Technology Double Shot!
A Double Shot of Technology Information Every Tuesday
This Week's Barista: Sara Ballon
This day in history: May 3rd, 1991
The last episode of Dallas was shown after running on CBS for more than 13 seasons.The show was famous for its cliffhangers, including the "Who shot J.R.?" mystery. The 1980 episode "Who Done It" was viewed by more than 90 million American viewers. According to Wikipedia (I was unable to verify), this was the second highest-rated single television broadcast in U.S. history, watched by 53.3% of American households.
Shot One: Hidden Stories
From KQED's Mindshift
Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves is a rich source of material for exploring the Holocaust and other instances of mass violence throughout history. Powerful lessons and units help students and teachers grapple with controversial issues and the complex nature of human behavior.
Global Oneness Project
Short videos, photo essays, and articles give students a window onto diverse life experiences around the world. From a Yup’ik man in Alaska teaching his grandson to fish to Mongolian nomads struggling to preserve their way of life, these valuable stories situate day-to-day events within a larger, historical context.
Many interviews in this enormous oral history project focus on witnesses to historical events, which can help students understand history as a lived, intimate experience. Students also can record their own stories and interviews, adding their unique perspectives to the historical record.
Zinn Education Project
Resources and lessons based on Howard Zinn’s well-known book, A People’s History of the United States, help teach a more inclusive version of U.S. history. Themed collections include immigration, slavery, women’s history, Native Americans, Latino history, Asian-Americans, LGBTQ people, and more.