All Blog Posts Tagged 'history' (15)

The History of Careers in America: Infographic

The History of Careers in America

From shifts in the economy to advances in technology, the career choices of Americans have changed dramatically since the 1900s. Since the days when “farmer” was a popular occupation, to the present when 50 percent of the top 20 fastest growing jobs are in healthcare, career choices have certainly shifted over…


Added by Crystal T on July 20, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Battlegrounds: America's War in Education and Finance: A View From The Front Lines Reviews

Visit to learn more about Battlegrounds: America’s War in Education and Finance: A View from the Front Lines.

Posted by Allizabeth Collins

Review # 90: BATTLEGROUNDS America's War in Education and Finance: A View from the Front Lines by Todney Harris



Added by Todney Harris on January 12, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

American Civil War Augmented Reality Project

It's very appropriate. On the 147th anniversary of the Battle of

Gettysburg the American Civil War Augmented Reality Project

begins a campaign on Kickstarter

to make the use of augmented reality a "reality" for students studying

the American Civil… Continue

Added by Art Titzel on July 3, 2010 at 7:22pm — 3 Comments

Haptic History - Humanistic Fabrication

Friday afternoon mindblow - exciting and visceral ideas about experiencing/interacting with/interpreting history:

Turkel, William J. Digital History Hacks: Methodology for the Infinite Archive (2005-08). [Weblog.]

Added by Zack Dowell on May 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Coping with the Economy

Remix America has launched our newest initiative: "Coping with the Economy" With this initiative, we hope to provide a forum for young Americans to share their story of the economic crisis and enter a productive dialogue with their parents and grandparents.

Everybody has a story. Check out this incredible video made by high-school students in Pomona, CA:

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Visit… Continue

Added by Erika Johansson on April 8, 2009 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Creating Historical Timelines with Glogster (Part I)

Right now my students are working through a chunk of Canadian History, examining a series of events that lead up to Confederation. In order to have them understand this flow of events, and how they lead from one to another to the final creation of our country, I have asked students to create a timeline. Last year, on a similar chunk of history, I had students use xTimeline, but in the end I wasn't that pleased with the products the students… Continue

Added by Neil Stephenson on March 9, 2009 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Women's History Month

Greetings to all of you out there in Classroom 2.0!

Just wanted to let you know that Women's History Month has officially started!

Check out Remix America's new Women's History Channel, where we feature some of the bravest and most groundbreaking women in American History


Possible classroom ideas: Ask your students… Continue

Added by Erika Johansson on March 2, 2009 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Join the Discussion!

I have three blogs teachers/students can join for discussion. They are:

Grade 12: Law/Current Events.

Grade 11: 20th Century History.

Grade seven: Various:

Join the discussions by commenting on the issues posted. A great way to have your students discuss issues in a global forum. We'd love to hear from you!


Added by Dave on February 27, 2009 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Check out Remix America's latest blog post HERE.

Morgan Freeman is pretty adamant about his feelings on Black History Month... how do your students feel about it? Have a class discussion about hte importance (or unimportance!) of Black History Month. Assign your students to Talk Back to the video -- or… Continue

Added by Erika Johansson on February 13, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

Black History Month Lesson Plans

In honor Black History Month, the Knowledge Essentials team has created a series of free lesson plans on Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, School Desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement.

You can find these lesson plans and activity sheets, along with our entire repository of open educational resources, over on our Knowledge Essentials page on LearnHub!

Added by Amy James on February 9, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Online Resources for Black History Month

obama_signing.jpg With the first African American President successfully and firmly seated in the White House, it seems the entire Internet is celebrating not only his success, but Black History Month itself. Some of the resources we're recommending this month have been around a number of years, but many of them have recently landed themselves on the web, championing the successes of African Americans throughout…


Added by Greg from on February 2, 2009 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Moving The History Channel Into the Future for Teaching; By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow

Many people spend hours watching and learning on Television. What a great teaching tool it can be. Maybe in the future we can use this platform with the technology upgrades along the way to help propel our teaching endeavors.

Currentely, there is the Discovery Channel, Science Channel, History Channel, Wings, Animal Channel and a host of others and they are indeed very interesting to watch.… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on January 1, 2009 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Being There –Panoramic Virtual Field Trips

By Alix Pehette

Cross-posted from The Impetuous Geek

Live, real-time field trips involve all the senses. We walk, stand and turn around to view our surroundings. We move closer to inspect an object or look to see a distant view. The experience is immersive and that’s what makes it memorable.

The opportunities for field trips are often limited by funding, transportation issues and administrative… Continue

Added by Alix E. Peshette on August 21, 2008 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

VoiceThread sample

Please join in and add your memories and thoughts about events in our recent… Continue

Added by Karen Fasimpaur on May 26, 2008 at 9:43am — No Comments

So much information...

I have always been pretty on top of the most recent technology. I remember Mr. Hodges telling us all about this new thing, "The World Wide Web." We got to go online and get information about our favorite animals before we wrote our reports in seventh grade. I actually turned mine into a hypercard presentation. This was in 1993. This was huge.

I met my husband in high school and he was the senior that worked with the underclassman to e-mail eachother. We sat at my aunt's house and he… Continue

Added by Kathleen on March 29, 2008 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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