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A compendium of helpful sites for history and SS teachers
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| 360 Degree Aerial Panorama | 3D Virtual Tours Around the World | Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth | AirPano.com

| 360 Degree Aerial Panorama | 3D Virtual Tours Around the World | Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth | AirPano.com | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of Russian photo enthusiasts focused on taking high-resolution aerial panoramic photographs. Although we usually photograph from a helicopter, we also like to shoot from an airplane, a dirigible, a hot air balloon, and a radio-controlled helicopter. Today AirPano is the largest resource in the world – by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images — featuring 360° panoramas of the highest quality shot from a bird's eye view.

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Ken Burns' New iPad App Turns U.S. History Into Beautiful Mixtapes | Underwire | Wired.com

Ken Burns' New iPad App Turns U.S. History Into Beautiful Mixtapes | Underwire | Wired.com | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
There is now a way to distill all 8,147 minutes of Ken Burns' documentaries into easy-to-digest segments. Thanks, technology!
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Consumer Education - Teaching Resources | Consumer Classroom

Consumer Education - Teaching Resources | Consumer Classroom | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Consumer Classroom is a Community Website for Teachers bringing together an Extensive Library of Consumer Education Teaching Resources from across the EU.
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Games | iCivics

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

iCivics is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. Our educational resources empower teachers and prepare the next generation of students to become knowledgeable and engaged citizens.

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Historical Thinking Matters: home page

Historical Thinking Matters: home page | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Welcome to Historical Thinking Matters, a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.

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History Timeline

History Timeline | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Our ancestors and the events that have shaped our past tell us who we are and where we are going.
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iCivics

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Assortment of exceptionally well-designed games demystifies government
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The Women of Dawson City

The Women of Dawson City | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
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".
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That Was History

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"Everyday Lessons For Everyday People." Join us for History, Current Events, and Politics through which you will learn about our world's unique past through ...
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THE FIRST CRUSADE - THE FALL OF JERUSALEM

For more Historic Crusader Battles visit: http://www.greatmilitarybattles.com/
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The World's People and Places

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Social Studies Videos

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Jessica Miskell's curator insight, June 15, 8:40 PM

A mixture of topics, some fluff (i.e. zombie apocalypse) but others geared to student audience on topics covered throughout middle school social studies in short, easy to follow videos.

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Top 20 Sites and Apps for Creating Timelines

Top 20 Sites and Apps for Creating Timelines | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

A while back I created a list of top 10 sites for creating timelines.  Well, since that time mobile learning has really integrated into education and apps have been developed to accomplish this task.  I've created a new list combined with apps and sites that are ideal for creating timelines. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7150#sthash.4m8cdFwL.dpuf

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History and Mission of the CCWP

History and Mission of the CCWP | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

The mission of the Center for Civil War Photography is to educate the public about Civil War photography, its role in the conflict, and its rich variety of forms and formats; to digitally secure original images and preserve vintage prints; to enhance the accessibility of photographs to the public; and to present interpretive programs that use stereoscopic and standard images to their fullest potential.

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Pete Seeger and Protest Music

Pete Seeger and Protest Music | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
The late American folk musician and cultural icon Pete Seeger sang songs about workers rights and civil rights, and against war and weapons, and inspired generations of Americans who fought political battles through song.
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Art Project - Google Cultural Institute

Art Project - Google Cultural Institute | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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American History: "Growth of a Nation"

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'Growth of a Nation' is a ten minute animated movie of American history from 1789.
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Mapping History

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

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.

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CARTHAGE - THE RISE AND FALL

For more Battles of the Punic Wars visit: http://www.greatmilitarybattles.com/html/the_roman_empire.html
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The Dark Ages (Full Documentary)

In European history, the Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and...
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