Help students relate to history with the Age Gauge

December 22, 2010

This is a slightly odd site, to be sure, but the Age Gauge is also an interesting way to place yourself in the span of historic events. The premise is that you enter the day you were born, and the site calculates how old you were at certain moments in time.

Follow Civil War “news” on the Disunion blog

November 19, 2010

Disunion reports on the Civil War as if in real time, so the post for today would reflect the events of INSERT DATE PUBLISHED, 1860. With a staff of writers that includes professional historians, university professors, and an ex-presidential speechwriter, the stories are top quality.

Mathematics visualized at Khan Academy

November 8, 2010

Khan Academy, and its accompanying YouTube channel, contains more than 1,800 short videos on topics mathematical, biological, chemical, and even historical.

Adflip shows what ads say about us

October 11, 2010

There’s a saying that if you want to understand the times, read the advertisements. Adflip is a site with an abundant number of advertisements from various decades, ranging from back to the 1940s all the way up to the present.

PBS brings the Supreme Court to your classroom

October 7, 2010

PBS has a set of interactives covering everything from the Court’s history to its role in everyday life. With this collection at your disposal, you can teach about almost any aspect of the Court.