posted on December 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM
Do your students know the history of the Internet?
The Internet was originally designed to connect large computers at universities, businesses and governments. Growth exploded once personal computers became common in the 1980s. Connecting to the Internet leaves computers vulnerable, however. People can use computers to delete data, spread viruses or even steal someone’s identity. The good news is that there are several ways your students can stay safe...
posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM
It’s Geography Awareness Week, mes chers élèves! Take your class on a virtual trip to France with this set of PBS LearningMedia digital resources – essays, lesson plans, images, videos – examining French history, society, culture and the lives of young people in France today.
posted on November 13, 2014 at 10:44 AM
As we honor our nation’s veterans this week, bring stories from the battlefront into American history, world history and health classrooms with this selection of videos, images and media-rich lesson plans.
posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM
There are more than 21.2 million veterans living in America today. Collectively, they served our country during the last six wars: World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.
There are also 611 U.S. military sites in 153 countries across the world. Some of these sites are bases where students and their families live, like the students featured in
posted on November 4, 2014 at 9:11 AM
How can we leverage digital media in schools? That is one of the central questions in the film Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century, which explores how exceptional instructors are increasingly using digital media and interactive practices to ignite their students’ curiosity, help them become civically engaged, allow them to collaborate with peers and empower them to direct their own...
posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM
In the early 1900s, the average American's medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. Deadly chemicals such as radioactive radium, thallium, potassium cyanide, and morphine lurked in health tonics, depilatory creams, teething medicine, and cleaning supplies. As industrial innovation increased, the tools of the murderer's trade multiplied. However, the scientific knowledge to detect crime and the political will to prevent it lagged...
posted on October 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM
‘Tis the season for witches, ghosts and magic! In Shakespeare’s time, many people believed in the existence of supernatural elements and witchcraft. The dominant fear of kings and queens in the 16th and 17th centuries was that the devil or antichrist, through the agency of the Pope, would topple the English monarchy.