Category Archives: History

Common Core Lessons & Material for English & Humanities

Edistement!, a division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has released a series of Common Core Lesson plans for the 2014 school year. The resources are organized into categories of Literature & Language Arts, History & Social Studies, and … Continue reading

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Have Students Make & Analyze Treaties via the National Archives

Docs Teach from the National Archives has a lot of great activities that incorporate primary sources and use great digital tools. A newly published activity helps students to analyze treaties through Treaty Making. Students will read and analyze the text of … Continue reading

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National Archives Making Thousands of Images Available via Wikimedia Commons

The National Archives has uploaded thousands of images to Wikimedia Commons, making them available free of charge to the general public.  “By uploading digital content there, we make it readily available for Wikipedia editors to embed in Wikipedia articles, making them far … Continue reading

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Creative Commons and Cultural Heritage

Originally posted on Archaeology, Museums & Outreach:
I am very pleased to present a post and resource links on Creative Commons by my colleague Jason Baird Jackson.  More and more cultural heritage professionals and students are faced with questions about…

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Fly Through Pyongyang North Korea with This Amazing Video!

Vimeo highlighted this amazing video that includes a fly through of Pyongyan, the capital of North Korea. Enter Pyongyang from JT Singh on Vimeo. This video is the single most significant multi-­media contribution to transcending clichés about North Korea as … Continue reading

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Infographic: The Evolution of the College Degree

Source: TopDegreesOnline.org

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Tip of the Week: USGS historical topo maps

Originally posted on History Tech:
Maps are so cool. Historical maps are way more cooler. And online historical maps are even way more cooler. (I like saying way more cooler cause it makes me feel like a rebel.) A couple…

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Smarty Pins – Google Maps, geography trivia, and video games

Originally posted on History Tech:
Google Maps. Geography trivia. And video games. Three of my favorite things. And now, they’re all together in one place. Google’s new Smarty Pins. (Get it? Smarty Pants – Smarty Pins? You nutty Google engineers!)…

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NYT – “The Great War: A 100 Year Legacy of World War I” Interactive

My colleague and friend Kate Bloomfield, a teacher in the Social Studies department at Ransom Everglades School, forwarded me this great link for the New York Times: “The Great War: A 100 Year Legacy of World War I.” The website includes … Continue reading

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Great Sites for Primary Sources!

As a History Teacher (with a background in archaeology) I understand the relevance and importance of primary sources in the classroom. Primary sources are not solely essays or primary works, but art, photographs, and other avenues of popular culture. Finding primary source documents on … Continue reading

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