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HCS Learning Commons newsletter is a dynamic hub, made up of our blended virtual and physical learning commons.  Exciting things happen around literacy, technology, social media, homeschooling and classroom pedagogy.
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Watch now: Underground Railroad: The William Still Story | Underground Railroad: The William Still Story | PBS Video

This is the story of a man who risked his life shepherding runaway slaves to freedom.
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William Still hero of the slave trade.  Check out this video.

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Magna Carta

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 11, 2015 4:57 PM

Downloadable teaching online resources on the Magna Carta from grades 1-12.

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Stories & Lesson Plans

Stories & Lesson Plans | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Bring the world to your classroom with our stories and lesson plans. Our stories explore cultural, social and environmental issues with a humanistic lens.
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Humanities lesson plans and stories for your Canadian high school students.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 22, 2015 8:57 PM

Lesson plans on Canadian History.

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Ripped Apart - An iPad App About the Civil War

Ripped Apart - An iPad App About the Civil War | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Ripped Apart is a free iPad app from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The app is a game in which students play the role of a Smithsonian intern tasked with examining documents a...
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Smithsonian app sharing about the Civil War.

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NFB

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Learning around Black History Month!  Time to teach your students about some amazing leaders!

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HBC Learning Centre: Hamper

HBC Learning Centre: Hamper | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
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Awesome online resources for your socials classroom from Hudson Bay Company!

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Lincoln: The Great Emancipator?

Lincoln: The Great Emancipator? | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Steven Spielberg and the current presidential election have brought Lincoln back to public attention. He is the president who preserved the union and is credited with abolishing slavery. Who was the real Lincoln?
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 26, 2013 2:42 PM

Some interesting articles on Lincoln and the abolition of slavery.  Great for high school history students.

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War of 1812 - A Canadian Perspective from www.donnaward.net newsletter on Canadian History

War of 1812 - A Canadian Perspective from www.donnaward.net newsletter on Canadian History | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

With Timeline, interactive map and learning resources. 


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Education - Parliament of Canada

Education - Parliament of Canada | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

Education for K-12 with many lessons, resources and teacher kits. Learn more about the Parliament of Canada!


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Inspire them to keep learning this summer

Inspire them to keep learning this summer | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Visit Magna Carta|Check out the Magazine School|Vote for your favourite Young Citizens videos|Transcribe letters from the Great War|Make your city's list of weird laws!
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The Great Charter of English Liberties turns 800 this year.  Find out more about the celebrations and contests!

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Hidden Behind Chalkboards, This School Found A 100 Year Old History Treasure!

Hidden Behind Chalkboards, This School Found A 100 Year Old History Treasure! | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
I love history — but for me, the magic of the past doesn’t lie in complicated dates, exotic locations, or famous figures. To me, it’s the everyday stuff that’s truly fascinating; the comings and goings of normal people just living life. After all, as our saying here goes, “It’s the little things in life that matter... View Article

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Interesting finds in historic classrooms!

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Erin Duncan's curator insight, June 11, 2015 10:43 AM

For me, History comes alive with the stories of people involved being told, and seeing things that they touched is always fun. Here we see a glimpse of a classroom 100 years ago! 

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Canada: A People's History - Teacher Resources: Grades 10-12

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 28, 2015 6:01 PM

CBC epsiodes on Canada A Peoples History- grades 10-12

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Mission 4 | Mission US | THIRTEEN

Mission 4 | Mission US | THIRTEEN | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

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Sinead Roy's curator insight, February 21, 2015 9:56 AM

Looks like a fun interactive game to learn about the American War of Independence, slavery, native Americans and immigration at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Lots of Great WWI Lesson Materials from the BBC

"BBC Schools offers an excellent collection of resources for helping students learn about World War I. The materials are sorted into a section for primary school students and a section for secondary school students. While both sections are packed with materials, I was more impressed by the primary school materials."

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World war one social study resources.

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Medieval Times : Partners in Education

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Wonderful educational resource on the Medieval times for grade 8 students,  with teaching plans and socials and science downloads. Thank you Teach magazine!

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Historypin on edshelf

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Information and reviews about Historypin
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History students will enjoy this visual website to find mapping and factual information. 

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Bethlehem (BiblePlaces.com)

Bethlehem (BiblePlaces.com) | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Pictures and text illuminating the biblical site of Bethlehem
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This informative site has photographs and descriptions of places in and around Bethlehem including the Church of the Nativity and a shepherd's field

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The Renaissance Connection, from the Allentown Art Museum

The Renaissance Connection, from the Allentown Art Museum | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
The Renaissance Connection explores how visual arts reveal Renaissance innovations in many disciplines which contributed to the making of the modern world.

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