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Awesome Stories - 4 views

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    TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE AwesomeStories is large resource filled with primary-source information. Its purpose is to help educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites. The site is very easy to use and is would be helpful to use with many projects across the curriculum.
Wanda Terral

Awesome Stories - 16 views

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    AwesomeStories is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose - since the site was first launched in 1999 - is to help educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites. Sources held in archives, which document so much important first-hand information, are often not searchable by popular search engines. One needs to search within those institutional sites directly, using specific search phrases not readily discernible to non-scholars. The experience can be frustrating, resulting in researchers leaving key sites without finding needed information. AwesomeStories is about primary sources. The stories exist as a way to place original materials in context and to hold those links together in an interesting, cohesive way (thereby encouraging people to look at them). It is a totally different kind of web site in that its purpose is to place primary sources at the forefront - not the opinions of a writer. Its objective is to take the site's users to places where those primary sources are located. The author of each story is listed on the preface page of the story. A link to the author provides more detailed information. This educational teaching/learning tool is also designed to support state and national standards. Each story on the site links to online primary-source materials which are positioned in context to enhance reading comprehension, understanding and enjoyment.
Adam Babcock

Sistine Chapel - Cappella Sistina - Photosynth - 4 views

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    Great tool that encourages users/students to explore the different stages of the Sistine Chapel. Could work well with a Genesis lesson.
Jenny Gilbert

ABC Television | Re-enchantment | Welcome - 4 views

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    great for literature students or the gifted and talented. very interactive
Dana Huff

Dickens daren't tell the truth about the real Oliver Twist workhouses | Mail Online - 0 views

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    This article describes conditions in workhouses for the poor in Victorian England. It would be great to pair with Oliver Twist or with Blake's two "Chimney Sweep" poems.
Adam Babcock

Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address : NPR - 4 views

  • What we can do — what America does better than anyone — is spark the creativity and imagination of our people. We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn't just change our lives. It's how we make a living.
  • This is our generation's Sputnik moment.
  • That's what Americans have done for over two hundred years: reinvented ourselves
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  • asking Congress to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies. I don't know if you've noticed, but they're doing just fine on their own.
  • the biggest impact on a child's success comes from the man or woman at the front of the classroom. In South Korea, teachers are known as "nation builders." Here in America, it's time we treated the people who educate our children with the same level of respect.
  • If you want to make a difference in the life of our nation; if you want to make a difference in the life of a child — become a teacher. Your country needs you.
Leslie Healey

BBC - History - British History in depth: Ages of English Timeline - 9 views

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    great game/timeline to highlight major points in the history of the language
Meredith Stewart

Tripline - 7 views

Susan Martin

Shmoop: Homework Help, Teacher Resources, Test Prep - 4 views

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    Great resource for teachers and students...you'll find analysis of theme, characters and study guides. History study guides as well!
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    Very interesting site with lots of info - summerization, theme
Dana Huff

How many words did Shakespeare know? - 4 views

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    Statistical techniques can give us a good estimate of how many words Shakespeare knew based on how many he used.
The0d0re Shatagin

Maps of War ::: Visual History of War, Religion, and Government - 7 views

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    Maps Quick Visuals of Important Concepts
Dana Huff

Odyssey Online: Greece - 0 views

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    Great site about ancient Greece and The Odyssey; would be good for classrooms with SMARTBoards.
ten grrl

Jane Austen's The History of England: Introduction - 0 views

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    The History of England is an early work of Jane Austen. She completed the composition in November 1791 when she was just 15 years old. Jane Austen's History is a lively parody which makes fun of the standard schoolroom books of the time. Declaring herself to be a 'partial, prejudiced and ignorant Historian' she cites works of fiction, such as Shakespeare's plays, as historial authority and includes references to her own family and friends. Jane's older sister Cassandra illustrated the text with imaginative portraits of the English monarchs
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