Videos, Podcasts, and Online Tools
a few awesome FREE RESOURCES for teachers
An Introduction to this Project
Crash Course on Youtube
A Forgotten History: The Slave Trade and Slavery in New England
These podcasts, produced by the Choices Education Program at Brown University, bring university scholars into secondary level classrooms. They are designed to be used along with printed curriculum materials that are available at www.choices.edu. The printed curriculum unit A Forgotten History: The Slave Trade and Slavery in New England explores the effects of the trade in slaves and of slavery itself for the new Americans of the time. The unit helps students to understand how history, and the telling of history, affects us today. For more information visit www.choices.edu/slavery
Educational Videos: Discovering Jamestown
Here are 5 episodes covering the topic of Jamestown, the first English settlement in the future United States of America.
Cool Tools for School Wiki - Creative Commons materials
This resource includes links and descriptions to a couple dozen sites where both you and the students can find non-copyrighted images (creative commons). It includes flickr, wylio, compfight, clker, and more!
Scoop it! Tools
Scoop.it describes itself as a place to:
"Share ideas that matter on beautiful topic pages.
Cut through the noise on Social Media."
Scoop.it is a content curation platform, where users can curate information about any topic they want. Once you sign up, you will be able to create a topic of your choice (no limits) and start curating information. The site is geared towards providing users a very quick and easy way to “scoop” any information that you feel is relevant to the topic you have chosen. There are several ways you can do this, the easiest being via a drag and drop tool that you add directly on your browser.
Online, fast and easy. No additional software required.
Just use the 'Add Text' function to paste in your text.
Then, simply turn the pages by clicking on them.
It's a simple and effective way of breaking up a long piece of prose to make it easier to analyse and discuss as a class.