Posts tagged sschat
Posts tagged sschat
Discovery Education has a set of resources covering this topic that will have some things you can use as part of Black History Month including teacher tips and resources.
Tour the States! Just added this video to America’s Fifty–Nifty States
Catchy tune students could sing along to. :-) Could make a cool performance while learning about states and capitals.
As you look at interesting information about Sandy, this is an excellent opportunity to talk with students about all of the interactive ways to follow stories. Start with this article from Poynter about the creative ways journalists are covering the story including official stories. You can embed some of these on your own website or have them use the embed code and do it themselves. They could build a hurricane information portal and learn a lot about HTML on a topic that interests all of them. Meanwhile as we watch from afar, our hearts go out to those in this storm - I’ve been there and it is scary.
“The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the Government Printing Office (GPO), today unveiled Congress.gov, a new public beta site for accessing free, fact-based legislative information. Congress.gov features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. Congress.gov, at beta.congress.gov, eventually will replace the public THOMAS system and the congressional Legislative Information System (LIS).”
Constitution Day is September 17. Discuss the US Constitution and the democracy in the US constitution. Here are some excellent lesson plans including one I like called “design a constitution” that helps you see the “different types of democracy and sovereignty evident in the US political system.” You could also do a play on the word constitution and have a “build your constitution” day with some good old American hamburgers and hot dogs while you study the constitution. ;-)
The Google World Wonders Project is a combination online museum and textbook but is a wonder in itself. Each site on the globe that is a wonder is linked to photos, videos, information,and a map about the site. This is the perfect companion for this flipping the classroom.
This link takes you to the teacher guides and suggested history topics for how you can use the site. This is a must share for history teachers around the world.
YouTube user harrunostasj has created a fascinating look at European history in fast forward using the Centennia Historical Atlas. The mapping software is a “dynamic, animated historical atlas including over 9,000 border changes,” tracing the rise and fall of empires from 1,000 C.E. onward. Make sure to watch the video full screen in HD to see the year in the top left corner and notes on historic events in the bottom left corner (and turn up the volume to appreciate the dramatic soundtrack from Inception).
Tweetminster, the platform for following social media coverage along political lines, launched Electionista, a web app for monitoring elections over Twitter across 110 different countries in 58 languages. That means the six taking place this weekend are also in there and you can use the app to filter through activity from and about each place. (via This App Helps to Monitor Tweets for 6 Elections on One Day and More)
Monitoring twitter for elections. It would be interesting to have current events or political science classes use this in the Fall. Some fascinating authentic research possibilities for the US election in the Fall.
Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday is April 15. You can study him as a person with the videos and lesson plans here but also the Renaissance as he’s called the original “Renaissance Man.’ Here are materials for teachers to discuss this time in history, art, science, and so many other things.
The anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is Sunday. Here are over 400 lesson plans, IWB’s, PowerPoints, and resources to use with classes of all ages. (just filter by age on the left) You can review and teach history, reading lessons, just about anything around this event and it will be interesting as they are seeing it on the news now.