K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies
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A compendium of helpful sites for history and SS teachers
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EdTech Facilitators

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This site is dedicated to facilitating a highly effective 21st century education to all K-12 students.
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K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies

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A compendium of helpful sites for history and SS teachers
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The History of Europe: 5,000 Years Animated in a Timelapse Map

The History of Europe: 5,000 Years Animated in a Timelapse Map | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ If you're an Open Culture old timer, you know the work of EmperorTigerstar--a Youtuber who specializes (to quote myself) 'in documenting the unfolding of world historical events by stitching together hundreds of maps into timelapse films'.”
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Resources for Teachers — Lesson Plans and PBL Guides

Resources for Teachers — Lesson Plans and PBL Guides | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
These resources and lesson plans help teachers guide students to understand the concept of an Unsung Hero and how one person can shape history.
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Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years

Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Watch the rise of human cities, beginning with [arguably] the world’s first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present. Use the controls at the bottom to pause/resume the map and to move back and forth in time. The history of urbanization, 3700 BC – 2000 AD (full-screen version) full screen / video […]
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Great Journal for History Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: A Great Journal for History Teachers | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Put primary sources in your students' hands The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature. Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set.
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History in Motion makes it easy to create, share, and explore animated
historical maps and scenarios.
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Free Map Games Online - Maps.com

Free Map Games Online - Maps.com | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
We have some super fun free online map games. Test your knowledge of countries and geography, great for kids and adults alike! Do you know where Guyana is?
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Stunning 3D Topographic Maps of Any Place on Earth

Stunning 3D Topographic Maps of Any Place on Earth | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
These highly detailed maps function as cartographic wall art.

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Getting Started | Smithsonian X 3D

Getting Started | Smithsonian X 3D | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Learn about the fascinating features of the new Smithsonian X 3D Explorer and how to navigate, explore and manipulate 3D collection objects. This page gets you started and explains the functionality of [...]...
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What in the World? A New Game from the Geography and Map Division | Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress

What in the World? A New Game from the Geography and Map Division | Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
What in the World? A New Game from the Geography and Map Division. A blog post at "Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress" on 2016-02-13.
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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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6 Innovative Ways to Spice Up Museum Trips

6 Innovative Ways to Spice Up Museum Trips | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
A blog to share ideas about innovative, real, and relevant learning.
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Two Centuries of US Immigration Vizualized

Two Centuries of US Immigration Vizualized | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Watch 200 years of U.S. immigration history in one animated map. Migration flows are visualized as colored dots, each one representing 10,000 people.
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This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed
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GameOn.World - Online Trivia Game

GameOn.World - Online Trivia Game | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
GameOn.World is an online, educational trivia game for groups! Starting a game is fast, easy, and doesn't require registration.
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3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration

3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Podcasts, websites and games can help students explore immigration issues more deeply.

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Engage students in positive understanding about immigration.
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Expeditions: Take your students to places a school bus can't

Teachers can take their students on virtual field trips with Expeditions. For more information, visit google.com/edu/expeditions
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Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Parag Khanna argues that these five maps are critical to understand the world we live in.

 

Maps shape how we see the world.  But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 22, 2016 12:11 AM

These 5 maps in this article are a sneak peek preview from the new book Connectography by Parag Khanna.  These maps all highlight interactions across political borders which is Khanna's big thesis.  For example, the map above emphasizes political, economic, and environmental linkages of NAFTA and minimizes the national divisions.    

 

Tags: regionsNorth Americamap, map archive.

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Here Is A great Interactive Tool to Teach Students How to Read A Map ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here Is A great Interactive Tool to Teach Students How to Read A Map ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Here is a great educational tool we came across today as we were working on the list of social studies websites for elementary students. Reading a Map is an interactive web tool provided by the National Park Service that helps students develop their reading map skills. Students get to learn how to read different data on the map, identify major types of maps and navigate their ways through the typography of a map. The tool is free to use and does not require any software installation or registration.
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MAP: A wonderful collection of the world's greatest maps - Techly

MAP: A wonderful collection of the world's greatest maps - Techly | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
A beautiful new book called MAP: Exploring the World is the perfect insight into the world of cartography, with the book featuring rare and ancient maps fr
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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.