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What Would Have Happened If MLK And Malcolm X Had Debated?

What Would Have Happened If MLK And Malcolm X Had Debated? | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
The two most well-known civil rights leaders didn't actually see eye to eye.
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American Panorama

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American Panorama features four interactive maps representing four elements of American history. Those four maps are Overland Trails, Forced Migration of Enslaved People, Canals, and Foreign-Born Population. All four maps are centered on the 19th Century.

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Playing History 2 - Slave Trade on Steam

Playing History 2 - Slave Trade on Steam | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Travel back in time and witness the horrors of slave trade firsthand. You will be working as young slave steward on a ship crossing the Atlantic. You are to serve the captain and be his eyes and ears. What do you do, when you realize that your own sister has been captured by the slave traders?

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 22, 2015 8:24 AM

This should be linked with readings, and books from history to show the real reailty  .. but this is a good start. This as a game starts the inquiry.

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The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Learn: For Teachers: Virtual Field Trips

The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Learn: For Teachers: Virtual Field Trips | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
The National WWII Museum offers distance learning programs that are videoconferenced into classrooms across the country.
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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
How can educators decide which tech to use in the classroom? There are specialists who can help with that.
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Histography - Timeline of History

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Histography is an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015
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WhatWasThere - Put history in its place!

WhatWasThere - Put history in its place! | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
WhatWasThere ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past.
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27 Facts About Maps

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John shares 27 facts about maps.

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Ashley Burleson's curator insight, August 11, 2015 4:45 AM

This Mental Floss video is an entertaining rapid-fire hodgepodge of map trivia with some important educational content nicely nestled in there.  This 99 Percent Invisible podcast is another 'ode to maps,' but this one is more poetic about the value of cartography and personal in how it explores the qualities they possess.  Enjoy them both!  

Tags:  mapping, trivia, cartography.

Matt Davidson's curator insight, August 11, 2015 7:43 AM

Maps are awesome - need I say more! This clip actually covers a significant amount on the power / influence of maps through history.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 11, 2015 7:59 PM

Very USA centric but entertaining and makes you think about the taken-for- granted use of maps. We do believe them!!

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Let's Celebrate Constitution Day

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Today is Constitution and Citizenship Day, a day when schools, by law, celebrate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. This short lesson for early elementary students explains why the U.S. Constitution is so remarkable. Entering the Reading Room, they will find out from James Madison himself what went into writing our Constitution and why he is called the Father of the Constitution. There are two activities for students to complete to show what they have learned about the Constitution.

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Welcome - Clio

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Historic Landmarks, Local Museums, Historical Sites, Clio, Local History, Guide to History, Art Museums, Civil War, Travel Guide, Smartphone App, Museum App, Tourism App, Historical Landmarks App
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National Park Service: Discover History People

National Park Service: Discover History People | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

From lesson plans based on national curriculum standards to professional development opportunities to college-level historic preservation course outlines, the National Park Service has tools that can help enliven classroom presentations and engage students in learning about history.

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Mindmeister

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Taking notes in the form of a mind map while reading a book or article can be a great help to memorize the information we are presented with. Why?

Because mind maps encourage us to break information down into smaller, more manageable chunksBecause they capture the key concepts of a topic, show relationships and connections at a glanceBecause they stimulate our brainBecause they are perfect for later revisions of the material
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On the Trail of Captain John Smith

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Go on an interactive journey with Captain John Smith to discover Jamestown and the year 1607!
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Juicy Geography: Google Earth lessons

Juicy Geography: Google Earth lessons | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Teaching ideas, guides, downloadable files and links to other resources can all be found at Juicy Geography's Google Earth blog. This page is regularly updated, and features original lesson plans and resources, suitable for KS3, KS4 and K12, that have all been thoroughly tested in the classroom.

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A New Collection of Web Tools for Social Studies Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Collection of Web Tools for Social Studies Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

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6 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps

6 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
November , 2015
That old adage is truer than ever- it’s all about location.. And when it comes to the current tech ecosystem, location-based apps and services are par for the course, and for good...

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40 maps that explain World War I | vox.com

40 maps that explain World War I | vox.com | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

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Mapping World Heritage

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Students learn about UNESCO World Heritage sites and use pictures and clues to identify the locations of the sites on a large map. They use geographic coordinates to refine the locations of the sites and consider how geographic coordinates are part of a helpful system of location.
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Tour Browser | Smithsonian X 3D

Tour Browser | Smithsonian X 3D | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Smithsonian X 3D launches a set of use cases which apply various 3D capture methods to iconic collection objects, as well as scientific missions. These projects indicate that this new technology has the potential not only to support the Smithsonian mission, but to transform museum core functions. Researchers working in the field may not come back with specimens, but with 3D data documenting a site or a find. Curators and educators can use 3D data as the scaffolding to tell stories or send students on a quest of discovery. Conservators can benchmark today’s condition state of a collection item against a past state – a deviation analysis of 3D data will tell them exactly what changes have occurred. All of these uses cases are accessible through the Beta Smithsonian X 3D Explorer, as well as videos documenting the project. For many of the 3D models, raw data can be downloaded to support further inquiry and 3D printing.


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HyperStudio - The Digital Humanities Laboratory at MIT

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.Located at an intersection of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesand the Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT, HyperStudio is at once a group of scholars and developers, a laboratory, and an idea: to bring cutting edge digital technology to the humanities. HyperStudio works with innovative educators at MIT to integrate technology into their research and teaching with original content and media delivery platforms, or to imagine new, dynamic ways to innovate humanities learning with contemporary tools in tech. In addition to the project-based approach that is meant to conceptualize, support, produce, and otherwise shepherd digital humanities ideas brought to them for development by other members of the MIT community, HyperStudio continually works on in-house projects that offer knowledge, services, and tools for public consumption, increasing awareness in the new ways modern humanities scholars can interrogate their fields.

 

 


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The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

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Explore the travels and exploits of five real pirates of the Caribbean. Click through the tabs to track the adventures of each pirate overlaid on Spanish ports and pirate strongholds in the area. Zoom into the map to see additional detail.


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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 11, 2015 10:00 PM

This pirate excursion map is so cool and gives a great look at the travels of different pirates.  As we get farther away from these time periods, it seems like the idea of these Caribbean pirates are fictional.  To hear true historical events about these individual pirates is very interesting.  I would  love to take a time machine back to Port Royal during these times to experience that madness.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 28, 2015 9:34 AM

Imagine the horror a native of the Caribbean must have felt when white men came into their scenic lands and pillaged their villages and plundered their treasuries? Blackbeard otherwise known as Edward Teach, would light slow burning cannon fuses and place them in his beard to create an aura about him as he fought and raided these port of call. Calico Jack Rackham, a great pirate name if there ever was one, was best known for having  a pair of female pirates aboard. Instantly becomes one of my heroes! Then you have William Parker who was actually an opportunist backed by England who plundered Spanish treasures throughout Central America. Here is my favorite pirate joke; what is a pirate's favorite letter? "R" you say? No, it's the letter "C", pirates love the sea....

Helen Teague's curator insight, September 14, 2015 9:28 AM

very interesting interactive map

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Take Online Modules - Professional Development | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Take Online Modules - Professional Development | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Library of Congress resources for teachers. Professional Development; Online Modules
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PBS - THE WEST - Index of Resources

PBS - THE WEST - Index of Resources | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

This section contains documentary materials including memoirs, journals, letters, photos and transcripts.

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The 100 Most Influential Figures in American History

The 100 Most Influential Figures in American History | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Who are the most influential figures in American history? We asked 10 eminent historians. The result, collected here, is The Atlantic’s 100 picks. (More on America’s most influential filmmakers, musicians, critics, architects, and poets—and how we put these lists together—below.)
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