On This Day and CNN News

Jun 19, 2014 by

On This Day iTunes iconOn This Day is a history calendar app that provides historical births, deaths and significant events for every day on the calendar.  The events can be sorted oldest to newest or newest to oldest and some have links to external resources.  The very interesting, historical information on this app can be shared via social media as a hook for an upcoming lesson.  The On This App historical events are also great conversation starters and writing prompts.  Students might compare and contrast an event from history and an event occurring on the current day.



CNN app iTunes iconThe CNN news app is a great current events news app that students can use to compare and contrast what happened On This Day in history.  The CNN news app contains current events and up to the minute breaking news.  The CNN news app also includes video coverage of breaking news and can send notifications for current event updates.  The CNN app can be used in conjunction with On This Day and it can be used to follow breaking news as it occurs and until it is resolved.

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