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  • British Movietone - British Movietone is arguably the world's greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 to 1986. Discover many of the world’s enduring images and rich coverage of news events, celebrities, sports, music, social history, science, lifestyle and quirky, on this You Tube site.
  • The Library of Congress - Visit this library's digital archives for access to print, pictorial, audio-visual collections, and more
  • Trading Card Maker - Make trading cards of your favorite historical characters
  • John F. Kennedy Assassination - It's important to remember our history and to share it with others. Let's take a minute to remember how the nation was changed forever on November 22, 1963.
  • The Vikings - Explore a Viking village in Sweden, read the latest theories about who the Vikings were and what their life was like, and find out how they built their ships that allowed them to travel far and wide. There are also interactive opportunities to follow the Vikings on a clickable map, learn to write your name in runes, and find out how scientists use tree-ring chronology. Included are links to related sites and a list of books that have even more information.
  • Smithsomian Institution - Take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian
  • Ancient Web - Informative articles, images, videos and forum discussions
  • Crash Course in World History - Collection of You Tube history videos by author John Green
  • David Rumsey Map Collection - One of the world's most comprehensive collections of rare and historic maps. There are more than 150,000 maps in the collection, some dating as early as 1700.
  • What Happened in My Birth Year? - Just enter your birth year and see what was happening in history!
  • British Pathe - Watching old newsreels is like stepping into a time machine. Check out this website with footage from some of the most remarkable moments in history.
  • The History Engine - The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of a historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paints a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history and that is available to scholars, teachers, and the general public in our online database.
  • American Rhetoric -Listen to the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century.
  • Khan Academy - Watch hundreds of free video tutorials on History, Economics, and Finance.
  • My American Farm - A one-stop site for all sorts of information on farming. There are games and fun family activities that will show you what it's like to be a farmer. It includes educator resources for teachers as well.
  • The Traveler's IQ Challenge - Show your knowlege of the world by answering questions and identifying world and US landmarks.
  • This Day in History - Create a time capsule for any day in history, even your birthday!
  • Student Interactives - for grades 3-6 from the Utah Education Network
  • Debate Online - A FREE community for people who like to debate and read the opinions of others
  • National Museum of Scotland - See historical treasures of Scotland.
  • The Vault - Search through FBI records at the FBI Vault. It has hundreds of scanned case files from the last century. You can read investigation files on famous gangsters, fugitives and spies and learn about the FBI's activities in World War II and Cold War. 
  • My Fake Wall - This fake facebook-type wall generator allows you to create a profile of a historical  or literary character. (Requires email registration)
  • If It Were My Home -  If you were not born in the country you were, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person? Use the country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another.
  • Museum Box - Provides tools to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.
  • Facing History and Ourselves - Examine how history has been shaped by the action -- or inaction -- of individuals and groups as a way of understanding their individual and collective responsibilities to their families, their schools, their communities, and to the larger world.
  • Kids Bank - Everything you will ever want to know about US currency
  • Smithsonian Institution -Check out the Smithsonian online and visit all of the virtual exihibits on the National Museum of American History.
  • The World Fact Book - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
  • Kids.gov - Government web protal for kids.
  • CNN Student News- Geared for secondary students, this site posts the latest news and also supplements articles with maps, transcripts, videos, classroom acativities, quizzes, one-sheet backbrounders on news topics, and links to related articles. The Classroom Edition section offers a guide to selected CNN television programs, listing grade levels, subject areas covered, learning objectives, and curriculum standards.
  • Traveler IQ Challenge -Online game that teaches and reinforces geography skills. Students race the clock as they try to pinpoint various locations on a map.
  • This Day in History - Create a time capsule for any day in history like your birthday or an anniversary.
  • CARE's Virtual Field Trips - Take a virtual field trip to one of many central American countries or Kosovo from this site
  • Project Explorer - Take a virtual field trip with a tour guide who uses blogs and videos to show you the world! Each video tells you aboaut the local food, music, culture, and language.
  • History Now - An online history journal that includes lesson plans, interactive history, and links to historian's podcasts.
  • History.com - From A&E's History channel
  • Cultural Heritage Tours - Free online tours from the Smithsonian. The site offers interactive features that allow users to examine, research,and react to the objects they encounter.
  • Worksheet Works - Create your own digital graphic organizers. Choose from Clock Diagram, Fishbone Diagram, T-Chart, KWHL, Y-Chart, Decision-Making Diagram, Venn Diagram, PMI Chart, Star Diagram, Cycle Diagram, Pie Chart, and Frayer Model. Diagrams are saved as .pdf files.
  • We Choose the Moon - Recreates the Apollo 11 mission online
  • Google News Archive Search - Provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. This site can also create automatic timelines which show results from relevant time periods.
  • C-SPAN Classroom - Excellent resources for teaching everything from how government runs to  presidential history. Included are lesson plans and videos.
  • C-SPAN Video Library - Broadcasts of live and recorded video from government functions including sessions of Congress and congressional committee meetings.
  • USS Constitution - Click on an image or link to explore more than 200 years of history of USS Constitution and her crew!
  • Newspaper Clipping Generator - This exciting way to present information uses a newspaper story format.
  • Water Nearby! - Use this lesson for grades K-4 with Google Maps to find the body of water closest to the school.
  • Cliffs Notes - Free study help for History, Government, and Economics
  • BBC Witness - Mixes memoirs with clips from the BBC's radio archives to bring a personal perspective to world history. Recent episodes inlcude the end of rationing in post-war England, the assissination of Gandhi, and the creation of Facebook.
  • Migration Information Source - List of country resource pages catalogues and contextualizes the migration experiences of many countries around the world.
  • American Rhetoric - an index to and substantial database of full text transcriptions of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century.
  • iCivics - iCivics (formerly Our Courts) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.
  • World Digital Library - Comprehensive website of facts from around the world.
  • Fact Book - Facts from all over the world.
  • Footnote - An online source of more than 70 million historical documents.
  • Fact Monster - Facts of all kinds from all over the world.
  • Life Magazine - History in pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Places:

  • Mysterious Places - Explore sacred sites and ancient civilizations
  • Statue of Liberty Web Cam
  • Sistine Chapel - A Virtual Tour
  • The Panama Canal - On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world’s two largest oceans. Learn more about the canal from this great PBS site.
  • The Sistine Chapel - Take a high-resolution virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, and zoom in on objects to look at the incredible details of artwork by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini.
  • Himalayan Odyssey - Follow the paragliders trip through the Himalayas over the remote landscapes of India, Nepal, and Sikkim.
  • Cuba Tour - Unique insight to Cuba's history, culture and daily life from an educator's point of view.
  • Virtual Cathedral Tours - Using Google Earth.

 

 

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  • OurStory - Interactive collaborative timeline tools
  • Capzles - Create interactive, rich-media timelines online using videos, photos, text, music, audio and most documents.
  • Time Rime - The time lines can be filled with audio and video fragments such as MP3 and YouTube.
  • Xtimeline - Create timelines and explore timelines about history, biography and more.
  • Timeglider - Create, share, publish zooming/panning interactive timelines. Great for history projects, project planning, and more.
  • Dipity - Create an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes. Use dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order.
  • Timetoast - Create timelines of important events that you can add to your blog or website.
  • Preceden -  Make simple, powerful timelines for just about anything.
  • Geography from Space - From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • Show World - An easy way to visualize information and world statistics.

It starts with a standard map of the world - but selecting a topic modifies the map. Countries grow and shrink to match the statistical data.

  • Build a Sod House - Imagine you are a settler and need to build a house. How do you do this?
  • Let's Trade for Fish and Poi - A bartering education activity based on Hawaiian culture
  • Ancient Ohio River Valley - Interactive virtual reconstructions of ancient American architecture.
  • The Constitution - Check out the U.S. Constitution page of The National Archives. You can read the Constitution in its entirety, including all 27 amendments. There is also interesting historical information about the creation of the document read a detailed article about the Constitutional Convention. Plus, you can download high-resolution scans of the documents.
  • Trailtribes - Excellent resource on the tribal groups located along the trails followed by explorers Lewis and Clark.
  • Neverlost -  Learn how Polynesians ventured across the vastness of the Pacific guided only by their senses and their oral traditions. At this website, follow a crew of experts in the Hawaiian community of outrigger canoers who are keeping Polynesian wayfinding techniques alive.

 

  • 50 States - Information on each of the 50 states PLUS commonwealths and territories
  • 50 States in 50 Days - On May 16, 2007 Roger Johnson, the world's first self proclaimed welcome sign photography expert, and his travel partner Haley Chamberlain, began a journey to all 50 United States in only 50 days. Starting in New York City the two drove over 15,000 miles ending their journey in Honolulu, Hawaii on the 4th of July. For the Alaska and Hawaii parts of the journey they took commercial airlines.

 

Civil War:

  • Civil War Traveler - Your headquarters for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The site includes battlefields and site information in 29 states plus maps, events, reenactment schedules, podcasts, books, a travel blog, e-newsletter, and more.
  • Who Am I: A History Mystery -  Try to identify a character from the Civil War based on video footage, oral history reenactments and primary source objects
  • Glowing Wounds - Folklore about Civil War soldiers with glow-in-the-dark wounds who appeared to have better survival rates than soldiers with nonglowing wounds is explored on this Science Net Links site.
  • Civil War Artifacts - A listing of selected Museum artifacts from the Smithsonian.
  • The Civil War: Soldiers and Sailors - Stories from the Civil War

 

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World War II: 

  • Chronos History You Tube Channel - Historical film material worldwide covering the period from 1900 until the threshold to the digital era. This site illustrates important events of the 20th century in documentaries, exhibition films and web clips. Lots of WWII videos on this site.
  • Overview of Pearl Harbor - Links to stories of the attack of December 7, 1941 from the Naval History and Heritage Command.
  • Day of Infamy - Stories from survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor compiled by the National Park Service.
  • Pearl Harbor Raid - Stories and pictures of Pearl Harbor
  • D-Day - Learn more about everything that went into D-Day on this site where you can view photos, maps and posters of the operation. Find out about the units that fought and listen to General Eisenhower's pre-launch speech.
  • Inside WWII - an interactive WWII companion covering social, economic, military and technological developments during the war. The content is divided into three areas: America, Europe & Africa and Asia. Visit each area for a different perspective on the conflict.
  • Dunkirk Interviews - Listen to the stories of eight eye witnesses present at the evacuation from Dunkirk.
  • National WWII Memorial Website - The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.

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IT Administration

Donna Klimitchek​
D.I.S.D. Instructional
Technology Coordinator

donna.klimitchek@daytonisd.net

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