As you've come to expect, this is NOT an all-inclusive, set-in-stone smorgasbord of resources to be used in building curriculum and effective classroom instruction. In the Digital Age, resources appear continuously. Isn't it wonderful?

Celebrate the Month:

Holocaust Education Month: October 23 - November 20, 2011

Fanya Heller is a survivor of the Holocaust. Her book "Love in a Time of Sorrow" shares her story. There are educational resources developed to assist classrooms in dealing with what can be a very difficult topic. contact Elise at Schnur Associates if you would like Ms.Heller to speak at your school. Visit the webpage to read about this remarkable woman.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a website every educator should visit. Great Resourses to aid explaining an unexplainable topic. Please share with your colleagues.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2011
Hispanic Heritage Month 2011

Hispanic Heritage Month

Bring muliticulturalism to you classroom with the great resources from the Smithsonian Museusm.

General Polaski Day October 11, 2011

General Pulaski Memorial Day is a United States holiday in honor of General Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish hero of the American Revolution. This holiday is held every year on October 11 by Presidential Proclamation to commemorate his death from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779 and to honor the heritage of Polish Americans.. The observance was established in 1929 when Congress passed a resolution (Public Resolution 16 of 1929) designating October 11 as General Pulaski Memorial Day. Every President has issued a proclamation for the observance annually since (except in 1930).
This holiday is in the original School Code Law of 1949 in Pennsylvania as a holiday all school children will celebrate.

WEBSITES for Pennsylvania History

BLOG Divided A resource for anyone teaching about the "House Divided Era (1840-1880)" and a companion to Dickinson College's excellent House Divided. There is also an Underground Railroad Digital Classroom and a Virtual Field Tripssite. Use as complements to: The Valley of the Shadow

**Explore PA History!**

Heinz History Center

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's PhilaPlace boasts a new mapping feature.

PA Citizen

**Pennsylvania Civil War Sesquicentennial** (2011-2015) Includes resources for teachers on the lower left nav bar!

The Pennsylvania Digital Repository

Pennsylvania Veterans Museum In addition, watch for the launch of the Veterans National Education Program, an affiliate of the PVM, which will be soon.

WEBSITES for U.S. History

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum contains an interesting feature entitled "The Civil War in Four Minutes." I'm intrigued but not certain what to think of it....

**Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)** Updated frequently!

Heinz History Center

History Detectives PBS's compelling answer to CSI.

History Hunters

Jazz in America (from the Thelonius Monk Institute)

Journey Through Hallowed Ground

National History Education Clearinghouse (a joint venture of the US Dept. of Education, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the Stanford University History Education Group)

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Teacher Tube

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

101 Great Social Studies Sites

WEBSITES for World History

Columbia International Affairs Online

Discovery Channel Online

Egyptian Life

Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception

Little Ice Age in Europe (from SUNY-Suffolk)

Nation Master Astounding. I can see why the NY Times and the BBC were enthralled. It's the UN's CyberSchool Bus, the CIA Fact Book, and the World Almanac rolled up into a Digital Age bundle.

National Archives No, not the one in D.C. This one belongs to the United Kingdom.

National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill University

Newsmap An ambitious sort of mash-up...

Pennsylvania Holocaust Education Council


Calvert, John. What Students Need to Know About Sunni Islam.

Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. WW Norton, 2005.

LaRue, Paul, "Promoting Historic Preservation in the Classroom," Social Education, vol. 71 no. 6, pp. 312-315. Fall 2007.

Loewen, James. Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History. Teachers College Press, 2009.

Zinn, Howard. A Power Governments Cannot Suppress. City Lights Publishing, 2006.