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Interact with the American Revolution


Hey, history teachers! Here’s an excellent resource to add to your toolbox! In addition to a lesson plan search engine and an extensive list of historical and cultural websites, The American Revolution Center has a very cool interactive timeline about this time period in U.S. history. The timeline itself features an easily navigated combination of interactive text and images. Click on any event to view information regarding that particular event. Select an  image of an artifact on the timeline to see an enlarged version of that artifact as well as a description of the item, and in some instances, a video about the object will also be available.

Classroom Connection:

The American Revolution interactive timeline is a great visual that can be utilized as an introduction and/or a review of this topic of study. Additionally, students could be challenged to create a similar timeline of their own using one of the following Web 2.0 tools:

» Timetoast
» Dipity
» Capzles

Examples of these interactive timelines can be found on the following wiki created by Diane Krauss, Instructional Technology Coach from Wissahickon School District: Perk Up Projects with Timelines.

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Hey, edu-tech gurus!

Looking for some technology integration ideas to enhance your classroom lessons? Then be sure to check out my "Tech Tips" for the latest and greatest Web 2.0 tools, applications and web sites that can be incorporated into activities and/or projects. Although some posts may not be applicable to your content area or grade level, be sure to check back often as I will be varying ideas in order to provide resources across the K-12 curriculum.

Be sure to add this awesome tool to your tech-box!

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