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These Anti-Suffragette Postcards Warned Against Giving Women the Vote

These Anti-Suffragette Postcards Warned Against Giving Women the Vote | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it

There are always those who resist societal change
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Rosa Parks' Papers Are Now Online

Rosa Parks' Papers Are Now Online | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Read about everything from her meditations on the Civil Rights Movement to her recipe for
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Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse

Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
We are proud to announce that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse!
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13 Honest Books About Slavery Young People Should Actually Read

13 Honest Books About Slavery Young People Should Actually Read | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
No, the biggest concern of enslaved people wasn't whether there was enough sugar to make a cake for their master's birthday.
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All those confusing geography terms, explained in a gorgeous antique map

Gulf, bay, or harbor? This map will help you understand.
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This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. From the trade’s...
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An amazing visual resource.  

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Pop Music Lyrics Average a Third-Grade Reading Level | Big Think

Pop Music Lyrics Average a Third-Grade Reading Level | Big Think | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
A great many of our most popular songs are written at just a third-grade reading level. That's the conclusion reached by an analysis of 225 popular songs.
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11 Dramatic Photos from World War I

11 Dramatic Photos from World War I | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
To commemorate Veterans Day, here are 11 photos highlighting different aspects of the war.
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Sources to enhance WWII lessons

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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.
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Librarian Creates #BlackLivesMatter Booklist for Teens

Librarian Creates #BlackLivesMatter Booklist for Teens | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Chelsea Couillard-Smith, a librarian at Hennepin County (MN) Library, created a #blacklivesmatter booklist for teens.
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Read About Drama, Politics, Breakfast in These Newly Digitized Colonial Documents

Read About Drama, Politics, Breakfast in These Newly Digitized Colonial Documents | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
An ambitious Harvard University project brings history to life, archiving nearly half a million documents online
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The New York Public Library Released 180,000 Free Historic Images for You to Use

The New York Public Library Released 180,000 Free Historic Images for You to Use | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library released 180,000 free historic images, and they want you to use them.
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Watch how immigration in America has changed since 1820

Watch how immigration in America has changed since 1820 | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
200 years of America deciding who should be an American.
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The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful. Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday:
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How to Find Primary Source Documents

How to Find Primary Source Documents | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Finding online documents can a challenge, here's a 12 min video of 3 search strategies - curated content, LOC search and using a search operator.
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Good tutorial to help new social studies teachers

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Banned Looney Toons Episodes - YouTube

these are banned episodes of looney toons enjoy
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Could be an interesting primary source text for secondary social studies

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The New Teachers' Aides: Superman and Iron Man

The New Teachers' Aides: Superman and Iron Man | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Leading industry talents are creating new comic books for the classroom, aligning them with the Common Core.
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