Located in the United Kingdom, The National Museum of Computing houses the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer; and the WITCH, the world’s oldest working digital computer. In a 3D virtual tour, students can move around the galleries looking at the machines and their descriptions.
Can your students find frogs on Mount Everest? Do they know what the climate is like in the Congo Basin in February? Do they have endangered species in their own neighborhood? BiomeViewer, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is a free reference app about planet Earth.
TheWhite House Historical Association is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a student art competition on the theme The White House: An American Story. The association is seeking submissions from students across the nation that depict and reflect the White House, its collection, and its diverse history.
January 6, 2021, will certainly be a day for the history books. For all teachers grappling with how to address the day’s events with students, this Teaching Idea from Facing History and Ourselves is designed to help guide an initial classroom reflection on the insurrection at the United States Capitol on that day.