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Analyzing Artifacts

Analyze historical artifacts by applying the same methods historians use to evaluate everyday items - from dishes, to clothing, to weapons - and consider what that data can tell you about the past.

Balancing Sources

Review primary sources that examine historical events. Choose several sources that represent different perspectives of the era and create a narrative that represents a balanced view.

Civil Rights: Demanding Equality

Decide whether to agree/disagree with the change of policy that requires admission officials to meet enrollment quotas based on race. Then explore other methods to promote racial diversity at schools and universities.

Columbia River Basin

Manipulate GIS map data of the Columbia River basin. Explore the basin and the effects of dams on the salmon population.

Curating an Exhibit

Curate a museum exhibit centered on the theme of "Conflicts in American History." Select artifacts, letters, paintings and other items, and then write descriptions of the items that tie them to the larger theme. View and print final compiled exhibit.

Dagestan Timeline

A timeline using historical maps shows the confluence of Islam and Russian rule in the area known as Dagestan. Follow the development of Islamic political entities in the area of present-day Dagestan.

European Colonies Challenge

See how much you know about the European powers and the colonies they established in North America. Then boost your score in the lightning round as you locate the original 13 states.

European Union Timeline

Since the end of World War II, many European countries have been working to foster increasing unity. This interactive timeline traces the development and future of the European Union.

Evaluating Evidence

Evaluate primary sources to determine their support of a given thesis. Using the Civil War as an example, rank the relevancy of sources in relation to four common beliefs as to the cause of the war.

Expansion Concentration

The name of an event, person or land acquisition will appear when you click on a square. Click on another square to match the event or person with the correct land acquisition in this two-minute game.

Find the Feature

Examine a map of the United States and correctly identify major geographic features such as mountains, rivers and oceans. There are 20 questions and you have 30 seconds to answer each one.

Identify the Tribe

Read the names of three Indian tribes and pick out the tribe that was not considered part of the same area as the others. You have 15 seconds to answer each question.

Israel Development Timeline

This timeline shows the development of Israel throughout the 20th century to the present. Follow Israel from the British control of the region in 1917, to its founding in 1948, to events immediately following September 11.

Locate the State

How many states can you identify?. There are 20 questions and you have 30 seconds to answer each one.

Placing Artifacts in Time

This interactive focuses on the concept of Chronological Thinking. Using the example of Pocahontas, explore how historical representations change over time, and often reflect the period in which the representation was created.

Reading Maps

Learn the visual language of maps (perspective, symbols and data) and see how mapping techniques have changed over time. Practice looking at maps as historical artifacts.

South Africa Timeline

This timeline provides insight into the long history of struggle of the black population of South Africa. Follow the centuries of European wars and colonial rule and the policies that led to apartheid.

Timeline: Pre-Columbian America to 2005

This timeline gives a contextual view of major events from from Pre-Columbian America to 2005. Each period covers a unit in the America's History in the Making course.

Tungurahua Timeline

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador has gone through a series of active and dormant periods. Follow the volcano's activity from 1773 to 2000, including a scene of an explosive eruption in 1999.

United States History Map

Become a geography whiz as you learn how the United States was settled. Discover how the continent was irrevocably changed by European colonization, the events that caused the wholesale displacement and decimation of the land's original inhabitants, and how the 50 states came to be formed.

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