Games Teaching History Terms and Concepts

The history resources come from our free game, AzTech: The Story Begins. Get it for your iPad or play on Chromebook, Mac or Windows on the web.

The time line lessons are from AzTech: Meet the Maya. Download on iPad or play on Chromebook, Mac or Windows on the web. Included with a school or classroom game pack, or you can buy individual licenses.

History Videos

  • History Terms YouTube video: What’s the word? What does it mean to be the “masters” of something? What does the word “indigenous” mean? We have two videos, each in English or Spanish.

Video: Using Timelines with BCE – The world existed before year zero, right? Check out the English and Spanish language videos to learn all about it.

History Lessons

Using a Time Line

If you’re a teacher, you probably know that time lines are actually a social studies standard, not math. However, that seems like splitting hairs to us. We’re all about teaching math in context and we know from experience that many students struggle with timelines that have dates before the year zero.

This short video has an example of solving a time line problem when one of the dates is B.C.E. and the other is A.C.E.