Observe, infer, predict. Post a daily picture. National Geographic picture of the day is a great rescource. Have the student make five observations. Then make five inferences. Finally, make five predictions.
Times Machine is a wonderful database of New York Times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to 1851. With articles about everything from the sinking of the Titanic to death of President Lincoln, this is a valuable resource that can be used as source documents in history class or for many other classroom uses.