Browsing Posts tagged history

At Today’s document, illustrator Jon White draws cartoons inspired by our country’s various historical happenings.

Vintage Technology is a site that seeks to showcase the evolution of devices in our lives through the archiving of old advertisements from the 1950s.

A project known as “One Day on Earth” seeks to document the ways in which people live and work and play on the day our calendar points to the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year in the millennium. Almost 450,000 students at more than 500 locations around the globe have signed up to participate

What plot could be more alluring than a murder mystery? Whether you’re teaching about the Roman Empire or just want to give your students an exercise in logic, the BBC game Death in Rome will bring CSI-style detective drama into your classroom.

HistoryPin invites users to upload images from the modern day in conjunction with images of the same places from yesteryear, allowing the viewer to see the changes of a locale located on an interactive map. Along with the images, users are encouraged to write a “story” behind the picture.

The Library of Congress Virtual Tour iPhone app is free at the iTunes store and features galleries of exhibits along themes such as the Bible, Creating the United States, and Exploring the Early Americas.

The American Civil War Augmented Reality Project uses tablet computers or smart phones to snap pictures of a battlefield site, then superimposes Civil War-era photos of the same areas along with information about the site, showing the battlefield as it looked during the war.

At Interactives at, you will find interactive activities in the content areas of Math, Science, Language Arts, History, and the Arts. Within each activity there is a combination of text, animations, pictures, and interactive material.

AnswerGarden is sort of like a virtual garden, in which you plant a question or query and wait patiently for folks to provide the answers or responses. The “garden” of responses then grows right before your eyes.

Everyone knows nuclear weapons are deadly. Ground Zero makes the destruction hit home, semi-literally.