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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tags msvt & "ms:social studies"

January 2008

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids

Interactive activities for ancient civiizlations:timeline and art activities

December 2007

BBC - History - Viking Quest

Play the game of 'Viking Quest', which takes you back to AD 793. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize? Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond. Turn up your sound for the full Viking experience.

Historic Tale Construction Kit

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Online writing tool with picture and text tools to complement the study of medieval themes

Activities and learning resources to accompany the Bayeux Tapestry

Create your own Bayeux Tapestry with the online interactive. Complete the missing final stages of the tapestry or recreate your favourite scenes. There are further fun activities for all, build a Norman ship and make the helmet of a Norman Soldier, alongside more teacher orientated material like the topic web.

October 2007

U-505 | On-Line Activities

At the height of World War II, the U.S. Navy captured a German U-boat submarine prowling off the waters of Africa. The American efforts to capture the U-505, and the German struggle to prevail instead, illuminate the human experience of duty, courage, and survival during wartime. This site features two games and an interactive timeline about that fateful day: * Find the U-505: As an American sailor, use cutting-edge (for 1944) technologies to track down the U-boat. * Command the U-505: As skipper of the U-505, use your wits to attack the Americans and evade capture. * Capture! An interactive timeline featuring oral histories by the men who where there.

September 2007

GI -- World War II Commemoration

World War II ended on September 2, 1945 with the formal surrender of Japan aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, we have put together what we believe to be the definitive collection of World War II historical materials on the Web.

Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to Normandy 1944

On June 6, 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day, a mighty armada crossed a narrow strip of sea from England to Normandy, France, and cracked the Nazi grip on western Europe. Encyclopædia Britannica tells the story of the Normandy Invasion through the spoken recollections of veterans who fought it, the newsreels that brought the news home, and the written words of historians who have dedicated years to studying the great campaign. Select a link on the left

January 2007

Online Vermont Geography Book

An updated, online version of the the Vermont Geography Book.

December 2006

Aiyiti:The Cost of Life

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What is it like to live in poverty, struggling every day to stay healthy, keep out of debt, and get educated? Find out now in this challenging role playing game created by Global Kids and Gamelab, in which you take responsibility for a family of five in rural Haiti. From the serious games genre, students will find a good introduction to the difficulties of rural life in a devloping country. Lesson plans for discussions are available at the site

December 2005

Animated Atlas: Growth of a Nation

Engaging presentation illustrates the growth of the US from Post American Revolution through Post Civil War.

November 2005

Patriotic Melodies (I Hear America Singing, Library of Congress)

Patriotic Melodies tells the stories behind many of the songs that have now become part of the American national heritage.