An American President: Meet FDR

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt In this month’s Internet Challenge™, we are going to learn about the 32nd president of the United States: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Nicknamed FDR, he was born to a […]

Clinton Visits Myanmar

On November 18, 2011, President Obama announced Secretary of State Clinton will travel to Myanmar (also known as Burma) in early December. It is the first visit by an American Secretary of State in over fifty years. In announcing the trip, Obama cited recent “flickers of light” despite a long history of human rights violations, […]

Tall, Tall Tales: American Folklore

Lasso a cow with a snake! Drive a steel spike as fast as a steam drill! Come explore American folklore through tall tales. Students will explore the tall tales of American folklore through the World Wide Web as they read an online storybook, enjoy interactive quizzes and games, listen to a traditional ballad and create […]

One Hundred Years of War: Medieval Life and Warfare

Can you imagine fighting in the same war that your grandfather and father did and one that your own son may grow up to fight in as well? That is exactly what happened during the Middle Ages. Great Britain and France fought each other for generations. What began as a struggle over the succession of […]

The Suez Canal

In 1869 the “Highway to India” would connect Europe and Asia in a new way… Who first had the idea of building a canal through Egypt? The idea of the Suez Canal began with the Pharaohs! Students will gather clues to the rich history and current events surrounding the Suez Canal through a variety of […]

Teaching about Tragedies

Ten years ago on an ordinary Tuesday, terrorism struck the United States. Two planes full of passengers flew into the WorldTradeCenter in New York City and a third crashed in Pennsylvania. What were you doing on that day? Perhaps, like me, you were teaching. The tenth anniversary of the events of 9/11 brings up an […]

Remembering 9/11

This month, the nation comes together as we remember the events, the heroes, and the ones we lost on September 11, 2001. The morning of September 11, 2001 is a frozen frame of time that has been seared into the memories of the people of the United States of America and the world all over. […]

Exploration and Economics: Colonizing the United States

The colonization of the United State was an exciting and perilous adventure, even after colonists arrived in North America. Students join the adventure as they explore the hardships and rewards of economic life in the 13 colonies. With many different motivations and dreams, Europeans came to colonize North America. How would they form a new […]

Libya and Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi

Students will explore the reign of Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi of Libya and the conflict that has riveted worldwide attention. As students delve into the history leading up to the conflict, they will tap the rich resources of the World Wide Web for a multimedia experience as they compare and contrast current news articles, […]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

In the midst of the darkness that was Apartheid, one man set aside personal danger to become a voice of change and peace … Though not specifically listed in any national or state standards, all students should learn about one of modern history’s most ardent peace crusader who effected vast change both in his country […]

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