I was reading one of my favorite blogs yesterday, Free Technology For Teachers, and came across a great resource post called BBC Witness Podcasts. BBC Witness Podcasts provides first hand accounts of historical events. This would be an excellent way to bring history to life for your students. After listening to a few of these accounts I began to think of many ways to incorporate these historic podcasts into the classroom. They are engaging and provide insight and information about hisotoric events in a new light.
As they state on their website: “Witness – history as told by the people who were there. Five days a week we will be talking to people who lived through moments of history to bring you a personal perspective on world events.”
Check this site out at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/witness
- BBC Witness Podcasts – History Told By Those Who Experienced It (freetech4teachers.com)
- 10 Educational History Podcasts To Subscribe & Listen To (makeuseof.com)
- 5 ways to use podcasts on your website (roughhousemedia.wordpress.com)
- Podcast (ieoe.wordpress.com)