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Posted by on Oct. 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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 Here is a place to post history links & ideas.

Here is the first one

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by BJ on Oct. 10, 2011 at 6:32 PM

 This website provides free streaming videos and interactive presentations to bring American history alive

by BJ on Oct. 10, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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 This incredible website that provides free animated maps showing historical time lines in a period of about 90 seconds! They are sure to spark interest in historical events and lots of conversation.

by BJ on Oct. 10, 2011 at 6:35 PM

 The National Archives website provides the entire U.S. Constitution online for you to read and enjoy for free.

by Nikki :) on Oct. 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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by BJ on Oct. 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Vasco Nunez de Balboa, a Spanish explorer, is credited with discovering the Pacific Ocean on September 25, 1513. Perhaps "discovery" isn't quite the right term. He was the first European to sight the Pacific Ocean from a mountaintop in what is now Panama and claimed it for Spain.

At this website, sponsored by Oracle, you can access free information about Balboa's life, expeditions, voyages, and discoveries as well as those of other explorers including:

  • Roald Amundsen - Led the first expedition to the South Pole.
  • Christopher Columbus - Credited with the discovery of North America.
  • Francis Drake - First to circumnavigate the globe.
  • Ferdinand Magellan - His voyage provided proof that the Earth was round.
  • Marco Polo - Famous for journey along the "Silk Road" to China.

You'll also find information on John Cabot, James Cook, Bartholomeu Diaz, David Livingstone, Robert Peary, Henry Stanley, and Amerigo Vespucci.

When you get to the site, you'll see a brief biography of Balboa. Look for the menu at the top of the page to access:

*Home - The introduction page to this site has links to some fascinating information about the explorers and their expeditions.

*Voyages - Learn about the voyages of many explorers through an interactive map.

*Explorers - Read the biographies of the explorers featured on the site.

*Timeline - Explore a chronological listing of the explorers' voyages.

This site provides a great introduction and overview of the explorers who risked it all to discover unknown lands that forever changed the view of the world. It's a great springboard to further historical research and investigation.

by Silver Member on Oct. 11, 2011 at 5:37 PM

This link has 5 free videos of Judge Napolitano explaining the History of American Freedom

This link has 6 free videos of Judge Napolitano explaining The Constitution

This Link provides a free article that explains the little known History Of slavery And The Constitution . It is from Justice Joseph Story's book "A Familiar Exposition Of The Constitution Of The United States". Justice Story was a Supreme Court Justice from 1811 to 1845.  He was born 3 years after The Declaration Of Independance, and his father  fought in the American Revolution.  The book was used as a text book to teach American History and the Constitution.

by BJ on Oct. 14, 2011 at 8:46 PM


Turn your students into historians with primary-source based activities that develop historical thinking skills. Activities are ready to use in your classroom. Or alter an existing activity to fit your unique needs. Exchange primary source documents and modify activity instructions. Log in to borrow from an even larger selection from fellow educators.

by BJ on Oct. 14, 2011 at 8:52 PM

 this website offers an archive of links to over 100 free, interactive, digital games and simulations about U.S. and World History, civics, and geography. Many of these educational games were created by foundations and universities and combine academic knowledge with the latest digital technology.

by BJ on Dec. 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM

 this website offers a free performing arts video series on the historical life and times of Sir Isaac Newton, who developed the theory of gravity and the math form of calculus, among other things.

Sponsored by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Open Dream Ensemble helps sustain young people in the performing arts and encourages them to incorporate education into their performances.

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