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.
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:
Contact the site administrator (Carol LaRow) with your project idea.
Use the Form link (on the right) to sign up.
Design a project that can be used by teachers to teach a lesson, OR
Design a project that students can use independently as they learn, OR
Submit a final student project, that demonstrates what the students learned in a unit of study
Use a Google tool (or tools) in your project (see suggestions below)
If the project warrants, include resources that will enhance the lesson such as links to:
Be sure to cite your sources.
Choose a Google tool/tools to showcase your final product
We will post your project on this website
Google Maps, Slide presentations, Sites websites, Docs, Google Earth tours, Blogger, etc. can be hosted on this site. See list of tools below.
To participate, fill out the FORM to provide basic information about your project & school
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
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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