60+ Amazing old photos that will change how you see the world
Chec out these old photos from the past that will take you on many different journies and surely bring back some memories of your own
Music and The Underground Railroad | Education Closet
How did music play a part in the Underground Railroad? In today's Music and the Underground Railroad lesson, we'll show you how.
Navigating Digital Texts With Skitch
This month, as I continue my journey toward a more paperless classroom, I've been exploring a collection of new apps for interacting with digital text. As many of you know, Notability has been my app of choice lately (check out my latest post), but I was looking for an app to implement with an entire class of third graders for text annotating, using our building set of iPads. Notability will most likely be our next tool, but I wanted to start off simple with a 'stepping stone' app, to teach…
Hiroshima's shadow: 70 years of the atomic bomb
The attacks, which killed more than 100,000 instantly, ushered in two competing races — one to amass stockpiles of nuclear warheads, the other to prevent their proliferation
Causes of Civil War Activities & Analysis | US Civil War
These US Civil War lesson plans include activities to engage students in learning about history! Teach the causes of the Civil War, key battles, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, & more!
This map shows how the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures
From the utopian "Yankeedom" to the conservative "Greater Appalachia," looking at these cultures sheds a light on America's political divides.
Historical Movies for Middle School and High School Under R
Hollywood has pushed out some impressive historical dramas. Here are some great quality historical movies for junior high and high school, under R.
US History Timeline Races: Sequencing Activity Great for STAAR Review!
Are you looking for a way to review key events, documents, people from your year of early US History? This is a favorite of my 8th graders! I love it because I can review a huge amount of history in one class period!There are 7 "mini-timelines" in this product (8 events each) that students (in sma...
Helen Herron Taft met her husband William Taft at a bobsledding party when she was 18 and he was 22 in OH. As First Lady, she was the first wife of a president to ride alongside her husband down Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day.
Wreckage of the Last U.S. Slave Ship Is Finally Identified in Alabama
It was torched and then sunk to the bottom of a river, but historians say they have now identified the remains of the last ship to carry slaves to the U.S.