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How (Almost) Everyone Failed to Prepare for Pearl Harbor

How (Almost) Everyone Failed to Prepare for Pearl Harbor | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
UNITED STATES The attack on Pearl Harbor, 75 years ago this week, was the worst day in the U.S. Navy’s history and the shock of a lifetime for just about any American who had achieved the age of memory.
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11 Facts About Food Deserts

11 Facts About Food Deserts | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"Food insecurity has a high correlation with increased diabetes rates. In Chicago, the death rate from diabetes in a food desert is twice that of areas with access to grocery stores."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 16, 12:27 PM

Food deserts are places where residents have limited access to healthy food.  Here is a great map from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture that shows low-income census tract that are more than one mile from supermarkets and rural areas that are more than 10 miles from the nearest supermarket.  Esri has also produced a food desert map that shows where unserved people (farther than 1 mile in urban/10 miles in rural) live in poverty.  For a household with a private automobile, distance to a supermarket isn’t that crucial an issue, but without an automobile, this lack of healthy food available becomes a significant challenge for residents that live in this neighborhood.  

 

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What Does "Informed Citizen" Mean Right Now | iCivics

What Does "Informed Citizen" Mean Right Now | iCivics | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
What Does "Informed Citizen" Mean Right Now @louise_dube
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Mobile Apps from the Library of Congress | Library of Congress

Mobile Apps from the Library of Congress | Library of Congress | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
National Book Festival Come to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 24, 2016, for the 16th annual National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.: More than 100 authors & dozens of special activities for the entire family.
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Wow!  Who knew the LOC had so many great apps?
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Putting Democracy Back into Public Education

Putting Democracy Back into Public Education | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Throughout U.S. history, Americans have pivoted between whether the central priority of public education should be to create skilled workers for the econom
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Civics Education Failed to Instill Democratic Values in Students

Civics Education Failed to Instill Democratic Values in Students | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
America’s classrooms are responsible for preparing students to be good citizens. This election indicates that they may be failing to do so.
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Introduction | From the Collection to the Classroom

Introduction | From the Collection to the Classroom | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
From the Collection to the Classroom is a multimedia resource for teaching middle and high school students the history of World War II, focusing on the War in the Pacific. It employs essays and lesson plans that include a rich array of resources—from archival documents, photographs, and artifacts to oral histories, maps, and videos from the Museum’s collections and galleries.
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Large set of resources for teaching WWII from the National WWII Museum.
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Classroom Culture: What It Means to Be Muslim or “Other” for Kids Today

Classroom Culture: What It Means to Be Muslim or “Other” for Kids Today | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
In late September, the Tennessee Board of Education released a draft of its revised social studies standards. For the 7th grade classes, this draf
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I asked 10 historians to nominate the 'worst' year in history — here are their picks

I asked 10 historians to nominate the 'worst' year in history — here are their picks | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
10 historians try to answer if 2016 has really been the worst year ever.
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Which would you pick, and why?
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'The question of how to determine a “worst year” in history piqued my interest. So I decided to ask a group of historians to nominate their own “worst years” and to reflect on what constitutes a “really bad year.” Ten brave souls agreed to play this parlor game with me. Here are their picks.'
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Laser Scans Unveil a Network of Ancient Cities in Cambodia

Laser Scans Unveil a Network of Ancient Cities in Cambodia | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Beyond the famed Angkor Wat temple, a technology known as lidar is allowing archaeologists to map and find the ancient Khmer empire’s intricate urban landscape.
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Using modern technology to discover the past.
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Inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
A floor-by-floor preview of the Smithsonian’s National African American Museum of History and Culture
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Tip of the Week: More Election Resources Than You’ll Ever Need But Will Probably Look at Anyway

Tip of the Week: More Election Resources Than You’ll Ever Need But Will Probably Look at Anyway | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
For a former poly sci major, a presidential election year is like one long Super Bowl party. Polls. Data. Ads. Commentary. Analysis. Policy discussions. Lots and lots of analysis.
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Earlier and more often: Washington teachers seek broad boost to civics education

Earlier and more often: Washington teachers seek broad boost to civics education | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Fake news sites are only the latest trend prompting teachers to join a statewide effort aimed at educating students about how to engage with government.
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Where the country is becoming more diverse

Where the country is becoming more diverse | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The racial and ethnic diversity of communities varies greatly across the country, but rapid change is coming to many of the least-diverse areas.
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Questions for: ‘Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90’

Questions for: ‘Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90’ | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
How did Fidel Castro act on his belief that he was the messiah of his fatherland?
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What We Can Learn When an Archaeologist Writes a History of the Turning Point in the American Revolution

What We Can Learn When an Archaeologist Writes a History of the Turning Point in the American Revolution | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
What We Can Learn When an Archaeologist Writes a History of the Turning Point in the American Revolution #sschat https://t.co/Truo9w80MI
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Between the Lines: Why Civic Education Matters | iCivics

Between the Lines: Why Civic Education Matters | iCivics | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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20 books by teachers, for teachers to inspire your teaching

20 books by teachers, for teachers to inspire your teaching | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
When teachers share their life's work with other teachers, students and schools flourish. Here are 20 books for teachers, by teachers.
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A new movement of books written BY teachers, FOR teachers, has really changed the focus of personal PD.  Take a look!
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Search Results - National Constitution Center

Search Results - National Constitution Center | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Did you know that the National Constitution Center has resources and lesson plan ideas for teachers?
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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent Teacher Conferences (EdSurge News)

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent Teacher Conferences (EdSurge News) | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
We’re about a third of the way into the school year and we know what that means: The dread of parent teacher conferences! Well, okay, not dread. But conferences would not make it on my Top Ten Reasons I Like to Teach list. . . . the traditional parent teacher conference as it once was is both redund
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Interesting look at using technology to improve conferences with parents (not replace them).
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Yorktown: Now or Never Lesson Plans

Yorktown: Now or Never Lesson Plans | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
George Washington's Mount Vernon created this 20 minute video to illustrate the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.
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For Teachers, Election 2016 Is a Fraught Subject

For Teachers, Election 2016 Is a Fraught Subject | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Inflammatory campaign rhetoric has made this presidential election a challenging one to teach, educators say.
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Civics in Uncivil Times

Civics in Uncivil Times | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
In a chaotic and hostile election season — rupturing political parties, incessant name-calling, and growing dissention along racial and class lines — it may be tempting for educators to discourage political talk at school.
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A Special Message to Social Studies Teachers from Secretary John King, Jr. | National Council for the Social Studies

A Special Message to Social Studies Teachers from Secretary John King, Jr. | National Council for the Social Studies | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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