Thursday, June 25, 2009

This Day in History Videos

There are a lot of places on the web where you can find "this day in history" lists and RSS feeds. A quick Google search will yield a lot of results for that type of resource. Today, I stumbled upon a video version of "this day in history" from the History Channel. The videos provide a quick overview of three to five items of historical significance from that day. The videos appear to be produced in one large lot so you can view videos from the entire week prior to a date. For example I've already watched tomorrow's "this day in history" video.

Applications for Education
If you need a quick warm-up or closing activity for your history lesson, these videos may be just what you've been looking for.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Henry Hudson's Maps and Model Ships
The World Digital Library
Great Timeline Builders