Search form

Ambitious Online History Education Website in the Works

Online History Education Website in the Works

A new online history education website is planning to cover all the events in history. Created by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, "Chronoscribe" will look like a virtual globe, and users will be able to access it much as they do Wikipedia. 

The site will also include special tools for teachers and students, said EducationNews.org. Across the virtual globe, historical events will appear in the appropriate locations. 

"ChronoScribe's innovative approach will bring fresh perspectives and deeper insights into the understanding of history, not just for professionals and teachers, but for everyone. I am thrilled to be part of this project," said Burns. 

The team working on the website hopes to raise $500,000 for the project on Indiegogo.com. 

"It's a key point to knowing history," said Burns. "You get a better sense of where people are coming from and why they are the way they are. That understanding helps make the world a better place."

Read the full story

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

Latest Education News
Sexual assault cases persist from elementary school up through college, so what's the solution to make schools safer?
Some experts are arguing that more classrooms that utilize blended learning will help decrease the high number of...
Parents in the Hazelwood School District are no different than many parents across the country in that they don't...
Philadelphia, the eighth largest district in the nation, has been battling school funding issues for the past few years...
Investigating the education candidate that never was.