Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Jewish History Timeline and More

How do you present the historical narrative to the variety of students in your class? There are plenty of tools, games, and multimedia modules for general history teachers, but teachers of Jewish history have slim pickings.

Jeffrey Spitzer announced a valuable new resource today on Lookjed, based on the Simile project from MIT. It is a database of events, people, groups and periods and can be organized by any of those categories, in addition to importance (beginner versus advanced students). The information can be then viewed in several formats, including a timeline. I don't see a printer-friendly option yet, but the materials can be exported in different ways that allow further manipulation. See the tool here.

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