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National civics, history tests to disappear - Human Events

National civics, history tests to disappear - Human Events | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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National civics, history tests to disappear
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The National Assessment of Educational Progress exams in civics, U.S. history, and geography have been indefinitely postponed for fourth and twelfth graders.
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The loss of Social Studies NAEP testing except occasionally in 8th grade is potentially devastating for social studies.  

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Digging Deep on Presidential Responsibilities | iCivics

Digging Deep on Presidential Responsibilities | iCivics | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Need lesson plan inspo?
"Digging Deep on Presidential Responsibilities" @lpagington
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#sschat #CommandTheExecutive
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Interesting blog post on iCivics about layering lessons to help student understanding.  
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Archaeology in Danger

Maps Mania is a blog dedicated to tracking the very best digital interactive maps on the internet and the tools used to create them.
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Very interesting look at sites of archaeological significance that are in danger of being destroyed through human action.  Could be a great way for students to look at different lenses - why do we care if they are destroyed?  What's going on that they are in danger?
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The World's Data Holes, Quantified

The World's Data Holes, Quantified | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
It's not the ice that turns Greenland white, but the lack of data
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Really interesting look at data holes and how that skews information on maps.  I think this would be a great analysis for students - what could these data holes tell us about a country?
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Decoding Media Bias – Lesson Plan | Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra

Decoding Media Bias – Lesson Plan |  Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Students will view the We The Voters film “MediOcracy,” and then examine current news stories and how they’re covered by the three main cable news outlets. They will conclude by examining news stories for bias/point of view.
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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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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, September 2, 8:22 PM
Centuries ago, Gibraltar was fought over by the Empires of Spain and England. It still remains a bone of contention between the remnants of these Empires. Why? This is a good look at the interests that are driving that contention.
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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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The Mysteries of a Rare, 18th-Century Native American Map | Atlas Obscura

It may have been more about social and trade relationships than geography.
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Fascinating, incredibly rare map of a Native view of settlement and trade.  
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Information Literacy: Building Observation and Questioning Skills with Newspaper Ads | Teaching with the Library of Congress

As we were designing our series of posts on information literacy we were drawn to the American Association of School Librarians “Standards for the 21st Century Learner.” These standards focus on the importance of students being effective readers, not just of printed text but also of images, video and sound recordings.
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"Text" is not only words - students need to learn how to "read" photographs, images, video, and sound recordings, too!  
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Maps

Maps | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Access our growing collection of historic and modern maps. Our collection includes Revolutionary War battle maps, maps of the Mount Vernon estate, and others pertaining to Washington's life.
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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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