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Eyewitness History

April 10th, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, April 10, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

EyeWitness to History

 

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

This is a most remarkable website for the study of history as it presents eyewitness accounts of historical events that have occurred throughout the world. You can read journal entries from ancient times through today, see illustrations, paintings, drawings and photographs depicting world events, and listen to recordings of historical voices of the 20th century.
 
The historical eras these primary sources cover include:
  • Ancient World – for example, an eyewitness account of the destruction of the Roman town of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
  • Middle Ages/Renaissance – for example, an eyewitness account of the ravages of the Black Death plague of 1348 that killed 25-50% of the European population.
  • 17th Century – for example, an eyewitness account of The Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
  • 18th Century – for example, an eyewitness account of the execution of Nathan Hale in 1776 who said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
  • 19th Century – for example, an eyewitness account of the inhumane conditions aboard a slave ship in 1829.
  • Civil War – for example, an eyewitness account of the Surrender at Appomattox.
  • Old West – for example, an eyewitness account of the death of Billy the Kid in 1881.
  • 20th Century – for example, an eyewitness account of the discovery of King Tut’s Tomb in 1922.
  • And other eras including World War I and World War II.

Also available at the site is a feature titled “It Happened This Month.” You can read eyewitness accounts of historical events that took place during this month in history.

Bookmark this one – you’ll want to return here often.

FREE Unit Study: How the Earth Works!

April 12th, 2005

Recommended Website:
How Does the Earth Work?

List member, Tammy Watson, recommended today’s website for budding geologists and as a great supplement to any celebration of Earth Day (the 38th anniversary celebration is on Friday, April 22nd, 20011).

When you get to the site you will see an introduction that outlines the four lessons designed for elementary students. This is similar to a webquest, in that students go to various recommended educational websites to find data to complete their assignments. The lessons include:

  1. The Layers of the Earth — Accept an assignment to investigate what the Earth is made of and how it works — including convection currents!
  2. Plate Tectonics — Become a News Reporter to inform your readers about the Super Continent of Pangaea and Plate Tectonics.
  3. Volcanoes and Earthquakes — Become a Volcanologist and learn to collect data and graph volcanic eruptions.
  4. The Difference between Climate and Weather — Discover what meteorologists do — analyze climate data!

You can follow the lessons in the order prescribed or use each lesson independent from the others to explore an area of interest to your particular student. This is a great use of web technology to further education.

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