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History

18TH-CENTURY HISTORY  - Section Code: PEDW9350
The Constitution and Bill of Rights are just some of the critical events in history that will be of interest to you and your students. New and exciting facts and visuals will happen every time you explore the Internet as you research this fascinating time. Look at the global impact of the birth of America. Visit the archives that feature Colonial and Revolutionary topics. Discover a website that shares experiences with Betsy Ross. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

19TH-CENTURY HISTORY  - Section Code: PEDW9351
This is a century of exploration and growth. Discover, for example, some of the issues facing Lewis and Clark or the division of the union which turned into the worst civil war in our history. Find the website that has actual letters written by the soldiers and their families during this time. Dig up interesting facts about the immigrants by reading their diaries and learning about their experience to enter the USA through Ellis Island. See if any of your students can find their ancestor's names in the Ellis Island records. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

20TH-CENTURY HISTORY  - Section Code: PEDW9352
The 20th century covers two world wars, World War I and World War II, and many large and small military conflicts. This time in history also reveals a time period of growth of the industrial, political and economic strength of the United States. Explore the Library of Congress and take a tour of the White House. Search the biographies of 17,000 historical figures and find the ones that pertain to your curriculum. Uncover interesting facts about our U.S. Supreme Court, Congress and the White House. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY  - Section Code: PEDW9353
There are many famous and influential African-Americans that have played a significant role in the development of America. Visit websites dedicated to them, read about their struggles, accomplishments and their ability to overcome adversity. Learn interesting facts about the African American culture and how they are an intrical part of America’s “melting pot.” You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR BATTLES  - Section Code: PEDW9354
The war that was to reunite a nation was fought on land and sea and is considered one of the worst tragedies in American history. Experience websites that will show maps and graphics related to the battles. Study photos and journals of the time. There is a chronological journey through the battles that may help understand the horrors of that war. Become familiar with how an out-gunned, out-manned, and out-financed Confederate Army was almost able to beat the Union Army. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

ANCIENT EGYPT-Tombs, Graves & Mummies  - Section Code: PEDW9355
Understanding the development, customs and religion of Ancient Egypt is the first step to understanding their burial practices. A virtual tour of Egypt will enable students and teachers to visualize the times, the people, and their ceremonies. Then visit websites that will help you understand the religious beliefs of Ancient Egypt. You will also explore the actual burial practices including: embalming, mummification, tombs, and finally the pyramids. Each website provides teachers with valuable resources to use in the classroom. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

CALIFORNIA MISSIONS  - Section Code: PEDW9356
The chain of missions that started in San Diego, (with 20 more to follow) by Father Junipero Serra, were the backbone of the social, agricultural and industrial life of Spanish California. The Missions were a critical element in the rapid development of towns that eventually made it possible for "The West" to become part of the United States. Discover websites where you learn about the mission movement and about each of the mission’s communities. Encounter how the self-contained communities developed a commune style of living where everything was shared and provided for the good of the mission. This will give your students an insight to how the early settlers lived. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

DISCOVERING THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE  - Section Code: PEDW9357
When the Louisiana Purchase is mentioned, Lewis and Clark are generally associated with this massive addition to what became today's modern United States of America. After Spain sold it to the US, the team of Lewis and Clark were sent to figure out what the US taxpayer had just purchased. There are ancillary stories and events that can be discovered by researching the Internet. Was Lewis murdered or did he commit suicide? Who governed the territory after the expedition returned and what happened? These and many other fascinating stories, student activities, and lesson plans are at your fingertips. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

HISTORY OF INVENTION  - Section Code: PEDW9358
“Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” Without the invention of fire or the wheel, where would we be? The human condition, good or bad, is based on inventions – the lack of them. From the beginning of time humans have always looked for a better, faster or easier way to do things. The historical study of inventions is the study of creativity. Use this course to learn how to research the Internet to find thrilling resources for your students that will excite and motivate their creativity. Explore the Internet to meet inventors who can help you and your students understand the mental process that inventors use. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

HISTORY OF THE SPANISH PEOPLE  - Section Code: PEDW9359
The Spanish culture and language has, over the centuries, been established as the foundation for nations all over the world. By tracing the beginnings of the Spanish people to over 2,000 BC with roots in what is now called the “Middle East,” we can trace the development of a complex and powerful cultural influence through four thousand years of evolution. You will learn to research the extensive resources available on the Internet by visiting websites related to various characteristics, past and present, of the Spanish people. By examining their history, art, literature, exploration, and colonization, you will locate vast, and valuable, resources to use for curriculum development. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

LOOKING AT THE MIDDLE AGES  - Section Code: PEDW9360
The Middle Ages is a period in European history that has fascinated historians, authors, artists and educators for centuries. It covers a vast period of time, many nations, and events that shaped the western world. Explore this rich history by looking at websites that describe the people of this time period. Research the roles of the various levels of the social structure and investigate the relationship between nations. Learn why inventions and innovation were not high on the list of accomplishments, why they were brought in from other nations and were part of the eventual end to that era. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

SAN FRANCISCO EXPERIENCE  - Section Code: PEDW9361
San Francisco is a major seaport of the West coast. It sits at the entrance to one of the world's finest natural harbors. As you explore this captivating city, you will find out why San Francisco's port was such an important part of the gold rush era. Discover the website that will actually take you on a tour of the Golden Gate Railroad Museum and discover how the steam engine played a part in taming the West. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

THE AFRICAN-AMERICAS SLAVE CONNECTION  - Section Code: PEDW9362
The history of slavery in the United States is well known. But the extent of slave trade from Africa to the Arab nations, started the process that later came to the European countries. The Caribbean and South America actually imported 80% of African slaves between 1500 and 1860. Use the Internet to locate resources including maps, personal stories, statistics, dates and locations of the African slave business and how it affected nations all over the world. Discuss related topics with others interested in this story through blogs. Bring the broader perspective of the tragedy of the African-Americas slave trade connection to your curriculum. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION  - Section Code: PEDW9363
The war for American independence was the final point for the struggling colonies to break away from the dominance of England. Gain access to some of the great historical documents of that time including the Declaration of Arms. Visit a website on the military weapons that were used in the revolution. Learn about the real contributions Betsy Ross made toward the war effort. Discover many of the other less known heroes and heroines of the time. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

THE GOLD RUSH  - Section Code: PEDW9364
The California Gold Rush remains one of America's great sources for stories, legends, fiction and fact. Some of California's most scenic areas are in the middle of what is considered "Gold Territory." You can bring the mystery and excitement of this famous American era to your classroom. Explore websites with maps, stories about the people, raising up and tearing down of towns, events, and much more. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

THE MYSTERIOUS MAYA  - Section Code: PEDW9365
There is less known about one of the world’s greatest civilizations than any other. The Maya of Central America are slowing giving up their secrets. You can guide your students to begin exploring how the Maya developed one of the most advanced cultures of its time. Then investigate the various theories for their decline. You will be sent to Internet websites that include pictures, diagrams, animations, and information about the Maya and their culture. Stand in the middle of a Maya city and pan around the area. Compare what you see with maps that describe what each building was used for. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

THE PEOPLE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR  - Section Code: PEDW9366
Too often when we take a look at the Civil War, we look at the politics, slavery, economics and the battles and never really explore the many lives that were affected by this national tragedy. Visit the website where you will study Ulysses S. Grant; or the soldiers who fought and died a long way from home. Who was Sullivan Ballou? Whom did the Tennessee Sons of the Confederacy immortalize? Limitless discoveries await you and your students as you discover the many interesting individuals and the role they played in the Civil War. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

THE SPACE RACE  - Section Code: PEDW9367
Exploring the deep reaches of space is one of the exciting elements of this course. Learn about the intense competition between the Soviet Union and the United States during the peak of the space race. View photographs on the early spacecrafts that were used in space and learn the new technologies that bring benefits to all humanity. Gain knowledge of the political, psychological and sociological conditions that gripped the world as the super powers struggled for dominance in space. You and your students can take virtual tours through space as you visit the NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) sites. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

THE TITANIC  - Section Code: PEDW9368
Titanic was promoted as the "unsinkable ship." What caused the Titanic to sink? Why has this event been considered one of the most dramatic disasters to researchers for decades? Find the answers while you search the web. Could this tremendous loss of life been avoided? Why were so many seats in the lifeboats not filled? View the website that allows you to see for yourself photos of the ship and read accounts of some of the survivors. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

WASHINGTON - THE MAN AND THE MONUMENT  - Section Code: PEDW9369
Washington is better known as the "Father of this country." Discover the many facets of this great historical figure from Commander-in-Chief to leading the colonies into a self-governing nation. Investigate his reluctance and the unique demands he insisted upon before accepting the position as first President of the United States. Explore some of his ideas on liberty and democracy. Learn how his influence set the standard for future presidents. You will use the Internet to locate pictures, maps, or the analyses of battle strategies on various websites. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE  - Section Code: PEDW9370
Women eventually won their right to vote in the 20th century which increased their educational and career opportunities. Find historical resources including the Agnes Irwin School, Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY and the Women's Suffrage Stamp to help your students learn how these events helped initiate a reevaluation of traditional views of women's role in American society. Study the impact the World Wars played in the women's movement and the role of women during wartime. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON  - Section Code: PEDW9450
He is one of the recognized great African American leaders in American history. The founding of Tuskegee Institute is just one of his distinguished accomplishments. Explore websites that give you an insight to this literary genius at a time when most African Americans did not have the opportunity to learn to read or write. How did Washington's writings influence America? Find out which President had Washington as an advisor on racial issues. Learn about Washington's life through his autobiography, "Up From Slavery." You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.