14 Free Resources for Primary Source Documents Primary sources are resources that were first-hand created in a given period of time and never undergone any kind of editing or distortion. These sources are multimodal and they come in different forms. They can be artifacts, documents, pictures, recordings, essays, photographs, maps...etc. Now with the globalization of knowledge and the pervasive use of digital media, primary sources become accessible to everybody with an internet connection. I have been scouring the web for several hours and finally come up with this selection. Whether you teach social studies, history, literature, Geography or any other content area where there is a need for original and primary source documents, the list below will definitely be a good starting point for searching and assembling primary sources. 1- Library of Congress 4- Chronicling America Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. 6- Digital Archive Wilson Centre 8- Persus Digital Library 9- Life Photo Archive
BIGSTAR Movies The Madrid Players Best World War 2 Documentaries Thanks to the valiant efforts of television producers the world over (and a few dubious cable channels), you don't have to learn about the past through books. Instead, you can sit back, relax and have your history accompanied by genuine footage from the time. This is my list of the best World War 2 documentaries you can buy: some great series haven’t been released. 1. World at War: The Complete Set The World at War is quite simply the best documentary ever made. 2. I've not been able to see many of these documentaries so far, but they come highly recommended by a reader (which is how I first learnt of them) who says they are excellent. 3. The attraction of this DVD is simple: it's WWII in colour. 4. The single greatest propaganda film ever made, Leni Riefenstahl's account of the 1934 Nuremberg Rally is a masterpiece which partly forged the seductive and powerful image of Nazism. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Do you like tanks?
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Talking History 3 Clutter-free Ways to Display YouTube Videos I'm slowly starting to hear more instances of schools allowing teachers and students to access YouTube in their classrooms. Last week a reader contacted me for suggestions about displaying YouTube videos in her classroom without accidentally having an inappropriate "related video" show up on the screen. What follows are the three resources I recommend for displaying YouTube without the sidebar advertisements and related videos. View Pure is a simple little tool that strips way all of the distractions of related videos, comments, and promoted videos. To use View Pure just copy the link of a video into the "purifier," click purify, and your video will be displayed on a blank white background. Quietube is a handy little browser extension that removes all the clutter from YouTube allowing you to view only your selected video. SafeShare.tv makes it possible to view YouTube videos without displaying the related videos and associated comments. Here's what SafeShare.tv looks like in action.
Teachers TV | Free education videos and resources for professional development Teachers' Guide - Growing Up Online | Teacher Center | FRONTLINE About the Film: FRONTLINE takes viewers inside the private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming the experience of adolescence. At school, teachers are trying to figure out how to reach a generation that no longer reads books or newspapers. Fear of online predators has led teachers and parents to focus primarily on keeping kids safe online. But many young people think these fears are misplaced. About the Resources FRONTLINE had developed materials for teachers, parents and kids to accompany Growing Up Online. Watching the Film: Teachers can either assign the film for viewing as homework or show the film in class. A Note to Teachers: Although any teacher can use these lessons, library/media specialists, media teachers and teachers of health, sociology, English and history should find that these activities lead to meaningful student-based research and lively discussion. Discussion Questions: Featured Lesson Plan: Students will:
The Best Videos For Educators In 2011 This is always one of my favorite year-end lists to do….. You might also be interested in: Part Two Of The Best Videos For Educators — 2010 The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010 And you might also want to see The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual — Part One and The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner. Here are my choices for The Best Videos For Educators In 2011: The World Wildlife Fund created this amazing forty second video: The world is where we live from WWF on Vimeo. It publicizes another pretty impressive creation of theirs — My World. Here are two amazing videos taken from The International Space Station: Daniel Pink was recently interviewed on a local Washington, D.C. television show along with a local university official. Near the end of the extensive Bloom’s Taxonomy lesson I describe in my book, I show some fun videos demonstrating the thinking levels through scenes from Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.