Think Like Churchill by Touch Press is an app for iOS that lets students stand in the shoes of Winston Churchill as he faces some of the most difficult and challenging dilemmas in history. At the end of each scenario, students’ decisions are dissected and analyzed to help them understand how to become a better decision maker. Each scenario immerses students in a different pivotal moment in Churchill’s life. Some dilemmas are personal, some are controversial, and some helped shape the fate of the world. Throughout the app, students have access to Churchill’s own thoughts and writings, the advice of his friends and colleagues, as well as rare archival material, including intelligence reports, private letters, telegraphs, and briefing documents. After making their decision, students discover how closely it matches Churchill’s. Cost: $4.99
Works of art are special kinds of historical sources that spark inquiry in the classroom in remarkable ways. Developed by educators at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art + History is an innovative method for using art as a primary source for historical inquiry.
The Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) is helping teachers plan for the upcoming academic year with free, engaging resources and programs. On July 6, in partnership with RiceUniversity’s Open Stax, BRI will launch Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness, an open educational resource for high school US history.
Produced by Historic Hudson Valley, People Not Property introduces students, teachers, and the interested public to the history of Northern enslavement, separate from the more familiar history of antebellum Southern slavery, by exploring history through personal stories.