Showing posts with label History Channel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label History Channel. Show all posts

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bet You Didn't Know - A Short Lesson on Veterans Day

The History Channel has a neat series of short videos called Bet You Didn't Know. These videos provide a short history lesson on various holidays. Veterans Day is next week. If you're looking for a short video about the holiday, check out Bet You Didn't Know: Veterans Day. The video explains the origins of the holiday and why its date of celebration has twice shifted in the United States. The end of the video includes an explanation of the differences between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.


Applications for Education
PBS News Hour has a basic lesson plan about Veterans Day. That lesson plan includes giving this quiz to students before showing them Bet You Didn't Know: Veterans Day.

For more resources on Veterans Day, see this list created by Larry Ferlazzo.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Expedition Africa - New TV Show and Online Game

Expedition Africa is a new television show starting this weekend on the History Channel. The basic premise of the show is four adventurers traveling across 970 miles of African bush in Tanzania. According to the trailers, the show is not a contest as the four adventurers are working together without any sort of prize at the end. The four adventurers include a wildlife expert, a navigator, a survivalist, and a journalist.

The Expedition Africa website has a game in which players try to travel 970 miles of African bush. Throughout the game players encounter natural obstacles and have to make decisions regarding course of travel and use of resources. In general the game could be described as Oregon Trail meets African bush.

Applications for Education
The Expedition Africa game could be a fun way for students to learn about the natural dangers of backcountry travel in Africa.

Here is a related resource that may be of interest to you:
Wild Earth TV - Live from the African Bush