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U.S. History: Free streaming history videos and activities. Watch Yorktown Clip - America the Story of Us. Mission US. Geografi - Huvudstäder i USA:s delstater. Geografi - Amerikanska stater. US GEOGRAPHY. U.S. States Maps & Stats. 50 States Song for Kids/50 States and Capitals for Children/USA 50 States. States and Capitals Song by Musical Stew. Wakko's 50 State Capitols with Lyrics/Subtitles. Understanding the American National Anthem for English Language Learners. On the morning of September 14, 1814, the sun rose to reveal a surprising sight to Francis Scott Key.

Understanding the American National Anthem for English Language Learners

Just a month after the British had burned the White House during the height of the War of 1812, Key was aboard a British vessel negotiating the release of a friend who was being held prisoner. During Key’s time aboard the vessel, the British commenced an attack on Fort McHenry and the pair was not allowed to leave. So Key and his friend watched from the ship as the British bombarded Fort McHenry.

After a day and a long night in which Key thought for certain that the American fort was doomed, he was shocked when the early morning light revealed that the American flag was still there. Still aboard the British vessel, Key began to pen the words that would later become the American national anthem. While Key penned three more verses in addition to the well-known first verse, these are the only words that most Americans know:

Webquest: Independence Day: History and traditions. By Karen Kovacs Perhaps the most famous independence day is that of the United States of America on 4 July.

Webquest: Independence Day: History and traditions

However, many other countries celebrate their own independence days. In this webquest, your students will investigate Independence Day in the United States and learn about the independence days of some other countries. Activity 1: Timed treasure hunt You have 15 minutes to complete this treasure hunt. Websites www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th www.roughguides.com/article/4th-of-july-celebrations/ Questions. DiscoverAmerica l USA Travel Guides & Photos. Explore the 50 states. 50states.com - States and Capitals. ROAD TRIP USA. Games and Activities about America.

DiscoverAmerica.com. 50 Largest Cities of the United States. New York City. New York City is the largest city in the United States and New York.

New York City

Over 8 million people live in it, and over 22 million people live in and around it. It is in the state of New York, which is in the northeastern United States. History[change | change source] The oldest part of the city, the island of Manhattan, still has its original Lenape Native American name. Although Native people such as the Lenape and Canarsees had lived there for many thousands of years, New York City was first explored by Europeans in the 1500s. New York City was settled by Europeans from The Netherlands in 1624. By the time the English took New York, there were many other Dutch towns in what would become New York City, including Breukelen (Brooklyn), Vlissingen (Flushing), and Nieuw Haarlem (Harlem).

New York quickly grew to become a large and important port city. In 1898, the cities of New York and Brooklyn came together with the Bronx, Staten Island, and the towns in Queens County to make Greater New York. English Around the World. Materials for Learning English. Travel resources. Strip the City San Francisco. Mediecenter Värmland / Den stora Amerikaresan - Roadmovie. Teaching American History Through Art. 5 Fun Geography Games for Geography Awareness Week. The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History. I just agreed to teach two classes of United States History next year to English Language Learners.

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History

It will be an interesting experiment, since one class will be done almost entirely in the computer lab and the other will be mostly in my classroom. I’ll be doing a number of different assessments with both groups over the year (including self-assessments) to compare results between the two. Given these upcoming classes, I thought it would be helpful for me to develop another “The Best…” list, this time focusing on U.S. History sites. I have an extensive collection of U.S. In order for a site to make it onto this list, they needed to be…. * …broad in the time periods they covered. * …offer something “value-added” by being on the Internet over a hard-copy textbook. * … accessible to English Language Learners. * …. available free-of-charge (except for one).

I found surprisingly few sites that had all these elements.