Klondike - Rush for Gold In the summer of 1897 two ocean going steamers landed on the west coast of the United States. One ship, The Excelsior, landed in San Francisco and three days later The Portland landed in Seattle. Down the gangplank of these two ships went a rag-tag group of men and women carrying sacks of gold. Some walked down the docks with $5,000 worth of gold while others had over $100,000 worth. a Program of the National Park Service NEW! Arthurdale: A New Deal Community Experiment Explore Arthurdale, West Virginia, and discover a town founded during the Great Depression when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt championed subsistence homestead communities for struggling Americans across the country. In this lesson, learn about the impoverished Appalachian mining town that Arthurdale's homesteaders left and the Progressive-era theories about communal work, school, and rural life they tested at their new home. Meet 21st Century State Standards with TwHP Teaching with Historic Places lesson plans, based on the inquiry method, provide teachers with materials and question sets that encourage analytical thinking. This makes them a great choice for classrooms where students need to meet Common Core state standards and social studies standards based on the College, Career & Civic Life Framework. Preserve America Find TwHP lessons featuring historic sites in Preserve America Communities.
9 Meaningful Martin Luther King Jr. Activities for the Classroom Here are nine Martin Luther King Jr. activities you can do with your students to help them think more deeply about this legendary civil rights figure. 1. Read and share books that showcase King’s beliefs Martin Luther King Jr.’s message wasn’t exclusively about race.
Free Digital Escape Rooms for Kids & Adults + Escape Rooms at Home Last week I spotted a free Digital Escape Room floating around on Facebook which was so fun – it was Harry Potter too! It gave me the idea to put together a post full of free digital escape rooms and virtual escape rooms from kids to adults! I have tons of online escape rooms listed below separated out by category, with plenty of them with educational themes! The ones specifically marker “(easier)” tends to be geared more towards elementary kids but can still be fun to play!
You Have The Power Understanding energy and energy solutions is necessary if current and future generations are going to help solve our energy challenges. Being armed with a greater understanding of energy allows us to be better decision-makers and to make wiser choices in our personal lives, as well as in our communities. Energy-related decisions usually require the work of many experts to address economic, political, environmental, social, and other factors. But in this interactive, the decision belongs to students.
Making of America aking of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. edutopia- What is Game-based Learning What exactly is game-based learning, anyway? Is it a roomful of children playing video games? Is it students designing games? Or is it both of these? Good games—as opposed to candy-coated, multiple-choice quiz games—provide immersive experiences for students.