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Lessons

Zoom In U.S. History Lessons<p>Browse by NAEP Historical Period:<p>The Revolution and the new nation (1763 to 1815)<p>Expansion and reform (1801 to …

60 Second Lessons on the Presidents of the United States

Grover Cleveland<p>Thanks to Ken Halla's US History Teachers Blog I recently learned about PBS Learning Media's new series of short videos about all of …

AP World History Notes Visual

Rectify Images<p>Use WorldMap WARP to upload and rectify scanned maps for use in WorldMap.<p>Maps rectified using this tool can be brought into WorldMap by …

Creating Infographics with Venngage - from Jennifer Carey

This post first appeared on Daily Genius.<p>Infographics are a powerful way to synthesize data and information, making it easy to conceptualize a …

Use the Love Reading Map to Find Good Books

Last fall I wrote about two good places to find stories based on their locations. This morning through Maps Mania I learned about another service …

15 Free Google Apps Training Sessions

Register for our upcoming training sessions: Google Apps Bootcamp Thank you to everyone who made gCON 360 the greatest Google Apps focused conference …

Apps

Another Good Source of AP U.S. and AP Euro Review Videos

Over the last couple of years I've shared a bunch of history lesson videos produced by Keith Hughes. Keith's videos are great! But it's always good …

Digital Tools for the Social Studies Classroom

>>> VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDINGHistory is everywhere! It is part of our past, present and future. In this edWeb.net webinar for the Exploring eBooks …

Education Technology

America's key historical events, in one map

This 1946 map, made by Aaron Bohrod, shows some of the foundational American events for nearlyevery state, packed into a single map. There's plenty to quibble with, since some states share key events with their neighbors (and some of the placements on the map aren't quite perfect). But it still …

How to Create Map Review Activities on Thinglink

Thinglink Classroom combined with Thinglink's remix function can provide you with a nice way to build image-based review activities. One example of …

Myths of the American Revolution

<i>We think we know the Revolutionary War. After all, the American Revolution and the war that accompanied it not only determined the nation we would</i> …

New Jersey

How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s?

Today, we shrug off the convenience of long-distance travel as part of life, but it wasn't that long ago that simply getting there required a huge …

World War II — The Atlantic

World War II is the story of the 20th Century. The war officially lasted from 1939 until 1945, but the causes of the conflict and its horrible aftermath echoed for decades in both directions. While feats of bravery and technological breakthroughs still inspire awe today, the majority of the war was …

PBS Presidents

Ripped Apart – An iPad App About the Civil War

Ripped Apart is a free iPad app from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The app is a game in which students play the role of a …

War

7 TED-Ed Lessons to watch on International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Here’s a list of TED-Ed Lessons to watch as you celebrate all of the world’s women, past and present.<p>The genius of …

Cartoon Analysis Guide - It's No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons- Classroom Activity | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

It's No Laughing Matter<p>Cartoon Analysis Guide<p>Use this guide to identify the persuasive techniques used in political cartoons. <br>Print guide (PDF, 10 KB)<p>…

4 Activities With Google Drawing

<b>Here's the challenge ...</b> <i><br>Take a critical thinking skill and a piece of content and make an activity on Google Drawing</i>. Share it in the comments</b> …

US History EOC Review- Region 17

Some resources for an awesome end of the year review!<p>Welcome!<p>So you have made it to the end of your curriculum for US History and you want to build a …

5 Google Chrome Apps for Social Studies Teachers

February 26, 2015<br>Below are some useful Chrome apps we have curated from Chrome web store for social studies teachers. The post comes as response to …

8th Grade STAAR Review

New 8th Grade STAAR Review for 2016<p>Materials for the Day<p><b>Everyone gets:</b><p><b>Teacher Instructions</b>• <b><br>Smore presentation link- gives you access to ALL of the</b> …

Exhibitions

Stories of national significance drawn from source materials in libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.

5 Resources to Help Students Understand the Cost of Living

Teaching basic personal economics lessons is one of my favorite activities. Many high school students seem to enjoy the topic because they can relate …

George Washington | 60-Second Presidents

Assign this item to a previously created class or create a new class now. Students will find it listed in the assignments section of the student site.<p>…

10 Tech Tools 4 US History Teachers

Driving Questions:<p>1. What technology tools will help me reach and teach my students?<p>2. What technology tools will work with the technology hardware …

ReadWorks Offers New Reading Lessons With a Presidents' Day Theme

Presidents' Day (in the United States) is only ten days away. ReadWorks has published a new collection of articles and question sets to support your …

Maps that shaped the world

<b>Bursting with information and often incredibly beautiful - maps do more than just show you where you are, or where you might be going. Here we tell the stories behind some fascinating examples.</b><p>The recently published Times History of the World in Maps features documents from ancient civilisations, …

Maps