This site offers an extensive collection of rare primary sources pertaining to American history and American literature covering three basic themes: Struggle for Independence, Struggle for Rights, and Struggle for Equality. It includes paintings, photos, documents, literary works, political cartoons, letters, timelines and much more; they are perfect for use in research papers, projects, and presentations. Documents include Common Sense, the Declaration of Independence, the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Constitution of the United States, the Emancipation Proclamation, and numerous others. This collection totals more than six million items which may include just the ones you need.
Simulation game offers window into balancing act of local government
Pros: Students learn how political decisions can affect budgets, popular support, and communities.
Cons: If students are unfamiliar with county departments, they'll first need to read the in-game guide.
Bottom Line: Gives students a nice window into local government, and how community leaders face tough decisions and complex civic problems.
Take a moment and log onto a virtual field trip to the Smithsonian's American History Museum. Enjoy seeing the similarities and differences among bicycles from the late 1800's to present-day bikes. Learn history in an interactive way to see how much the bicycle has changed over the years. Learn about the scientific advances that coincided with various historical contexts of the late 1800s, 1900's, and 2000's.
The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological site-specific museum, housing more than 3.000 famous artifacts from the Athenian Acropolis, the most significant sanctuary of the ancient city. For this International Museum Day (5/18) spend some time in this amazing virtual museum - letting you take a virtual tour of the first and third floors of this famous site. Located in the historical area of Makriyianni, southeast of the Rock of the Acropolis, the Museum narrates the story of life on the Rock from prehistoric times until the end of Antiquity.
April 14, 1912, Newsflash! The Unsinkable Titanic Has Sunk! Read all about It! This website allows you to do just that. Check out a timeline from sailing to the raising of a section of the hull in 1998, statistics of passengers by class and lifeboats, and the astronomy that night. Read interesting facts about the ship including stories written years prior to the tragedy with very similar events, ticket prices, lifeboats, menus, and quotes from passengers and crew. Read personal memories from people from different classes, survivors, families of deceased, and lists of the dead. Check out the discovery of the sunken ship and newer information why it sank. Sign their guest book and check out the many links for more information.
Global Oneness Project
Dynamic multimedia resources explore life experiences around the world
Pros: Multimedia resources aligned to the CCSS include detailed lessons plans to engage students on global issues.
Cons: Lessons may require modification of content and instruction to increase accessibility for a wide range of abilities.
Bottom Line: Unique approach to incorporating global issues into the curriculum; monthly stories capture interdisciplinary topics.
"Nevertheless She Persisted" is the 2018 theme for National Women's History Month. Find out why March was determined to be National Women's History Month, and who is honored to be the 2018 Women's History Honorees. Research past honorees as well as the history of the women's rights movement. Test your knowledge by completing quizzes over several topics concerning women's achievements. These quizzes could be a great scavenger hunt for students to complete!
Get on the grid and celebrate the brave suffragette, Susan B. Anthony. Learn all about her life and her efforts to win voting rights for women. Learn how Susan got into trouble, her early training, casting her ballot, and her subsequent arrest and trial.
Welcome to 2018! Check out how we organize our lives in accordance with the sun and stars. Understand the specifics of how calendars were developed through the ages and have a Happy New Year!
Addicted to chocolate? Want to learn a bit more about this luscious plant? Then check out Globio. Chocolate begins as a seed of the tropical cacao tree. It has been a prized taste sensation for more than 2,500 years. Learn more about this tasty treat.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.