Category Archives: History

Digital History

Digital History is a site worth a bit of your time exploring.  There are no ads to distract. The site seems well organized and offers a multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present. There is … Continue reading

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Add Color to American History

You can add color to the clip art from FCIT by using a desktop image editor from Aviary, called Phoenix. Phoenix is a web-based application and offers free online image and photo editing.  It works like PhotoShop in that you … Continue reading

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Railroads

When discussing various means of travel, consider sharing information on the history of railroad travel.  The idea of a railroad connecting the mainland of Florida to the Florida Keys was the vision of Henry Flagler.  Ask students to research railways … Continue reading

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Main Street

Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis, is a tale published in 1920.  It is a book on small town life. This novel, from Lit2Go, would be a good choice to share with secondary students during American History class.  Using Lit2Go, students … Continue reading

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Space

The recent trip made to the Space Station by Discovery, late February 2011, garnered quite a bit of attention from the public.  Interest in space travel still fascinates many. If you will be discussing space, there’s a great resource available … Continue reading

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Women in History

March gives us an opportunity to look back at the accomplishments of numerous individuals, especially those of women, to our country and to the world.  There are many Internet sites that will offer your students a first hand view of … Continue reading

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President’s Month

February marks the perfect time to have students complete research papers on the presidents of the United States.  This year put a new twist on those reports.  Instead of using encyclopedias and other reference books, why not go on a virtual field … Continue reading

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Florida’s Historic Places

Consider creating a variety of tasks such as those below for a computer center activity.  An activity like this would also be good for after school programs. FCIT resources includes  a section entitled, Exploring Florida.  There are numerous reading passages … Continue reading

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