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.
Congress, Law, and Politics
This site presents papers of members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and key federal law cases. Learn about the Revolution and the creation of the U.S. by investigating the papers of our earliest lawmakers -- Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and others. See Calhoun's speech against the Compromise of 1850 and Webster's notes for his speech in favor of it, General MacArthur's Old Soldiers Never Die address to Congress (April 1951), and more.
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.
History of Art: World Arts II
A short quiz on the history of art.
Learn About The History of Music
Learn about the history of music - from the beginnings in Church music and Gregorian Chant to Polyphony where a new melody was placed on top of the chant. From there counterpoint fit different melodies together adding to the texture. In the Baroque era instrumental music began to become popular. This short video goes from the beginning of music history to Rock. Note: The video begins with an advertisement.
British History from the Romans to the Normans
A learning module about early British history, orientated towards primary school. The module is intended for use in conjunction with a suitable children's book on the subject. When using this module, it is recommended to make books available to the child for reference while working with the module. It may be helpful to work with your child and help them find the answers in the book(s) at first. The module includes questions from the departure of the Romans and the first arrival of the Angles and
Hispanics, Immigration and Politics
Nationwide, 60 percent of Hispanics supported Democratic candidates in the 2006 election, an increase of more than 10 percent from 2004. Did the Republican strategy of focusing on illegal immigration result in a loss of Hispanic support? Or were there other reasons that explain the gains made by Democrats among Hispanics? Can Democrats count on the Hispanic vote in the upcoming elections? Maria Echaveste is Lecturer in Residence at Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and the cofounder of the Nu
Korean History - Gojoseon, the First State of Korea
Gojoeseon was the first state of Korea. It was established in 2333 B.C. The history of Gojoseon distorted by Japanese scholars during the Japanese Occupation Period(1910-1945) and this distorted history was introduced to the World as the true history. However, many relics were discovered and the Gojoseon's history was recovered as true history, according to this four minute video. Good for debate.
FDR - A History of the New Deal
Video discusses the economy before the Great Depression, FDR, and the New Deal. (Amateur video with slides, narration and some text.)
Pre-Columbian Era History of the Americas
Pictures are used to explain the expansion of humans into the Americas over 30,000 years ago. These first Native Americans were hunters and gatherers who began using agriculture, often in complex systems. Discusses the Pueblo, Iroquois, Aztecs and Incas. (Video is a set of slides with narration.)
History of Pennsylvania Energy through the 20th Century
This video defines the sun as the first source of energy in Pennsylvania. Since prehistoric times, energy has defined Pennsylvania's story. Wood fires, lumber, fossil fuels, nuclear power, biomass, windmills and solar panels have all played a part.
What's Wrong with History?
Understand how students are missing key concepts in history. (01:25)