Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Library of Congress
These resources will help learners of all ages begin an engaging, in-depth exploration of many of the Library’s most unique artifacts. They also provide educators with easy tools to integrate these artifacts, and the Library’s expertise, into their teaching.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Extra Resources for "The Americans"
First off anyone can get these resources, whether or not you use the book above for US history or not. Right now, we are discussing colonial America and the online ancillaries have a number of primary resources such as Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and "The Life of Olaudah Equian0" and more. There are also quiz questions, puzzles and lots of links to things like the Proclamation of 1763. Not that these things are available on the net anyway, but here, at least, they are all collected in one easy to find place. Go here to find them.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Slavery/Indentured Servant Lesson Idea
Need an idea about how to present your early US lesson on indentured servants and introduction of slavery to the US, go here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Civil War in Four Minutes
This video shows the battles, ongoing casualties, which side controlled which side and more.
Digital Primary Source Documents
Has an amazing number of digital products such as slide shows, powerpoints, pictures, etc. You can also create your own portfolio that includes things such as links, teaching plans and more. Click here.
Hippo Campus
This is essentially a free online course. It has flash movies for the content as well as books and would be a great way to catch up students who join a course late. It has AP US, US and government. Click here or on the picture.
The Authentic History Center
This is comprised of artifacts and sounds from American popular culture. A large audio archive of speeches and news broadcasts are presented for students to experience a level of historical authenticity distinct from written sources. Click here or on the picture
All of Dr. Suess' Political Cartoons
This is broken up by year and has all of Suess' political cartoons. Click here.

Power Point Palooza
Over 200 US History Powerpoints with pictures, songs, etc. all embedded in each. It is broken up into different era. Click here.

Primary Sources
Click here or on the picture above to find a treasure trove of primary documents.
The US (and the World) Over Time
Pick a place in the US and you can see what was going on at any time in history. Click here or on the picture above to get to the site.
Create and Use Other People's Timelines
Click here or on the picture to go to a timeline sharing site. You can steal other people's timelines or make up your own. It will also give you links to youtube.com sites.
Lesson Plans, webquests, pictures and more.
Click here or on the picture to get to this amazing site.

US History Site
This site has a lot of useful updates about US history for the classroom and can be reached by clicking on the adjacent picture.