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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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Map: The most liberal and conservative towns in each state - Washington Post (blog)

Map: The most liberal and conservative towns in each state - Washington Post (blog) | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
What are the reddest and bluest cities in your state?
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What could your students do with this map?  #predictions

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49 Maps That Explain The USA For Dummies

49 Maps That Explain The USA For Dummies | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The United States is mind-boggling. Right?!

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Lots of infographic maps for students.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 10:07 AM

Some of these maps are goofy and intellectually uninspiring (granted, it is from Buzzfeed so that comes with the territory).  However, some of these maps are absolutely fantastic and I think that it's worth searching through this list to find some maps that are solid teaching resources.  Which ones are your favorites?  


Tags: historical, USA, map, map archives

Julie Cidell's curator insight, April 4, 10:18 AM

#10 and #11 are a great comparison to each other.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 5, 8:32 AM

For students that are new to the US, these maps could prove very educational..

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Tribes See Name on Oregon Maps as Being Out of Bounds - New York Times

Tribes See Name on Oregon Maps as Being Out of Bounds - New York Times | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Several place names in eastern Oregon include the word “squaw,” which Native Americans say is offensive. An effort to change the names has been long and difficult.
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Very interesting look at "what's in a name?", and how it is often difficult to actually change a place name.

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Sinosphere | China Is Urged to Confront Its Own History - New York Times (blog)

Sinosphere | China Is Urged to Confront Its Own History - New York Times (blog) | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
China’s insistence that Japan “face history” is raising uncomfortable questions about Beijing’s own practice of suppressing historical truths about trespasses domestic and abroad.
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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

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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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A Photographer’s Quest: Japanese-American Internment Then and Now

A Photographer’s Quest: Japanese-American Internment Then and Now | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Show matches historic images by Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams with the same subjects decades later.
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African Leadership Transitions Tracker

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The African Leadership Transitions Tracker (ALTT) is an interactive feature that visually presents changes at the head of state level in every African country from independence or end of the colonial period to the present.
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Very cool interactive map from Brookings.

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Bernanke Will Blog on Economics, Finance And Sometimes Baseball - Bloomberg

Bernanke Will Blog on Economics, Finance And Sometimes Baseball - Bloomberg | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Bernanke Will Blog on Economics, Finance And Sometimes Baseball Bloomberg “Now that I'm a civilian again, I can once more comment on economic and financial issues without my words being put under the microscope by Fed watchers,” Bernanke,...
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Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will host a blog on the Brookings Institute website.

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ISIS Targets Humanity's Shared History

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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

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"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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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.

Claire Law's curator insight, April 26, 2:16 AM

I love discovering I've mispronounced a word, particularly place names. Most of these are in the US but the few international examples are interesting (and the mispronounced variations are perplexing, perhaps we're blessed in Australia with journalists who can pronounce tricky foreign toponyms). I'm surprised Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and Uluru (NT, Australia) don't make the list.

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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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