It’s Thursday, September 22, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)
This ad-sponsored website offers a free American History Calendar that highlights people and events of historic importance every day of the year. You can use it to springboard discussions and further learning.
When you get to the site you’ll see the current week’s historic birthdays and events, along with an introduction and information about what you’ll find at the site. Use the menu at the top of the page to access:
- People Calendar – Features the birthdays of people of historic importance to American history including:
- Signers of the Declaration of Independence
- U.S. Presidents
- U.S. Vice Presidents
- First Ladies
- Revolutionary People
- 1812 War People
- Civil War People
- Events Calendar – Highlights the anniversary date of historic events that occurred during:
- Revolution Era
- State Ratifications
- 1812 War Events
- Civil War Events
- World War II Events
Click on either calendar and a new page opens that displays the current month’s calendar. Birthdays and/or events are highlighted on it. Place your cursor over or click on those of interest to see more information, as well as a Google map indicating the location where the event took place. It’s enough to spark a short conversation or it may inspire you to research the person or event at your leisure.
The calendar is incomplete. It’s a work-in-progress and you are welcome to help improve the calendar by contributing information to it (see details at site).
The calendar is fully functional and free to site visitors. Again, this is an ad-supported site. Ads are randomly generated and change. Parents, AS ALWAYS, should preview the site and supervise exploration of it.
Note: There is an option to “subscribe” to the calendar which allows you to download it, customize it, and synchronize it with other tech tools, calendars, and applications. It didn’t work properly when we visited and tried it, so it’s not clear to us if the subscription is free (and if so, if it requires registration), or if it’s fee-based.