PROJECTS

"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.

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sixthGrade

 

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.

SeventhGrade

 

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.

EighthGrade

 

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.

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DISCOVERY ATLAS INTERACTIVE MAP

Select a location and experience the culture, government, history and natural of countries around the world.   

 

A MOMENT IN TIME

 

Take a journey around the world today to see "a moment in time"...

 

HISTORY PRIMARY SOURCE READER

 

Excerpts from many of the primary sources highlighted in the Common Core Curriculum.

 

 

FOOD TIMELINE

Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts.

 

INTERNET ANCIENT HISTORY SOURCEBOOK

 

The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook has expanded greatly since its creation, and now contains hundred of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net.  

 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

 

WORLD ATLAS

 

Comprehensive facts about regions around the world.

 

WORLDOLOGY

The changing face of Europe over the centuries...

 

BEST HISTORY SITES

 

Comprehensive resources and lesson plans for teaching history.

 

DIGITAL HISTORY

 

Using new technologies to enhance teaching and research.

 

LOC TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

 

Use digital historical sources to explore different topics online with fun interactive teacher-created activities. Choose from various activities to get started.

 

SMITHSONIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Online Resources from A to Z

 

 

 

KIDS DISCOVER APPS

 

Print 28 pages of free lesson plans and activities based on the apps on the CMS LMC iPads.

EXPLORING ANCIENT WORLD CULTURES

 

Why Study Ancient World Cultures? An Essay by Bill Hemminger

WHY STUDY CLASSICS?

 

Why Study Classics?  Advantages of Classical Studies

WHY LEARN HISTORY?

ONLINE TEXTBOOKS

 

Covering Ancient History

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES EXPERIENCE DIGITAL VAULTS

 

Use the assets in these collections to create your own poster or movie.

TODAY IN HISTORY

 

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

iCIVICS

 

Free lesson plans and games for learning Civics.

WHY DO CIVILIZATIONS FAIL?

Why do great civilizations fall? The history of humankind has been marked by patterns of growth and decline. Some declines have been gradual, occurring over centuries. Others have been rapid, occurring over the course of a few years. War, drought, natural disaster, disease, overpopulation, economic disruption: any of these or a combination of these events can bring about the collapse of a civilization.

 

COMMON CORE LITERACY IN SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY LESSONS

 

Achieve the CORE by using these lessons to incorporate literacy into your teaching.

PBS NEWS HOUR FOR STUDENTS

 

Current Events explored in-depth with lesson plans.