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A compendium of helpful sites for history and SS teachers
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iPad apps, web resources, worthwhile articles to facilite a transformation to 21st Century teaching and learning.


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Social Studies for Kids

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Social Studies for Kids is a site with articles, subjects, and tons of links for all subjects of social studies, with a focus on what kids and their teachers/parents are learning.
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The Road Map Project

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The Road Map Project brings together experts in geography, education, and research to chart a course for the large-scale improvement of K-12 geography education in the U.S.
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5 (Recent) Historical Events You Should Discuss with Your Students

5 (Recent) Historical Events You Should Discuss with Your Students | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
One of my students recently asked me about something he saw on the news regarding the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. His question was not about a certain sporting event but instead about the increased s
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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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Interactive History - LiveBinder

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History made interactive
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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

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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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Keith Hughes - YouTube

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I make videos to teach people about stuff. The most important events in U.S. and World History explained by HipHughes, a winner of the YouTube EDU Next Guru ...
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UH - Digital History

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History & Geography courses on Memrise

History & Geography courses on Memrise | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
All History & Geography courses on Memrise. Fun, fast ways to effectively learn and memorise History & Geography vocabulary.
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Dr. Alice Christie's GoogleTreks™ Site

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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

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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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Google Earth

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Virtual globe shines with breathtaking features, endless possibility
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Mission US: Flight to Freedom

Mission US: Flight to Freedom | K-12 Web Resources - History & Social Studies | Scoop.it
Gripping, choice-driven story of slave life and resistance
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