Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

This month, my colleague Deborah Kozdras has contributed the post “Trace-Based Case: The Mystery of the Mounds.” I wanted to supplement that Florida post with a collection of Native American resources from outside Florida to use during Native American...
Spooky Stuff

Spooky Stuff

Take advantage of your students’ fascination with spooky stuff this month. We’ve collected our favorite Lit2Go stories and poems along with some spooky images from FCIT websites. The items in the collection will probably give you many ideas for classroom...
Florida Goes to War

Florida Goes to War

An often-overlooked FCIT website is Florida Goes to War: The Sunshine State in WWII. This website was a joint project of the Florida Humanities Council and the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. We realize that only a small fraction of our subscribers are...
Autumn in Verse

Autumn in Verse

(Our friends from Australia and elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere will probably prefer to celebrate the September equinox with our collection of spring poetry on Lit2Go. We’ve noticed a large influx of subscribers from Australia lately. Welcome!) Most...
Paper People for Your Preso

Paper People for Your Preso

If you make presentations and want to avoid “Death by PowerPoint,” here’s a collection of unusual nineteenth century illustrations of people, animals, and word balloons that might just be what your presentation needs. They probably won’t be...
Trace-Based Case: From Boom to Zoom

Trace-Based Case: From Boom to Zoom

How Conditions in Florida Led to an Economic Boom in the Past and Continue to Help Florida Zoom Toward Future Prosperity This trace-based case is focused on the following question: What are the conditions that contribute to economic development in Florida? In this...
Tales for All

Tales for All

One of the “hidden gems” within the Lit2Go free audiobook website is the Folk & Fairy Tale collection. Here you will find the text and audio files for well over 300 tales. Some teachers may skip over that collection entirely, thinking that it’s primarily something...
Trace-Based Case: Railroads

Trace-Based Case: Railroads

This trace-based case is focused on the following question: How did railroads contribute to Florida’s economic and social development? In a trace-based case, begin with a trace of history, like an artifact, photo, painting, or other visual text. In this case, begin...
Using Holocaust Memorial Photos

Using Holocaust Memorial Photos

In 2019, Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust will be observed from Sunday, April 28 through Sunday, May 5. This annual 8-day period is designated by the US Congress for commemorations and educational programs to remember and draw lessons from the...
NASA Trace-Based Case

NASA Trace-Based Case

Trace-Based Case: Economic Impact of NASA on Florida
 This is one lesson in a new series of Trace-Based Cases, critical thinking inquiry lessons, created by the USF Stavros Center demonstrating the use of digital content in the classroom. Trace-Based Cases begin with...