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Web 2.0 tools for the classroom
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Just an amazing curation of Web2.0 tools.

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How Texas is whitewashing Civil War history - Washington Post

How Texas is whitewashing Civil War history - Washington Post | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
New textbooks in the state assign slavery to a secondary role in causing the Civil War.
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The effect of trickle down textbooks is real - how much could this affect students across the country?  

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What To Do With A City’s Racist Past? » Sociological Images

What To Do With A City’s Racist Past? » Sociological Images | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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I found this to be very interesting insight on how to deal with a region's past.  How do you "honor" history without honoring the horrible parts?  

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History Rife With Disastrous Consequences Of Abandoning Gold Standard - Forbes

History Rife With Disastrous Consequences Of Abandoning Gold Standard - Forbes | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Despite the fact that previous attempts in other countries to adopt fiat currency systems wreaked havoc on their economies, the U.S., under President Richard Nixon, cut all ties between the dollar and gold in 1971.
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Interesting look at the gold standard and events in history tied to leaving it.  

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Teaching dates in history class isn’t a bad thing

Teaching dates in history class isn’t a bad thing | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
My latest @DiscoveryEd blog post: Teaching dates in history class isn't a bad thing. #sschat http://t.co/G54NfApnGD
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I found this a great look at the continual lesson that social studies teachers must learn - it is not the "what", but the HOW. 

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Mapping US History with GIS

Mapping US History with GIS | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 4, 10:26 AM

Get students thinking about patterns and the 'why's' of history with a focus on the geography and movement behind the historical story.  This is the link to some of the digital maps that can help you put history in it's place.  For more lesson plans, click here


Tags: historical, USA, mappingspatial, GIS,  ESRI, edtech.

Michele Lally's curator insight, May 16, 2:27 PM

I feel so drawn to and inspired by this curricula, I must study and get certified in the social sciences!

 

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Apps in Action: Exploring Places with iOS Maps

Apps in Action: Exploring Places with iOS Maps | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Apple's own Maps app comes preinstalled on iOS devices and is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. There are many mapping tools available on the AppStore, yet few offer an experience quite lik...
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Some interesting ways to look at using iOS Maps.  It brings to mind a number of ideas for a history or geography class, too!

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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

African Leadership Transitions Tracker | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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

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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Sarajevo's Elusive Assassin | History Today

Sarajevo's Elusive Assassin | History Today | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
No other assassin, it may be argued, had a greater impact on world history than Gavrilo Princip, the gunman who triggered the First World War by killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914.
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An interesting look at Gavrilo Princip, assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.  

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This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States.
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An amazing time lapse graphic of the slave trade to North & South America through 1860.  

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Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms

Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.
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Demonyms - Names of Nationalities

Demonyms - Names of Nationalities | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
What to call people from each country of the world.
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Ever wonder what to call someone from Vanuatu?  Find out here!

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15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet

We've dammed mighty rivers, built hundreds of artificial islands, and made the world's fourth-largest lake disappear.
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Very interesting sets of maps for students to analyze.  

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U.S. History Ideas for Teachers: Black Migration to the North

U.S. History Ideas for Teachers: Black Migration to the North | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The Great Migration & Harlem Renaissance lesson ideas for #historyteacher, #sschat http://t.co/sl594uG5mh #fergusonsyllabus
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A great outline of Black migration in the US, and critical thinking plans for students. 

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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?!

Via Seth Dixon
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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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