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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Access The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection from Your Web Browser

I’ve shared tons of resources to bring museums to your students’ fingertips (AMNH, MOMA) and here is another to add to the list.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art has given the public access to almost 400,000 items in their collection!  Some of the artwork and artifacts are currently on display while others in this online […]

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Old and New: Primary Sources in the 21st Century

I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for studying the American Revolution and industrialization.  National Archives DocsTeach and Today’s Document are two great apps for exploring American history in your classroom.  Search by topic or check daily for high quality images with detailed information on a variety of subjects. Check out my common core aligned […]

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