History Articles Blog Posts

  • on Jul 12, 2010
    Great Interactive Map ReviewThis site asks you a world history question and then the student has to answer it by finding the place on the map. Incredible! It also is timed so the student has to really know their stuff.
  • on Jul 3, 2010
    Tiny Url For E-Mail To TextIf you ever have a long url and want to shorten it (say for a text), you can go here and it will be done for you. So what would you use this for? Well most of my students do not like e-mail. If you go here I have links f...
  • on Jun 23, 2010
    Great Tech ResourcesThe booklet above is a short list (Google, Wikispaces, Skype, Titan Pad, Wordle, Blogger and more) and descriptions of items you can find on the Internet. I found it here. You can see a much longer list on my Twitter feed of "ken...
  • on Jun 23, 2010
    Chinese Dynasty SongWith the Chinese dynasty names often hard to remember for our students, one of the sure fire methods is to teach them the song above.
  • on Jun 15, 2010
    School's Out For Summer - But Not Here!Believe it or not, my students are STILL in school until June 24th, but since I teach summer school, I plan on continuing to post blog entries all summer.
  • on Jun 14, 2010
    Anne Frank House OnlineHere is a site where you can take a virtual tour of Anne Frank's House. You can also see some short movies about what life was like for Anne Frank as well as find out about the people who were living with and near her. As wit...
  • on Jun 11, 2010
    US Navy Footage, 1915If you want to talk about Roosevelt in 1907, you could use this footage, taken a few years later in 1915, to highlight the strength of the navy. This footage is clear and extremely interesting and is nicely broken up into segmen...
  • on Jun 11, 2010
    Finding People on TwitterI just got back from my grading for the AP exam where I spent some time trying to explain why I like Twitter so much. If you have never used it and want to find hundreds of resources, then watch the video above which explain...
  • on Jun 8, 2010
    This past semester I used Edmodo in my AP class, and I thought it would be a great time to post about it on this blog since we are winding down/finshed with the semester and we now have time to explore ways to enhance our curriculum. Here is essentia...
  • on Jun 5, 2010
    More Ancient HistoryI just received an e-mail which told me about this page which looks at ancient history across the world. In fact I am going to be teaching a world history to the Renaissance next year and this site will give me lots of good histor...
  • on Jun 2, 2010
    Ancient EgyptHere is a site that tells you all about ancient Egypt (yes I know you aren't going to teach this until the fall). It has lots of pictures, geography, mumification, pyramids and much more.
  • on May 31, 2010
    Intro Video to AP World HistoryI found this video from a newer blogger out there who can be found AP World Guru on Twitter.
  • on May 31, 2010
    AP Summer AssignmentsThis is a summary of some of the summer assignments I found online. Most are in pdf format, so if you like it, download, go to pdftoword.com, upload it and in about two hours, you will have it in doc format and then can make it...
  • on May 25, 2010
    Why Geography MattersThis is a nice video put together by the Google Earth crew that shows the many things you can do with Google Earth in the classroom. I found it on FreeTech4Teachers. Go here to learn about how to use Google Earth.
  • on May 12, 2010
    Arial Radar Mapping of Mayan CitiesThis is a very interesting article which details how two scientists mapped by aerial radar in two days what took other scientists two decades to do. The two used lasers to find the outlines of Mayan civilization.
  • on May 11, 2010
    Statistics on the WorldThis site has an a large number of statistics that you can show your students such as unemployment rate, agricultural land, children in school, epidemics rates and and a total of 430 different categories. You can also download...
  • Video Chat with Author Pat HughesToday my 8th grade American history classes in Liberty, Missouri participated in a live video chat with Pat Hughes, author of Guerrilla Season. Guerrilla Season is a book with a focus on Clay County (the county in which we live) in the years just bef...
  • Podcast #210 - Update on 365 Photo Project
    on May 5, 2010 in Flickr podcast photos 365
    Hello. Today's podcast is an update on my 365 Photo Project for 2010. I am taking a picture each day this year and posting it on Flickr. You can check out my photos so far this year below on the slideshow. Click to subscribe to the Speaking of His...
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  • on May 4, 2010
    Computers for All StudentsCertainly the aim of this blog is to get to have students using computers much more often in the classroom. If you think about it, the interconnectivity that computer bring, the ability to create and the chance to meet stud...
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