1 ) Periodic Table of Comic Books
- Learning about the Periodic Table of Elements? This is a fun version that
I'm sure will entertain the comic-book lovers in your class. Two professors
from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky have put
together an interactive Periodic Table of Elements that showcases comic book
characters/events associated with a specific element.
- This could be a neat way to gain student interest and present information in
a way that is relevant and fun for your students. The great thing is that once
their interest is peaked, they can not only learn about the comic books, but
also link to Web Elements to learn more about the element itself!
2 ) Manifest Destiny: The Story Of The US Told In 141 Maps
- As you can probably guess, this website shares the expansion of the US with
141 different interactive maps. By clicking on a specific map, users can hover
over the different territories and read about what changes happened during that
specific time period.
- Whether you are covering manifest destiny, teaching an American history
course or covering the evolution of settlement, this website is definitely
useful! Think of how helpful it could be for our visual learners.
3 ) UK National Archives Education Site
- The United Kingdom has an AMAZING National Archives education website
that students and teachers can use to review primary and secondary sources from
events dating back to medieval times!
- If you happen to be in the UK area, teachers can book workshops with the
National Archives historians. If you are like me and are a bit too far away, the
website also houses study skills for students, activities and games, and projects
to help understand primary sources.
- The information covered in these archives can not add to a social studies based
lesson but you could also use resources to accompany an ELA or science lesson
as well! The possibilities are endless.
Happy Monday everyone!