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Title: French Revolution: Off with your head!
Digital Tool: TED Talk: Public Beheadings
Digital Tool Description: This would be used as a closer to a lesson that discusses the excessive amount of beheadings that occurred during the French Revolution. The video describes the world's obsession over time with public beheadings including current events like ISIS.  CONTENT WARNING- This is a topic for upper secondary students with appropriate guidance.

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Title: The French Revolution: A Study in Choices
Digital Tool: Plickers
Digital Tool Description: This is a website and app that is Android/Apple friendly. The students use specially printed cards to hold up their answers. The teacher can use a smartphone or tablet to scan the room, and it will record the student responses. The card templates are found on the website. 

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Thinkfinity Informational Materials
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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Explore PA History     
Description: Demonstrates the rich historical importance of Pennsylvania via maps, timelines, essays, primary documents, and lesson plans.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

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Subject: Social Studies
Title: PBS: Napoleon     
Description: This online exhibit, provided by PBS, includes resources and information on Napoleon Bonaparte. Based on the PBS four-episode program titled '' Napoleon'' and on the PBS series '' Empires,'' the web exhibit offers materials via Flash or HTML. Features include an episode guide, an interactive battlefield simulator, a timeline of Napoleon's life, lesson plans, and video clips from the series. This resource is referenced in the EDSITEment August 2004 Calendar.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: C1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12