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Secrets of the Colosseum

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A German archaeologist has finally deciphered the Roman amphitheater's amazing underground labyrinth
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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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Timeline - ReadWriteThink

Timeline - ReadWriteThink | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Help children plan a story or prepare for a special event, or let
teens review memories and stories from the past. The Timeline tool
allows them to create and organize events—real and imagined—that
automatically become active links, letting users navigate easily
among events on the Timeline.
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Washington's World

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See all the places that George Washington visited during this remarkable lifetime on our Washington's World interactive map.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Made From History is a Must-bookmark for History Teachers and Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Made From History is a Must-bookmark for History Teachers and Students | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
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The site features picture essays, timelines, videos, and interactive guides to significant events in European and World history. Made From History is divided into four sections; WWI, WWII, Civil Rights, and Referenced Blog.

The Referenced Blog features picture essays that don't fit into one of the other three categories. Some of the recent posts on the Referenced Blog featured images of Shackleton's expedition, small countries with crazy histories, and vintage American posters.

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eHistory - Center for Virtual History

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The Invasion of America is an interactive map produced by eHistory.org for the purpose of showing how the land holdings of Native Americans drastically shrunk between 1784 and 1887. You can move the timeline at the bottom of the map to see how the land holdings changed from year to year or decade to decade. The map also includes tools for selecting a Native American nation and or selecting a specific state or territory. Clicking on a highlighted tract of land will open a menu that includes links to treaty or executive order through which the land changed ownership.

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The United States' Federal Government (3 Branches) lesson for my students.


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History and Life of the U.S.S. Constitution

Short documentary about the history and life of U.S.S. Constitution, the world's only ship of state. Includes interviews with CDR Matthew Bonner, CDR Ty Mart...

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The Silk Road: History's first "world wide web" - Shannon Harris Castelo

The Silk Road: History's first "world wide web" - Shannon Harris Castelo | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
With
modern technology, a global exchange of goods and ideas can happen at
the click of a button. But what about 2,000 years ago? Shannon Harris
Castelo unfolds the history of the 5,000-mile Silk Road, a network of
multiple routes that used the common language of commerce to connect the
world's major settlements, thread by thread.
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A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg

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New technology has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost
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Context transforms information into knowledge!

Context transforms information into knowledge! | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Context transforms information into knowledge! Context brings meaning to what you learn and helps you understand and remember events, locations, people and concepts. ContextU offers a quick and fun way to examine the context of a particular subject through only four relations: time, location, cause & effect, and group. This is an American Civil War-limited beta release of the ContextU application.
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Teaching Literacy through History | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Teaching Literacy through History | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Teaching Literacy through History is Gilder Lehrman’s new professional development initiative for teachers. The program integrates history and literacy, using reading and analysis of primary documents to deepen students’ understanding of history while improving their close-reading, critical-thinking, and analytical-writing skills. Teachers learn interdisciplinary, document-based strategies and methods that can be used in both history and English language arts classrooms. Aligned with the benchmarks outlined by the Common Core State Standards, TLTH—through teachers—supplies students with the skills they need to succeed not just in high school and college but also in careers and the global marketplace.

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage - Masters of the Building Arts Activity Guide

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Masters of the Building Arts Activity Guide provides a nice history of building styles and architectural features that students may see on a regular basis. To extend the activities have your students look in their communities for examples of the buildings and architectural features that they read about in the guide. The text of the guide and the activities are appropriate for elementary school (grades 3-5) students. At that level you may consider incorporating some basic geometry principles at are present in the buildings and architectural features highlighted in the activity guide.

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Advanced Search | The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum : Oral Histories

Advanced Search | The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum : Oral Histories | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
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A good place to find source documents.

 

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Map | Explore | Ken Burns America

Map | Explore | Ken Burns America | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
In this section you will find a wealth of assets and media from the vast collections of Florentine Films. In addition to film clips and video interviews with preeminent historians and cultural observers, there are hundreds of collected photographs and primary source materials.
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GeniVille | The Concord Consortium

GeniVille | The Concord Consortium | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Dragons have landed in Whyville, a virtual world where millions of kids aged 8-15 are engaged in learning about science, investigating virtual careers and creating their own content. Now, Whyvillians can explore the world of genetics by breeding dragons with the traits needed to find treasures throughout Whyville.
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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.
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A Learning Simulation For Science & Social Studies: Plan It Green -

A Learning Simulation For Science & Social Studies: Plan It Green - | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
We all know how much emphasis is being placed on green energy strategies these days. The folks over National Geographic recently teamed up with GE…

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Corinne Owen's comment, April 26, 9:17 AM
Great scoop Katie, I love this idea. Lots of great learning to be had here
Kelly Frintzilas's comment, April 26, 9:29 PM
Excellent Scoop Katie. This looks like a lot of fun.
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This online teaching resource reflects a video game known as SimCity, but Plan It Green provides opportunities for participants to construct their own virtual city with creative control. Students can log in via there google accounts to come face-to-face with a very easy tutorial to guide users through the set-up. The game encourages learners to persist via an internal reward system, to reach certain levels of the game. The game can be a collaborative experience as you create and communicate with other communities. This game was developed to have an eco-friendly theme, promoting a sustainable lifestyle, asking students to Plan It Green, leading to valuable educational lessons about energy conservation and the use of alternative solutions which is environmentally friendly.


The game addresses social issues affecting our world, linking to real world issues, making learning relevant to the learner. I would use this game as a tool in my classroom as it is a way students can be facilitators of their own learning, identifying problems and creating solutions in a digital format but they can also be applied in a real world context, reaffirming technology and sustainability curriculum outcomes.

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Primary Elections Explained

How primaries, caucuses, super delegates and more work in United States Primary Elections. http://blog.cgpgrey.com/united-states-primary-elections-explained/...

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Constitution Hall Pass: The Legislative Branch

Give your students a "hall pass" to travel through American history—without leaving the classroom! Constitution Hall Pass video lessons and live chats are a ...

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Animated Maps | Civil War Trust

Animated Maps | Civil War Trust | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Our collection of animated maps bring battles of the American Civil War to life, complete with troop movement animations, narratives, video, and more.
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American History - Wikisource, the free online library

American History - Wikisource, the free online library | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Wiki sources on US History.

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88 Places For Free History eBooks Online

88 Places For Free History eBooks Online | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
This article links to more than 40 places for free history books online.
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WorldVuze

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WorldVuze is an online platform for K-12 education that empowers students to be participants, researchers, and interpreters of real-time, global student perspectives - broadening their view of the world, deepening their understanding, and creating relevance to what they're learning.
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Civil War Webquest: Going Undercover and Writing a Spy Handbook

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"Let's Go Undercover" is a civil war webquest for an elementary school classroom. It was published by a teacher at Royal Oaks Elementary School. In this history webquest, students investigate the roles of spies in the Civil War.

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Bernie Dodge's curator insight, June 15, 2013 1:20 PM

Spying??? Clever way to hook student interest in the Civil War.