On the interactive ¡Viva Baseball!website, students can select various countries in Latin America and learn about the history of players from each country. The site includes an interactive timeline, as well as filmed interviews with, and biographies of, players. Especially engaging is the quiz entitled “Would You Make It to the Majors?” The site’s features are based on the inquiry model of student learning, maximizing reading, critical thinking, and comprehension skills. The site can be used to instruct students in how to analyze sources as to purpose, audience, and accuracy. Students who are bilingual can choose to read the information in English or Spanish. The website was adapted from the ¡Viva Baseball! exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
With winter holidays and festive gatherings on the horizon, let’s reflect on the sustaining power of food, friends, and family—and the essential need for connection across our differences and along our common hopes. Nothing supports connection more than food and the shared rituals of mealtime.
Teenagers Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi started the student-run organization CHOOSE to overcome racism and inspire harmony through exposure, education, and empowerment. This enterprise led them to collaborate with Princeton University on The Classroom Index, a 224-page textbook devoted to racial literacy.
The National History Day (NHD) organization was asked by HISTORY and the World War I Centennial Commission to develop a teacher resource to connect teachers and students to the best research and resources for teaching the 100th anniversary of World War I (1914–1918). NHD worked with partner organizations, including HISTORY, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and Army, Naval, and Marine Corps historical organizations to find interesting, unique primary sources.