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Why little boys wore dresses

Why little boys wore dresses | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
“No, they didn’t!” The group of third-grade students exclaimed. “Yes, they did.


Just to jog our cultural perceptions and remember that cultural norms (including gender norms) are socially constructed and change over time and space. 

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DC's darkest day, a war that no one remembers

DC's darkest day, a war that no one remembers | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Brenda L. Marfin 's curator insight, August 26, 1:04 PM

Great information on the War of 1812!

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52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
By being strong, brave, and human these women changed the world.
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Pictured above are girls delivering blocks of ice during World War I after most of the men were conscripted. 

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Brenda L. Marfin 's curator insight, August 26, 1:14 PM

Great photographs of women making a difference.  

Women's Independence Day

Texas House Bill 67 calls for August 26th to be celebrated as Women's Independence Day. It was on this day in 1920 that the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution became a law, which guaranteed women the right to vote.

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What Would A World's Fair Look Like Today?

What Would A World's Fair Look Like Today? | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, the New York World's Fair laid out a dreamlike future for the planet. What would a world's fair look like if we held one today?
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If video killed the radio star and Netflix drove Blockbuster out of business, then the World Fairs as true Global events were undone by television.  The very idea of gathering in one place much like the Olympic Games to see the great innovations ahead of us even feels old fashioned.  Televised global coverage rendered the global coverage of the fair a little less magical and the event lost its sizzle.   

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40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
2000 years ago today, the Roman Emperor Augustus died. His reign marked the start of a 200-year period of peace and prosperity for the empire.
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While some internet map compilations aren't that informative, Vox puts together some quality sources in a way that add perspective and insight to any given topic.  This collection on the Roman Empire gives today's students maps with perspective to see the size of the Roman Empire as well as maps to show the cultural and historic context. 

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AP U.S. History in the Rocket's Red Glare

AP U.S. History in the Rocket's Red Glare | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

History is the most difficult subject to write K-12 standards for, and for one simple reason: the discipline is bursting with information. There's not enough time, even over 13 years of public schooling, to teach students everything that is good to know in the subject. Of course, that doesn't stop pundits and parents from protesting -- often loudly -- when some preferred person or event is left out.

The new AP U.S. history framework is the most recent effort to raise howls. The College Board has begun revising many of its frameworks and tests in order to reflect changes in scholarship and better align with current college freshman-level survey courses. According to the College Board, the new AP course will emphasize students' "ability to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue." Gone are the lists of topics, replaced by 27 "key concepts" each supported by 3-4 related concepts.

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These articles from the Huffington Post and Fox News show that the popular media is intrigued by the open letter from educators that feel that the new changes that to the APUSH course outline is too left-leaning.  While I've never taught AP U.S. History, I find the debate fascinating and wanted to share links for those of you that do teach the course.  The College Board has released to the public a full-length practice exam in AP U.S. history--so decide for yourself.    

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The French and British Redrew the Middle East After World War I

The French and British Redrew the Middle East After World War I | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Now that map is crumbling.
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A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives. Watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi.
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Andrea Taylor's curator insight, August 8, 9:54 AM

world war I interactive!!!!  Looks coolio!

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9 Things You May Not Know About the Declaration of Independence

9 Things You May Not Know About the Declaration of Independence | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
As people across the United States celebrate the nation’s birthday, explore nine surprising facts about the founding document adopted on July 4, 1776.
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Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, August 6, 2:50 PM

another interesting read by Seth

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A Post–World War I “Hunger Map of Europe,” Aimed at the Hearts of American Kids 

A Post–World War I “Hunger Map of Europe,” Aimed at the Hearts of American Kids  | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

This map prefaced a 1919 book by the United States Food Administration, titled Food Saving and Sharing: Telling How the Older Children of America May Help Save From Famine Their Comrades In Allied Lands Across the Sea. “Remember,” the text asked its readers, “that every little country on the [map] is not merely an outline, but represents millions of people who are suffering from hunger."

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Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, August 6, 3:02 PM

An  interesting story about the Germans:n France “the Germans set to work deliberately to do as much harm as possible,” destroying fruit trees and vineyards; they poisoned wells and burned houses.

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An Educator’s Guide to the Immigration Debate

An Educator’s Guide to the Immigration Debate | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"For at least a decade, immigration has been in the headlines  and have shaped the way students and their families think about immigration. They have opinions; many have first-person experience. That range of opinion and experience makes teaching about current immigration policy a daunting task, one that some teachers choose to avoid.  Everyone—across the political spectrum—agrees that our current immigration system is broken. Although it’s by no means certain that Congress will pass comprehensive immigration reform this year, the issues are too important not to discuss in class. And, the issues are perennial. We face many of the same questions policymakers have faced since the 1790s."

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The British View the War of 1812 Quite Differently Than Americans Do

The British View the War of 1812 Quite Differently Than Americans Do | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The star-spangled war confirmed independence for the United States. But for Great Britain, it was a betrayal
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10 American Facts You Can Use To Ruin Any July 4 Party

10 American Facts You Can Use To Ruin Any July 4 Party | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Just in case you want to be *that* person....
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The Geography of D-Day

"Holy historic spaces! Has it really been 70 years? Indeed! on June 6th 2014, we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France….a major turning point in World War 2, and even in world history, the repercussions of which we can still see today. This place, on this date, is when "Team West" was born, creating an entity that defines the modern world like no other, and has hugely shaped the path of the planet for 7 decades. This podcasts deals with just a few aspects of the geography of this particular military maneuver and its global repercussions."

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If you haven't yet discovered John Boyer, a.k.a. the Plaid Avenger,  I recommend exploring his site.  He has numerous resources for world regional geography and current global affairs with great historical context. 

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Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 7:33 PM

 detailed podcast outlining the impacts of geopgraphy on the D-Day landings. Initially it seems as though the content is only relevant to Americans as the presenter discusses various Memorial days in the U.S., but the content broadens in scope a couple of minutes into the podcast.

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Cold War Bomb Shelter

Cold War Bomb Shelter | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

Hal Hayes' Cold War bomb shelter,1953. Using the pool as a decontamination space! California architecture http://pic.twitter.com/4gLw17tC17 

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This picture has some cool vintage artwork to demonstrate innovative technology that was being use to create as a secret lair that when I was a boy would've been the envy of the neighborhood.  Yet, underneath this campy image is a profoundly tense geopolitical situation that was driving such schemes.  The image is both playful and ominous. 

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Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone'

Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone' | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo jumped into a whites-only pool in Florida as part of a civil rights protest. They were taken to jail — after the hotel owner poured acid into the water.
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Sometimes it's horrible events like these that leads to great steps towards progress. 

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These 1861 Photos Helped Convince Abraham Lincoln to Preserve Yosemite for the Public

These 1861 Photos Helped Convince Abraham Lincoln to Preserve Yosemite for the Public | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Stanford University celebrates the National Park's 150th anniversary with some retro photos
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Technological advancements in photography were massively influential in creating an environmental preservation movement.  These are just as captivation now as they were 150 years ago. 

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GIS in the History Classroom

GIS in the History Classroom | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"I have had a number of requests for copies of GIS in the History Classroom in a format other than iBooks. I have just completed an internet version of the book that works on Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer."

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GIS is not just for geography classes; spatial thinking and spatial data management can help students learn a variety of subjects including history.  This free ebook will help history teachers to see how to unlock the power of Geographic Information Systems. 


Tagsmappinghistorical, GIS, geospatial, edtech.

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Stunning D-Day Maps From TIME Magazine

Stunning D-Day Maps From TIME Magazine | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
World War II-era maps conjure a period in history when titanic forces were on the move, or were stuck in brutal stalemate, all over the globe.
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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 30, 9:42 AM

You can also find film footage of Capa's picture of the man in the surf of Normandy that was later published in Life magazine.

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What U.S. History Would Have Been Like With Hashtags

What U.S. History Would Have Been Like With Hashtags | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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This collection isn't meant to be serious, but these images would get students to think about how historical events were played out and see the internal social and political dynamics in ways that they can relate to. 

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The Sinking of the Lusitania-- (1918)

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On the 99th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania, here's a groundbreaking animated propaganda film, dating from 1918, by pioneer animator Winsor McCay.  This is a fascinating historical glimpse at the event as it was recorded at the time, but also demonstrates the power of a new form of technology and how it was used to legitimize military action.  

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Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, August 6, 3:42 PM

Interesting 9 minute film

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What Vladimir Putin chooses not to know about Russian history

What Vladimir Putin chooses not to know about Russian history | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

KGB agents are apparently not taught history, or so it would seem from Vladimir Putin 's recent statement that only "God knows" how a portion of southeastern Ukraine ever became part of that country. The Russian president refers to the region as "New Russia," an old idea that has always been — and remains — an aspiration rather than a fact. Luhansk, Donetsk, Odessa and other New Russian cities have been a part of Ukraine for nearly a century. And even before that, they were never truly Russian.

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Historical context is so critical and in this op-ed piece, a retired history professor explains the historical context that Putin is brushing aside as he seeks to legitimize more land grabs. 

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What Would You Have Looked Like 100 Years Ago?

What Would You Have Looked Like 100 Years Ago? | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"From the scrunchies and jean jackets that dominated the 1980s to the plaid shirts and heavy boots that defined 1990s grunge, everyone has their favorite teenage fashion trend. But what would we have worn if we were flower children of the 1970s or flappers of the 1920s? Ohio State University student Annalisa Hartlaub was able to paint a picture by depicting each decade's quintessential mainstream and counterculture looks. Using herself as a model and tinting each picture to realistically reflect the technology of the decade, Hartlaub's "Counter // Culture" photo project catalogs nearly 100 years of fashion history from 1920 through today."

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Sara Samples's curator insight, May 5, 2:26 PM

Fun!

D Langen's curator insight, August 22, 10:46 AM

Here is a great photo study to use when teaching counterculture. Students often have difficulty seeing persons in other eras as anything but "foreign". This photo study may also help students convey a sense of familiarity across time and social groups.

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Archaeologists' findings may prove Rome a century older than thought

Archaeologists' findings may prove Rome a century older than thought | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
As Italian capital approaches 2,767th birthday, excavation reveals wall built long before official founding year of 753BC
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Last week Rome celebrated it's birthday, but like many of my friends, the age they tell the world is younger than reality.  753 B.C. is a long time ago, but examining the wall shows that it was around long before that.  As stated in the article, "It was already known that the settlement of Rome was a gradual process and that the traditional date for its foundation was invented by a later writer. There is evidence of people arriving on the Palatine hill as early as the 10th century BC." 

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"The Hatpin Peril" Terrorized Men Who Couldn't Handle the 20th-Century

"The Hatpin Peril" Terrorized Men Who Couldn't Handle the 20th-Century | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"[In the early 20th century] To protect themselves from unwanted advances, city women protected themselves with some sharp accessories.  For the first time, women who fought back against harassers were regarded as heroes rather than comic characters, as subjects rather than objects. Society was transitioning, slowly but surely, from expecting and advocating female dependence on men to recognizing their desire and ability to defend themselves."

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10 inventions that owe their success to World War One

10 inventions that owe their success to World War One | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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War can disrupt supply chains and also create new modes of production, promote emerging fashions and spur new innovations.  World War I was no blessing, but these inventions are the silver lining. 

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Matt Richardson's curator insight, May 2, 7:12 AM

This is an interesting article. (Scooped from Dr. Dixon's page.)

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