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School Uses Facebook Timeline To Teach History

School Uses Facebook Timeline To Teach History

Amsterdam school, 4e Gymnasium, uses the social network's feature to chronologically document major historical events.

Karen Summerson

History classes have created a new approach to studying major historical events. Amsterdam-based school, 4e Gymnasium, has taken advantage of the popularity of Facebook and the user-friendly Timeline feature to inspire a curriculum. The page allows students to create posts,  link various media, and create dialogue with fellow classmates.

The class is focusing on four subjects: Magellan’s voyages, 20th century inventions, Fashion history from 1950-present, and the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. By not only focusing on the content, but the chronology of events, students are able to experience a larger understanding of cultural and social themes, trends, and milestone achievements.

The class has sent a public invitation for others to add to the timelines by visiting their pages on Facebook. Titles of the pages — as well as more information about the project — ┬ácan be found in the video clip below.

4e Gymnasium Amsterdam

 

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