We are studying the Cold War in AP World. Students completed a stations activity to introduce them to all the Cold War events. But I wanted them to explore the events a little deeper so I made an assignment asking them to create a story of the events using Storify.
My colleague, Jeff Feinstein, recently posted a great story about how to use Storify. The program allows you you to use social media to import tweets, website links, videos, and other resources into slides. If you were do a story about the the development of NATO, you could import a map showing the member countries, provide a link to a video clip about its development, and write a short summary.
Here's the assignment and directions that I created.