Thursday, January 10, 2013

American History, Rights, Jazz and Rain

The temperature here in the northeastern U.S. has been warming up recently which has been a nice change. No changes are happening here, just good old fashioned sharing of great websites and internet resources.

History teachers will want to spend some time here at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History website. It features great resources such as this American History by Era and a section dedicated to primary sources. The site also includes a multimedia section, a community section where members of the site can communicate and share information. Suffice to say that this is a fantastic resource for history teachers and students.

I recently stumbled upon this excellent Bill of Rights resource from Kid's Discover. It is a PDF explaining the first ten amendments on a colorful (and printable) easy to understand poster. This is a great resource for teachers who cover the Constitution in their curriculum.  Every American should understand the Bill of Rights and this great resource is an easy way to do so.

Last up is a site called Jazz and Rain. Here you can listen to the relaxing sound of rain in the background and if you'd like, the site will play mellow jazz music at the same time. Brew yourself a cup of coffee, grab a good book or a newspaper and enjoy them with a little jazz and rain.

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