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The Separatist Map of Africa

The Separatist Map of Africa | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
When African states gained independence, the continent's new leaders agreed to respect the old colonial borders to avoid endless wars.

 

This interactive map shows the major conflicts on the African continent where the combatants have geopolitical aspirations to separate from the state and create a new, autonomous state.  Click on the red arrows and you can read about the warring factions and the current situation in that region.   

 

Tags: political, governance, Africa, unit 4 political, war, conflict, states, colonialism.


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Fascinating interactive map looking at the separatist movements in Africa.  

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Arya Okten's curator insight, March 27, 2014 11:48 PM

Unit IV - Non American

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:04 AM

is sad to see how people just refer to it as "Africa" when every part has its own name. Even myself don't know many of them since they are irrelevant for the western people.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 17, 2014 12:08 AM

This interactive map does a great job of not only showing the sate of political struggles and military conflict within the whole of Africa. This shows the new countries many dissidents  and rebels wish to establish in order to give their people a cultural and ethnic home land. This give a good picture of simply how chaotic some parts of Africa truly are and how destabilized many regions are. 

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ISIS Targets Humanity's Shared History

ISIS Targets Humanity's Shared History | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
WORLD National Geographic Archaeology Fellow Fred Hiebert puts into perspective Islamic State's recent, widely publicized destruction of artifacts and archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria. (Natio...
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Great overview of ISIS by National Geographic, with a focus on the loss (and potential loss) of historic and archaological sites.

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Roanoke students use online tools to research history, including their own

Roanoke students use online tools to research history, including their own | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
This history won’t be found in a textbook.
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Writing in History Classes

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Common Core writing standards require History/Social Science teachers to become writing teachers. Yet many are uncomfortable in this role, they are more accustomed to being experts in their content...
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Great overview of a Vee diagram for students to use to form an argument.

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Dads in Ads: Are Times Changing? » Sociological Images

Dads in Ads: Are Times Changing? » Sociological Images | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Great blog post on gender in advertising and how it is (possibly?) changing.  Using examples like the NyQuil ad above, the author looks at changing gender roles.  

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Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women's History Month in March.
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Wow, a huge list of trusted resources for classroom use on Women's History Month (March). 

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Why the big freeze turns economics upside down - The Guardian (blog)

Why the big freeze turns economics upside down - The Guardian (blog) | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Strange to say, but when the snow comes, the losers tend to be many big organizations, while winners often are smaller, locally owned firms
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A great look at what weather can do to local economics, using the example of the snowy Boston winter of 2015.  

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32 Mispronounced Places

32 Mispronounced Places | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"There’s nothing more irritating to a pedant’s ear and nothing more flabbergasting than realizing you’ve been pronouncing the name of so many places wrong, your entire life! Despite the judgment we exhibit toward people who err in enunciating, we all mispronounce a word from time to time, despite our best efforts. Well, now it’s time we can really stop mispronouncing the following places."


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So interesting!  I knew Louisville, only because my husband of almost 18 years is from there and taught me very early in our relationship that it was "Luh-vull".  ha!  

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I've only been mispronouncing 8 of them, but many of these toponyms (place names) are chronically mispronounced.  Some of these have curious local of pronouncing the name, while others show that translating one language into another can be quite difficult since many sounds don't naturally flow off the tongue of non-native speakers.    


Tagslanguage, toponyms, culture, tourism.

LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, February 14, 8:37 AM

Mispronouncing is also a symptom of mis-understanding ... and not taking the effort to understand.

Savannah Rains's curator insight, March 24, 3:14 AM

This fun article is telling people about common places that we butcher the names of. Some of the reasons that we say them wrong is because they are in different languages so we shouldn't be pronouncing everything perfectly. But the ones that we say everyday like Colorado, is because we ALL mispronounce it so it becomes the norm. This article really sheds some light on the way that languages can be misinterpreted or changed because of people.

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History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names

History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
After compiling an inventory of 3,959 lynching victims in 12 Southern states from 1877 to 1950, the Equal Justice Initiative wants to erect markers and memorials on certain sites.

 

Tags: race, conflict, racism, historical, the South, landscape.


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Fascinating, extremely sad map regarding almost 4000 lynching victims in the US South from 1877 to 1950.  

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Arizona students must pass US citizenship test on civics

Arizona students must pass US citizenship test on civics | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona high school students face the nation's first requirement to pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics before they can graduate after the legislation sailed through the Republican-controlled Legislature.
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What's Inside Paul Revere's Time Capsule?

What's Inside Paul Revere's Time Capsule? | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Nicholas Cage wasn't crazy—America's historic buildings really are hiding secret treasure and messages from our founding fathers.
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Great conversation starter - what would students put in a time capsule to be opened in a hundred - or three hundred - years?  Why do they think these items were chosen to go into the capsule?

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15 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World - Business Insider

15 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World - Business Insider | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The way we think about the world is wrong.
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Seeing these maps can help students with visualizations and mental maps.

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50 Ways to Teach With Current Events

50 Ways to Teach With Current Events | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
In honor of National News Engagement Day, here are 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.
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Great outline from the NY Times on how to use current events in the classroom.

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Teaching High School Psychology: Pinterest and Psychology-Amazing Resources

Teaching High School Psychology: Pinterest and Psychology-Amazing Resources | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Pinterest + Work?  Hmm...

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Chart of the Week: The Breadth of European Colonization » Sociological Images

Chart of the Week: The Breadth of European Colonization » Sociological Images | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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A great visual looking at European dominance.  

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Lying to Children About the California Missions and the Indians

Lying to Children About the California Missions and the Indians | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
All my life, I have heard only one story about California Indians: godless, dirty, stupid, primitive, ugly, passive, drunken, immoral, lazy, weak-willed people who might make good workers if properly trained and motivated.
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This article was very interesting, timely, and thought-provoking, especially for students who are taught about Native people as if they are only a part of the past, not present.

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The religious states of America, in 22 maps

The religious states of America, in 22 maps | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
A new survey of more than 50,000 people reveals religious differences by state.

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Luigi Cappel's curator insight, February 28, 3:27 PM

Another really interesting use of maps. There are a few real surprises in here for me along with a lot of what you would expect. I'm not going to do a spoiler, I think you should follow the link and then leave a comment.

One of the more interesting takes for me after watching Jeb Bush campaigning for President in 2016 (because his faith is obviously one of his election campaign cards) was the percentage of people that have a faith, even if it is unaffiliated; and it seems obvious that this is going to play not only a major part in the campaign trail, but in all of our lives over the next few years. The question to me is whether that faith is going to adopt viva la difference, or will it be attack those who are different?

Adriene Mannas's curator insight, March 22, 10:05 AM

Unit 3 Cultural Patterns and Processes

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The lone seven-year-olds leaving home and country behind

The lone seven-year-olds leaving home and country behind | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Children as young as seven are leaving their homes to travel thousands of miles alone, across land and sea - some are sent by their parents who don't want them to grow up in repressive countries.
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Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World (And The Embarrassing U.S. Equivalent)

Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World (And The Embarrassing U.S. Equivalent) | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Eating at the school cafeteria could've been amazingif you grew up almost anywhere but the U.S.
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Very interesting look at the geography of food - more specifically, the geography of school lunches.  

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China’s Pearl River Delta overtakes Tokyo as world’s largest megacity

China’s Pearl River Delta overtakes Tokyo as world’s largest megacity | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Several hundred million more people are expected to move to cities in East Asia over the next 20 years as economies shift from agriculture to manufacturing and services, according to a World Bank report...
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Fascinating look at urbanization in China, including a density map of the Pearl River Delta area.  This area is now home to more people than the countries of Canada, Argentina, or Australia.  What does this mean to our students in the US today?

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Annenberg Classroom

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Annenberg has a lot of quality resources on US History and civics education.  

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Mapped history of how Native American land was taken

Mapped history of how Native American land was taken | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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5 ways to use social media in the history classroom - edSocialMedia

5 ways to use social media in the history classroom - edSocialMedia | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Using digital media in the history classroom was a hot topic at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting, which I recently … Continue reading »
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Some interesting ideas from a participant at AHA, and it goes beyond "make a Facebook page for a historical figure".  

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7 fun board games that will make you smarter about economics - Vox

Monopoly is an obvious pick, but Scrabble is up there as well...along with a few you may have never even heard of
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This could outline some interesting board games to bring into the classroom to teach economic principles.  

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10 Ways Children Took Part In The First World War

10 Ways Children Took Part In The First World War | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The First World War affected all of British society. Over 5.7 million men volunteered or were conscripted to fight. Millions of civilians helped the war effort by working in industry, agriculture or in jobs left open when men enlisted.
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Fascinating look at children's roles in WWI.  

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‘The Great Hurt’: Facing the Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools

‘The Great Hurt’: Facing the Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
“The Great Hurt,” a play about Native boarding schools greatest impact is that people are finally starting to talk about their experiences.
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A fascinating look at the lasting effects of the Native boarding schools across our nation.  

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