Saturday, March 28, 2009

This is a nice way to review for tests and fun. It breaks down world history into a number of periods and then asks students a question and gives about ten possible answers. It also has a clock feature which makes it even more fun.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Power Point Movies for Major Battles
This site has some great Power Points which show the ebb and flow of various war theaters of operation and includes sound effects. We are working on World War II right now, so here is one for the Pacific and European theaters of operation. There are other slide sets for the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Mexican-American Revolution.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Roman Empire Idea In 3D Technology
If you are into educational technology, the best site I have found is Free Tech 4 Teachers. The creator puts up 3-5 additions a day so you will never be at a loss for items. One item put up was a link to the winner of Google Lesson Plans. Below is a video assignment of one and here is the link for the pdf for your students as well as two others on the same subject.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Great WWI Idea for US on the Homefront
Go here and have the get a set of colored posters from WWI such as the well known one above. The link also gives you a lesson plan and questions to ask your students. It works for both US and world history.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tournament Time for World History
While we are in the midst of March Madness, here is a way to review and have your kids have fun in class. Go here for a bracket sheet and an explanation. It is a pretty good idea as you have to pit world history leaders from different time periods and decide who and why they are more influential.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Trivia Quiz of the Industrial Revolution

We are on the Industrial Revolution right now and I have found that sometimes it helps to add some non assessed learning. This site has trivia quizzes that can be used for fun but also covers information that students don't see in textbooks.

The site is called Fun Trivia. There are definitely more uses than just for Industrial Revolution.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dan McDowell's Sites
Dan McDowell has been one of the leaders in the online community. Here is his wiki page for his world history classes and here is his class wiki which includes Power Points for every topic.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Great Movie on India
Here is a movie on ancient India. It is housed on TeacherTube, so you can show it in school (ie not blocked).

Friday, March 6, 2009

Battles BC on the History Channel

This is over some ancient history, but what a way to get students to perk their ears up. History Channel has created a series detailing ancient battles. What is great about it is that there is some acting/drama that students will enjoy and it goes through the logistics of the battle as well.

Battles BC
Beautiful Panoramic View of Versailles
Most people should be at or around WWI. Well here is a great panoramic view of Palace of Versailles. When you get to the page click on "panoramique" and you will see it in the middle.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How Stuff Works

Hi everyone! I am a new poster here. A little about myself, I am a teacher in Nebraska, but moving to South Dakota. I love using technology in my classroom when it benefits students. I hope you all can take the ideas I post to some good use in your classroom!

How Stuff Works

This site has a lot of great uses for history. The page linked has a video explanation of how the steam engine actually worked during the Industrial Revolution. For students that need to not just hear that a machine was used in history, seeing how it worked could make the difference in determining relevance.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

More Glencoe
This is a different edition than the one I highlighted a few days ago. This, though, has quizzes your students can take, chapter summaries, games, a teacher forum, textbook updates, current events and more.