The Khan Academy – an online learning classroom – is a great resource for supplemental mini-lessons in our own classrooms. Salman Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, which is a website dedicated to a new, accessible style of learning and education. To date, there are more than 3,400 short videos that follow Khan through easy to understand summaries of major trends, concepts and topics in lots of subjects.
The best part about The Khan Academy is that you can sign up as a teacher, have students join your “class” and track data for students as they take quizzes and join in on discussions.
There are over 10 million people that have accessed The Khan Academy. History (social studies) is not the prominent subject provided, but there are some good summary lessons that are provided. You can access videos and lessons by clicking on “watch”, then going to “humanities.”
If you teach economics, there are also some great lessons related to major concepts and models in both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Some of the material relates very well to NYS standards and what we teach, while others do not connect as well.
Thes lessons are primarily for high school students.
For users of smartphones, there is also a Khan Academy app.
Click here to visit the webpage: The Khan Academy
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