Students Learn About History from Local Immigrants

A unique project documenting local stories had students learn about history from local immigrants.  These residents of Martha’s Vineyard shared their experiences of surviving the Nazi regime, escaping from behind the Iron Curtain, and the stateside experience of...

Time Travel Through Living History

The California Weekly Explorer’s  interactive “Walk Through California” is an opportunity for elementary students to time travel through living history. “Ready positions…heads down, eyes closed. Time travel is about to begin.” The robotic voice began...

Kids Learn About D-Day from Superheroes

Having kids learn about D-Day from superheroes proved to be a uniquely successful method for teaching them about the history of World War II. At the National D-Day Memorial in Virginia, teams of elementary school children raced around looking for clues to solve a...

History Teachers Go Beyond The Curriculum

Finding new ways to engage students is a reason that history teachers go beyond the curriculum, finding new ways to use local resources in a professional development summit. Teachers in Waco, Texas visited the oldest public cemetery in Waco, the First Street Cemetery,...