Students of History offers a social studies curriculum that includes units with activities to help students in grades 7–10 understand key concepts in US history, world history, civics, and American government. The units are based on state and national social studies standards and include project-based learning (PBL), digital activities, primary sources, and more. Among the curricular resources are Digital Google Drive Notebooks, with links that send students to reliable online sources to learn about the content. Students can type directly on their pages, insert images, and drag and drop information for a variety of interactive activities. The curricula also include Interactive Notebooks, with graphic organizers, creative foldables, timelines, and more. In addition, each unit provides several primary source activities, secondary source readings, and worksheets for in-class activities or homework. The units also offer a variety of engaging projects in which students work together in groups or individually. These include history simulations and station activities to get students up and moving around the room. An in-depth Project-Based Learning packet includes everything teachers need to bring PBL assessments to any unit in their curriculum. Editable PowerPoints with Guided Notes are filled with images, and printable guided notes pages or graphic organizers help students to focus on key concepts. Teachers can sign up on the website to receive a freesample pack with more than 30 pages of resources.
Tucked inside Google Earth is a geography quiz created in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The Natural Wonders Quiz is a multiple-choice challenge that asks students to identify special locations around the world.
Harvard University’s Digital Giza Project allows scholars to virtually walk through archaeological sites and examine artifacts that might otherwise be inaccessible. The Giza Project began in 2000 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with the goal of digitizing all of the archaeological documentation from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston–Harvard University expedition to Giza, Egypt (c. 1904–1947) and making that information freely available online for anyone to use.
The digital collection of the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature currently holds more than 6,000 books free to read online from cover to cover, allowing readers to get a sense of what adults in the UK and the US wanted children to know and believe in the 1800s.