Teaching Greece and Rome? Here Boris Johnson, one of Britain's best-known politicians, and Mary Beard, an English Classical scholar and Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, debate which civilization was greater.
It's a bit long and at times a bit boring, but overall still good.
"Vote for the Greeks," Boris Johnson urges, "because no matter how often or how badly they fell short, it was those Periclean ideals that corresponds most closely to our own."
But Mary Beard asks, "But what happened to Sparta?" She notes that Greece was not just Athens.
I played with TimelineJS and think that it's the best vehiclefor creating timelines. It's a product of Northwestern University and very simple to use. You simply click on the google spreadsheet template and and fill in the columns with text. You can also link images and videos. Below, you can see a sample I made for the life of the Buddha.
Once you finish with your spreadsheet, you publish it and paste the url in a box on the TimelineJS homepage. You can preview your timeline and get the embed code, which you can then use to embed in a blog or website. Here's a short clip explaining how to make a timeline.
Making movie credits is another interesting way for students to process material. The amazing teacher, Russel Tar, made a template onto which you can input your own text. The text scrolls into infinity and music plays in the background. This might be a great way for students to introduce big events like World War 1 or the Cold War.