Use the Power of Primary Sources to Bring History and Social Studies to Life
Explore history through first person recollections of those who were there when it happened and with historians, scholars, and re-enactors guided by primary source text, video, and images. Explore cultures, community, geography, and government through first person stories, tours, interviews, and demonstrations with professionals and participants involved.
Resources Available in History and Social Studies
To find sample videos and their activity ideas in each of our History and Social Studies focus areas for grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12, use the drop down menus above or click on any of the links below:
Focus Areas in History and Social Studies for Grades 3-5
Focus Areas in History and Social Studies for Grades 6-8
Focus Areas in History and Social Studies for Grades 9-12
Group Membership Options for History and Social Studies Teacher Organizations
- Direct Full Access–All members of your organization receive full access to the Educate.Today website and all its resources and features.
- Client Specific Access–Select the Educate.Today resources most beneficial to your organization’s members and have them placed on a client-specific branded website with the features and formats of the Educate.Today website.
- Partnership Access–Partner with Educate.Today to promote its resources to organization members and receive money back for each member who joins.
To Learn More About Educate.Today and Its Resources
- Check out the information and links on this page.
- Check out our About Us page, our About Us podcasts, and our Member Features.
- Contact Us with any questions and to receive: 1) a spreadsheet providing title, description, and weblink to all videos available in our History and Social Studies focus areas as of October 1, 2022, and 2) specific pricing options for your organization based on the size of your organization and the size of our collection in History and Social Studies.
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Children Can and Should Be Inspired to Be Their Own Best Learner
An Always-Growing Library of First Person, Real World, Expert-Driven
Videos, Activity Ideas, and On-Demand Interactive Programs
SO LEARNERS CAN
Actively Think and Make Connections with the Outside World
Analyze What They Are Learning and Apply Information Successfully
Ask Questions, Collaborate, and Take Ownership of Their Learning Journey
Construct, Express, and Evaluate Their Learning Through Multiple Avenues
Transfer What They Learn Into Real-Life Experiences
Our Resources Provide:
- A unique First Person, Real World, and Expert-Driven perspective that lets learners go:
- “inside the head” of expert practitioners applying the topic or skill they are studying;
- “inside the location” where real world work is happening;
- “Inside the historic or current event” described by the people who were there when it happened.
- Exceptional diversity of individuals, organizations, and topics featured.
- Close-captioned and standards-aligned streaming videos AND downloadable videos to address digital divide and bandwidth issues and provide for learning anywhere, anytime.
- On-demand interactive programs offering real time interaction with experts.
Use Our Resources To:
- Build on children’s interests.
- Support and enrich topics students are exploring on their own or as part of a class assignment.
- Facilitate problem-based learning and flipped learning experiences.
- Supplement student research projects and other student-driven project-based learning activities.
- Improve student learning using scaffolding and jigsaw techniques.
- Meet learning needs in both small and large groups.
- Provide closed-captioning options for students who need it.
- Address digital divide and bandwidth issues and provide for learning anywhere, anytime by taking advantage of our always-growing library of downloadable videos.
- Let students interact in real time with an expert through our on-demand interactive programs.
Join Educate.Today and Receive Access to:
2500+ Streaming Video Resources in our always-growing Video Library
1500+ Downloadable Video Resources available in our always-growing Download Library
Activity Ideas Linked to Each Video
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Ability to Create Video Playlists
Use of Unique IDs to Identify Videos for Assignments and Student Learning
Members Only Special Event Live Interactive Programs and their Archived Editions
Opportunity to Submit Student-Created Videos for Possible Publication on the Website
20% discount on all of our On-Demand Interactive Programs
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