PERIOD 5 AMERICAN HISTORY WIKI

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"Tell me and I forget.Teach me and I remember.

Involve me and I learn."

Benjamin Franklin

Scientist, Statesman, Author and All-Around Smart Person


OUR TASK

We'll be working together to create an online American History textbook just for Briarcliff students. As students, you are the experts in textbooks. Let's create one that students will really want to read, and will be really useful to them.Using wiki technology and web resources, we can create an interactive and exciting online textbook.

  • Explore resources available about American History
  • Create our own wiki pages full of information, images and sounds
  • Edit and comment on each other's work
  • Become experts on topics in American History
  • Improve writing skills
  • Improve collaborative and communication skills

WHAT'S A WIKI?

The word wiki means quick in Hawaiian. A wiki is a website that anyone can read, add to or edit. You can easily add text, images, videos, PowerPoint shows, and audio to a wiki. The most famous example is Wikipedia.