How Stuff Works
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How Stuff Works

Hi everyone! I am a new poster here. A little about myself, I am a teacher in Nebraska, but moving to South Dakota. I love using technology in my classroom when it benefits students. I hope you all can take the ideas I post to some good use in your classroom!

How Stuff Works

This site has a lot of great uses for history. The page linked has a video explanation of how the steam engine actually worked during the Industrial Revolution. For students that need to not just hear that a machine was used in history, seeing how it worked could make the difference in determining relevance.

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World History