Tech Tool of the Month: Mission US Part 1

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Mission US is a collection of free interactive games to engage students in learning US History. This tool was created for upper elementary and middle school students to learn about transitional times in US history. The missions immerse students in historical settings and empower students to make choices about how everyday people lived in the … read more »


Learning History Through the Stories of Powerful Women

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“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” Madam C. J. Walker Have you heard of Madam C. J. Walker? She is famous for being one of the first African-American female millionaires. With … read more »


Bringing the Gettysburg Address to Life With Video

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November 19 marks the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address given by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. This extraordinary speech is taught in classrooms around the country as an example of a powerful speech that shares the principles of democracy and freedom during a difficult time in American history.   Although relatively short (about 2 ½ minutes), this … read more »


Make History Come Alive in Your Classroom with Oral Histories!

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The National Day of Listening is unofficially celebrated on November 24th. It was started in 2008 by StoryCorps whose mission is “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.”  The National Day of Listening was created to encourage people to interview a loved one, friend, … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Gettysburg by the Numbers

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Growing up (and later teaching) in Central Pennsylvania has given me the opportunity to visit many famous landmarks and cities. Day trips (and field trips) were available to Philadelphia, D.C., Gettysburg, Baltimore, and other locations. Nowadays, with budget concerns, higher curricular demands, and possible location limitations, virtual field trips may be more realistic than visiting … read more »