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A compendium of helpful sites for history and SS teachers
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Intel Education Designing Effective Projects: Social Studies

Intel Education Designing Effective Projects: Social Studies | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Examine technology-rich Unit Plans you can use right away, or as models for your own planning.
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How Portugal became the first global sea power

How Portugal became the first global sea power | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
During the Age of Discovery Portuguese explorers used advanced technology to help the tiny, seafaring nation conquer the oceans - and become very rich

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Create Your Own Map

Create Your Own Map | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

"Create a color-coded Visited States Map, showing off your road travel in the United States and Canada."


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This is pretty flexible in that you can use 4 different colors to shade individual states.

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Charles Adami's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:52 PM

Students color code states involved in expedition. Louisiana Purchase , and US circa 1803.

Cam E's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:40 PM

I took the liberty of using this site which was linked on my Professor's page to create my own map of travels within the United States! Green represents states which I've spent many nights, amber for states which I briefly passed through, and red for states I've never been to at all. I didn't include the map for Canada as well, but I've been to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario primarily. I'm very into the idea of travel and intend to visit as many places as I can in my lifetime, but I have focused much of my journeys for the future into foreign countries. This map gave me the hint that I might want to focus homeward a bit more.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 12, 2014 8:40 PM

http://vsm.defocus.net/img/vsm-28fc2e56c17b6506f2405817cce289c4.png This link is a picture of my map. It was divided by different colors. Red was for places you have not seen. Amber was for places you have seen some and maybe slept there a couple times. Blue meant that you have been there a fair amount of times and green meant that you spent the most time their and slept there on multiple occasions. Unfortunately, almost my whole map was the color red. I haven't been many places. The only places that I have consistently been to are Florida, New York, and Massachusetts. Connecticut on rare occasions and of course Rhode Island was the number one place on my map. I hope to one day turn all those red states into green states.

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Democracy 3 | Take Control of your Country!

Democracy 3 | Take Control of your Country! | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to be president? or prime-minister? Convinced you could do a better job of running the country? Let's face it, you could hardly do a worse job than our current political leaders.

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National Geographic Events - Giant Traveling Maps

National Geographic Events - Giant Traveling Maps | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps are enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tools for introducing geography and map reading skills to students, grades K-8.
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The Odyssey Time Line | Padlet

The Odyssey Time Line | Padlet | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
A visual summary of the classical masterpiece, organized by page numbers
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Mission 2 Educator Guide: Overview | Mission US | THIRTEEN

Mission 2 Educator Guide: Overview | Mission US | THIRTEEN | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Complete FLIGHT TO FREEDOM Classroom Guide DOC | PDF About Mission 2: "Flight to Freedom" DOC | PDFMission 2 At A Glance DOC | PDFTeacher's "Cheat Sheet" Game Play Guide Coming Soon!
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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."

 

Tags: mapping, historical, cartography.


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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.

Sites with Content: Wordpress, Scoop.it.


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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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W W I "Tribute" Presented by the National Veterans Memorial

The National Veterans Memorial's tribute to those that served during W W I help us honor all of our Veterans and Active Duty visit http://www.nationalveteran... (National Veterans Memorial Honoring Veterans Day November 11, 2013

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Big History Project

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

"Explore 13.7 billion years of shared history and consider the big questions about our Universe, our planet, life, and humanity. From the big bang to modern day to where we are going in the future, big history covers it all

"The Big History Project is a free, online course that tells 
the story of our Universe and humanity.

"Developing a framework to help people learn about anything and everything. It's inherently 
interdisciplinary – combining the best of social studies, humanities, and science.

It will take about 6-8 hours to complete the core material and quizzesThe content mixes great editorial with videos, infographics, and imageryFeatures leading academics and experts in a range of fieldsOptional quizzes test your knowledge along the way"

 

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This is a free, interdisciplinary short course supported by Bill Gates. It is available for use by individuals or for teachers to use with classes. Course completers earn badges along the way. School version is intended primarily for Social Studies classes.

 

The paragraph below is from the school version website:

 

"The Big History Project is built from the ground
up to help teachers and students succeed100% open, online curriculum and content; easy to download, print, and shareReady-made lesson plans, inline teaching guidance, and supportCustom-designed content including videos, texts, comics, and animationsEasily tailored state standards and instructional approachesAligned to Common Core ELA standards for 9th and 10th grades"


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Civilization V - INFORMATION

Civilization V - INFORMATION | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

With over nine million units sold worldwide, and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier’s Civilization® is recognized as one of the greatest strategy franchises of all-time. Now, Firaxis Games will take this incredibly fun and addictive strategy game to unprecedented heights by adding new ways to play and win; new tools to manage and expand your civilization; extensive modding capabilities; and intensely competitive multiplayer options. Civilization® V will come to life in a beautifully detailed, living world that will elevate the gameplay experience to a whole new level making it a must-have for gamers around the globe!

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Twitter / NatGeoEducation: All of South America on your ...

Twitter / NatGeoEducation: All of South America on your ... | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 16, 2013 9:21 AM

This ia awesome map learning.

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The Vikings Companion Site - NOVA

The Vikings Companion Site - NOVA | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Welcome to the companion Web site to "The Vikings," a two-hour NOVA program originally broadcast on May 9, 2000. The program examines a new, less barbarian image of the Norsemen based on recent archeological investigations.

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Building Global Connections

Building Global Connections | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:50 AM

In a 'flat world" the exploatorium creates worldwide learming opportunities.

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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 ?

Juli Joe's curator insight, July 10, 2013 1:16 AM

I LOVE IT!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:57 AM

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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