Measuring the Waters
Students will discuss and understand measurement of a single event and measurement over time. After listening to excerpts from an oral history with Earl Cavenaugh, a survivor of Hurricane Floyd, students will understand how people devised ways of keeping measurements during that flood and earlier floods.
De Facto vs. De Jure Segregation
In this lesson, students will contrast and compare de facto and de jure segregation, listening to oral history examples of each from residents of Charlotte, North Carolina. Students will then brainstorm solutions to each type of segregation, and will discuss why de facto segregation can persist even after de jure segregation is eliminated.
History of Evolutionary Thought
This subsite of the University of California's Museum of Paleontology Evolution site for teachers, discusses the development of the modern understanding of evolution from the late Renaissance to the present. The website contains useful information regarding evolutionary thought that is accessed through a clickable timeline. The website allows users to explore the four disciplinary areas that have contributed to the current understanding of evolution: Earth's history, life's history, mechanisms o
The Great Magnet, the Earth
This site provides a non-mathematical introduction to the magnetism of the Earth, the Sun, the planets and their environments, following a historical thread. In 1600, four hundred years ago William Gilbert, later physician to Queen Elizabeth I of England, published his great study of magnetism, "De Magnete"--"On the Magnet". It gave the first rational explanation to the mysterious ability of the compass needle to point north-south: the Earth itself was magnetic. "De Magnete" opened the era of mo
What Would They Say?
This lesson allows students to utilize their previous knowledge to give a “voice” to the African-Americans in the news reels. This lesson is based on the understanding that students have already been exposed to news reel as primary source documents in the Social Studies classroom (this can be done in succession with Lesson #1 and #2 or as a stand alone lesson during African-American History Month or during another teacher-chosen unit). In addition, this lesson provides the teacher with two o
African-Americans and The Military of World War II
This lesson introduces students to the role of African-Americans in WWII using news reel. This lesson is based on the understanding that students have already been exposed to news reel as primary source documents in the Social Studies classroom (this can be done in succession with Lesson #1 or as a stand alone lesson during African-American History Month or during a WWII unit).
Introduction to Ancient Greek History
This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period. Students read original sources in translation as well as the works of modern scholars.
Heritage case studies: Scotland
The heritage traditions of Scotland are unique in comparison to the rest of Britain. This unit uses two case studies to demonstrate how heritage sites have helped to forge the Scottish national identity and history.
Welsh history and its sources
This unit is a teaching and learning resource for anyone interested in Welsh history. It contains study materials, links to some of the most important institutions that contribute to our understanding of the history of Wales, and a pool of resources that
Unit 2 - Participatory facilitation for household food security
Unit 2 is dedicated to the facilitation process and skills to help you facilitate HFS projects well. In this unit we will look at participatory and facilitation techniques in relation to Household Food Security. We will examine he background and history of community development and the difference between the approaches that developed. We will describe the community development approach we will be using for the Household Food Security Programme with its content modules based on household food se
Islamic Societies of the Middle East and North Africa: Religion, History, and Culture
This new course offers a panoramic survey of the Islamic societies of the Middle East and North Africa from their origins to the present day. It will deal with the history and expansion of Islam, both as a world religion and civilization, from its birth in the Arabian peninsula in the seventh century to its subsequent spread to other parts of western Asia and North Africa. Issues of religious practices, political governance and movements, gender, social relations and cultural norms will be explo
Physics Games: The Integrated Circuit
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Integrated circuits can be found in almost every modern electrical device such as computers, cars, television sets, CD players, cellular phones, etc. But what is an integrated circuit and what is the history behind it? Learn about ...
Henry Wood Elliott: Defender of the Fur Seal
This resource features an award winning, student produced documentary film that fulfills the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's obligations for the National Historic Preservation Act. Users can download movies or short movie clips that describe the first studies of the fur seal in the Pribilofs by Henry Wood Elliot, including historical, environmental, and economic policies that may have saved the seal from extinction.
All the Way to Timbuktu - Uncovering Mali's Historic Legacy
In this lesson, students learn about historic preservation efforts in Timbuktu, Mali, and about the city’s past as “the intellectual heart of Africa.” They then research various events related to the city’s history to create oral presentations.
This Land is Your Land? This Land is My Land! Mapping the History of Territory Acquisition in the US
In this lesson, students will research the many territory acquisitions in United States history and create an annotated map that tells the history of U.S. expansion.
Florida Shipwrecks: 300 Years of Maritime History
This is a travel itinerary featuring 13 historic shipwrecks in waters near Florida, a convergence point for maritime trade routes. Learn about the historical significance of these 13 shipwrecks. See photos and an essay on Florida maritime history.
provides the text of out-of-print publications relating to the history of the National Parks -- how the parks were created and how they have evolved to the present day.
Discover: Presidential Log Cabins
A set of materials designed to help 6th to 8th grade students learn about the significance of three log cabin sites occupied by four of our nation's greatest leaders. Through these materials, students discover the rich history associated with these log structures.
Waterford, Virginia: From Mill Town to National Historic Landmark
This lesson focuses on changing life in a Quaker agricultural community and mill town. It can be used in American history, social studies, and geography courses in a unit on early industrialization or to illustrate how communities adapt to economic change. This lesson is one in a series that brings ...
Central Vermont: Explore History in the Heart of the Green Mountains
explores Central Vermont's history using 43 historic places that recall past eras when numerous small villages grew slowly until the coming of the railroad, which resulted in a period of rapid growth for Vermont in the last half of the 19th century.