Monday, March 28, 2011

After School | EDSITEment

EDSITEment’s After School Series

EDSITEment has compiled a series of activities that students can do at home and in their neighborhood or the general community. For more after school activity ideas, please visit Thinkfinity’s After School pages.

History in Household Objects

armchair How much history do you have in your home? Does your family have one of the objects shown here — tucked away in a closet or stowed in the cellar? At one time, many families had at least one of these objects. Now, they are history!

Interview your Parents, Family, and Neighbors

Jackie Robinson While this after-school project focuses on the late, great baseball player Jackie Robinson, the same techinques can be used to interview all sorts of people, both the famous and the ordinary. Useful tool for recording neighborhood history as well.

Inventing the Future

Inventing the future During the summer of 1890, Thomas Edison made plans to write a science fiction novel called Progress. The title was a good one for Edison. As inventor of the light bulb, it's not surprising that he looked forward to a bright future. In fact, he had made a career out of making improvements in people's lives.

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