Lessons & Videos
Khan Academy is all the rage because they house a humungous database of wonderful & FREE teaching videos on a variety of subjects. Here are the links for the most common history topics. These videos are great for pre-teaching, teaching, re-teaching, and review: US History, World History, and even some AP classes!
1. Kahn Academy: Khan Academy is all the rage because they house a humungous database of wonderful teaching videos on a variety of subjects. Here are the links for different history topics. These videos are great for pre-teaching, teaching, re-teaching, and review.
2. Shmoop: a thorough student-friendly guide to US History.
Google News Archive: search old newspapers through Google. They have searchable newspapers that go back to the early 1800's.
Tour Ford theater + other history stuff
3. Library of Congress: the incredible digital collection including pictures, newspapers, sound recordings, films, and more.
7. Digital Public Library of America: digitized historical documents
4. Terra Clues: make your own Google Maps scavenger hunts - based on whatever you want. You can also find hunts created by others.
Channel One News: current news stories and video news with young broadcasters.
5. Tiki Toki: students or teachers can create gorgeous timelines with this tool.
6. History Engine: something I don't fully understand that sounds completely amazing. If I taught history, I'd look into this.
7. Smithsonian Quests: I don't know too much about this either, but it appears to be some sort of independent badge reward system for research. It could be cool.