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Geography
50 States game

This game from Sheppard Software quizzes students on the 50 states. For beginners, select specific regions on the left hand side under "Game Controls". Go through each section until you are able to get at least a 90% on All States- National. You will take this same test in class for your states post-test.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/USA_Geography/USA_G0_click_1024.html

State capital game

If you have reached mastery on identifying the states and abbreviations, you may move on to learning the capitals.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/USA_Caps_1b_1024.html

Sheppard Software Geography Games

This is the general Sheppard Software site where you will find more games than just those listed above. If you have reached mastery on identifying the states, listing the abbreviations, and learning the capitals, feel free to play any of the geography games listed here.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

World Geography games

Have you taken on the United States and been victorious? Then go ahead and try the world! These games from Sheppard Software help students to learn the geography of various places throughout the world.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

GeoSense

How well do you know the world and its major cities? Visit Geosense.net and try your luck. You can either play alone or test your knowledge against others throughout the world.

http://www.geosense.net/

Quiz Your Noodle

This quiz from National Geographic Kids asks questions from the National Geography Bee. These are difficult questions about geographic areas around the globe.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/puzzlesquizzes/quizyournoodle-geography-bee/

Global Development Food Game

This game has three rounds. The first round asks gives you a type of food and asks you to choose that food's three biggest producers. The second round gives you six countries and asks you to order then from most undernourished (underfed) to least. The third, and final, round makes you choose a picture that correctly answer the question. These are difficult games that make students think globally.

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/interactive/2013/jun/07/food-game-what-do-you-know

50 states abbreviation quiz
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/states_map_abbrev_NL_10s10_500.html

50 states abbreviation flashcards
http://quizlet.com/14326388/flashcards

The Traveler IQ Challenge

How well can you identify famous cities and sites around the world? The closer you are, the more points you receive!

http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq/game1

GeoGuessr

Explore the world with GeoGuessr! This website shows you a scene from around the world and asks you to identify it. To be successful, you must use your brain and think critically about certain parts of the picture -- the vegetation, street signs, automobiles, etc. This is a great game to play with family or friends!

https://www.geoguessr.com/

8th grade
Civil War timeline
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/artsandliving/civilwar/civil-war-timeline-war-begins/

Civil War animated maps
http://www.civilwar.org/maps/animated-maps/

Civil War innovations
http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/civil-war-innovations-110328.htm

Western theater timeline

Examine the action on the Western Theater with this timeline.

http://www.cwtimeline.org/

Civil War innovations pt. deux
http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/feature/civil-war-innovations/

Civil War data and battle summaries
http://www.historynet.com/civil-war

Instagram template for AQOTWF
http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/jpcovais/2015/02/04/instagram-template-for-students/

Vocabulary
Quizlet

Use this Quizlet link to practice your vocabulary! When you get to the site, click on the appropriate study set. From there you can explore the matching, quiz, flashcard, or any other option! 

https://quizlet.com/MrsColwell705

13 Colonies
Fantastic Voyage

Would you have survived the trip across the Atlantic to the New World?

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/colonialhouse/history/voyage.html

Ben Franklin Interactive Timeline

Use this interactive timeline to explore the many sides of Mr. Benjamin Franklin.

http://www.benfranklin300.org/timeline/

Daily Life in the Colonies

use this interactive to learn about what life was like for settlers in the New England colonies

http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/perspectives_daily.html

Treasure Trek

Go to the Colonial Williamsburg website and play Treasure Trek to familiarize yourself with the layout and features of a colonial town.

http://www.history.org/kids/

Pre-Revolution period
Patriots vs. Loyalists Slide Show

Use this slide show to help you find the main differences between the Patriot and Loyalist cause. This will also show you what type of people typically joined each side. Fantastic resource for you 2nd Six Weeks Learning Target Project!

http://www.slideshare.net/prtoomer/loyalist-vs-patriots-12604393?from_search=1

Who Wants to Marry a Founding Father?

This website takes you through a short series of questions to find out the Founding Father with which you are ideally matched. Gentlemen, this site did not forget about you. It also has a "Founding Mother" option!

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/marry.htm

Mr. Nussbaum American Revolution
http://mrnussbaum.com/amflash/

American Revolution for kids
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/revolutionarywar.htm

Patriot or Loyalist quiz

Take this quiz to see if you would have been a Patriot or Loyalist in the 1770s.

http://www.gotoquiz.com/would_you_have_been_a_loyalist_or_a_patriot

American Revolution coloring pages

MP 2 LT Project: Use this website if you need to print out pictures for your project

http://www.patrioticcoloringpages.com/american-history/index-02.html?ewrd=1

Boston Massacre comprehension passage

Read this passage and answer the following questions to get a general understanding of the events of March 5, 1770.

http://mrnussbaum.com/bosmaccomp/

For Crown or Colony

From Mission US comes a "revolutionary" way to learn about the American Revolution and the period before. Pretend to be apprentice Nat Wheeler and explore the city of Boston, meeting Patriots and Loyalists alike.

http://www.mission-us.org/pages/landing-mission-1

Patriots and Loyalists ideas

Use this as a reference to the major ideas of the Patriot and Loyalist sides.

https://sites.google.com/site/lindseybarney3140/home/projects/project-1/student-activity-2/patriot-and-loyalist-ideas

City Planning for Colonial Philadelphia
Philadelphia Firsts
http://www.ushistory.org/philadelphia/philadelphiafirsts.html

Tour Old City Hall
http://www.ushistory.org/tour/old-city-hall.htm

Basic history of Philadelphia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Philadelphia

What did Colonial Philadelphia have in town?
http://www.theconstitutional.com/about-us/philadelphia-firsts

American Revolution - MP2 project
Simple Revolutionary War Timeline

Basic timeline of the Revolutionary War. This site also branches off to cover other major events.

http://www.ducksters.com/history/revolutionarywartimeline.php

American Revolution - Kid Info

This website provides many links to important people, places, and events of the American Revolution.

http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/American_Revolution.html

Mr. Nussbaum -- American Revolution

This website provides many helpful links to flags, maps, clip art and other items that could be helpful to your project.

http://mrnussbaum.com/amflash

Women in the American Revolution

This website details the contributions of women during the American Revolution.

http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/women_american_revolution/

Battle details

Need more information about the major battles? This website goes into greater detail, giving you a description about each battle.

http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/battles.aspx

American Revolution - The History Channel

The History Channel is a great source to start with. It provides many links and videos that are helpful in detailing the major events of the war.

http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution

Movie trailer tutorial

This video from YouTube shows how to make a movie trailer on Windows Movie Maker. (This is the program the school laptops have) I realize that you cannot view this tutorial in the building, so you will have to watch it at home and pay close attention! I hope this helps!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9e-4xumP4A

After project extension game

Can you crack the code? Using the code developed by George Washington during the Revolutionary War, decode the excerpts of the book he wrote when HE WAS SIXTEEN YEARS OLD, titled "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation".

http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/activities/georgewashcode/

After project extension game 2

After you are done with your project, play this game in which you pretend to be a spy delivering a message to Paul Revere!

http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/activities/patriot/patriotspy.swf

Civics and Government games
Branches of Power

Play this fun game to determine what powers each branch has.

http://www.brainpop.com/games/branchesofpower/

Win the White House

Run for president in this fun game from iCivics!

http://www.icivics.org/games/win-white-house

Do I Have a Right?

Incredibly addictive game from iCivics in which you are running a law firm that specializes in defending people's amendment rights. You hire lawyers based on their ability to defend certain cases. Try the game. Once you start, you won't be able to stop!

http://www.icivics.org/games/do-i-have-right

270 to Win!

This website examines every presidential election in US History. It breaks down both the electoral college and popular votes and details the candidates and their political affiliations. Fantastic resource! Use this along with the 270 to Win! questions and answer sheet located in the File Manager section.

http://www.270towin.com/

Which Founder are you?

Take this interesting quiz to find out which Founding Father you are most like!

http://constitutioncenter.org/foundersquiz/

Lewis and Clark Expedition
Scientific Encounters

This website from the National Park Service details the expedition in paragraph form. Great information contained in this site!

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/lewisandclark/encounters.htm

Smithsonian Website

Use this Smithsonian website to take an interactive tour of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Check out the tab "The Collection" to see real journal excerpts from the expedition about specific animals and plants found. The excerpts are organized by year, month, and present day state. Super great site for your field journals!

http://www.mnh.si.edu/lewisandclark/index.html?loc=/lewisandclark/home.html

Lewis and Clark Trail

Another website from the National Park Service, this site is dedicated to the trail Lewis and Clark followed. Go through the site and look at the different sections of the trail.

http://www.nps.gov/lecl/index.htm

Scholastic - Lewis and Clark Supplies Quiz

Use this quiz to discover the important supplies Lewis and Clark brought along with them on the expedition.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/lewis_clark/quiz/index.asp

Lewis and Clark Travel Log

Go along with the Lewis and Clark expedition using this website which breaks down the discoveries made my state or month/year. Very helpful for identifying animal and plant species!

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/journey_intro.html

PBS - Lewis and Clark
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/index.html

Louisiana Purchase
Real Estate for Bradford - Penn Laurel Realty

Use this website to find out the cost of land in Bradford, PA.

http://www.pennlaurelrealty.com/property/property_listings.html

Real Estate for Buffalo, NY - Gurney Real Estate

Use this website to find the price of vacant lots in the Buffalo area. REMEMBER - select the words "land" or "vacant lot" when searching!

http://www.gurneyrealestate.com/

Industrial Revolution
Canals
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/canals_1750_to_1900.htm

More info about canals
http://www.ushistory.org/us/25a.asp

How Canals work
http://www.eriecanal.org/locks.html

Power Loom
http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventors/a/power_loom.htm

Power loom primary source
http://www.cottontimes.co.uk/cartwrighto.htm

Telegraph
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/sfbmhtml/sfbmtelessay.html

Crash Course - Industrial Revolution

This video by John Green (of TFIOS fame) explains the conditions that led to the Industrial Revolution. This is a YouTube video, so it will not work on school computers. You have to watch it at home or on a phone, iPod, iPad, Kindle, or whatever internet-capable device you prefer. Beware, John Green is a quick-talker, but there is a lot of good information here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhL5DCizj5c

Industrial Revolution Inventions

This website offers valuable information on several different inventions created
during the 1st Industrial Revolution. 

http://www.american-historama.org/industrial-revolution-inventions.htm

Industrial Revolution Research

This website provides a wealth of information about the Industrial Revolution and its many innovations.

http://www.industrialrevolutionresearch.com/index.php

Industrial Revolution Facts

Look at this website of basic facts about the Industrial Revolution. At the bottom of the screen is a list of links that may be helpful as well.

https://kidskonnect.com/history/industrial-revolution/

Facts for Now

This "Facts For Now" by Scholastic offers you a chance to Explore More about the Industrial Revolution.

http://www.factsfornow.scholastic.com/article?product_id=nbk&type=0ta&uid=10676850&id=a2014620-h

Library Databases

This link takes you to the Library Resources webpage. You need to incorporate electronic sources into your project. "U.S. History in Context" and "Kids InfoBits" are a great place to start!

https://bradfordasd.follettdestiny.com/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home

Cotton Gin drawing

Great diagram of the cotton gin

http://ushistoryeducatorblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/eli-whitneys-cotton-gin.html?m=1

Horse Car

Use this website to find information about the horse car.

http://www.cable-car-guy.com/html/cchorse.html#what

Transcontinental Railroad

Good website that details the Transcontinental Railroad and includes the price per mile for laying the track!

http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/essays/1801-1900/the-iron-horse/the-central-pacific-and-union-pacific-railroads.php

Who Wants to Be a Cotton Millionaire?

This game takes you through the difficult decisions textile factory owners had to make during the first Industrial Revolution. Will you make the right choices and become a cotton millionaire?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_gms_cotton_millionaire.shtml

Classroom tools
Inflation Calculator

Want to know how much $5 was worth in 1825? Compare the price of items today and find its equivalent worth throughout U.S. history on this interesting website.

http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

Trading Card Creator

Use this website to make a trading card for your historical figure!

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/trading_cards_2/

Oregon Trail
Ducksters: Oregon Trail information
http://www.ducksters.com/history/westward_expansion/oregon_trail.php

Kids on the Oregon Trail

Visit this site, courtesy of the Department of the Interior, to learn about what life was like for kids who were traveling along the Oregon Trail.

http://www.blm.gov/or/oregontrail/education-kids-trail.php

Westward Trail

This game is similar to the typical Oregon Trail game most of us know. While it may not be as flashy, it provides a simulation for the trail This may not be available on the school computers. You may have to play this at home.

http://www.globalgamenetwork.com/

Oregon Trail supplies

Curious about what the wagon parties needed to take with them along their trip? Consult the Oregon Trail Center to find out! Look along the right hand side for additional links! This page is VERY helpful.

http://www.oregontrailcenter.org/HistoricalTrails/Supplies.htm

Oregon Trail questions and answers

Commonly asked questions about the Oregon Trail and the people who traveled on it.

http://www.csun.edu/~asr15199/westwardexpansion/oregontrailnotes.pdf

Major landmarks along the way
http://www.trails.com/list_11001_landmarks-along-oregon-trail.html

Military & Supply Forts on the Oregon Trail
http://www.nps.gov/scbl/planyourvisit/upload/Forts-on-the-Oregon-Trail.pdf

Basic story of the Oregon Trail
http://www.frontiertrails.com/oldwest/oregontrail.htm

PBS History Detectives - J.B. Booth letter
PBS History Detectives - J.B. Booth letter

Fast forward to the 19:30 marker to watch this episode of PBS' History Detectives cover the threatening letter sent to President Andrew Jackson.

http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/video/1169415042/

Presidents
George Washington: Mount Vernon.org

This website from Mount Vernon.org is chock full of fascinating details about our first Commander-in-Chief! Not only does it possess a wealth of information, it also lets you take a guided tour of Washington's home, Mount Vernon!

http://www.mountvernon.org/georgewashington/facts

Textbook
The American Journey

Link to the online edition of the textbook we use in class. The Access/Class code is: A74D465327

http://www.glencoe.com/ose/

Games and Interactives!
Wordle

Create a word cloud using wordle.net.

http://www.wordle.net

ABCya! Word Clouds for Kids

Another word cloud generator. Less style options than wordle, but it allows you to save your word cloud.

 

 

http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm

Noteworthy

This neat website allows you to create notes using various typography styles created by other artists. My welcome picture at the top of the page was created using Noteworthy.

 

http://www.noteworthy.com

Lewis and Clark game
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/lewisClarkAdventure/

Underground railroad simulation
http://pathways.thinkport.org/following/

War of 1812 - Cast your vote!

Listen to the different perspectives of various people who lived in America during the early 1800s. Which perspective do you agree with? Is there a common theme based on WHERE the people live?

http://www.nps.gov/fomc/castyourvote/explore.cfm

Mission US - Flight to Freedom

Pretend to be Lucy, a 14-year-old slave who lives in Kentucky. Make decisions along the way to decide your fate.

http://www.mission-us.org/pages/landing-mission-2

Enrichment
EF Tours - Popular Tours

Scope out the popular tours offered by leading student travel agency, EF Tours. Pay close attention to how they deliver their itinerary and the information they include.

http://www.eftours.com/educational-tours/collections/popular-tours

Skyscanner

Skyscanner is my personal favorite when it comes to finding flights, especially international ones.

www.skyscanner.net

Kayak

Kayak is another flight search engine, similar to Skyscanner. It is good to compare the results you get on Skyscanner with those found on Kayak.

www.kayak.com

Priceline

Priceline is a good place to start when it comes to finding hotel lodging.

www.priceline.com

AirBnB

AirBnB allows people to offer up rooms, apartments, or entire houses for temporary stays. It is an interesting alternative to typical hotel lodging.

www.airbnb.com

Eurail

Eurail offers you a place to search train transport throughout Europe. It offers options for one country or multi-country train passes. Be sure to check flights between major European cities as well because air transport throughout the European Union can be ridiculously inexpensive.

www.eurail.com

Rail Europe

Similar to Eurail, Rail Europe offers train passes throughout European countries.

www.raileurope.com