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A Digital Toolkit for History
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Teachinghistory.org can help you find free, quality history content, teaching materials, digital tools, and best practices for U.S. history education. Check out the resources below and watch our Digital Classroom video to learn more.
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VoiceThread in a 1st-Grade Classroom
Think that your students are too young to use digital tools? Watch as first-graders in Jennifer Orr’s class record stories about Ben Franklin and George Washington using VoiceThread, a tool recommended by the American Association of School Librarians. Watch here.
Do I Have a Right?
Developed by iCivics, this online game is designed to teach students about constitutional rights. To play, students join a law firm specializing in constitutional law and gain points for taking on clients and winning cases. Pre- and post-game activities build on the experience. Learn more.
Ask a Digital Historian: Beyond Google Searching
Looking for good websites filled with reliable images for teaching U. S. history? Do you wonder about copyright restrictions once you find those images? Read these suggestions for locating quality, copyright-free images in Ask a Digital Historian. Learn how.
Tech for Teachers
Dr. Seuss Went to War: A Catalogue of Political Cartoons
Did you know that Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), the author of the childhood classic Green Eggs and Ham, also created political cartoons? Explore this UC San Diego collection of more than 400 Seuss cartoons, drawn for the magazine PM between 1941 and 1943. The cartoons address a range of issues related to World War II. Learn more.
Teaching with Historical Film Clips
Interested in using documentaries or footage of historic events in your classroom? Divided into elementary, middle, and high school examples, this guide helps teach students to analyze historical footage and documentaries. The guide also features a list of open-access film archives with historical footage. Learn more.
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