--Daniel A. Kelin, II
In their roles as Henry Hudson's sailors (ca. 1610 C.E.), third grade students "faced the cold, loneliness, frustration, and disorientation of Hudson's last voyage."
--Nadine M. Roush
Some online activities are the next best thing to actually visiting Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.
Ava L. McCall
The textile arts are a valuable means by which students learn about the history of specific Native American nations.
—Choices for the 21st Century Education Program, Brown University
Although many people in the United States think of slavery as a Southern institution, New England has a more complex history of slavery and slave trading than many realize.
--Johanna Gorelick and Genevieve Simermeyer/The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian
While the modern story of Thanksgiving describes the original feast as a friendly gathering of neighbors, in reality it had much more to do with political alliances, diplomacy, and an attempt at peaceful coexistence.
By Joan Brodsky Schur
Eighth-grade students gain a greater understanding of social control and tyranny when they participate in a Puritan Day simulation.
By Jeremy D. Stoddard, Mark J. Hofer, and Molly G. Buchanan
Highlighting a wikinquiry on the Jamestown colony’s ‘starving time,’ the authors demonstrate a wiki’s power to promote student collaboration, enhance communication, and improve construction of knowledge.