How to Use the New Jersey
History Kids Website
Teachers can use the New Jersey History Kids website in one of two ways: either the student can use the website on their own, either at home or in the compute lab; or the teacher could use the site in class using a LCD projector and/or a Smartboard. The teacher may have to download Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader if these programs are not already on their computers. Both are free downloads accessible from our HOME page.
Each unit of the New Jersey History Kids website contains a video clip, question sheets, worksheets, and documents, as well as suggestions for the teacher.
The documents, worksheets, and question sheets can be assigned for homework or can be completed in class. For the in-class completion of the worksheets and question sheets the teacher can either have the entire class answer the questions together or she can break down the class into cooperative learning groups to work together on the questions. Then the teacher can reconvene the class to go over the answers.
Each “For the Teacher” page contain a synopsis of the video clip, two or more suggested activities (divided into objective, before viewing the program, and after viewing the program), and suggested readings.
The videos and the activities conform to the New Jersey Core Curriculum
Content Standards in Social Studies for grades K through 2 and 3 through
Most of the activities fulfill proficiency skills covered by the NJ ASK 4 proficiency test for Language Arts Literacy. These skills in reading and writing can be referenced at the following website containing the test specifications:
The following are the “For the Teacher” links:
The American Revolution
For the Teacher-The American Revolution
Morristown Question Sheet
George Washington on the Mutiny At Morristown
A Soldier on the Mutiny at Morristown
Mutiny at Morristown Questions
For the Teacher-Immigration
Roosevelt, New Jersey, Question Sheet
Ben Shahn Oral History Interview
Ben Shahn Question Sheet
For the Teacher-Underground Railroad
Still Family Reunion Question Sheet
A Description of the Underground Railroad Routes through New Jersey
An Account of the Still Family History Written by Dr. James Still
Dr. James Still Question Sheet