Tag archives for history

  1. Fun Fact Friday: Random Fun Facts!

    A goat's eye. (Jo Naylor/Wikimedia Commons)

    While writing Fun Fact Friday, I encounter lots of fun facts that are interesting, but don’t necessarily require an entire article. With that in mind, here are some of the random fun facts I’ve collected! Goats’ eyes have horizontal and somewhat rectangular pupils. In Britain, they call underwear “pants” and they call pants “trousers”. Crickets’ […]

  2. March is Women’s History Month

    Women’s History Month has been celebrated since the 1980′s in honor of those that cleared a path for today’s young women.  Traditionally history has highlighted only a few women of our past including Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sally Ride, Sandra Day O’Connor, first ladies and a few others. Bringing more attention […]

  3. Fun Fact Friday: Edison’s greatest invention is retiring this year!

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    Did you know that Thomas Edison’s greatest invention (phonograph aside), the incandescent light bulb, is being retired this year? It’s true! As of 2014, the standard light bulbs that we all grew up with are going away for good. This is due to the fact that they aren’t energy efficient. 75% of the energy a […]

  4. Fun Fact Friday: Jethro Tull

    Jethro_Tull_(agriculturist)

    Did you know that farming was revolutionized in the 1700′s by an agriculturist named Jethro Tull? Much like George Washington Carver, Tull believed that there were better and more efficient ways of farming possible, and set about trying to discover them. Tull’s influence is still seen in agricultural practices and equipment to this day. Jethro […]

  5. Fun Fact Friday: One-Room School

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    Did you know that in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s, most small towns and rural areas had a one-room school? If you’ve never read or watched Little House on the Prairie, you may not be familiar with the term, but a one room school is exactly what it sounds like…a single free standing building […]

  6. History in the Classroom

    All of you history buffs and world studies teachers know that Tuesday, March 8 marked the 67th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe, essentially ending all forms of combat in the European theater. A momentous occasion, the victory signified the fall of Adolf Hitler’s wildly ambitious aims to expand the influence of the Third […]

  7. Fun Tech Tools For the History Classroom

    There are several great Web 2.0 tools that I just have to share with history teachers.   I have used www.classtools.net for several years, and have created blog posts about this resource before. These tools have many great features to enhance learning in all subjects. Some of my favorite tools are the flash game generators, […]

  8. Museum Box

    Museum Box is an interesting Web 2.0 tool. It allows users to create virtual boxes that displays various types of media on the faces of the box. You can design the boxes to have layers, which affords viewers an opportunity to follow the research as well as develop a response to an argument presented on […]