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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A History of Immigration in the United States - A Multimedia Timeline

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed a great new service for creating multimedia timelines. That tool is called Hstry. Through the Hstry platform you can create timelines that include videos, images, audio, text, and quiz questions. It is possible to add instant feedback on the quiz questions in your timeline. To get a sense of how Hstry timelines function, take a look at one of their recent featured timelines about the history of immigration in the United States.

A History of Immigration in the U.S.A. traces patterns of immigration in the United States from the Colonial Era through 1965. The timeline shows the motivations for immigration throughout the history of the United States. The timeline also includes responses of the government to waves of immigration throughout the history of the United States.

Applications for Education
A History of Immigration in the U.S.A. ends in 1965. A good assignment for students would be to develop continuations of the timeline to cover 1965 through today. Those timelines could include video clips of Presidents and other politicians discussing issues around immigration policies.

As a teacher you can create an online classroom on Hstry. In that online classroom you can view all of your students' timelines.