Tag Archives: History

Infographic: The Evolution of the College Degree

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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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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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WWI unfolds in 3 minutes across the Map

Courtesy of Open Culture check out this great 3:31 video demonstrating how WWI unfolded across the map in Europe.

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Spurious Correlations – Visual Graphs Demonstrating no relationship whatsoever!

What does the number of people who drowned in pools have to do with the number of films featuring Nicholas Cage? Or World-Wide non commercial Space Launches have to do with the number of sociological doctorates awarded in the United … Continue reading

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Resources for Teaching 9/11: An Interactive Tour at Ground Zero, Artifact Videos, & Slideshow of the Twin Towers

The New York Times has published an interactive tour of the memorial at Ground Zero. The Ground Zero memorial commemorates the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. The interactive tour includes 3D maps of the grounds, … Continue reading

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Smarthistory: Khan Academy for Social Studies

Khan Academy is popular in math for its brief lectures and interactive modules. However, you can also use it in the Social Studies. Check out Smarthistory, a free multimedia platform for student and teacher of history, archaeology, museum curation, and … Continue reading

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Cultural geography, online photos, and the Field Museum of Natural History

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I consider myself a fan of museums. Maybe more than a fan. There’s not much that can beat a good museum. I can easily spend hours browsing displays, talking with docents, and learning tons. And…

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Turn Your Classroom into a Time Machine with YouTube

This is a great infographic from Teachinghistory.org that I came across while reading Edudemic’s “How to Use YouTube in Your Classroom.”

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