K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies
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K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies
A compendium of helpful sites for history and SS teachers
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Mapping World Heritage

Mapping World Heritage | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
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

HyperStudio - The Digital Humanities Laboratory at MIT | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

.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

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

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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ClassTools Breaking News Generator

ClassTools Breaking News Generator | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
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Breaking News is Russel Tarr's latest creation on ClassTools.net. Breaking News is a template for creating fake breaking news screens like those that you might see on CNN or BBC News. Russel sent me a Twitter message about Breaking News this morning and I quickly tried my hand at making a fake breaking news screen. Through the template you can add a news headline, a ticker, a location, and custom background image. After completing the template you can download your news screen as an image or host it online at Imgur.

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American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam

American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Gain insights into the American evacuation of Saigon and the Vietnamese refugee experience through some moving personal accounts of bravery and perseverance in this collection of media resources from American Experience. The collection features classroom resources from the Academy Award®-nominated film, Last Days in Vietnam, and from the First Days Story Project, a collaboration with the oral history project StoryCorps. The resources present the perspectives of people who were there, and desc
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Syrian Journey: Choose your own route

Syrian Journey: Choose your own route | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Put yourself in the shoes of a Syrian migrant and see whether you could make the right choices on the journey to Europe.

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Norka McAlister's curator insight, April 5, 2015 8:01 PM

Citizens of Syria have experienced difficult times since their country entered into a period of continual war in the past few decades. People migrate to Europe in demand of better life for their families. All begin with a plan and a &helper,&  called trafficker or coyote in Mexico, and money to cross few borders and be able to live life free from war. Although, with countries such as Egypt, Lybia, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece, with a massive migrations, tough economies, lack of jobs, nothing and no one is safe. However, Europe is very attractive in terms of quality life and safety to raise families. Furthermore, to be able to survive during this migration transition, many risks are involved and even in some cases, killings. Immigrants migrate by boat, truck, train, and sometimes even walking. Day or night immigrants keep moving and pay  high prices to be transported to the next point. It takes them weeks, months, and even years to reach thier final destinations. This is the same for those immigrants in Mexico and U.S. 

Claire Law's curator insight, April 25, 2015 8:41 PM

UK interactive resource to put students in the shoes of refugees fleeing conflict

zane alan berger's curator insight, May 26, 2015 4:42 PM

this is a virtual stimulator showing the struggle of a Syrian migrant, proving that one risky decision can be detrimental for these people. this can be related to the migration unit

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Women's History Month | Learnist

Women's History Month | Learnist | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Women's History Month is a worldwide focus on, and tribute to, the accomplishments and contributions of generations of women to all aspects of our world. We celebrate every step forward.
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Sons of Liberty - Historian's View - HISTORY.com

Sons of Liberty - Historian's View - HISTORY.com | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Get historical information about the Sons of Liberty and the dawning of the American Revolution.
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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

Let's Celebrate Constitution Day | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

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

Welcome - Clio | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
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

Mindmeister | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

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

On the Trail of Captain John Smith | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Go on an interactive journey with Captain John Smith to discover Jamestown and the year 1607!
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Ellis Island Expands Its Story of US Immigration History - ABC News

Ellis Island Expands Its Story of US Immigration History - ABC News | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Not all of the stories at Ellis Island's immigration museum are about someone's great-grandfather arriving as a boy from Europe at the start of the 20th century.
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Homepage - High5 Ap

Homepage - High5 Ap | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Thanks to High5 AP, your students can get the test prep they need for AP* US History. Sign up for High5 AP now only $49.95! 
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

The Price of Freedom is a multimedia timeline of history of American wars. The timeline is hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Students navigate the timeline by selecting one of the conflicts highlighted on the timeline. After making a selection students are sent to an online exhibit that features a timeline of that conflict. Within the timeline of each conflict students will find the causes and outcomes of the conflict. Short videos, images, and primary source documents are included throughout the Price of Freedom timeline.

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Zinn Education Project

Zinn Education Project | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Free lessons and resources for teaching people’s history in K-12 classrooms. For use with books by Howard Zinn and others on multicultural, women’s, and labor history.
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