A Few Websites for Teaching and Learning History through Technology

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/University of Houston Digital History textbook site for
U.S. History

http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/ Kennedy Center
Example:http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2386/ Gilded Age
Mansions

http://www.archives.govNational Archives
Example:http://archives.gov/southeast/education/resources-by-state/atlanta-campaign.htmlThe Atlanta Campaign of 1864: The Camera at War
Education Homepage: http://www.archives.gov/education/index.html
Southeast Regional Archives Homepage: http://archives.gov/southeast/
Teaching with Documents:http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/
Docs Teach:http://docsteach.org/ Create Your Own Unit

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ National Archives of the UK
Example:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/civilwar/g5/Why did Britain
Become a Republic?

http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/ For Teachers
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/civil-rights/ Jim
Crow Jubilee Document Set and Lesson Plan
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/tpsdirect/pdplanbuilder/
Professional Development Modules

http://www.si.edu/Smithsonian Institution
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/history_culture.html
History Lesson Plans and note other teacher related topics in top bar

http://edsitement.neh.gov/ National Endowment of the Humanities
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=538 1828 Election Lesson Plan

http://www.teachinghistory.org/ National History Education Clearinghouse
http://www.teachinghistory.org/teaching-materials/lesson-plan-reviews/22531 First
Census Lesson Plan
Other links include professional and historical links





http://gilderlehrman.org/Gilder Lehrman collection of documents and more on U.S. History
http://gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2010/teacher.php History Now online
magazine of lesson plans and more
http://gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2010/lp1.phpLesson Plans on the Erie Canal
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historians/podcasts/Podcasts by historians

http://www.teachersdomain.org/Teachers’ Domain of Digital Lesson Plans
Example: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/adlit08.soc.saland/

http://www.edutopia.org/ Edutopia site with a variety of links and articles
http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning Edutopia’s homepage for Project
Based Learning with examples

http://www.bie.org/Buck Institute for Education on Project Based Learning
Gives examples and markets planning tools
http://pbl-online.org/A site set up by Buck Institute to promote PBL
Sign up for the free PBL Co-Laboratory to create projects and collaborate
with others on projects as well as view existing collaborations

http://www.epals.com/A place to find partners around the world for collaborative online
projects

http://www.tenement.org/ Website of The Tenement Museum on NYC’s Lower East Side
http://www.tenement.org/education_lessonplans.htmlA menu of lesson plans,
primary sources, and online activities by grade level

http://www.tolerance.org/?source=redirect&url=teachingtolerance Online magazine
Teaching Tolerance from The Southern Poverty Law Center with articles, activities,
and lesson plans
Example: http://www.tolerance.org/activity/editorial-cartoons-historical-example-immigration-debatesA lesson plan on editorial cartoons and bias in immigration

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/index.shtml Online version of the journal Rethinking
Schools with articles and reviews; RS also supports the following Zinn Ed Project
http://www.zinnedproject.org/ A website inspired by Howard Zinn’s radical version
of U.S. History with lesson plans arranged chronologically or by topic, and
directions to other websites

http://www.besthistorysites.net/ An ongoing updated reference from Tom Daccord of
Best History Websites
There are other good collections and recommendations of History Websites which
you can locate through a Google Search


http://www.learner.org/resources/series208.htmlAmerica’s History in the Making from
Oregon Public Broadcasting with videos, text, and lesson plans for U.S. History
through Reconstruction
Example: http://www.learner.org/resources/series135.html?pop=yes&pid=1476#
Primary Sources Video Workshop for Teachers

http://www.feelthehistory.com/index.htmlFeel the History, a website developed and
developing out of a class on studying and producing historical constructions of
meaning in the style of Ken Burns.The website gives examples, rubrics, and more.
Example:http://www.feelthehistory.com/student-work/student-work.html for student
work and more

http://www.pptpalooza.net/ Power-Point presentations on topics of U.S. and World History,
including PPt’s by other teachers and students.I find them useful primarily to assign
to students to critique or for a quick review.

http://discoveryeducation.com/Video-Streaming from Discovery Channel shows

http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/SAS is an award winning technology resource for
education and has just recently opened its resources free to teachers.Register on
the homepage for a free subscription.

http://titanpad.com/A free and non-sign-up website for collaborative conversations for
classroom projects or questions

http://en.linoit.com/Another free way to work in class collaboratively

http://www.pageflakes.com/Pageflakes homepage to introduce students to websites
over the summer

Michael.McCann@LakeviewAcademy.com-- My e-mail address to share ideas, frustrations, finds and revelations.

And thanks for coming!-- Michael W. McCann