If you’re an intermediate or middle school history-social studies teacher looking for online resource to engage students, checkout these sites:
For a glimpse into ancient times:
- Winged Sandals – From ABC Arts Online, this site invites students to “Take the tour with Hermes the messenger god, through a magical place filled with awesome gods, daring heroes and fabulous monsters”
For a glimpse into the Middle Ages:
- Historic Tales Construction Kit – This wonderful digital storytelling tool prompts students to select among menus of folk (brave and ordinary), buildings, and beasts; add their own text in the colors of their choice; adjust the scale of the items they select; and create an authentic looking Medieval comic strip.
- Bayeux Tapestry – Starting with Haley’s Comet and ending with the Battle of Hastings, this animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry is a stunning stroll through history!
For an introduction to civic education:
- Our Courts – On to US History…Kudos to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor for her efforts to do something about her concern that “students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation and that civics teachers need better materials and support.”
Know of more great history resources? Please post a comment!
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