Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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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.

Speeches: Use Your Document Detective Skills

Read three speeches, one at a time, about events of historical significance. Identify the region and era particular to each speech, and answer additional questions about the information it contains.

Speed Round Random Documents: Use Your Document Detective Skills

Test your detective skills when you read three random documents. You will have three minutes to read each document, answer two questions about the region, two questions about the time period and three questions about the document.

Story Weaver

Reflect on a medieval tapestry and write a story about what you think is going on. Read stories that other site visitors have written about the tapestry.

This Just In

Different forms of media can present different views of the same story. See how your point of view might change as you read an article, watch a news clip and read an online article about the same event.

Timeline: Global Politics Recap

Reveal key foreign policy decisions through U.S. history. Select “You Decide” to test your knowledge.

Timeline: History of Psychology

Learn about the historical foundations of contemporary psychology. Use the timeline to explore key events, publications, and perspectives that have shaped psychology from the late 19th century to the present.

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.

Unity and Diversity

Analyze teaching strategies used in four classroom examples. Describe how the teachers incorporated themes of unity and diversity into their lessons and compare your answers to the sample answers provided.

US History Map Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test how much you know about major U.S geographic features, Indian tribes, states and regions, European colonists and territorial expansion. View your correct and incorrect answers, and print out your assessment.

Using Artifacts

View an engraving and two photographs from U.S. history. As you view these resources, think about what you can identify and interpret through the images, and what kinds of questions you might generate if you were using these images to teach your students.

What is Your Affiliation?

Political parties have platforms that describe their principles and issue stances in areas such as taxes, education and immigration. Answer the questions to see which party (Democratic, Republican, Green and Libertarian) is your best fit.

Which famous cathedral collapsed?

After looking at four photos of cathedrals, try to choose which one fell and see if you can determine, from the pictures, why it might have collapsed.

Who Says We're Alike?

You are working for candidate Fletcher. Read his political profile, view the demographic profile of the city, and decide which random sample increment to use when you conduct your first telephone poll of Republican women.

Why did Copan Collapse?

What happened to bring about the collapse of Copán, once a thriving center of Maya civilization? Study evidence of its monuments, soil and plants, homes, farms and archaeological remains and use your Copan journal to record important clues.

World History Traveler

Learn about patterns and processes that make up world history. Follow thematic pathways to explore a particular topic, or use bridges to make connections across time and space.

You Decide: Japanese American Internment

Read over discussions on the Japanese American interment and decide if it was appropriate. Your opinion will be added to the tally of others who have visited the site.

You Decide: Jefferson or Hamilton?

Read statements by Jefferson and Hamilton on the role of government, the virtue of people, slavery, and the role of cities and decide who had the more enduring vision of America. Your opinion will be added to the tally of others who have visited the site.

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