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Title: Postcards From The Moonlight
Digital Tool: Postcard Creator
Digital Tool Description: The Postcard Creator allows students to identify the elements of a traditional postcard, compose and/or summarize content material, edit, and publish/print individual postcards. After editing and printing, students may illustrate the front of the postcard to reflect subject matter/events described in the postcard message.Postcard creator also features planning sheets/templates that may be utilized by students in the initial planning phases of the lesson.


Thinkfinity Informational Materials


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Subject: Social Studies,Geography,Adult and Family Literacy,Informal Education
Title: When Worlds Collide     
Description: This PBS film and website look at how the Old and New Worlds mixed after Columbus landed on Hispaniola in 1492. The 90-minute documentary and accompanying website trace milestone events during the 16th century and illustrate how both the New World and the Old were radically transformed by contact. The extensive resources for teachers and students include a timeline, short scholarly essays and lesson plans
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 8,9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Interactive Games


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Greenhorn Sailor: John Jea, African American Preacher and Sailor     
Description: When John Jea joined a ship's crew in 1806, he was not prepared for the dangerous conditions, hard work, and preparation necessary for life at sea. Listen to a dramatic reading of his narrative, and then study the supporting primary sources to answer the discussion questions. This resource is part of a series called Life at Sea: 1680 to 1806, which includes five perspectives on maritime life in the colonial period and early America.This resource includes a title="Jea Teacher Guide" http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater/oral_histories/life_at_sea/pdf/guide_jea.pdf%20" target="_blank" teacher guide , student worksheet, downloadable audio, images of supporting primary sources, and discussion questions.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Discomforts of Travel: Samuel Kelly, English Sailor     
Description: Samuel Kelly was an English sailor, who recorded his experience of a voyage to Philadelphia in 1787. Listen to a dramatic reading of his narrative, and then study the supporting primary sources to answer the discussion questions. This resource is part of a series called Life at Sea: 1680 to 1806, which includes five perspectives on maritime life in the colonial period and early America.This resource includes a title="Kelly Teacher Guide" http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater/oral_histories/life_at_sea/pdf/guide_kelly.pdf%20" target="_blank" teacher guide , student worksheet, downloadable audio, images of supporting primary sources, and discussion questions.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Middle Passage: Olaudah Equiano, Enslaved African Man     
Description: Olaudah Equiano's first-person account recalls his terrifying journey as an 11-year-old captive aboard a slave ship from Africa to Barbados in 1756. Listen to a dramatic reading of his narrative, and then study the supporting primary sources to answer the discussion questions. This resource is part of a series called Life at Sea: 1680 to 1806, which includes five perspectives on maritime life in the colonial period and early America.This resource includes a title="Equiano Teacher Guide" http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater/oral_histories/life_at_sea/pdf/guide_equiano.pdf%20" target="_blank" teacher guide , student worksheet, downloadable audio, images of supporting primary sources, and discussion questions.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Price of Doing Business: Joseph Hawkins, American Officer on a Slave Ship     
Description: Joseph Hawkins was one of many workers aboard a slave ship in the 1700's. Listen to a dramatic reading of his narrative, and then study the supporting primary sources to answer the discussion questions. This resource is part of a series called Life at Sea: 1680 to 1806, which includes five perspectives on maritime life in the colonial period and early America.This resource includes a title="Hawkins Teacher Guide" http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater/oral_histories/life_at_sea/pdf/guide_hawkins.pdf%20" target="_blank" teacher guide , student worksheet, downloadable audio, images of supporting primary sources, and discussion questions.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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