Chicago's Black Metropolis: Understanding History through a Historic Place
is a curriculum-oriented site concentrating on the area, south of the main business district, where blacks lived in Chicago, Illinois. The site shows photos and maps of historic buildings in the area and gives suggestions for student assignments.
History of Computer Animation - P1
This video contains the history of animation from from the very beginnings. Computer graphics developed in 1950. Shows how computers are used from Sketchpad to animating a movie.
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.
History Retold: Berkeley Repertory Theatre's "The People's Temple"
SPARK follows the creation of the documentary theatre project The People's Temple Project from its original conception by David Dower to opening night of play written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. This Educator Guide addresses the history of the Peoples Temple.
Coastal Clash: Defining Public Property and the History of the Public Trust Doctrine
"Coastal Clash" is a one-hour documentary focusing on the urbanization of California's coastline. The activities and lesson plans for the film "Coastal Clash" target students at the high school level and align with the California State Standards for Government. In this lesson plan, students will do research and group work related to the concept of the Public Trust Doctrine.
Independence Day: Today in History
This site tells how we've celebrated July 4 since that day in 1776, when the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence. Independence Day celebrations became commonplace after the War of 1812, when events like the ground-breaking ceremony for the Erie Canal were scheduled to coincide with July 4 festivities. By the 1870s, the Fourth of July was the most important secular holiday on the calendar.
History of the American West, 1860-1920
This site features 30,000 photos of Colorado towns and landscapes that document the role of mining in the history of Colorado and the West. Photos of Native Americans from more than 40 tribes are included.
History Firsthand: Primary Source Research in Elementary School
This site is designed to help elementary students understand primary sources. Students learn how archival collections are organized, how to interpret artifacts and documents, how to use primary sources to tell a story, and how to do online research.
Experiencing War (Voices of War): Stories from the Veterans History Project
The term “buffalo soldiers” dates to post-Civil War conflicts with Indians who granted the honorific to an all-black cavalry outfit. Buffalo soldier units served in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and the Italian campaign of World War II, when elements of the 92nd Division were the only black units in that war to serve in combat. The road to Italy passed through various posts in the segregated South and Ft. Huachuca, an isolated Arizona outpost where the 92nd assembled for the final p
Doing the Decades, 1890-1941: Group Investigations in Twentieth Century U.S. History
This is a two-month team research project for 9-10th graders that uses Library of Congress resources to focus on long-term change in U.S. history. Students gather, analyze, and evaluate primary and secondary sources; develop their own conclusions; and refine their writing.
Creating Hypertext Dialogues Drawn from Narrative History Collections
This site invites students to use documents from California As I Saw It: First Person Narratives, 1849-1900, to create hyperscripts depicting the motivations, expectations, fears, and realizations of immigrants who settled California between 1849 and 1900. Students' hyperscripts are online written dialogues that include links to illustrative written materials, images, and sound files from American Memory collections.
All History Is Local: Students as Archivists
This site tells how students at the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Statisticsematics and Science and Technologys analyzed archival materials, developed digital collections, and made their projects available online in the Arkansas Memory Project. This learning activity, modeled after the Library of Congress's American Memory project, is designed so that teachers and students from other states and communities may adapt it to create their own local history Memory Projects.
The History of the Periodic Table - Part 2 of 2
This is part 2 of 2. Entertaining and educational and some good background and details, albeit slightly goofy at times.
Incorporating oral history into the K-12 curriculum
Oral history techniques for use with students at all levels, from kindergarten through high school.
Connecting with community through oral history
Through interviews and photographs, Harnett County students learn about their community's agricultural past.
Bring history to life with a Living History Day!
A Living History Day turns students into teachers and challenges them to think historically.
Beyond Black History Month
Go beyond approaches that marginalize African American history by "shifting the lens" to look at events from new perspectives. Black History Month can be a wonderful celebration of the contributions that African Americans have made to American history and culture. All too often, however, those contributions are heralded in February but seldom mentioned throughout the rest of the year. Ideally, every month’s history curriculum should include those contributions, but how do you integrate Africa
Alternative discussion formats: history and literature on trial
Putting historical or literary figures on trial makes a lively and challenging alternative to a class debate.
A short quiz on Indian history, created to prepare for Indian Common Entrance exams.
History of science: famous names
Multiple choice quiz about famous scientists and their discoveries.