Posted on April 19, 2012 by Sandra Thompson Gassner
Learning more about the people who have shaped history can be integrated into all content areas. Many content areas have biographical stories specific to important people in that area, such as the series, Mathematicians Are People, Too. As your students work to learn more about important people, the following resources may be of help.
BBC’s Historic Figures
Bellingham Schools: Biography Maker
AOL and PBS Present: Makers (commercially sponsored site)
Academy of Achievement: The Achiever Gallery
S9.com Biographical Dictionary (Wikipedia type system where everyone can edit biographies or even create their own!)
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Posted on April 12, 2012 by Sandra Thompson Gassner
April 10th marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Titanic’s maiden, and only, voyage. Our students have spent time reading about the different aspects of this trip, from the passengers, to the crew, ship design and weather conditions that may have been responsible for this tragedy. The links below will provide additional activities and resources. Take a look!
British History: Ticket to Launch Titanic
The RMS Titanic sank on this day in 1912: Read Write Think
National Geographic: Remembering the Titanic
Encyclopædia Britannica presents: Titanic, Unsinkable Ship
Onboard the Titanic!
Titanic in Nova Scotia
Titanic 100: We Survived
he Teacher’s Guide: Titanic
The Titanic: Cloze Activity from Enchanted Learning
The History Channel: Titanic
The Classroom Bookshelf talks about: The Titanic!
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