Exploring the World in Your Class In the past several years, the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) has supported and funded digital games, including Mission US: City of Immigrants, a game about the immigrant experience. You play as Lena Brodsky, a Jewish immigrant in 1907 New York. It’s a great teaching tool: Students quickly realize how difficult it can be to assimilate to a new country. The game includes an Educator Guide with lesson plans and primary sources. I recently spoke with Marc Ruppel, senior program officer at the NEH. Current Events Sites for Students CNN Student News, now called CNN 10, is one of the most popular sites for student news and current events, but there are many other sites out there that are worth taking a look at. Here are some of the ones that I have used over the last couple of years.KidsPost- This is associated with the Washington Post. This site focuses on important events, but has plenty of fun and entertaining articles as well. PBS NewsHour Extra- News site for students in grades 7-12.
untitled Arcinsys Niedersachsen and Bremen – the archival information system of the Niedersachsen Federal State Archives and the State Archive Bremen and other archives in Niedersachsen and Bremen. Developed in cooperation with the Federal State of Hessen. It is a common system for users and employees and it covers the full range of offers and functions of the archives. Without registration Resources for Teaching about Veterans Day Veterans Day is next weekend which means this upcoming week will be a great opportunity to visit with students about the meaning of this federal holiday. These resources have suggestions for how students of all ages can honor veterans as well as some activities that can be done schoolwide.Veterans Day Teacher Guide- This 35 page guide is filled with ideas for ways to honor veterans. There are suggestions for what schools can do as a whole as well as activities that individual students can complete.PBS News Hour- 45-minute lesson plan for middle and high school students. Veterans Day Activities- Numerous activities for students elementary students including printouts, worksheets, and poetry activities.Veterans Day FAQ's- Answers about the most common questions regarding Veterans Day.Veterans Day from the History Channel- Articles, speeches, videos, and pictures about Veterans Day.Operation We are Here- Numerous ideas for students of all ages for how to honor veterans.
The War in Vietnam: 50 Years Later – Amit Shah The following introduction was developed by Amit Shah, Managing Director of Green Comma, as a prologue to the chronological middle and high school text by Tom Barber. Tom is a veteran in education publishing and has been the publisher and editorial director for social studies at the nation’s leading US textbook publishing companies. The material is being offered, free, as a teaching and discussion resource in middle, high school, and freshman college classrooms.
Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. untitled The “pivot-to-video” moment of a few years back devastated writers everywhere with mass layoffs as companies scrambled to attract projected millions of nonexistent viewers. It’s a story about predatory media monopolies and the proliferation of news, documentary, and opinion video content online. While the sheer amount of video can feel overwhelming, we might remember that people have been getting their news from screens for well over a hundred years. First came the newsreels. Thousands were produced from the end of the 19th century into the 1960s, when TV became the dominant screen of choice.
12 Fun, Challenging, and Interesting Geography Games for Students Last year I published a list of geography games for students. Since then I've come across a few more interesting geography games and one that I used for years has disappeared. Here's my updated list of fun, challenging, and interesting geography games for students. Map Quiz is exactly what its name implies. Books in the ether: online libraries and resources — Kat Hill historian As academics and educators, we live for books, the physical, material world of shelves, spines and well-thumbed pages. But with alarming rapidity, the COVID-19 pandemic has ripped away access to libraries, archives and museums as institutions shut their doors to halt the spread of the virus. This obviously presents unique challenges to researchers, educators and students alike.
Newspaper Map We have indexed all newspapers and plotted their correct locations, in 39 countries. Might have missed some. And most newspapers in another 199 countries, a bunch of them not in their correct locations.