Category Internet

Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading

Lateral reading will help you find out if the website you’re looking at is credible. This video tells you how to do it. The video’s description reads, “Free Civic Online Reasoning lessons, assessments and videos are available at Lateral reading is a powerful digital literacy strategy to combat fake news. Based on research with […]

PBS US History Collection

PBS has done a real service to educators by putting together this site consisting of interactive lessons and videos, as well as other media, covering the gamut of US history. According to their description of their site, “The U.S. History Collection on PBS LearningMedia enables middle and high school teachers and students to use media […]

The Frederick Douglass Anthology

Teachers and students of history and the Civil War have a wonderful new resource, the Frederick Douglass Anthology. The website tells us, “The Frederick Douglass Anthology is a project by Dami Kim with support from the Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Scholarship Programme.” We learn, “Dami Kim is an undergraduate student at Georgetown University (COL […]

Primary Sources in the Classroom

The Library of Congress has done all social studies teachers a huge favor by putting together sets of primary sources geared toward classroom use. You can get to them here. Here are the first twenty-five sets: CLASSROOM MATERIAL Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring Abraham Lincoln […]

History, Disrupted

This is Jason Steinhauer discussing how history gets interpreted and how the internet and social media have affected the history profession and the craft of history. This is based on his book, History, Distrupted: How Social Media & the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past. The video’s description reads, “Historian Jason Steinhauer discussed how history […]

How to Know a Source is Credible

In this age of fake news, various types of misinformation and disinformation, lost cause lies, black confederate lies, the SCV and UDC, and other falsehood campaigns, we have to be able to discern good sources of information. In other words, “How do we know whom to believe?” Professor Sam Wineburg of Stanford University has been […]

Black History Teacher’s Viral TikTok Series

This is another article on a teacher’s creative use of social media. “Teaching Black history during Black History Month is not as easy as it once was amid ongoing critical race theory debates plaguing school systems, leading Ernest Crim III to take his Black history lessons beyond the classroom. ‘I have kids that’s come to […]


I came across this essay about using social media in the social studies classroom I thought I would share with you. “For most teachers, social media has no place in a classroom. When they do use it, they often retreat to or remain within the safer confines of ‘walled garden’ discussion and message boards where everything […]

Lives of Civil War African American Soldiers

In this video, Professor Elizabeth Varon and Dr. William Kurtz report on the latest digital history project from the University of Virginia, tracing the lives of African American Virginians who fought for the United States in the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Elizabeth Varon and William Kurtz of the University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War […]

3-D Virtual Tours of Gettysburg Buildings

Have you ever wanted to get inside the David Wills House where Lincoln stayed the night before he gave his Gettysburg Address but haven’t had the opportunity? How about the Lydia Leister House where Maj Gen George G. Meade had his headquarters and was the site of the famous July 2 Council of War? What […]