John F. Kennedy's Inauguration
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Declaration Of Independence

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Paul Revere's Ride
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Japanese Surrender WW II
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Overview:

What historical event, explorer, voyage, or local history would you like to share with other schools? Have you studied the settlement history of your country or state? What historical events helped shape it? Has your class done a project on an historical novel that tells about past events?

This site is dedicated to the explorers, voyages, historical events, historical literature, and historical backgrounds of countries throughout the World. We'd like to hear about famous explorers who surveyed or traveled through your country. Perhaps you'd like to tell us about historical events that shaped your community or region, a catastrophic event in your area, or how your community was founded, its background and early settlers. Every community, every town, every country has a past, and we'd like to hear about yours.

This project is open to schools all over the World. We invite a "global community" of schools to share with us. We can learn about each other's countries, as we contribute to this site. In addition, we can give students a global, authentic audience for their projects, which in turn, encourages them to strive to improve the quality of their work. Teachers can use/replicate the projects on this site for their own classes.

Exemplars:

Feel free to explore the projects that have been contributed by other schools. See how they are designed.

  • Some are designed so students work independently as they learn about historical events or people.

  • Others are designed so teachers and students can access the sites/projects and use their varied resources as unit lessons -- primary source documents, webquests, readings, Google Maps, Google Earth tours, Slide presentations, Google Blogger, Docs, student-created videos, podcasts, etc.

  • The projects on this site can be used in conjunction with Google Classroom.

How To Submit Projects:

  1. Contact the site administrator (Carol LaRow) with your project idea.
    Use the Form link (on the right) to sign up.

  2. Design a project that can be used by teachers to teach a lesson, OR

  3. Design a project that students can use independently as they learn, OR

  4. Submit a final student project, that demonstrates what the students learned in a unit of study

  5. Use a Google tool (or tools) in your project (see suggestions below)

  6. If the project warrants, include resources that will enhance the lesson such as links to:

      • essential questions, rubrics, activities, etc. that you create for your students

      • the WEB for more information

      • additional lessons or webquests

      • online learning games

      • online photos

      • documents you create for teacher or student use

      • photos or sketches your students submit

  7. Be sure to cite your sources.

  8. Choose a Google tool/tools to showcase your final product

  9. We will post your project on this website

  10. Google Maps, Slide presentations, Sites websites, Docs, Google Earth tours, Blogger, etc. can be hosted on this site. See list of tools below.

  11. To participate, fill out the FORM to provide basic information about your project & school

Site Administrator:

Carol LaRow

Website: http://www.carollarow.org

Email: larowc@gmail.com

Twitter: @larowc

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• Google Innovator

• Apple Distinguished Educator

GEG Leader - Upstate NY, Capital Region

• Smithsonian Laureate

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Suggested Topics:

  • voyages of early explorers such as Henry Hudson, Columbus, Sir Francis Drake; information about the early explorers telling what they did and where they went

  • historical events that played a role in the history of your area (or other parts of the World)

  • early settlers in your area, the historical background of your own community

  • famous projects, concepts, or undertakings that helped shape the World

  • famous events/people that helped shape the World - events, battles, speeches, settlers, activists, etc.

  • ways your area introduced commerce or travel such as the Erie Canal in New York State or waterways or railroads

  • famous landmarks or historical sites, commemorating significant events

  • other topics you might suggest

Suggested Technology Tools:

We would like to suggest that you use Google tools for your project. There are many tools available in Google Workspace for teachers and students. Clusters of tools can work together to enhance lessons and offer students a variety of learning tools as they work through the lessons. In addition, there are several Apple applications that allow for creating videos and audio files, which can enhance the projects. Third party software, such as Screencastify, is also available for adding extras to your project.

This site highlights Google tools.

  • The projects hosted on this site should use at least two Google tools as students work though the learning part of the projects. You could certainly count doing a "Google Search" for information on the WEB as one of the tools.

  • The final projects/products could use just one tool - Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Sites, Google Slides, or docs, for example, to illustrate or demonstrate what the students have learned.

A final project is the one you post for other schools to view and use:

  • It can be a project/product that demonstrates what your students have learned AFTER they have finished the learning part of the unit (a URL to link to a Google Earth WEB project, a collaborative Google Slide Presentation, a Google Sites website, a Google Earth PRO KML, or a YouTube video)

  • It can be a complete lesson, with links and resources, other educators can use to teach the unit

  • You can design it any way you wish

  • Be sure and look at the exemplars we've posted

Some Google tools you may find useful are:

  • Google Earth • Docs • Photos • You Tube

  • My Maps • Forms • Blogger • Keep

  • Sites • Sheets • Calendar • Alerts

  • Slides • Classroom • News • Books

Countries, States, & Cities Already Participating:

  • United States, Australia, Singapore, Argentina, Canada

  • California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia

Project Requirements:

  • Use at least one Google tool (Some suggestions listed above)

  • Sign up to be part of the project - Use the form on this homepage (see red arrow above)

Project Goals:

  1. The goal is to collect projects from schools all over the World. We publish both teacher and student projects for a global audience.

  2. We can post your project on this website.

  3. Or, you can design a WEB page we can link to. "Host" your project on that WEB page. Link to your resources off that page. If you create a Google SITE or publish a Google DOC, link to it. If you create a Google Earth historical trip with pins and text, give us the URL. We will link to your page and write a brief description of your project.

  4. You might concentrate on using one "main" Google tool such as Google Earth, My Maps, Slides, or Sites pages you or your students have created. That might be the final product/project you share with other schools.

  5. The "hub" of the project might be a Google Earth, Google Map, or Slides of your historical project. As students click through the pins on the maps, they might be learning or answering questions. It depends on how you'd like to set up your project. Other tools can be used as students "discover" or research the history of their selected topics.

  6. You might find other Google tools useful such as Blogger or Docs or Sites or Keep as students collaborate and learn. Students can use these tools as they discover information, engage in peer-to-peer learning, and design their projects.

  7. School projects on historical events might be better suited to Google Earth or Google Maps to plot events and places, to show others where the action took place.

  8. When contacting Carol LaRow, please indicate which project category you will be doing. We will host your project on the appropriate page of this site.

  9. We are more than willing to add categories suggested by you. We've added categories suggested by other educators.

  10. Fill out the FORM to give us basic information about your school and your project.

See your town or city "flash" on the globe as you visit this site. Each visitor leaves a red placemarker on the globe, indicating an approximate location.


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