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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
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
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
A resource for anyone teaching about the "House Divided Era (1840-1880)" and a companion to Dickinson College's excellent
. There is also an
Underground Railroad Digital Classroom
Virtual Field Trips
site. 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
boasts a new mapping feature.
**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)**
Heinz History Center
PBS's compelling answer to CSI.
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
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
101 Great Social Studies Sites
WEBSITES for World History
Columbia International Affairs Online
Discovery Channel Online
Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception
Little Ice Age in Europe
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.
No, not the one in D.C. This one belongs to the United Kingdom.
National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education
at Seton Hill University
An ambitious sort of mash-up...
Pennsylvania Holocaust Education Council
What Students Need to Know About Sunni Islam.
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.
WW Norton, 2005.
LaRue, Paul, "Promoting Historic Preservation in the Classroom,"
, vol. 71 no. 6, pp. 312-315. Fall 2007.
Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History.
Teachers College Press, 2009.
A Power Governments Cannot Suppress.
City Lights Publishing, 2006.
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