"Some “projects” border on busywork. Others involve meaningful inquiry that engages students’ minds..."
The Big History Project is a free, online course that tells the story of our Universe and humanity.Developing a framework to help people learn about anything and everything, Big History Project is inherently interdisciplinary – combining the best of social studies, humanities, and science.
Takes about 6-8 hours to complete the core material and quizzes.
The content mixes great editorial with videos, infographics, and imagery.
Features leading academics and experts in a range of fields.
Optional quizzes test your knowledge along the way.
Instructional Resources Thinkport Tool:
This interactive tool allows users to construct a timeline and add events, descriptions and images to bring their timelines to life.
Welcome to GeoStories, a publishing platform for organizations, journalists, and marketers to embed place-based multimedia stories in their websites and apps. The format combines maps, multimedia, and narrative to take viewers on tours of places and topics. GeoStories are like map-enabled slideshows that incorporate dynamic maps, pictures, video and sound, with captions and links.
You author GeoStories through a simple content management system, and embed them in your websites. GeoStories are a new storytelling medium to engage your audiences in the places and topics you care about and promote your places and content.
Take a look if you dare...1001 Inventions and The Library of Secrets
Sir Ben Kingsley plays the role of The Librarian...
Research your own period of time and determine what inventions came from the different ages of discovery and exploration.
Primary sources such as letters, diaries, photographs, maps and artifacts provide students with authentic materials from the past. By looking closely for details, students can draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which they were created. Further research, using secondary sources, will either confirm or challenge their ideas. This module provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of authentic materials from the past. The students will be provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the websites listed in the reference section. Students are invited to share their own "treasure chests" by sending them in for posting in the Student Gallery.
Christmas in Different Countries/mocomi kids...
Find out how Christmas is celebrated in Bethlehem, Japan, Russia, India, China!
Oldest Cities in the World/mocomi kids...
Find out about the Terracota Army in Xian, China and the other oldest cities of the world, like Jerusalem, Athens and Rome in this video.