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Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's ...
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A fascinating look at a visualization of average income and lifespan of countries around the world over the last 200 years.  

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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

32 Mispronounced Places | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"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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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 13, 10:06 AM

I've only been mispronouncing 8 of them, but many of these toponyms (place names) are chronically mispronounced.  Some of these have curious local of pronouncing the name, while others show that translating one language into another can be quite difficult since many sounds don't naturally flow off the tongue of non-native speakers.    


Tagslanguage, toponyms, culture, tourism.

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.

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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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What's Inside Paul Revere's Time Capsule?

What's Inside Paul Revere's Time Capsule? | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Nicholas Cage wasn't crazy—America's historic buildings really are hiding secret treasure and messages from our founding fathers.
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Great conversation starter - what would students put in a time capsule to be opened in a hundred - or three hundred - years?  Why do they think these items were chosen to go into the capsule?

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15 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World - Business Insider

15 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World - Business Insider | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The way we think about the world is wrong.
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Seeing these maps can help students with visualizations and mental maps.

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50 Ways to Teach With Current Events

50 Ways to Teach With Current Events | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
In honor of National News Engagement Day, here are 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.
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Great outline from the NY Times on how to use current events in the classroom.

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Teaching High School Psychology: Pinterest and Psychology-Amazing Resources

Teaching High School Psychology: Pinterest and Psychology-Amazing Resources | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Pinterest + Work?  Hmm...

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Oil Price Winners and Losers Around the Globe

Oil Price Winners and Losers Around the Globe | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
As the world’s top policy makers rewrite their forecasts for global growth on oil’s price-plunge, who are the biggest winners and losers?
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Interesting view from the Wall Street Journal on the significant drop in oil prices the last few weeks.  There's a great map for analysis, but also a fantastic chart to have students dig in to the data.  

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We're Getting STEAMrolled: Stop Creating Favored Classes of Content

We're Getting STEAMrolled: Stop Creating Favored Classes of Content | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Data indicates a stark difference in the amount of time spent on reading and math compared to other subjects. Unfortunately, these other subjects suffer as a result.
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I found this article REALLY interesting - take a look at Hess' opinion on STEM.

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40 maps that explain World War II

40 maps that explain World War II | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
World War II was the biggest conflict in world history, and it profoundly shaped the modern world.
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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

Mapped history of how Native American land was taken | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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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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7 fun board games that will make you smarter about economics - Vox

Monopoly is an obvious pick, but Scrabble is up there as well...along with a few you may have never even heard of
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This could outline some interesting board games to bring into the classroom to teach economic principles.  

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10 Ways Children Took Part In The First World War

10 Ways Children Took Part In The First World War | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The First World War affected all of British society. Over 5.7 million men volunteered or were conscripted to fight. Millions of civilians helped the war effort by working in industry, agriculture or in jobs left open when men enlisted.
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Fascinating look at children's roles in WWI.  

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‘The Great Hurt’: Facing the Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools

‘The Great Hurt’: Facing the Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
“The Great Hurt,” a play about Native boarding schools greatest impact is that people are finally starting to talk about their experiences.
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A fascinating look at the lasting effects of the Native boarding schools across our nation.  

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Outtakes #5: Crash Course Psychology

You can directly support Crash Course at http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Also, if you can afford to pay a little every...
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Crash Course on YouTube has released a video for psychology!

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See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas

See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

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Earth is changing rapidly, and an increasing number of scientists say that humans have become the dominant force driving these changes. While the term has no formal definition, many agree that we are now living in an age shaped by human activity: the Anthropocene.

Evidence for the Anthropocene ranges from worldwide population booms to the expansive transformation of the landscape. But solutions are cropping up at the local level that could help create a more resilient global community." 

 

Tags: ESRI, anthropocene, environment depend, sustainability. 


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Excellent use of an Esri Storymap to outline how humans have changed Earth over time.

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:39 AM

History of human influence on Earth

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Truthbehere2's curator insight, December 5, 2014 10:01 AM

Well duh...we are very greedy leeches that don't want to take the time to restore and repair what we take and destroy...

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Social Studies Data: Make ‘em Graph It

Social Studies Data: Make ‘em Graph It | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Teaching history students to interpret charts and graphs is often difficult, especially when their grasp of math is limited.
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A great overview of students using graphs and charts in the social studies classroom.  

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