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Home school and after school, kids online can access some great sites and games that are both educational and fun. This site reviews and links to the best, and also discusses some parenting articles and homework sites of interest to parents.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Involved in Living History on People Speak at History.com

The website blurb says it best:

Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, THE PEOPLE SPEAK gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history. THE PEOPLE SPEAK illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today and reminds us never to take liberty for granted.
Watch the videos on the site:
  • Mutiny in George Washington's Army performed by Mike O'Malley
  • The Declaration of Independence performed by Matt Damon
  • Susan B. Anthony's Suffrage Trial performed by Christina Kirk and Josh Brolin
  • J.W. Loguen's Letter to Sarah Logue performed by Benjamin Bratt
Getting the kids emotionally invested and involved in a story is one of the best ways to teach them anything -- and they're more likely to retain that information as opposed to data that's been drilled by rote, simply for the purpose of exam regurgitation.


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posted by Stephanie @ Friday, December 11, 2009  


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