Category Archives: United States History

Google Drive & the Paperless Research Essay!

Even though I am “techy,” I always espouse that it’s never technology all the time. In fact, my classroom is always a hybrid environment. As such, my students write traditional, robust research essays every year. This assignment requires that they engage in … Continue reading

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The National Archives Needs Your Help to Transcribe WWI Diaries

The Smithsonian often reaches out to the public to help its transcription projects. The most recent is to help transcribe diaries from World War I. The project is called Operation War Diary, and it comes from a partnership between the … Continue reading

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Library of Congress – Resources for Women’s History Month

  The Library of Congress has a series of resources for teachers that are specific to teaching Women’s History Month. The robust online resources provide a variety of primary sources, activities, lesson plans, and more that can help you bring … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Online Exhibit – African American History Month

If your’e looking for resources for Black History Month, the Library of Congress has published an extensive online repository “African American History Month.” It focuses on the history of African Americans in popular culture, sports, politics, Civil Rights, art, and … Continue reading

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iTunes U – Civil Rights: Voices of a Movement

  American RadioWorks, a subset of American Public Media, has published 10 free iTunes U episodes “Civil Rights: Voices of a Movement.” “For much of the 20th Century, African Americans in the South were barred from the voting booth, sent … Continue reading

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iTunes U: Behind the Veil – Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crowe South

iTunes U is an amazing, free repository for educational material for primary, secondary, and college level learning. Duke University’s Library has posted its collection, “Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crowe South.” The collection includes more … Continue reading

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Interactive Infographic – Compare Government Priorities Over the Past 13 Years

PEW Research has published an interactive infographic that highlights changing governmental priorities over the last 13 years. Viewers can sort priorities based on year, political affiliation, age, and gender (as well as look at the content overall). This is a great … Continue reading

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Interactive Imagery: Blogging with Students & Thinglink

My school uses edubologs as our primary blogging platform. Just a month ago, they announced a massive upgrade that, much to my eagerness, included activation of the Thinglink widget. Thinglink is an online tool that allows you to create dynamic, embedded … Continue reading

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NYT – Interactive Map of Poverty in the United States

The New York Times has published a powerful interactive map of poverty in the United states. The nation-wide map provides color coded information county-by-county. Additionally for highly urban areas, such as New York City and Los Angeles, it provides even … Continue reading

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Online Exhibit: Exploring the Early Americas, Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is an amazing repository of cultural items relevant to the Americas. In their online and interactive exhibit, “Exploring the Early Americas,” the Library of Congress highlights important archaeological and historical discoveries of pre-Columbian and post-contact indigenous … Continue reading

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