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Tool #76: American History in Video

Type:  Online Videos

Teacher:  All Levels (Social Studies)

Student Use:  Learn and review concepts, Research historical eras

American History in Video currently houses over 400 hours of video covering the discovery of America to the 21st Century.  Documentaries, newsreels, archival footage … this site is an amazing resource.  Videos include a transcripts.  When videos can cost upwards of $50, this site is worth a look-see before you make any purchases. 

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April 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Tool #75: Science & Technology in WWII

Type:  Online Interactive

Teacher:  Middle/Upper Levels (Social Studies)

Student Use:  Explore aspects of WWII, Supplement WWII content, Research WWII

Science and Technology of WWII brings historical science and technology to life.  Students can create, deciper and send coded messages, explore a darkroom of images, AND if your school can hold video conferences you can schedule a virtual tour of of the National WWII Museum.  FREE poster offer, too.   Includes lesson plans to get you started on this special unit. 

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April 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Tool #50: Interactives

Type:  Interactive US Maps

Teacher:  All Levels (Social Studies)

Student Use:  Learn geographical features, Learn settlement patterns

Interactives has background information and teaching games about maps, the states, Native Americans and Colonists.  After reviewing introductory information, students can test themselves with interactive quizzes. 

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April 7, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Tool #40: Miller Center

Type:  US President Archive

Teacher:  All Levels (History, Social Studies)

Student Use:  Research and investigation of American Presidents

The Miller Center is a collection of Presidential history, from basic biographies to transcripts of speeches, this site is an extensive resource for teachers and students.  Includes a media gallery and over 4,000 hours of audio and video (with more being added). 

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March 31, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment