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Civics Education conference panel: "What's at stake? Why civics matters to me, and to you"

On Monday, April 1, Harvard Law School and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools presented an all-day conference titled "Civics Education: Why it Mat...

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A powerhouse panel looks at civics education.

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5 Digital Mapping Projects That Visualize History

5 Digital Mapping Projects That Visualize History | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Here are some of my favorite digital mapping projects for teaching and studying American history
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Links to a few great digital mapping project, such as the spread of slavery and emancipation.  

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Has Queen Nefertiti's Tomb Been Found? - History

Has Queen Nefertiti's Tomb Been Found? - History | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
A British archaeologist believes ancient Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti may be buried behind a secret door inside of King Tut’s tomb.
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One thing that has always been a mystery with the tomb of Tutankhamen was the position and size of the burial chamber.  It was in the wrong place (to the right, when usually queen's remains went to the right of the entrance) and very small for a pharaoh.  This theory suggests that the tomb was actually that of Nefertiti, Tut's stepmother, and was hastily used to bury Tut after his untimely death.  

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Fun Facts About Money - Federal Reserve Education

Fun Facts About Money - Federal Reserve Education | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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How much does it cost to print currency notes?  How many tons of ink does the Bureau of Printing and Engraving go through in a day?  These and more - fun facts for student trivia!

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What it would look like if the Hiroshima bomb hit your city

What it would look like if the Hiroshima bomb hit your city | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"Maps bring the horror of Hiroshima home -- literally.  

Alex Wellerstein, a nuclear historian at the Stevens Institute of Technology, created a NukeMap that allows you to visualize what the Hiroshima and Nagasaki explosions would look like in your hometown. Kuang Keng Kuek Ser at Public Radio International has also developed a version, using slightly different estimates.

Here is what Little Boy, the Hiroshima bomb, would look like on Wellerstein's map if detonated in New York City."


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The NukeMap allows you to set different determinations such as bomb size, etc, as well.  

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Revised AP U.S. history framework seeks to calm critics | InsideHigherEd

Revised AP U.S. history framework seeks to calm critics | InsideHigherEd | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
RT @JimGrossmanAHA: #apush revised. Not perfect, but what or who is perfect? Flaherty at IHE gets it right. http://t.co/Z5nOT2NzUO #histor…
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What do you think about this years changes to last years' APUSH rewrite?  

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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?!

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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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This interactive map shows how wrong other maps are - Washington Post

This interactive map shows how wrong other maps are - Washington Post | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The widely used Mercator projection makes some countries look bigger and some countries look smaller.
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This is a really fun way to have students look at the world outside of the Mercator projection.  just how big is Wisconsin?  

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StoryCorps.me | The Great Thanksgiving Listen

StoryCorps.me | The Great Thanksgiving Listen | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Calling all teachers! Sign up now for #TheGreatListen from @StoryCorps. Get the curriculum and get started: http://t.co/8LSkF4tZyB
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NCSS has joined in on The Great Thanksgiving Listen with StoryCorps.  It's a great way to get students thinking about #oralhistory! 

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India’s Plummeting Birthrate: A Television-Induced Transformation?

India’s Plummeting Birthrate: A Television-Induced Transformation? | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
(Note: As can be seen, GeoCurrents has a new, more streamlined appearance.
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Fascinating look at the change in India's birthrates.  This gives students the chance to compare multiple maps to draw conclusions - great social studies literacy.  

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Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, August 7, 2:36 PM

Fascinating look at the change in India's birthrates.  This gives students the chance to compare multiple maps to draw conclusions - great social studies literacy.  

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 12:09 AM

Fascinating look at the change in India's birthrates.  This gives students the chance to compare multiple maps to draw conclusions - great social studies literacy.  

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How religion(s) spread across the world

How religion(s) spread across the world | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
VIDEO: 5,000 years of religious history in two minutes.

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From Seth Dixon:  Short, sweet and to the point--this video is a great way to show the historical geographies of major world religions.  What are the cultural barriers to the diffusion of one of these particular religions?  What geographic factors helped to facilitate the expansion of one of these world religions?   

 

Tags: religion, diffusion, culture, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism,
unit 3 culture.

 

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Constantina Vlachou's curator insight, August 7, 11:16 AM

Short, sweet and to the point--this video is a great way to show the historical geographies of major world religions.  What are the cultural barriers to the diffusion of one of these particular religions?  What geographic factors helped to facilitate the expansion of one of these world religions?   

 

Tags: religion, diffusion, culture, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism,
unit 3 culture.

 

Clairelouise's curator insight, August 8, 9:26 AM

Short, sweet and to the point--this video is a great way to show the historical geographies of major world religions.  What are the cultural barriers to the diffusion of one of these particular religions?  What geographic factors helped to facilitate the expansion of one of these world religions?   

 

Tags: religion, diffusion, culture, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism,
unit 3 culture.

 

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 8, 11:54 AM

Curto, doce e ao ponto - este vídeo é uma ótima maneira de mostrar as geografias históricas dos principais religiões do mundo. Quais são as barreiras culturais para a difusão de uma dessas religiões particulares? Que fatores geográficos ajudou a facilitar a expansão de uma dessas religiões do mundo?   

 

Tags: religião, difusão, cultura, Cristianismo, Islamismo, Budismo, Hinduísmo, Judaísmo,
unidade 3 cultura.

 

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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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