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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Dr. Alice Christie's GoogleTreks™ Site

Dr. Alice Christie's GoogleTreks™ Site | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Dr. Alice Christie's Web Site is an online resource for educators using technology to enhance teaching and learning in K-12 and university classrooms.

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This site was created by Dr. Alice Christie to share an exciting new approach to teaching and learning. Enabled by Web 2.0 tools, GoogleTreks™ allows teachers and students to synthesize information in one easy-to-use map that places text, pictures, audio files, video files, and much more in one central location.

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Histrionix Learning Company, creators of game-based learning curriculum and the game Historia

Histrionix Learning Company, creators of game-based learning curriculum and the game Historia | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Histrionix™ Learning Company provides interactive, game-based curriculum (and teacher training) to public, private and home schools that improves student achievement by engaging all learning styles, enhancing critical thinking skills and encouraging creative problem solving, which are the building blocks of thoughtful, twenty-first century students — and citizens.

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Geography Inspiration

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Find free geography inspiration teaching ideas, activities and resources for your primary and secondary classroom.
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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

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Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads

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Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads is an educational game based on the traveling exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War, which debuted at the National Constitution Center in June 2005.

The online game is intended for advanced middle- and high-school students. It invites them to learn about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made. An animated Lincoln introduces a situation, asks for advice and prompts players to decide the issue for themselves, before learning the actual outcome. At the end of the game, players discover how frequently they predicted Lincoln’s actions. A Resources Page keyed to each chapter provides links to relevant Websites on Lincoln and the Civil War, permitting students to explore issues in more depth.

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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

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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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