Historical Scene Investigation (H.S.I.)offers an engaging way for students to investigate history through primary documents and images. H.S.I. presents students with historical cases to “crack.” Each of the 13 cases provides students with clues to analyze in order to form a conclusion to each investigation. The clues for each investigation are in the forms of primary documents and images, as well as secondary sources. H.S.I. provides students with “case files” on which they record the evidence they find in the documents and images. At the conclusion of their investigation, students answer questions and decide if the case should be closed or if more investigation is necessary. Historical Scene Investigation was developed through a partnership of the College of William & Mary School of Education, University of Kentucky School of Education, and the Library of CongressTeaching with Primary Sources program.
The world’s most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens, was built in Ancient Greece in the fifth century BCE. With the freeAcropolis Interactive 3D app, students can explore this great work of architecture along with events of the past.
The Bill of Rights Institute rewards students who rise to the challenge of tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. This year’s We the Students Essay Contest challenges students to tell what civil discourse means to them.
The New Leaders Initiative offers innovative youth programming across the United States, with the goal of engaging, growing, and supporting environmental and social justiceyouth activists so that they can reach the highest version of themselves.