Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sydney and Max Blast Through The Past – An American History DVD series for kids.

The past generation had Schoolhouse Rock, this new generation can now learn from Sydney and Max.  “Sydney and Max Blast Through the Past” is a new DVD series that provides a fascinating study of American history through the eyes of teenagers. It is unlike any series ever produced because it is built around the idea of teens teaching teens; kids are loving it.

This series is designed for children ages 10 – 16 and is guaranteed to encourage critical thinking as viewers follow Sydney and Max’s investigation into America’s past.  The music, dialogue, and episode length were all specifically designed to hold the attention of today’s young people. The primary purpose is to present each short episode in a way that is entertaining and fast paced and will introduce kids to valuable historical information without them realizing that they are actually learning. The unique aspect of the series is that it educates kids by using an entertaining format. The Sydney and Max series does this by acting as a hook that raises the curiosity of kids so that they genuinely want to learn more about a specific historical event or time period.

The DVD consists of:
  • Fifteen episodes that each run approximately 8 minutes 
  • Open-ended discussion questions available for download from the disc

Special Bonus Offer
  •  Individual episodes can be purchased from the website  and downloaded immediately
Teachers have been thrilled by the response from their students and some parents have even purchased sets for their home.  Check out our website at: www.sydneyandmaxeducate.com


Thursday, July 12, 2012

President Biographies

I recently took on the endeavor of creating some content for USHistorySite.com. I figured since most of the visitors to the site were teachers looking for lesson plans and that I could complement the lesson plans with real content...

So... I started with Biographies of the US Presidents.  Though I haven't completed all of them... I tried to knock out some of the most important ones.

Enjoy the bios.



Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Mr. Benjamin Franklin

Source: nndb.com via US on Pinterest


Monday, February 20, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen... The Presidents of The United States

Lesson plans, primary sources, quotes and games from our nation's leaders... 

Here's a fun presidents name game for the holiday... http://ushistorysite.com/games/president_hangman.php


Thursday, February 09, 2012

The History Blog

There is man named Livius, who endeavors not to suck.  In fact he's great.  He gives context to all things history.  Mostly medieval and Ancient European history (but isn't that usually the most interesting anyway?), but his thoughts and postings run the gambit. 

Enjoy the blog at http://www.thehistoryblog.com/