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History in the News

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This British site looks at news, blogs and podcasts to find information available on historical events.  It's kind of cool to see all of the comments on historical issues, events, and places from around the internet.  

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Articles, Videos and Blogs on history affecting the world today.

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What's the Difference Between England, Britain and the U.K.?

What's the Difference Between England, Britain and the U.K.? | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

Listen up, would-be Anglophiles: Here's how never to mess up your realms, kingdoms and empires again
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Easy to read explanation (with a graphic!) of the differences between England, Britain, and the UK, plus protectorates, allegiances, and all kinds of others.  
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Stunning network of carved WWI tunnels rediscovered in France

Stunning network of carved WWI tunnels rediscovered in France | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The winding tunnels used by the American Expeditionary Force, sent by President Wilson to reinforce Britain and France, were recently discovered by an amateur battlefield explorer
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Teaching and Learning Resources | The Attack in Orlando: The Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

Teaching and Learning Resources | The Attack in Orlando: The Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
What will be the repercussions from the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history?
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Prelinger Archives : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Prelinger Archives : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
View thousands of films from the Prelinger Archives! Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 ephemeral (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, th
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Thousands of ephemeral films, photos, and more at the Prelinger Archive.  These were never meant to be "art" - they were made specifically for a time and place.  Could be really fun to bring to students' attention!  Watch for obvious bias and stereotypes.
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9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the pi
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I thought this was an amazing visual - even more so because it was etched into the sand and disappeared as the tide came in.  Very powerful.  
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Civic preparation cannot be measured by a multiple-choice test

Civic preparation cannot be measured by a multiple-choice test | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond.
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What constitutes assessment of civic learning?
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Reinventing China's abortion police - BBC News

Reinventing China's abortion police - BBC News | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
They caused heartache for millions but now some of the people who forced Chinese women to have abortions have a new job.
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Interesting look at the changes in the one-child policy in China.  
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Stereotypes Within The Media

Stereotypes Within The Media | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[],"sections":[[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"A definition and explanation of the 7 isms in relation to the media and how each affects our views of one another.
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Great look at stereotypes and explaining the difference between stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination.  
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Contents:Hiroshima Archive

Contents:Hiroshima Archive | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
広島原爆の実相を世界につたえる多元的デジタルアーカイブズ / A Pluralistic digital archive that tells the reality of Hiroshima atomic bomb
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The Hiroshima Archive has photographs and testimony from survivors of the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945.  Great primary sources for students.  
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This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see

This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
By simplifying gerrymandering we see how problematic it really is.
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I thought this had a great visual regarding gerrymandering - it may help more students understand the issue.  
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Why some Great Depression photos were punched full of holes

Why some Great Depression photos were punched full of holes | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
FSA director Roy Stryker didn't just set aside rejected photos — he maimed them.
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Fascinating look at the FSA Director and his hole punching tendencies when he was not satisfied with a photograph for publication.  This could be a GREAT lesson for students on choice and bias - why in the world didn't this guy like a picture?  
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Shandra Woworuntu: My life as a sex-trafficking victim - BBC News

Shandra Woworuntu: My life as a sex-trafficking victim - BBC News | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Shandra Woworuntu hoped to start a new career in the US hotel industry, but instead she found herself in a world of sexual slavery, forced drug-taking and violence.
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This is a real issue in the United States, and so often it's shoved under the carpet.  This is a great article, not too scary for high school readers, and very powerful.  
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Rebecca Cofield's curator insight, April 2, 9:38 AM
This is a real issue in the United States, and so often it's shoved under the carpet.  This is a great article, not too scary for high school readers, and very powerful.  
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The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Monique W. Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, offers tactics to work against damaging stigmas.
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Were you aware that there was a bus boycott by a young well-educated African-American woman BEFORE Rosa Parks, but because she was young, willing to argue with the police, very dark-skinned, working class, and pregnant, she was not seen fit as the "face" of the Civil Rights Movement? #realhistory
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Google Cultural Institute: Now new and improved

Google Cultural Institute: Now new and improved | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
I'll admit it. I've been on a Google kick lately, especially with the recent release of some new Google gadgets. Led some on-site Chromebook trainings. Hooked a few people on the power of Cardboard.
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Google Cultural Institute is now Google Arts & Culture, just FYI.  :)
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Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site

Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
In 1944, 80 captive Jews who were being forced to burn bodies at a Nazi extermination site attempted an escape.
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The Voting Habits of Americans Like You

The Voting Habits of Americans Like You | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The electorate is increasingly divided by race, education, gender and generation, and these fissures could grow even wider in 2016.
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Fascinating charts of the 2012 election, divided by race, gender, age, and area of the country.  
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Where Are the World’s Slaves?

Where Are the World’s Slaves? | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
WORLD More than 45 million people are living in modern slavery, with Asia accounting for two-thirds of the victims, a new report says. (Quartz) Use our timeline to learn more about the ugly history of legal slavery in the United States. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit,…
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Do your students think slavery is only in the past?
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History isn't a 'useless' major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of

History isn't a 'useless' major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007, the history major has lost significant market share in academia, declining from 2.2% of all undergraduate degrees to 1.7%.
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How does a student continue to learn critical thinking?  How about a history major?
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“Rosie the Riveters” give living history lesson to Eugene students

“Rosie the Riveters” give living history lesson to Eugene students | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Kiersten Sparks and other North Eugene High students on Friday got a lesson they won’t soon forget, after hearing the stories of 15 Rosie Riveters who served the country during World War II.
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Great oral history project - and great way to learn history!
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10 Pictographic Organizers for Historical Thinking Skills (Help Yourself to the .PNG Files)

10 Pictographic Organizers for Historical Thinking Skills (Help Yourself to the .PNG Files) | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Dual coding theory proposes that knowledge is stored in both linguistic and non-linguistic (imagery) forms. Pictographic organizers combine the linguistic and non-linguistic modes. They us
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Why maps are essential tools for understanding history

Why maps are essential tools for understanding history | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The map above was produced over 150 years ago by John Bachelder to help explain Pickett’s Charge, the denouement of the Battle of Gettysburg (1-3 July 1863). Even though it was produced all those years ago it still fascinates and engages me.
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Great visuals add to the story, perspectives, and offer guidance for retention. Thank you for sharing this.
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What is the EU and how does it work?

What is the EU and how does it work? | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Guide to the EU and its institutions and how they work and what membership of the EU means for UK citizens
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Great overview of the EU from The BBC.  
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As the Economy Floundered, Minority Women Opened Businesses

As the Economy Floundered, Minority Women Opened Businesses | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The number of businesses owned by Asian-American, Hispanic and black women grew faster than almost every other group during and after the recession, according to a new report.
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Earth-Picker.com - Great Street View Game

Earth-Picker.com - Great Street View Game | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Explore the World and guess Places in Street View. Play the great Street View Game - Earth-Picker.com
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Use context clues to determine location.  Careful - it's incredibly addicting!!
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Maps of What’s Across the Horizon From the World’s Beaches

Maps of What’s Across the Horizon From the World’s Beaches | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
A new set of mind-bending maps show what lies directly across the ocean from any given beach, taking into account Earth's round shape and wonky coastlines.
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Super fun way to use Great Circles with students!  
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Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, April 1, 12:18 AM
Super fun way to use Great Circles with students!  
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Super fun way to use Great Circles with students!  
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Super fun way to use Great Circles with students!