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Wide Angle’s “Video Bank” Is An Excellent Social Studies Resource in Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day

Wide Angle’s “Video Bank” Is An Excellent Social Studies Resource in Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Ferlazzo reviews a video resource, New York Channel 13's "Wide Angle: Window Into Global History."

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How Statistician Nate Silver Threw A Wrench Into Traditional Election Metrics

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Sports and politics both have billions of dollars at stake, engender profound emotions and revolve around larger-than-life individuals. And they both share a culture of data devoted to making predicting future results more accurate than ever.

Apparently there's some math involved.

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Education for a Civil Society

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More on the disappointing news about US Civics education from Harvard Ed blogger Peter Levine.

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Year-End Roundup | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics

Year-End Roundup | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Our lessons are on summer vacation, but here are our social studies-related lesson plans for the 2011-12 school year.
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Accountability Moving Beyond Math, Reading Tests

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In many waivers to the main K-12 education law, states propose testing students in science, social studies, and writing, too.
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101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers

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Erik Schreefel names 101 best websites for Social Studies, U.S. History, World History, Government, and Civics teachers.

No, I haven't looked at every single one of them, but I do recognize some old faves.  Worth a bookmark.

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Over 30 New Social Studies Close Reading Exemplars Available ...

Social studies teachers, Implementation Specialists, and personnel within Curriculum & Instruction have spent the last year creating, editing, vetting, and reediting Close Reading Exemplars that match the expectations of the ...

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Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:34 AM

Great blog link to someone's curated examples!

Bobbi Campbell's curator insight, March 30, 5:22 PM

Hey, Social Studies and ELA teachers!!!!!!

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Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world

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With new GPS technology, it is almost impossible to get lost nowadays. But is a new breed of maps changing the landscape of cartography, asks Simon Garfield.
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CNN Student News is Back for 2012-2013

Free Technology for Teachers' Richard Byrne reviews the CNN Student News tool.

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Bridging World History: Unit Overview

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Resources for teaching of world history, including videos, primary source documents, and readings.

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C-SPAN StudentCam 2012 - StudentCam 2012 Winners

C-SPAN StudentCam 2012 - StudentCam 2012 Winners | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Winners in this year's C-Span StudentCam contest include a 9th grader from Hawaii who made a film entitled "The Constitution and the Camps: Due Process and the Japanese-American Internment," an 8th grader from Washington State whose film is called "Who Owns Free Speech," and another 9th grader, this one from North Carolina, whose film is called "Intellectual Property."

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State of Maine Judicial Branch

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Beginning Wed, April 11, 2012, the State of Maine's Supreme Judicial Court arguments will be made available via live audio streaming.

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