innovation3 Interactive American History Sites Post

Transcript of Cover-It-Live Post for American History Teachers

(Note: Some links may need to be revised. Leave a comment if you can help and I will edit on this page.)

Jamestown website at nationalgeographic.com
10:06
Interviews from different perspectives - colonists and native americans...can we call them Indians?
10:07
American Rhetoric - www.americanrhetoric.com - online speech bank. 5,000 full text speeches and videos. Huge repository
10:09
Looking at Gettysburg address as example. Shows written text, picture of Lincoln, original draft. Audio is recorded by historians with emotional music. Very cool.
10:10
Doesn't appear to have a search feature. More directory style
10:13
Viking Voyage - can use interactive map to follow voyages of Vikings with rich multimedia content clickable along the way. From http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/vikings/home.html
10:13
[Comment From Dennis]
Learning a lot of useful things about American History?
10:14
This is going to be great info for my Am. History teachers.

10:14
Hi Dennis.

10:15
[Comment From Guest]
Hi John I'm at an apple workshop.
10:16
constitutioncenter.org/constitution - visual navigation of entire constitution. Hyperlinked, can drill down on specific phrases
10:16
[Comment From Guest]
I'm going to pass this live blog onto our Am. history teachers in Falmouth.
10:16
Cool, hope I can capture the magic!

10:17
[Comment From Guest]
Where are you?
10:18
americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory - Price of Freedom - Plays a Who am I? game.
10:18
I'm in room 12A on 4th floor
10:19
Can learn about individuals in the Civil War through their job descriptions
10:19
@Guest - WHO are you?
10:21
[Comment From Guest]
I'm in your twitter network. Superintendent in Massachusetts.
10:22
[Comment From Guest]
I'm at an Apple workshop with my Director of Curr & Instruc.
10:22
lewisandclark.state.mt.us - look at pictures and diary entries of Lewis describing what he sees
10:23
bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars - English perspective (audio, video) of conflicts
10:25
Love the way the Brits talk about history..gives me goosebumps

10:26
on to next speaker...
10:26
got it dennisar. now I know who you are!
10:28
mdroots.thinkport.org - Exploring Maryland's roots - can read along and hear text read. Hitting all learning styles. Can translate to more modern language so kids can better understand meaning.
10:30
same site, can create a civilization/sim city world. Very interactive. Will your crops die or your house get torched?
10:30
Underground railroad - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/- hope I typed that in right
10:31
[Comment From dennisar]
Looks like a lot of interesting links. What % are primary source?
10:32
@dennisar - not sure. lots of adaptations and dramatic readings of primary source texts. More slicked up interfaces might be more engaging than digging through government archives.

10:32
pathways.thinkport.org again - Maryland and the underground railroad
10:33
[Comment From dennisar]
Are you in Maryland?
10:34
Listen to passages (primary sources?)
Following footsteps of slaves and their stories. Use them as writing prompts with visual, audio and text.
10:35
@dennisar you'd think! Maryland has an amazing Am. Hist. site!

10:37
Figure It Out - still on MD site. Answer questions using interactive activities
10:39
Secrets signs and symbols - pathways.thinkport.org/secrets - can design a quilt using symbology to get messages to slaves attempting to escape.
10:43
channelone.com/resources/specials/bl...... long url - interactive timelines - showing stuff for Black history.
10:43
Texas Senate kids- 3d tours of the capital building
10:44
animatedatlas.com - mostly

nationalgeographic.com/pearlharbor - accounts of witnesses to attack. interactive maps to click on. timelines, radio reports. Really nice stuff.
10:45
ushmm.org/googleearth - Darfur layers within GE.
10:46
VR movies of holocaust - can't read url.

10:46
and we're done

10:47
email palnaum@lisd.net and they will email you comprehensive list.
10:49

This Live Blog has now ended.