Some of my favorite social studies lesson plans included having students use maps to analyze data and identify patterns in history. Over the years I've done this with paper maps and digital maps. This afternoon I found a good site, produced by the University of Oregon that features lots of animated maps illustrating problems, patterns, and events throughout history. Mapping History is essentially a digital atlas of American, European, Latin American, and African history. Each section is divided into modules based on historical themes and eras.
Smithsonian's History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the Verizon Foundation to offer hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.
The women of Dawson City included respectable wives, dancehall girls who charged a dollar a dance to lonely men, prostitutes, and savvy businesswomen who understood they could get rich by "mining the miners".
The National Veterans Memorial's tribute to those that served during W W I help us honor all of our Veterans and Active Duty visit http://www.nationalveteran... (National Veterans Memorial Honoring Veterans Day November 11, 2013
"Explore 13.7 billion years of shared history and consider the big questions about our Universe, our planet, life, and humanity. From the big bang to modern day to where we are going in the future, big history covers it all
"The Big History Project is a free, online course that tells the story of our Universe and humanity.
"Developing a framework to help people learn about anything and everything. It's inherently interdisciplinary – combining the best of social studies, humanities, and science.
It will take about 6-8 hours to complete the core material and quizzesThe content mixes great editorial with videos, infographics, and imageryFeatures leading academics and experts in a range of fieldsOptional quizzes test your knowledge along the way"
Jim Lerman's insight
This is a free, interdisciplinary short course supported by Bill Gates. It is available for use by individuals or for teachers to use with classes. Course completers earn badges along the way. School version is intended primarily for Social Studies classes.
The paragraph below is from the school version website:
"The Big History Project is built from the ground up to help teachers and students succeed100% open, online curriculum and content; easy to download, print, and shareReady-made lesson plans, inline teaching guidance, and supportCustom-designed content including videos, texts, comics, and animationsEasily tailored state standards and instructional approachesAligned to Common Core ELA standards for 9th and 10th grades"
With over nine million units sold worldwide, and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier’s Civilization® is recognized as one of the greatest strategy franchises of all-time. Now, Firaxis Games will take this incredibly fun and addictive strategy game to unprecedented heights by adding new ways to play and win; new tools to manage and expand your civilization; extensive modding capabilities; and intensely competitive multiplayer options. Civilization® V will come to life in a beautifully detailed, living world that will elevate the gameplay experience to a whole new level making it a must-have for gamers around the globe!
Welcome to the companion Web site to "The Vikings," a two-hour NOVA program originally broadcast on May 9, 2000. The program examines a new, less barbarian image of the Norsemen based on recent archeological investigations.