Big Apple History from PBS Kids

PBS Kids is a fantastic place to find activities and lesson plans for elementary school students. Today, while looking for information about John D. Rockefeller I stumbled upon Big Apple History on PBS Kids. Big Apple History is divided into six thematic sections each containing an interactive timeline to match the theme. The interactive timelines provide small capsules of information. To find more information about each theme students can select from three drop-down menus; “What was Life Like,” “Important Events,” and “Cool People from the Past.”

Applications for Education
Big Apple Kids is a good resource where students can learn about the history of New York City. To help teachers design lessson plans connected to their students’ local history, PBS Kids has compiled a list of state-by-state local history resources.


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