G'Day Mates! The 26th is Australia Day and it's a great time to explore the Australian culture through tourism, inspirational stories, inspirational poetry, and through amazing Australia facts.
Media museum's site offers timely resources mixing history and civics
Pros: Does a great job explaining the importance of trustworthy media; Today's Front Pages section offers daily content.
Cons: Missing ways for teachers to assign resources and track completion.
Bottom Line: Filled with primary sources, daily content, and lesson plans, this is a valuable site teaching news and media literacy, especially the value of a free and independent press.
Explore forgotten spots, hidden gems with user-submitted photos, tales
Pros: Great images and an appealing tone reveal stories that are sure to surprise and delight.
Cons: With so much user-generated content, the quality of your journey may vary, and it's hard to target learning to a particular place or theme.
Bottom Line: A fun gateway to real-world exploration through a stellar online experience.
Forefathers' Day is on December 22. The holiday commemorates the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on December 21, 1620. Check out this resource to learn more about the original signatories of the Mayflower Compact.
On December 15th the United States celebrates our Bill of Rights. This brief animated video summarizes the first ten amendments to the Constitution.
Learn how King Tut lived from before he became a pharaoh up until his death. You can also explore his tomb.
Did you know that November 4th is King Tut Day? Celebrate by taking a tour of the King Tut Exhibition without leaving your classroom. Learn how King Tut lived from before he became a pharaoh up until his death. You can also explore his tomb
Ever wonder what exactly Confucious did say? You can find out by checking out the original, online text of Confucian Analects by Confucius.
This lesson offers thought-provoking activities for grades 9-12 with this interactive in which students are given a limit and must decide what to bring on the Mayflower.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. As inspiration for your festivities, check out the different types of headdresses worn by Native American groups across North, Central and South America.
Skyscrapers are awesome to check out. Celebrate the world's tallest buildings with this graphical timeline that showcases all the buildings from 1890-2004.
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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.