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11 Social Studies Resources to try in 2011
From Free Technology for Teachers
101 Ways to Teach Geography
From the Free Technology for Teachers Blog: "Thanks to Noel Jenkins who writes the Digital Geography Blog for sharing this collaborative project started by Tony Cassidy of the Share Geography Blog. The idea of the project is to create a list of 101 ideas for teaching geography. In the slideshow below you will see the first twenty-six ideas. Visit the Share Geography blog to learn about contributing to the list."
This page has links to all the ancient civllzations; however the tabs at the top link to all eras of history.
Online exhibits, primary sources, ethnic voices, multimedia resources, interactive time line, teacher resources, historical music, etc.
Library of Congress’ American Memories Collection
This phenomenal site holds an incredible array of resources to support any social studies (language arts, science, etc) project. This site is a treasure chest of primary source documents, historical video, music, photos, etc.
Sites for Teachers Social Studies Resources
Links to lesson plans, strategies, geography, resources, multimedia, ancient worlds, museums, and organizations
Eye Witness to History
“Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.”
Khan Academy History Videos
Videos for a variety history/social studies areas
FreeTech4Teacher’s Social Studies Resources
Links to lots of social studies resources in all ss content areas.
PBS Freedom’s A History of US
“…Joy Hakim’s story of freedom in America. Explore a webisode and see why the promise of freedom has attracted millions of people from all over the world to come to America. Hear for yourself why generations of men, women, and children have lived for, sacrificed for, and died for that freedom. It is a story that is still unfolding today. “
Portals to the World
Links to electronic resources from around the world.
A Web Resource List of sites about the industrial revolution
American Civil War Home Page
Tons of resource links about the Civil War.
Black History Museum
Links to information about African American history and culture.
“…The Allentown Art Museum’s interactive educational web site. With the simple click of a mouse button, travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations revealed through the Allentown Art Museum’s Samuel H. Kress Collection of European art” The fully interactive version requires the Flash plug-in.
Links to a variety of history resources.
Fling the Teacher
This free quiz generator creates a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" game out of the quiz. You get to "create" your teacher and if you get the answers right it builds a piece of a catapault for each correct answer. If you answer all the questions correctly, it flings the teacher over the wall. It’s a fun formative assessment or test review.
The History Channel
Links to History Channel programs, videos, and Web resources for various periods of history.
Social Studies Lesson Plans
Lesson plans from Hotchalk
Dr. Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus of Secondary Education, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), has gathered lesson plans and resources from the Internet which social studies teachers will find useful.
Educators Reference Desk
Social studies lesson plans for all social studies topics.
Global Education Resources
Teacher resources supporting the integration of a global perspective across the curriculum.
Education World’s Maps
Links to sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about maps.
Education World’s History Links
Links to resources on Flag Day, civil rights, aviation, great African-Americans, World Wars 1 and 2, Theodore Roosevelt, Labor Day and U.S. labor history, Hawaii, transportation, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Amelia Earhart, 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, American history and culture, the "Forgotten War", the Holocaust, the Civil War, westward expansion, the American Revolution, colonial America, explorers, presidents of the U.S., the underground railroad, and the middle ages.
60 Second Civics
The Center for Civic Education’s civics podcasts.