Site Delivers Curriculum on Pennsylvania's History
ExplorePAhistory.com (www.explorepahistory.com) is an interactive multimedia curriculum resource designed to teach K-12 students about Pennsylvania's history. The site offers lesson plans for teachers that incorporate various image galleries, audio and video components, as well as historical interpretations into the curriculum. The lesson plans are based on 11 historical themes that range from "Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of the Civil War" to "Jazz in Pennsylvania." Developed by teams of educators, the lesson plans are available in a printer-friendly format or can be downloaded from the site. Each lesson plan includes background materials for the teacher; a summary section with lesson features, such as student level and teaching time required; links to primary sources; and downloadable PDF worksheets.
This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.