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.
K–8 teachers can expand their horizons this summer by taking the online course “Thinking Like a Historian: Immigration History Through Primary Sources.” The course, which is offered by the nonprofit Primary Source, will take place online from July 11 to August 7, 2018.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum invites teachers and students to participate in “Anniversary in the Schools,” a freewebinar commemorating the seventeenth anniversary of 9/11. The webinar, broadcast from inside the 9/11 Museum, connects students and teachers from around the world with museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.
When students ask, “How does that work?” they can easily find out on the JigSpace platform. Using the app (for iOS), students can view step-by-step interactive 3D breakdowns of complex ideas, objects, and phenomena.