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September 11th

  • Top 10 Websites for Teaching 9/11
  • 30 for 30 1st Pitch: On October 30, 2001, President George W. Bush stepped to the mound at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series, just six weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That night the first pitch meant more than just “play ball.”
  • E:60: The Red Bandana: Ten years later: remembering the man who led over 12 people to safety after terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11th – a former Boston College lacrosse player whose trademark was a red bandanna.
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  • Mark Bingham saved countless lives by helping stop United Flight 93 from reaching its target, but it’s the lives he saved and those he’s impacted since that help to define his legacy.

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French & Indian War

  1. 1753 – 1754: Adventures of a Young George Washington (Very Good): This is a good activity that looks at George Washington’s mission to ask the French to leave forts in the disputed Ohio River Valley.

American Revolution

  1. April 18, 1775: National Parks Service: A Patriot Spy (EXCELLENT) This is an an activity that takes the student through the streets of Boston on the evening of April 18, 1775. There is great use of primary sources and it is very engaging for the students. Lesson Time (35 – 50 minutes) (Additional WebRanger Activities)

Constitution

  1. U.S. Constitution Quiz

Civil War

  1. 1809 – 1865: National Parks Service: Help Lincoln Get to the White House – Very Good. The NPS does a great job presenting the important events of the timeline interactive. It takes the student on an interactive journey of Abraham Lincoln’s life from birth to his death.