History and Social Studies Education
27.4K views | +1 today
Follow
History and Social Studies Education
Resources from Rhode Island College History and Social Studies educators for the classroom http://geographyeducation.org
Curated by Seth Dixon
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Agreement Groups in the United States Senate

Agreement Groups in the United States Senate | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

This interactive graph shows the partisan nature of voting blocs within the Senate.  Where are your senators on this graph? 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Seth Dixon from Africa's poverty
Scoop.it!

Typical African Leaders

Typical African Leaders | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

What is the concept of 'odious debt?'  Why is working with the government of a country not always the same as always working with the people of a country? 


Via Sinclair Tucker
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

What if we trained our airline pilots like we train our teachers?

What if we trained our airline pilots like we train our teachers? | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
” If we trained airline pilots the way we train teachers, we’d give them a 2-year training program behind maybe a simulator, but most of it would be lecture. And then we would give them...

 

This is an great article that highlights some of the problems inherent with the educational system. You wouldn't want the pilot to be trained a we train teachers because you'd want the pilot to have as much experience as possible before flying solo.  So why would we train our teacher in a way that doesn't maximize hands-on experience?  Some food for thought and we contemplate educational reform.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Dr. Seuss Went to War

Dr. Seuss Went to War | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

The Library at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) has a catalog of political cartoons from 1941-1943 by Dr. Seuss in their special collections.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Seth Dixon from Social Media Classroom
Scoop.it!

More pedagogic change in 10 years than last 1000 years

Search, links, media sharing, social media, Wikipedia, games, open source etc. are ground breaking shifts in the way we learn, says Donald Clark. Unfortunate...

 

This TED talk highlights the shift changes that are revolutionizing educational practices.  Transformations is communication technologies has freed education from both spatial and temporal constraints of the past.  Social media technologies has made numerous shifts that some educators have resisted.  Donald Clark ends the talk with this poignant ending: "You can ignore it, but resistance is futile." 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

"To get the lyrics or download the mp3, visit http://soomopublishing.com/declaration

 

My students love these spoof videos. 

more...
Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:04 PM

I have added the lyrics to the original post from this great scoopit  curated by Seth Dixon

 

Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Twitter as a source for Professional Development

Here is the link for this week's best of twitter teacher resources. https://t.co/8o8oEvDT #sschat #edchat #scichat #geography #aphg
Apr 28 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Here is the link for this week's best of twitter teacher resources.

 

This is a fabulous list of educational resources on Google Docs (with a strong emphasis on history and social studies).  This also demonstrates how one educator has harnessed the power of twitter as a source of professional development and educational networking.  All of these links were compiled during one week by one teacher; just think about possibilities when digital curation becomes collaborative!   

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

TED-Ed Hits the Classroom with New Video Website

TED-Ed Hits the Classroom with New Video Website | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The innovative minds at TED have brought a new educational video website to the head of the class. Today, TED-Ed launched http://ed.ted.com, a site that features TED-Ed’s original K-12 animated videos with accompanying lessons and quizzes.

 

I'm incredibly excited about this announcement.  I've included a few TED-Ed link on my site http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education and will continue to do so.  Khan Academy is not alone as a major free website that is producing great videos for educational purposes.  TED-Ed also has lesson materials at can be customized to your particular classroom needs.     

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

The Rhode Island 'Washington': Meaning Making in Social Studies Through Art History

The Rhode Island 'Washington': Meaning Making in Social Studies Through Art History | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"THE RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE in Providence is an imposing structure. It is also an architecturally significant one. Built of white Georgia marble between 1895 and 1904, it has one of only four self- supporting marble covered domes found in the world. It was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. When you enter the building and make your way up to the second floor rotunda, you come to the building's State Reception Room. Looking around, you encounter many diverse historical artifacts such as a small Rhode Island flag that orbited the moon during the Apollo II mission and the silver service set of the battleship USS Rhode Island. However, on the west wall hangs the room's real treasure—an 1802 full-length portrait of George Washington by America's premier portrait artist Gilbert Stuart. At first nothing about it jumps out at you. After all, Washington's image is everywhere in the United States—even the world—and certainly appropriate in the context of an American government state house. But a full-length portrait of Washington and by an artist of the stature of Gilbert Stuart? What could be the story behind this particular work and how and why did it find its way here?"

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Justin Stallings
Scoop.it!

The Berlin Wall: Pictures From the Early Days of the Cold War

The Berlin Wall: Pictures From the Early Days of the Cold War | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, LIFE traveled to Berlin to chronicle the construction of a wall. What the magazine's photographers found there was a barrier between worlds — and the brute symbol of the Cold War.

 

Excellent Cold War pictures. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

The Importance of Original Artifacts in Professional Development

The Importance of Original Artifacts in Professional Development | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"Too often the words that come to mind when people think about libraries are dusty, quiet, and boring. At the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), particularly through our involvement with Teaching American History (TAH) grants, we have tried to change this perception by showing just how powerful direct contact with historical documents and images can be." 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?

Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census? | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Michael Snow: The overwhelming response to the 1940 Census release shows our hunger for family history, when America was on the cusp of momentous change.

 

This Census becomes available at a time when geneology is becoming increasingly important within our society.  Also the digital tools that facilitate collaboration and research are becoming more common and more compatible.  This is an important research to to make the history on the eve of WWII all the more personal and relevant.  To access the archive, visit: http://1940census.archives.gov/ ;

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Epic time-lapse map of Europe

"Fast forwarding from ca 1000 AD until 2005 showing Europe's shifting borders, alliances, unions, territories, occupied land etc."

 

This is an excellent video that highlights the shifting political geography of Europe and the historical sweeps of the various eras. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Seth Dixon from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

What is the Arab Spring?

The Choices Program asks Brown University's Political Scientist Melani Cammett to briefly explain the Arab Spring.  This is a great primer to teach young students who don't follow international news to understand the beginnings of the Arab Spring.  For more videos by the Choices Program in their "Scholars Online" series, see:

http://www.choices.edu/resources/scholarsonline.php

more...
Matthew Richmond's curator insight, October 26, 2015 2:17 PM

Re-scooped from my geography course. Arab Spring led to upheaval in the region that wasn't totally like western democracy. Could be a failure, or maybe not. It seems like it worked out in some countries, but others haven't had the same experiences. That's a whole lot of oil up for grabsl.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 6:09 PM

The Arab Spring refers to the various popular uprisings that started in December 2010. It began officially when a farmer set himself on fire in protest to his treatment by the police. This protest by one man sparked a protest throughout the rest of the country and other countries too through out the region.  The people that have lived under authoritarian rule and lived in oppression have lost their fear to protest and rise against their government. They protest peacefully, weekly, sometimes daily. One place of protest is Tahrir Square. 

Martin Kemp's curator insight, December 17, 2015 2:35 PM

i had no idea what Arab spring was before this video. i am now wondering how bad the oppression was if it drove a man to light himself on fire.

Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Instructions to All Persons of Muslim Ancestry | Articles | Discover Nikkei

Instructions to All Persons of Muslim Ancestry | Articles | Discover Nikkei | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Japanese Internment: This is the Enemy

Download at: http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/internment/ for a larger version. A video about Japanese internment during World War II. Our democracy was forge...

 

This chilling video is a poignant look at a portion of U.S. history that many would rather not teach simply because they wish it never happened in the first place or wish to dismiss it as a historical abberation. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Cold War Unit Resources from #SSCHAT

Cold War Unit Resources from #SSCHAT | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

I keep referencing twitter as an incredible source for professional development, networking, and gathering resources.  This compilation of numerous tweets on March 21st on #sschat demonstrates the collaborative power that educators can tap in to by using social media. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage

FOR LYRICS GO TO http://www.soomopublishing.com/suffrage WATCH THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO: http://youtu.be/MuPCfIM3NWo Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage is a pa...

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

Beyond the bachelor's degree: Associate degrees see higher growth rate in the future

Beyond the bachelor's degree: Associate degrees see higher growth rate in the future | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

Simply put: Education matters for earning potential. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

5 Historical Misconceptions Rundown

The Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets, Napoleon wasn’t short, and other historical myths debunked.  Thanks to http://www.brainpickings.org for finding this.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

9 Ways to Assess without Standardized Tests

9 Ways to Assess without Standardized Tests | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"School life, needs to take a look at real life measurement tools and consider making the school world, look more like the real world with meaningful and authentic assessment. In short, we should measure individuals by how well they do stuff rather than how well they do the meaningless work of memorize, regurgitate, and fill in bubbles on demand." 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Seth Dixon
Scoop.it!

AP: U.S. History

AP: U.S. History | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

The homepage for the AP US History exam is a great archive for DBQs (Document-Based Questions).  "The AP U.S. History Exam tests knowledge of U.S. History from the first European explorations of the Americas up through modern times. The bulk of the questions focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exam topics include political institutions and behavior, public policy, social and economic change, diplomacy and international relations, and cultural and intellectual developments."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Seth Dixon from Ed Tech Anonymous
Scoop.it!

101 Websites for Social Studies Teachers

101 Websites for Social Studies Teachers | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

I composed this list of 101 websites for social studies teachers by scouring the depths of the interwebs for quality resources.

I came across all kinds of sites dedicated to U.S. history, world history, culture, geography, maps, economics, etc., but these are the ones I found to be most up-to-date, accurate and professional.

Via GoEd Online
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Seth Dixon from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

NCSS: War and Terrorism

NCSS: War and Terrorism | History and Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

The resources tab of the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) webpage is a treasure trove of lesson plan materials for teachers. This particular link focuses on War and Terrorism, and provides resources to help teachers to educate their classes about the emerging geopolitical landscape. This is a set of over 30 lesson plans, articles, maps and resources that focus on the U.S. war in Iraq, terrorism, and other military incursions in the Middle East. Collectively they give geographic perspective on current events so students can understand more about the places in the world that they hear about in the news.

more...
Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 4:24 PM

This must be a great teaching plan so students can be thought about what is going on in the world. It also shows them what is going on in Iraq and in the Middle East and it could probably trigger one of them to fight back and change the Middle East from all the discrimination towards women and probably destroy all these bad groups that just have a motive to destroy and kill.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 29, 2014 10:34 AM

Before 9/11 a lot of Americans didnt know much about the war on terrorism, It wasnt till after the attacks when they were directly affected did they bother to learn more about it to know why it happened and if something like it would happen again. 

Max Minard's curator insight, May 26, 2015 8:32 PM

This article brings up the topic of educating students on the major topics of current political affairs and serious terrorist incursions in the Middle East and other parts of the world. As it says, it contains 30 lesson plans that all focus on providing resources and factual information on current events that involve US war in Iraq and terrorism. I personally think that this course will successfully provide students with a better knowledge on what's actually happening around them. This can further lead them to knowing how to handle these situations in the future, where they must lead the United States. It will better prepare them for future roles in government.