Baron Ferdinand’s Challenge: A Puzzle App from The British Museum

The British Museum has an app for students that is perfect for a virtual field trip or a compliment to the real thing.  This iOS app gives users access to the unique items in the Waddesdon Bequest – a collection donated to The British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild.  With this app students can solve puzzles […]

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Powerful Primary Source Documents for iPad Readers

Primary source documents are powerful tools for engaging students with social studies content and informational text.  These artifacts can bring history to life for students who may feel disconnected from experiences of people long ago.  The Book of Negroes is the companion app to the multi-part television series.  It is a free download with content […]

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Online Resource: LIFE Photo Archive

Primary source documents, especially photographs, are powerful tools for grabbing the attention of students.  Sometimes it’s challenging to find the right picture to connect to a historical fiction literature circle or to support a Social Studies lesson.  I’m a big fan of Google Image searches but another option is to check out the LIFE photo archive […]

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