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.
The Pop History Dig is a magazine-styled website with more than 250 stories that cover a range of topics, often focusing on the history and power of popular culture. One goal of the site is to use the visibility of popular culture—its music, film, literature, and famous personalities—to engage readers on topics ranging from civil rights history to the power of the entertainment industry.
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.
The Reading, Evidence, and Argumentation in Disciplinary Instruction (READI) Project, a multi-institutional initiative headed by the University of Illinois at Chicago, supports disciplinary argumentation from multiple sources in middle school and high school science and history/social studies classes.