They Made America.
Although this is a companion site to a PBS mini-series airing in
2004, the content easily stands alone. Students can investigate the
influential "great minds" whose entrepreneurial spirits dramatically
American industry and culture and then play an NCAA-style "tournament"
isolate the most influential innova
Although this site is a companion to a PBS series by the same name,
the activities can be used independently to tap into your students
reasoning abilities. Prowl through the rooms of a virtual house to
clues and determine its age; open a time capsule to examine its
decide when it was originally buried; and learn about the many
by historical sleuths, including forensic anthropology, DNA analysis,
dating, and document examin
Liberty! The American Revolution
This outstanding resource provides students with a concise
the establishment of the American republic - from the earliest rumblings
rebellion, to the creation of the Constitution. Although a companion to a
mini-series, the site is filled with fascinating information, interactive
maps, and lesson plans that can easily stand alone. Click on "Chronicle
Revolution" to find a collection of newspaper articles that focus on
historical headlines. An assortment of interactive activities allows
to experience daily life in the colonies, discover the differences between
American and British soldiers, and test their "Revolutionary" know
Famous Moments in Early American History
These eight, high-quality mini-movies highlight true stories of historical
significance using scenes and portraits from Early America. Titles
"The Ben Franklin Story," "Declaring Independence,"
"The Treason of
Arnold," "Paul Revere - Messenger of the Revolution," and mo
Visit the Mount Vernon Web site to gain general background information
George Washington's life
and his home.
With a partner, create a trivia game about George Washington. Create
with ten questions,
and then compete against another group. The team with the highest
on to play another
winning team. The class can continue playing until one group is the
Use the Internet to find the names of all 15 departments of the executive
branch of government and the
person who runs each today. Make a chart listing each department and
Then summarize the
departments' main functions.
Use the Internet to find information about the Federal Reserve System.
build a database that
includes the main functions of the Federal Reserve System and the
the 12 regional reserve