Starting Points

Need some ideas for how you might want to use this collection to engage your students?

  • Have each student choose three inquiry questions accompanying the contextual narratives. Give students from several weeks to one semester to work on the questions and have them be prepared to give a verbal presentation on all three questions. On a pre-selected day, have each student provide you with his/her three questions. You select one of the three and that student has five minutes to present on the topic.


  • Assign the "Getting to Know the Collection" activity to students. Upon completion, they should write their own "Get to Know the Collection" questions. Have students submit both their questions and the correct answers.



  • Assign students a ten-year period within the timeline. Using the pre-existing nodes as the basis, have them add an additional ten nodes for their decade. These nodes should include information from both within and outside of the collection.