History Tools

Lessons & Videos

Khan Academy

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!

DIY Timelines

https://historyexplorer.si.edu/

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.

World History

Government

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.

Google Arts & Culture

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 Digital Public Library of America: digitized historical documents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.