follow a format, so that each booklet, while different, will also have certain common features. Completed books include the Solar System and The Elements. There is also a collaborative book in the works on World War II. This could be a worthwhile project for 8th grade students to contribute articles. An outline is available.

Report Template

by knann (via)
An inquiry-based activity about McCarthy, Truman, and American society

USA

by knann (via)
Interactive label the states map. Drag the state names before you run out of time

The HistoryMakers.com - African American history archive

by knann (via)
The HistoryMakers represents the single largest archival project of its kind in the world, outdistancing the existing video oral history collections of New York’s Schomburg Library and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum. The HistoryMakers is unique among these other collections of African American heritage, because of its massive scope. Like other oral history collections, The HistoryMakers collection hearkens back to the earliest and most authentic efforts to capture the voice of a people, while introducing state-of-the-art technology and increased accessibility. The HistoryMakers wants to provide living proof that African American history did not begin or end with the civil rights movement, that the HistoryMakers number in the thousands and that their names are not just Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald. The initial goal of The HistoryMakers is to complete 5,000 interviews of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers within the next five years, creating an archive of unparalleled importance and exposing the archival collection to the widest audience possible. Not since the recording of former slaves during the WPA Movement of the 1930s (1936-1938), when teams of writers/researchers were sent throughout the South resulting in approximately 2,300 mostly hand-recorded interviews, has there been a methodic and wide-scale attempt to capture the testimonies of African Americans.

Historical Voices

by knann
The Historical Voices Educator's; Forum is a rich collection of lessons and web resources for K-12 classroom teachers and their students. The Historical Voices Educator's; Forum provides an opportunity for teachers and students to explore and experience primary historical aural artifacts, traditionally unavailable to classrooms. This site engages educators in more intensive ways to incorporate aural resources into the teaching practice, and at the same time allows students to explore beyond the limitations of a text book. The purpose of Historical Voices is to create a significant, fully searchable online database of spoken word collections spanning the 20th century - the first large-scale repository of its kind. Historical Voices will both provide storage for these digital holdings and display public galleries that cover a variety of interests and topics.

Free Geography PowerPoints

by knann (via)
Topics: What is geography?,What is Geography? (5th grade),Five Themes of Geography,Themes of Geography,Five Themes of Geography - Iceland,Themes of Geography,Continents and Oceans,Maps,Maps, Map Making,Maps (zip), Lines, Maps, and Globes,Understanding Types of Maps,Basic Geography Skills (Game),The Earth's BIG Features,What are landforms?,Landforms - What Goes Up Must Come Down,Landforms (beautiful pictures of various landforms), Landforms, continents (ppt, jeopardy),Physical Features (lesson) & Game,Geography (2nd grade),Geography Terms (6th grade),Communities Are In Different Places,What is a Community? (3rd grade),Communities (2nd grade), Communities - Now and Then, Here and There, Geographies of Religion,PowerPoint Presentation Outline: Climate,Economic Geography,Cultural Geography, Architecture,Statues & Monuments,World Geography Questions,Regional Geography,Population,Physical Geography,Maps & Geographic Skills,Farming Techniques, Sub Saharan ,Sub-Saharan Africa,Australia,Geography of Australia (7th grade),Asia,East & South Asia,Russia & Central Asia ,Russia/Geography,Russia,North Africa (Rockingham),North Africa (Volstate),Europe (Rockingham), Europe (Volstate),The Geography of the United States, US States and Regions ppts,North America,South America, Latin America,Latin American Pictures,Latin America 3, Themes in World Geography (many ppts),World Regional Geography PowerPoints (lots)

The 50 States

by knann
Very nice site with basic information on a variety of topics for each state (history, geography, famous people, state page links, symbols and more. Appropriate for upper elementary through middle school. NO ADS!!

Old Magazine Articles

by knann
As the title implies, this site is a searchable archive of PDF images of old magazine articles. The majority is from the 20th century, although there are also entries from the 19th century. Because the articles are from magazines, they often include fantastic pictures that can illustrate fashion, culture and opinions of the time period. It's an eclectic mix of topics, with some emphasis on the early 20th century. In the Classroom: This is a fabulous primary document site packed with useful resources for social studies teachers. Because the entries are all in PDF format, each can be printed and copied for classroom list. According to the owner of the site, the information is all in the public domain and can be freely distributed. Entries are continually being added. For the serious researcher, there isn't always exact bibliographic information included with each entry for use in citations. However, for classroom use, or for use on interactive whiteboards, this archive is exceptionally useful... and it's FREE!

Coalbrookdale Online Census from www.activehistory.co.uk

by knann
Coalbrookdale, a small town in Shropshire, England, was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution: a place of blast furnaces, roaring forges and busy factories. Its iron bridge (right) – the very first ever made – still attracts visitors from all over the world. Was Coalbrookdale a hell on earth? Or was it an industrial wonderland? You can decide for yourself by interacting with the 1861 Census (government survey). A search engine allows you to ask your own questions, rather than just read through sources in the textbook. What jobs did people have? Were houses overcrowded? Did many children go to school? You're the detective!

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