Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Annenberg Videos
Wow. Talk about great videos. Annenberg has used some of its considerable funds to come up with such videos titles as "The Spread of Religions," "Connections Across Lands" (which looks at the Silk Road), "Early Empires" (Mongols), "Colonial Indentities" and more. There are other world history related topics here which you can click on to get more videos. Once you get to the video page you will have to sign up for a free password. (picture from

Monday, October 27, 2008

Palestine/Israel & India/Pakistan
This site's pictures are a bit cheesy, but don't let that deter you, there is an amazing number of lesson plans such as the two above (which we in VA need to teach for our state exam). The site also has US history.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The History Channel Videos
One of the people we have to teach about in WHII (Renaissance to Present) is Miguel Hidalgo. If you click here, you will see a short video on him. There are many others and they keep changing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Deliberating in the Classroom
First off what is deliberation? This site explains the technique and gives you plenty of lessons that work in the classroom. Go here to see the site.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Teaching Resources for H.S. Teachers
and for that matter, parents and students as well. This page has a lot of links for world history teachers and you can even sign for a newsletter. One site it connects to is PBS, another has primary documents, another teaching ideas and on it goes.
AP World Teachers
The site is a great place for a new AP World Teacher to start. It has Power Points for the entire year, rubrics for the free responses, review sheets, chapter outlines broken down by: interactions; change & continuity; technology & demographics; social & gender; cultural & intellectual and state structure. In short it is a great tool if you are just starting out or a great supplement if you have been teaching for a while.