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A compendium of helpful sites for history and SS teachers
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5 Good Resources for Historical Maps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good Resources for Historical Maps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

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Can an iPad game teach you about slavery?

Can an iPad game teach you about slavery? | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
A lone woman flees into the woods, clinging tightly to a crying baby. She needs to put the child down in order to clear a path, but when she does a shadowy creature slowly make its way toward the...
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The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery

The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

"Historian Susan Schulten writes in her book Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America that during the 1850s many abolitionists used maps to show slavery's historical development and to illustrate political divisions within the South. (You can see many of those maps on the book’s companion website.)  Schulten writes that President Lincoln referred to this particular map often, using it to understand how the progress of emancipation might affect Union troops on the ground. The map (hi-res) even appears in the familiar Francis Bicknell Carpenter portrait First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, visible leaning against a wall in the lower right-hand corner of the room."

 

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Anna & Lexi 's curator insight, October 3, 2013 11:18 AM

I chose this scoop because it relates to slavery, and slavery has something to do with economics. It also has to do with social. This map was used by Lincoln to see the reach of slavery. TOPIC: social

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 4:13 AM

Great historical map of the population density of enslaved people during the 1850s. I would like to see this map with a side by side of the poulation density of modern day african americans. I think they would be very similar due to many people not wanting to leave their culture and tradtion behind. Another little thing i found interesting on this map is where the slaves were the most populated such as along the mississippi and coastal carolinas. This is from the farms having to use massive amounts of water to run and whats better than being right on the water.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 11:01 AM

This made, created in 1861, shows the relevant amounts of slavery occurring throughout that year. The map shades counties based on the percentage of total inhabitants who were enslaved. Though this map was simple, it showed the relationship between states commitments to slavery and their enthusiasm about secession, making a visual argument about Confederate motivations. President Lincoln referred to this particular map often, using it to understand how the progress of emancipation might affect Union troops on the ground. The map is a great representation of slavery that amounted during the 1860's.

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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.

 

Staying Connected: You can receive post updates in the way that best fits how you use social media.

Update Notifications: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+.

              Email: Click 'follow' button at top right of this page.

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SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 2:19 PM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, August 31, 2013 7:51 PM

Love this Geography Education site! Set up two ways: regionally and thematically so you can find lesson ideas easily.

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World Digital Library Home

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The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films,...
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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
The DPLA is a platform. Developers make apps that use the library’s data in many different ways. Here are just a few.
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6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II | MindShift

6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II | MindShift | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
For history teachers, videos can be a powerful tool to contextualize events that seem intangible, or too far distant in the past. When it comes to World War
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Secrets of the Colosseum

Secrets of the Colosseum | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
A German archaeologist has finally deciphered the Roman amphitheater's amazing underground labyrinth
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This Day in History, What Happened Today in History - LibrarySpot.com

This Day in History, What Happened Today in History - LibrarySpot.com | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Find out what happened this day in history and explore other

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A great resource...

 

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Would give great ideas for BellRingers!

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The History Place - Great Speeches Collection

The History Place - Great Speeches Collection | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Speeches that move and inspire from all of History.
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Exhibits Collection -- The Middle Ages

Exhibits Collection -- The Middle Ages | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
This interactive exhibit, part of the Exhibits Collection, focuses on life in the Middle Ages. The exhibit explores various aspects of the Middle Ages life- feudal life, homes, clothing, health, arts & entertainment, religion and town life.
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Gettysburg (1993) - Extended Version

A Gettysburg movie with an extended version unlike the original ones that was showed in the theaters back in 1993. Enjoy! Oh and please subscribe to my chann...
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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 non-commercial project focused on high resolution 3D aerial panoramas. The AirPano team is a group of Russian photographers and panorama enthusiasts.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 13, 2013 8:25 PM

Have you seen the latest awesome Panoramas ?

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I LOVE IT!

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thanks...awesome..

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IWitness:Video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses

IWitness:Video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
IWitness brings educators and their students (ages 13-18) together at the intersection of Holocaust education and the development of critical literacies needed in the 21st century.
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PORTS

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California State Parks PORTS program provides teachers and students with complete units of study and live videoconferences.  The units include lessons to prepare your students for the videoconference, supporting materials, and links to further resources. Once you have decided which program you would like to participate in contact a program coordinator to schedule your live videoconference.  If none of the units of study fit your particular curriculum needs, contact us and we can discuss the possibility of delivering a customized program for your class!  Check out our UNITS OF STUDY to see our menu of offerings.

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HSI: Historical Scene Investigation

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The Historical Scene Investigation Project (HSI) was designed for social studies teachers who need a strong pedagogical mechanism for bringing primary sources into their classroom. With the advent and accessibility of the internet, many libraries, universities and government agencies are housing their historical documents online. Simultaneously, there has been a push in K-12 history education to give students experiences that more closely resemble the work of a real historian.

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Face to face with Leonardo da Vinci – an interactive guide

Face to face with Leonardo da Vinci – an interactive guide | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
As visitors flock to this year's blockbuster show, the National Gallery's Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones takes a detailed look at some of the Renaissance master's most admired drawings...
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Tynker

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Tynker creative computing platform unlocks STEM skills for educators, kids and parents
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The TRUE Size Of Africa - An Erroneous Map Misled Us For 500 Years! ~ Why Don't You Try This?

The TRUE Size Of Africa - An Erroneous Map Misled Us For 500 Years! ~ Why Don't You Try This? | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

The map shows how Africa (30,3 million km⊃2;) is larger than the combination of China (9,6 million km⊃2;), the US (9,4 million km⊃2;), Western Europe (4,9 million km⊃2;), India (3,2 million km⊃2;) and Argentina (2,8 million km⊃2;), three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles (map gives no surface for these last two areas. - See more at: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/04/the-true-size-of-africa-erroneous-map.html#sthash.OT3EItEt.dpuf

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