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Instructional technology resources for social studies.
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Fold3 - Historical military records

Fold3 - Historical military records | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
Fold3 is the web's premier collection of original US military records, including many from the US National Archives.
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Beyond the Bubble

Beyond the Bubble | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
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This website is dedicated to using primary source documents in the teaching and assessment of history. Each topic provides an assessment using primary sources, interactive rubric, examples of student responses, further materials to present to students and downloadable materials. The site is developed by Stanford University and the Library of Congress.

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American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States

American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
Site dedicated to Public Rhetoric, political, social, movie and religious speeches and related concepts of and exercises in rhetoric.
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Our Documents - 100 Milestone Documents

Our Documents - 100 Milestone Documents | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
OurDocuments.gov. Featuring 100 milestone documents of American history from the National Archives. Includes images of original primary source documents, lesson plans, teacher and student competitions, and educational resources.
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Printable Graphic Organizers for Teachers, Grades K-12 - TeacherVision.com

Printable Graphic Organizers for Teachers, Grades K-12 - TeacherVision.com | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
This collection of ready-to-use graphic will help children to ideas and communicate more effectively. All of our printable graphic are designed to facilitate understanding of key concepts by allowing to graphically identify key points and ideas.
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Computer Lab Favorites | Scholastic.com

Computer Lab Favorites | Scholastic.com | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it

Here are all the quick, compelling one-session activities you need to incorporate interactive learning and technology into your curriculum. Each activity requires no prep and can be completed in 15-30 minutes.

Use these 50+ activities in the computer lab.Build excitement and discussion when you introduce a new topic

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Political Time Machine iPhone App - Political videos organized by YEAR and CANDIDATE on your iPhone and iPad!

Watch over 2,000 political videos from 1892 to 2012.

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Teachinghistory.org

Teachinghistory.org | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it

This site has lesson plans, primary sources, weekly quizzes, technology for teachers, ask a historian, and much more.

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NationStates | create your own country

NationStates | create your own country | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it

...allows students to create an online nation and then produce “game play” to see how your nation actually runs. Nation States walks you through the steps to name, determine the flag and motto, currency, develop government and rules, and so much more… Once the country is established, each day an issue or two are presented to the students and the decisions they make will evolve their nation. Keep in mind that all things are a bit exaggerated as to make decisions and their repercussions obvious.

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This prooves that this place is good for Government classes!

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Historical Thinking Matters

“a website focused on key topics in US history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.”  Topics are limited to the Spanish American War, the Scopes Trial, Social Security, and Rosa Parks, but the resources listed in those areas are pretty awesome. Each topic has lesson plans, worksheets, materials, student examples, standards and more.

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This Day in History

This Day in History | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.
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Primary Source Sets | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Primary Source Sets | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
Sets of primary sources on baseball, Jamestown, Jim Crow laws, the Civil War, immigration, Spanish exploration, and the Dust Bowl from the Library of Congress including photos, maps, manuscripts, audio files, films, sheet music, and cartoons.
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AllSides.com - see today's news from every side

AllSides.com - see today's news from every side | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
You decide. AllSides cuts through the noise and bias by providing news and opinions from all sides of the political spectrum.
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America's Story from America's Library

Explore U.S. history using primary sources from the Library of Congress. Kids can discover America’s Story, meet amazing Americans, explore the states. Includes songs, movies, quizzes and short stories about American history.
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Interactive Whiteboard Resources

A selection of excellent sites which work well on interactive whiteboards in the classroom - Topmarks Education
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Social Studies Activities | Interactive Whiteboard Resources | Scholastic.com

Social Studies Activities | Interactive Whiteboard Resources | Scholastic.com | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
Find easy-to-use Interactive Whiteboard teaching tips and make the most of Social Studies Online Activities on your Interactive Whiteboard.
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Beautiful web-based timeline software

Beautiful web-based timeline software | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
Tiki-Toki is web-based software for creating beautiful interactive timelines that you can share on the internet.
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You Are Your Words - AHD

The American Heritage Dictionary released a website recently,  You Are Your Words, that allows you to upload a photo of yourself (or anyone for that matter) and then fill a text box with descriptive words of that individual and then transform those words into an image of that person.

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Wow! History's most iconic photos in colour

Wow! History's most iconic photos in colour | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it
Colour has an amazing power to bring the past to life, whether it's Abraham Lincoln's tie or a victorious kiss.
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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | Instructional Technology:  Social Studies | Scoop.it

Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When using maps, timelines, links, videos and other media.

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