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On World Population Day, Unpacking 9.6 billion by 2050

On World Population Day, Unpacking 9.6 billion by 2050 | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The United Nations predicts the human population will hit 9.6 billion by 2050. How do demographers devise that figure?
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What would a world of 9.6 billion look like?

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Information Literacy: How Do a Photographer’s Intention and Context Shape the Photograph? | Teaching with the Library of Congress

The camera might never lie, but photographers can manipulate a photograph.
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Love, love, LOVE this blog post!  I use examples on what the photographer is showing us all the time with teachers - how the photographer is an artist with their own bias and can manipulate the photo to show us what they want us to see, and how that changes our view of history.  Excellent!
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The Suffragist Statue Trapped in a Broom Closet for 75 Years

The Suffragist Statue Trapped in a Broom Closet for 75 Years | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

The Portrait Monument was a testament to women’s struggle for the vote that remained hidden till 1997
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Interesting story for your sociology or women's studies courses - why wouldn't Congress allow this statue to stay in the Rotunda?  
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Primary Sources for the Primary Grades: Exploring–and Learning–the National Anthem with Primary Sources | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Primary Sources for the Primary Grades: Exploring–and Learning–the National Anthem with Primary Sources | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
What did your students discover about "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
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Supreme Court Document-Based Questions | Voices of History by the Bill of Rights Institute | Free Lesson Plans

Supreme Court Document-Based Questions | Voices of History by the Bill of Rights Institute | Free Lesson Plans | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
These lesson plans help develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the Court's rulings and the impact on American society. Your students will analyze primary sources with the Federalist Papers, the Constitution, photographs, case law, oral arguments, and others.
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Civics 101 by NHPR on Apple Podcasts

Civics 101 by NHPR on Apple Podcasts | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of Civics 101 by NHPR for free.
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Interesting podcast on many different civics topics.  
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Information Literacy: How Does the News Change Over Time? The Sinking of the Titanic | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Information Literacy: How Does the News Change Over Time? The Sinking of the Titanic | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Why is it important to evaluate and corroborate sources of information? These are not new questions, as a study of historical newspapers will confirm. Sometimes reports reflect an editorial bias, and sometimes they simply reflect what the reporter knows at the time, with updates being added as new information from more sources surfaces.
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Great look at media over time (on the same subject)
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College Student Creates A Mobile Directory Of 600 Books That Prioritize Diversity

College Student Creates A Mobile Directory Of 600 Books That Prioritize Diversity | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Looking for books about people of color, written by people of color? So was Kaya Thomas.
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Why Map Historians Are Annoyed With Boston Public Schools

Why Map Historians Are Annoyed With Boston Public Schools | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The district started phasing in the Peters Projection, to much fanfare. But is it really better than the Mercator?
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Fascinating information on the "fight" between map professionals on the Boston map change a few weeks ago.  
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12 oldest continuously inhabited cities

12 oldest continuously inhabited cities | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Here's our list of the 12 oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
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Interesting look at history, carbon dating, and urbanization over time.  
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Tweet from @USNatArchives

Great #PrimarySources from @USNatArchives. https://t.co/5MVCR4B3JQ
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The 100th anniversary of the US entering WWI is in April 2017.  Join many social media giants for the WWI Social Media Day!

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About a Boy–On the Sociological Relevance of Calvin (and Hobbes) - Sociological Images

About a Boy–On the Sociological Relevance of Calvin (and Hobbes) - Sociological Images | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota
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Do YOU use Calvin and Hobbes in Sociology class?  :D
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Primarily Teaching Summer Workshop for Educators

Primarily Teaching Summer Workshop for Educators | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
This summer, join us for one of our Primarily Teaching workshops for educators on using historical documents in the classroom. We'll conduct research with original documents in the holdings of the National Archives and Presidential Libraries. Discover some of those incredible teachable documents that help educators and students unlock the past. You will explore a specific…
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Great opportunity for summer professional development with the National Archives
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Copy of Songs to Use in History / Literature Lessons

Copy of Songs to Use in History / Literature Lessons | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Song Title, Artist, Unit, Relevant Topic/ Theme?, Link?, Submitted by
Russians, Sting, Cold War, Idle threats, senseless agression, human impact of politics, http:// bit. ly/ 1mCxuAQ,@ davidhochheiser
Ironic, Alanis Morisette, Figurative Language, Irony, https:// www. youtube. com
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Crowdsourced songs for use in the classroom - we know  how much music means to many teenagers, and this is a GREAT way to make connections!
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New Features on DocsTeach

New Features on DocsTeach | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
We're happy to share some recent improvements we've made to DocsTeach.org, our online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives! New Analyzing Documents Tool We're very excited about our first new activity tool since we launched DocsTeach almost seven years ago! Create activities with the Analyzing Documents tool to teach students the process of document…
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Updates on DocsTeach from the National Archives makes this an even better analysis tool for your students!
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Does Geography Skill Make You a Better Citizen?

Does Geography Skill Make You a Better Citizen? | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Does spatial illiteracy leave citizens without a framework to think deeply about foreign policy questions?
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Very interesting NY Times post outlining the idea that if you know basic geography (like where N Korea is), you are more likely to prefer diplomacy over fighting.  What do you think?  
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“There’s way worse videos”: Today’s students on Rodney King - Sociological Images

The Society Pages (TSP) is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota
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Very interesting look at that line between current events and history - and what our students are aware of.  
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Famine Today: The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Since World War II | Teaching with the News | Brown University

Famine Today: The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Since World War II | Teaching with the News | Brown University | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
RT @ChoicesProgram: NEW LESSON-Famine Today: The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Since
World War II https://t.co/MOS3Gyhler #sschat #globaled…
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Authentic History with Museum Partnerships

Many communities offer an untapped resource waiting to enhance the learning in Social Studies classes - a local museum. At th
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Some authentic ways to work with local historical societies and museums in the social studies  classroom!
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The rise and fall of the world’s cities, mapped

The rise and fall of the world’s cities, mapped | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
This video clip shows how cities developed around the world over 6 millennia
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Interesting look at urbanization over time - although I couldn't tell what they defined as a "city".  
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What is the Gibraltar Dispute?

What is the Gibraltar Dispute? | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
POLITICS Why have tensions risen over Gibraltar and why is it important? (BBC) Customize your own map of this disputed territory here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today's simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas The tiny territory (6.5 kilometers, or 2.5 square miles) of Gibraltar is suddenly dominating world…
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Nat Geo offers a lesson on the Gibraltar dispute
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3 Features You Need to Know About the New Holocaust and Human Behavior

3 Features You Need to Know About the New Holocaust and Human Behavior | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Three new features educators need to know about the newly revised version of Facing History's seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior
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Facing History and Ourselves has updated their seminal resource "Holocaust and Human Behavior".  What's new?  Take a look.
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Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU - BBC News

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU - BBC News | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.
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Excellent, easy to understand overview of Brexit.
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A Whole New World in Boston Public Schools

A Whole New World in Boston Public Schools | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
GEOGRAPHY Students throughout Boston are getting a radically different view of the world, one map projection at a time. (NPR) Why is designing a world map so difficult? Use our activity to better understand what distortions occur when modeling a spherical surface on a flat map. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key…
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Boston Public Schools have switched to using the Gall-Peters map projection instead of the historically common Mercator.  It's an interesting read in looking at WHY this decision was made, and Nat Geo also offers some lesson ideas for teaching about map projections.  
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Appeals court affirms order to remove Confederate monuments

Appeals court affirms order to remove Confederate monuments | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling allowing New Orleans to remove three Confederate monuments in the city – likely resolving the case in which the Southern Poverty Law Center and others filed a legal brief that urged the monuments’ removal and documented their connections to the Confederacy’s legacy of white supremacy.
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Could lead to some interesting inquiries in the classroom - should Confederate monuments be removed?  
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When Teaching Slavery Goes Wrong

When Teaching Slavery Goes Wrong | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
This morning I came across a wonderful series of tweets from historian Kidada Williams, who was responding to recent controversies involving k-12 teachers and lesson plans about slavery that go very wrong. We've all seen these reports. Teachers with the best of intentions set up mock slave auctions
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Very interesting blog post on the mistakes in teaching slavery that we see happen way too often.  
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