Great Mosque at Damascus by G. Lewis, courtesy of Smarthistory & Flickr
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 art history.
Most people are familiar with Australia’s criminal foundations. Botany Bay remains one of the most infamous penal colonies of the past and its history remains etched in the imaginations of most of us modern ‘colonists.’ Sydney was the most remote region of the British Empire; it saw over 170,000 male and female convicts between 1788-1868.
Today, archaeologists continue to excavate its foundations, finding numerous artifacts and remains that inform about the harbor’s past. Today, the hostel in Sydney Harbor is famous amongst backpackers for its historical setting and museum; it even sets aside a portion of its fees for conservation.