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
Curated by Ken Peterson
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American Centuries: History and Art from New England

American Centuries: History and Art from New England | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Explore artifacts from our museum and historic manuscripts from our library that reveal the history of New England.

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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...

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Teaching Family Finance | Family Economics and Financial Education

Teaching Family Finance | Family Economics and Financial Education | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

One of FEFE’s key principles is to provide free, ready-to-teach, current curriculum materials to educators. All materials provided on the FEFE website can be downloaded free of charge. We do offer an optional FEFE store that allows you to purchase completed, printed materials if desired.

 
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Welcome to Immigration

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This content resource is an interactive tour of Ellis Island. Students can explore different rooms in the main building at Ellis Island, and can view original photographs, listen to audio, or watch video.

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What Would Have Happened If MLK And Malcolm X Had Debated?

What Would Have Happened If MLK And Malcolm X Had Debated? | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
The two most well-known civil rights leaders didn't actually see eye to eye.
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History & Archaeology | From Smithsonian Magazine

History & Archaeology   |  From Smithsonian Magazine | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
History and archaeology articles from Smithsonian Magazine, an award-winning, monthly general interest publication, plus exclusive history and archaeology features, videos, blogs, photographs and more.
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Fling the Teacher - Interactive History game - www.SchoolHistory.co.uk

Fling the Teacher - Interactive History game - www.SchoolHistory.co.uk | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

This is a website that offers more than history quiz games. Each quiz has an average of 40 to 50 questions. Users need to create their own custom game character before they start using it.

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Google World Wonders Project

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The World Wonders Project is a valuable resource for students and scholars who can now virtually discover some of the most famous sites on earth. The project offers an innovative way to teach history and geography to students of primary and secondary schools all over the world.

Feel free to download these educational packages for your classroom use.

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Browse More / History | CK-12 Foundation

Browse More / History | CK-12 Foundation | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Services like CK-12 make it easy for teachers to assemble their own textbooks. Content is mapped to a variety of levels and standards including common core. You can start from scratch or build from anything the the FlexBooks library.

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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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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Meograph helps easily create, watch, and share interactive stories. Our first product combines maps, timeline, links, and multimedia to tell stories in context of where and when.

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Geospatial technology uncovers Prehistoric Artwork at Stoneheng

Geospatial technology uncovers Prehistoric Artwork at Stoneheng | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Geospatial technology was used to visualise and analyse the most detailed laser-scan survey ever conducted at Stonehenge. The laser scan used a point spacing of 0.5 millimeters to get high resolution results which revealed important information for analysis. 

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MapMaker Interactive

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Use our tools to explore the world, learn about human and physical patterns, and make your own maps.
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ToolZeit - Google Earth for Educators Site - EdReach

ToolZeit - Google Earth for Educators Site - EdReach | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Google Earth For Educators site is the go-to site for educators that want learn how integrate using Google Earth into their classroom.
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Timelines.tv - History, documentary and television on the web

Timelines.tv - History, documentary and television on the web | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Timelines.tv is a free-to-use, video-rich history resource for students, teachers and life-learners. We have now launched a new exciting site for users of tablets and mobile devices. The new site also contains timelines for 'Nazi Germany', 'USA 1900-45' and 'The Edwardians'.


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Denise Cruz's curator insight, February 9, 2013 8:49 AM

Ms. Cruz's students, select America Voices. Choose a topic in Black America. Summarize your topic. Identify and state a problem in your topic. If Internet technology would have been readily available, how might it have been used to solve the problem? Be specific. Use terms you already know to communicate your ideas. Earn 20 XP. Close date 2/13/14.

Principal dd's curator insight, February 9, 2013 12:31 PM

An amazing resource for educators that are looking for a tactile, visual and audio connection to historical events.

 

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Inspirational Teaching Videos: History / Social Sciences

Inspirational Teaching Videos: History / Social Sciences | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
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The Civil War

The Civil War | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
An unfolding history of the major events of the Civil War, starting with the election of Abraham Lincoln.
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Seterra | A Free Map Quiz Game

Seterra | A Free Map Quiz Game | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it

Seterra 4.0 is a challenging educational geography game with more than 100 different exercises. Learn about countries, capitals, oceans, flags and cities in Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Asia and Australia, using outline map exercises!

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