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Unlimited Lesson Possibilities

I think I will best use this as a resource for students for their own writing or projects, or as a way to enrich a topic. I will probably not use it for students to add their own content, though there are relevant possibilities for them to do so in the projects section, such as Amazing Grandparents. I also liked the tour section that, in many cases has a historic photo layered over a modern day interactive street view (think Google Earth). Students can analyze what has changed and what has stayed the same. I am impressed that much of the content is provided by the dozens of museums, libraries, and archives that contribute to the site. The Collections section combines images around a particular theme, but I do wish you were to search by keyword. The site provides activity sheets and lesson ideas, and Activity Sheet 3 is a great starting point for students to become familiar with everything it has to offer, and how to go about exploring it.
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An innovative means to explore history using mapping, imagery and text.

Very nice interface in the way that mapping can be used as well as the accompanying images and could be a great jumping off point for further research and to inspire curiosity. This tool can be differentiated in that a student can either focus on one place or they can create an entire tour of an area and go deeper into the environment, change, demographics, etc.
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I was looking for sites to make history come alive - I think I may have found it!

Very flexible website which makes history interesting and accessible for all!
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This produce works great for making history come to life.

I think this product worked great with my small group stations throughout the day. There are lots of pictures and facts that students can access to make Social Studies more engaging.
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Such a powerful teaching tool! My favorite lesson of the year.

This website helped me in one of my favorite lessons. I learned about this in a graduate-level course, and at that time there weren't too many "pins". The website has had a lot of growth, but I think this will be an incredibly powerful tool as more and more begin to use it. This lesson really opened students eyes to see that we have a lot in common, but yet are very diverse at the same time.
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A great way to see change over time.

Allows students to visualize change over time- a key concept in Historical study.
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