Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Scramble for Africa
Here is a fun way to study European imperialism in Africa in the 1800s. It is in a game format and includes the game, cards, etc. and it is free.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Amazing Site of Links
This site will take me a while to get though as it is a very rich source of links, video, etc. broken into a variety of topics. For our purposes, it includes categories for world and US history as well as US government.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

World Religions Movie
This is a BBC production that begins with why people turn to religion, the looks at religion in pre-history and finally moves onto the major religions. The best part about this site is that the movies are broken up into segments so you only show what is appropriate to your religion course.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Last 1000 Years
Here is a great summary, by topic, of the last 1000 years put together by The Economist.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

When I first started teaching, I quickly realized that my teacher preparation classes had never prepared me for grading essays and research papers. Too bad I didn't know about this site as it has annotated rubrics for change over time, compare and contrast and DBQ free response (essays) questions. I also have two basic ones on my department's webpage found here. Finally here is a generic DBQ rubric.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

12 Essentials for Technology Integration

Here is a great booklet put together to help you set up an online class for your students. While I am in a county that pays for, remember you can have your students put everthing up for free - your assignments and the work for the kids. If you want to know how, check on this Free Technology for Teachers site. This site tells you how to set up Google folders, have cool slide shows, podcasts, create student webpages, get clips of films, get videos on Teacher Tube and more. About the only site I'd add is which allows teachers to set up folders for classes.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Essay Topics
Here are a bunch of essay questions. They are designed for AP World. The site they came from is here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Great Map
Above and here is a great map that since it is an 8x11 can easily be given to your students. It shows all the major empires and when they occurred. It is from the Michigan Geographic Alliance.