Bridging World History: About this Site Bridging World History is a set of multimedia materials designed to help learners discover world history and: Develop a dynamic conceptual framework for the study of world history, its theoretical constructs, and its historiographical practices.Establish a spatial and temporal grasp of the peoples and cultures that comprise world history, spanning thousands of years and the entire globe.Discover insights into thematic relationships that shape our understanding of world history.Span the gaps between what learners comfortably know and what they need to comprehend in order to explore a truly global and relevant past. Bridging World History is inquiry-based, integrated, and recursive, and uses video, Web, and text materials to provide a comprehensive and interactive learning experience. The video and Web materials may be used non-sequentially and on their own as supplements to the study of world history; however, in their entirety, the materials provide a complete world history course.
Topics - History.com You're almost done! You will soon receive an activation email. Once you click on the link, you will be added to our list. If you do not receive this email, please contact us. To ensure delivery to your inbox, add us to your address book. Oops, there's a problem. How we revamped school projects to engage students, demonstrate learning, and push 21st century skills This is a guest post in our Educator Stories series by Maribel Martinez, Education Consultant for Editure/AUSSIE, New York, New York. The arrival of the Common Core State Standards has set in motion major instructional shifts, revisions in curricula and deliverables, and new expectations for student evaluation, among other major changes in school and classroom practices. In New York City, where my work as an education consultant demands eclecticism within expertise, technology projects and final performance tasks are born when the curriculum drives the innovation. Since Abigail’s goals for the project included student research and writing, she wanted to incorporate a technology application that would allow students to really develop their thoughts instead of just adding captions or short statements to images. Enter Biteslide. Best of all, nothing is ever lost in Biteslide.
Modern Architecture’s Dark Side by Martin Filler There has long been a tendency to see the most important innovations of Modernism as arising directly from progressive causes. War, in this view, was considered a limiting if not wholly destructive force that stymied civilian architecture in favor of retrogressive military structures. But in his groundbreaking recent book Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War, the French architectural historian and architect Jean-Louis Cohen establishes one big, awful, inescapable truth: the full potential of twentieth-century architecture, engineering, and design was realized not in the social-welfare and urban-improvement schemes beloved by the early proponents of the Modern Movement, but rather through technologies perfected during the two world wars to slaughter vast armies, destroy entire cities, decimate noncombatant populations, and industrialize genocide.
The Renaissance Period As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Drive Thru History iTBN Home Filter by: None None Classics Documentaries Educational Family & Variety Health & Fitness Holidays Kids Movies Music Reality Specials Teens Sort by: U.S. History - Standards of Learning Back to Instructional Links Engaging Students with Foldables was created by Susie Orr, an elementary social studies specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools. It contains instructional activities using foldable templates that were modeled after the folding techniques of Dinah Zike. These models correlate to specific Virginia SOL objectives and essential knowledge for U.S. History to 1865.
Stone Age Timelines Human prehistory and the Stone Age… a timeline critique (4th edition - October 2012) by A.O. Kime Italian Renaissance (1330-1550): General Summary The Italian Renaissance followed on the heels of the Middle Ages, and was spawned by the birth of the philosophy of humanism, which emphasized the importance of individual achievement in a wide range of fields. The early humanists, such as writer Francesco Petrarch, studied the works of the ancient Greeks and Romans for inspiration and ideology, mixing the philosophies of Plato and other ancient thinkers with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Under the influence of the humanists, literature and the arts climbed to new levels of importance.
Free History and Geography Printables Welcome to Day Four of iHomeschool Network’s Print-a-Palooza, an extravaganza that will no doubt require you to stock up on printer ink! Please enjoy this collection of free history and geography printables from bloggers all around the world. Feel free to linkup your own printables! Coming Thursday: science printables Linkup requirements: Only link to your own printables (created and owned by you.)Only link to free printables.Link to the post or page that includes the download link to your printable.
Presentations and Activities Presentations look across the American Memory collections to investigate curricular themes. They include historical background, helping to tell the story behind the theme. American Memory TimelineA comprehensive look at America's history, through primary sources... a teacher's wish, come true! TeachersStudents (Gr. 8- 12) The Branding of AmericaWhat are "brand name" products? Why do they endure over the years?