These interactive Web sites provide students
and teachers with extended knowledge and skills through the
integration of technology based on thematic lessons.
Immigration & Citizenship
Immigration has shaped the history and people of the United States. In fact, the United States continues to have the most open immigration laws in the world. Use the poster "Celebrate America" and primary source documents, video, and activities to discover the stories of the immigrants and the road to citizenship.
Between 1914 and 1918 more than 1.2 million Armenians were killed in Turkey in a now little-known genocidal campaign. Uncover the facts behind this tragedy, and consider the current problem of genocide and its impact on the world today.
Coretta Scott King
Coretta Scott King was not only the widow of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., she was a civil rights activist and leader
her own right. Find out more about her legacy and her work
at this web site.
On August 25, 2005 Tropical Storm
Katrina became the fourth hurricane of the 2005 season. Hurricane
Katrina may possibly be the deadliest and costliest Atlantic
hurricane to ever hit the U.S. It will forever be remembered
for its vast devastation of the Gulf Coast regions of Louisiana,
Mississippi, Florida and Alabama, and above all for the massive
flooding of the historic city of New Orleans.
Partition of Poland
From the 1400s to the 1600s, the
Kingdom of Poland took a leading role in the affairs of eastern
and central Europe. It possessed a flourishing trade in gold,
silver, and salt. It experimented with representative government.
It helped forge a commonwealth, or union of states. Yet,
by 1795, it no longer existed. Find out how Poland was eliminated
from the map of Europe and how it reappeared geographically.
On September 17, 1787, the delegates
to the Constitutional Convention gathered for the last time.
They held their final meeting to sign the nation's most important
document, the Constitution of the United States. Learn more
about the documents that made history, discover the government
processes, and demonstrate your knowledge using the interactive
assessments about the meaning behind the celebration of Constitution
Trace the development of the principles
of democracy from their origins in Ancient Greece and Rome
through the Enlightenment, the revolutionary movements of
the 1700’s, to the present including the concepts of
citizens’ rights, participation, and responsibilities.
Learn about the Irish Potato Famine,
focusing particularly on the history and culture of Ireland.
Read firsthand accounts from newspapers in London, which
documented the famine from start to end. As you read through
the historical details, complete the suggested web activities.
Cultural Heritage Month–May
Commemorate the historic links between
Haiti and the United States from the American Revolution
to the present through an Interactive Time Line. Discover
the achievements of Haitians, both past and present, and
learn about Haitian contributions to our culture. Find out
through activities and web links why the month of May is
special for Haitians around the world.
Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and the United States
Read biographical information about
Saddam Hussein and learn more about the "dark and painful
era" the Iraqis endured during his tyrannical rule.
Gain an understanding of U.S.-Iraq relations over the past
quarter century and the events leading up to the capture
of Saddam Hussein. Use what you’ve learned by completing
several different student activities.
v. Board of Education–50th Anniversary
Commemorate the end of segregation
in public schools with the Brown v. Board of Education Web
site. Learn about the historical events and Supreme Court
decisions leading up to the landmark Brown case, explore
the development and outcome of the case, and find out what
happened after the decision was handed down and the schools
began to be desegregated. Challenge yourself by using the
of Flight–December 17
Discover the story of the Wright
brothers and their place in the history of aviation. View
a slide show overview of the beginnings of controlled flight,
then expand your knowledge with a creative writing activity.
Harbor Remembrance Day–December 7
Experience the attack on Pearl Harbor
firsthand. Read background information regarding events leading
up to the attack, then link to the National Geographic multimedia
map and time line to experience every moment of the morning
of Sunday, December 7, 1941. When you are finished, read
about the attack’s aftermath. Then, use what you have
learned to complete interactive timelines and a word scramble.
Find out about the history of Veterans
Day and its importance today. Then, use what you’ve
learned by completing a vocabulary activity and a self-check
quiz, as well as designing your own Veterans Day celebration
for your school. Continue to expand your knowledge by investigating
the additional web resources.
Day–First Tuesday after the First Monday in November
Journey through the voting process
by navigating through an interactive flow chart. Learn about
each step of the voting process by linking to the extra material
from the chart. Then test yourself with internet activities,
a cumulative quiz, and a vocabulary assessment.
Learn about the life and travels
of Christopher Columbus, focusing particularly on his first
voyage in 1492, as well as the many native peoples he encountered.
Read some of his actual journal entries written during the
voyage to and throughout the “New World” and
respond to different portions of that information using the
Online Journal questions.
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial: 2003–2006
Explore the accomplishments of the
Lewis and Clark expedition, find out about the members of
the Corps of Discovery, and learn about the route they traveled.
Then, use the Online Journal questions to respond to selected
sections of the expanded timeline information, and test yourself
with a timeline activity.
Research the events of September
11, 2001, and the ensuing War on Terrorism. Web activities–including
a map and online video–serve as helpful learning materials
Freedom–Last Week in September
Discover the history behind the
Constitution when you download Glencoe's "Constitution & You" poster
series and read the primary source documents that shaped
the Constitution. Student web activities and teacher lesson
plans focus on major constitutional amendments and freedoms
provided by the U.S. Constitution.
Geography Awareness Week–November 18—22
Celebrate National Geography Awareness
Week! Access online databanks to learn more about the world
around you. Students hone chart and graph interpretation
skills, which can be assessed using the online quiz.
Thursday in November
Explore Thanksgiving themes in the
arts and learn how other cultures "give thanks." This cross-curriculum
activity targets fine arts, world cultures, economics, and
American history. The site provides student Web activities,
online quizzes, and teacher lesson plans.
Exercise map skills and assess your
understanding of time zones while learning when and how people
around the world celebrate the New Year. The site features
an interactive map and an online quiz.
Dr. King–Third Monday in January
Discover the legacy of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Teachers can mix and match the biography,
Internet resources, and middle school or high school lesson
plans, creating tailored plans for students.
American History Month–February
This Web site provides four PowerPoint
presentations and one-week lesson plans–featuring people
and events important to African American history–for
teachers to use while teaching African American history.
View the video “Behind
the Scenes” with César Chávez to
experience the struggles of migrant farm workers and learn
how Chávez was committed to making a difference in
Remembrance Day–April 29th
Enter an interactive environment
where you can explore a variety of media including video,
photographs, maps, historical background, and other Web sites.
Use the online journal to respond to each section of the
Holocaust Remembrance Day Web site.
de Mayo–May 5th
Discover the significance of Cinco
de Mayo by clicking through a presentation about the background,
key figures, and events of the day. Download the accompanying
student activities to explore, enrich, and extend the content.
Learn about some of the patriotic
holidays we celebrate in the United States throughout the
year. Then test your knowledge by solving mystery paragraphs
and a cumulative quiz.
Explore the history and outcome
of the Allies' dramatic D-Day invasion during World War II.
The site features a detailed, interactive map of the invasion
as well as an online quiz.
Read a brief history of the first
Juneteenth celebration and discover how this holiday is celebrated
today. Then test yourself with an online quiz, or check out
the list of additional Web links to learn more about Juneteenth.