I’m a huge fan of the TeachingHistory website. And what’s not to like? Best Practices in teaching history. Teaching history materials. Website reviews. Grade level lesson plans. Ability to save favorites. Ask a Historian. Ask a Master Teacher. And blatant personal promotion in the form of Tech for Teachers.
TeachingHistory also has an incredible useful blog. And a recent post highlighting an American Historical Association presentation demonstrates the sort of stuff you can find at TeachingHistory. The post has some nice resources about how that focused on teaching history in the 21st century.
I especially like the stuff by Rwany Sibaja. He’s put together a sweet Prezi and a couple of handouts on using 21st century tools to help kids brainstorm, produce, present, and communicate historical content.
If kids are going to succeed in the 21st century, we have teach in the 21st century. TeachingHistory is a great place to start.