Glencoe/McGraw Hill Online Video Library
The video library begins with titles about Antebellum US History through
the beginning of the 21st century. Each video is two to three minutes
Rag Linen is an educational archive of rare and historic
newspapers, which serve as the first drafts of history and the critical
primary source material for historians, authors and educators.
United Nations Cyberschoolbus
The United Nations Cyberschoolbus is a website about global issues and the UN, for students ages 5-18 and their teachers.
The Civil War in Four Minutes
Each second is equal to one week
Discover over 26000 primary sources from 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums that document Ohio's past
Interactive resources about Veteran's Day
Old Ohio Schools
View photos of old, abandoned and functional schools across the state of Ohio
The Travel Film Archive
A collection of hundreds of travel films recorded between 1900 and
1970. The films were originally recorded to promote various places
around the world as tourist destinations. In the archives you will find
films about US National Parks, cities across the globe, and cultural
events from around the world.
The National Humanities Center
A Collection of Primary Resources- historical documents, literary texts, and works of art- thematically organized with notes and discussion questions
Simply enter a year, press "go" and you're shown a list of significant
events that happened in that year. Scroll up or down the list to see
events that happened early or late in the year. Time Search
lists events that happened worldwide. You can select historical themes
to narrow your list of events. You can also narrow results by selecting a
region of the world. Next to each item in your events list you will see
icons indicating availability of related images, quick text references,
and map references. Not all icons appear for all events.
Life Photo Timeline
LIFE has long been known for capturing and hosting some of the most
iconic images of the 20th Century. Today, LIFE continues to capture and
share outstanding imagery. LIFE Photo Timelines hosts timelines featuring images from the LIFE collections. Visitors to LIFE Photo Timelines can view existing timelines or create their own timelines using images from the LIFE collections.
Visitors to Historvius can
search for places by selecting range of dates, choosing a historic
period, selecting a person, or by entering a combination of search
terms. Search results are displayed on a Google Map. You can then click
on a placemark on the map to find more information about that historic
| |HistoryTeacher's YouTube Channel
Over 50 videos on historical events and people set to the tune of 'modern' songs. I watched a video on the Black Plague set to the tune of "Holla Back Girl" Great addition to every Middle School and High School history class.
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Social Studies Interactive Resources
Descriptions from Free Tech for Teachers
| TimeRime allows users to create timelines that include text, images, audio, and video. One of the better features of TimeRime is that you can have more than one type of media for each event on your timeline. TimeRime
users can also select which media type they want as the feature piece
of each event. TimeRime can be used in English or Spanish. |
Historypin is a service developed by We Are What We Do in partnership with Google. Historypin
allows anyone with a Google account to place images within the setting
of current Google Maps Streetview imagery. If you don't have images to
add, you can simply explore the imagery added by others. To explore
the imagery on Historypin, zoom in on a location then select a range of dates on the Historypin timeline. Learn more about Historypin in this video.
The European Virtual Museum
is the product of collaboration between twenty-seven European museums. The European Virtual Museum
makes artifacts of European history available in interactive 3D form.
Through the use of QuickTime technology the artifacts in the European Virtual Museum
can be rotated for optimum viewing. Visitors to the European Virtual Museum
can browse through the collections by chronology, geographic area,
object type, contributing museum, routes, and tour itineraries.
The possibilities for using Google Earth in a social studies classroom are almost limitless. In Google Earth students can tour ancient Rome, explore WWI and WWII battle sites, learn about contemporary news stories such as events in Afghanistan, or use Google Earth as an almanac of facts.
Students, of course, can use Google Earth to create digital stories.
Students can create tours of military campaigns, trace the lives of
famous people, or map the expansions and contractions of political
borders. If you're looking for some directions to get started with
Google Earth, please see Google Earth Across the Curriculum and or the official Google Earth help pages.
The Center on Congress at Indiana University
has a good collection of interactive, role-playing activities for
learning about how the United States' government functions. Each
activity allows students to experience the roles and functions of
different members of Congress. One of the activities that my Civics
students have really enjoyed in the past is the "How a Member Decides to Vote"
activity. In "How a Member Decides to Vote" students take on the role
of a Congressman or Congresswoman for a week. During the simulated
week, students receive phone calls from constituents, read newspaper
headlines, meet with constituents, meet with lobbyists, and attend
meetings with other Congressmen and Congresswomen. The "How a Member
Decides to Vote" activity makes students account for their personal
feelings as well as the influence of constituents and lobbyists.
60 Virtual Tours and Webcams
Click any placemark on the map to find a link to a virtual tour or webcam for that location.
offers free access to high quality documentary films from notable
producers like National Geographic and NOVA. Snag Learning categorizes
documentaries by grade level and content area. Additionally, Snag
Learning offers a series of guiding questions for each film.
Ten by Ten
is a unique program that links images with news stories. Every hour
the top 100 news stories from around the world are linked to images on a
ten by ten grid. The stories
are ranked according to current popularity and importance. Clicking on
an image in the grid will provide you with more information including
links to more articles about the story. (You must allow pop-ups for the
article links to work).