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Unrest in Ukraine | Teaching with the News | Brown University

Unrest in Ukraine | Teaching with the News | Brown University | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Brown University's very popular Choices curriculum has released a "Teaching with the News" lesson on the Unrest in Ukraine.  

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Contents:Hiroshima Archive

Contents:Hiroshima Archive | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
広島原爆の実相を世界につたえる多元的デジタルアーカイブズ / A Pluralistic digital archive that tells the reality of Hiroshima atomic bomb
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The Hiroshima Archive has photographs and testimony from survivors of the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945.  Great primary sources for students.  
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This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see

This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
By simplifying gerrymandering we see how problematic it really is.
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I thought this had a great visual regarding gerrymandering - it may help more students understand the issue.  
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Why some Great Depression photos were punched full of holes

Why some Great Depression photos were punched full of holes | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
FSA director Roy Stryker didn't just set aside rejected photos — he maimed them.
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Fascinating look at the FSA Director and his hole punching tendencies when he was not satisfied with a photograph for publication.  This could be a GREAT lesson for students on choice and bias - why in the world didn't this guy like a picture?  
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Shandra Woworuntu: My life as a sex-trafficking victim - BBC News

Shandra Woworuntu: My life as a sex-trafficking victim - BBC News | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Shandra Woworuntu hoped to start a new career in the US hotel industry, but instead she found herself in a world of sexual slavery, forced drug-taking and violence.
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This is a real issue in the United States, and so often it's shoved under the carpet.  This is a great article, not too scary for high school readers, and very powerful.  
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Rebecca Cofield's curator insight, April 2, 9:38 AM
This is a real issue in the United States, and so often it's shoved under the carpet.  This is a great article, not too scary for high school readers, and very powerful.  
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The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Monique W. Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, offers tactics to work against damaging stigmas.
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Were you aware that there was a bus boycott by a young well-educated African-American woman BEFORE Rosa Parks, but because she was young, willing to argue with the police, very dark-skinned, working class, and pregnant, she was not seen fit as the "face" of the Civil Rights Movement? #realhistory
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12 eerie images of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

12 eerie images of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art.
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These cities in China are completely built before introducing people to them.  The idea is the brainchild of the Chinese government, who has a goal to move millions of people from remote, rural areas to cities by 2026.  
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These cities in China are completely built before introducing people to them.  The idea is the brainchild of the Chinese government, who has a goal to move millions of people from remote, rural areas to cities by 2026.  
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SCOTUS for law students: Lessons from history for rulings after Justice Scalia’s death

SCOTUS for law students: Lessons from history for rulings after Justice Scalia’s death | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Commentary since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia has explored many facets of the Court’s procedures and operations to consider what might happen in pending cases. One of the most interesting questions some have asked is what happens to opinions on which Scalia was working when he passed away.
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Interesting post from the SCOTUS blog:  What happens to opinions assigned to justices when they leave the Court?  
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Changing How We Think About Africa

Do you speak African? Well, neither do the 1 billion people on the continent.Africa is home to 54 different nations, more than 2,000 languages and four of the world's 10 fastest growing economies, but is often painted with a sweeping stroke of doom and gloom. In this week's Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan exposes popular misconceptions about the African continent.

Via Seth Dixon
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Although very short, this video packs a good punch.  How can we shift how our students view Africa?  Depends on what we focus on.  

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8A Luiza 's curator insight, March 11, 11:59 AM
I really loved this video, they showed that we must stop judging someone or something based on the "first impression" or in the media, who has a huge influence in our lives. When we think about Africa, almost everyone has the bad habit of thinking immediately in a poor country, undeveloped, with a hunger crisis..
Africa is much more than that! Has Africa poverty? Yes they have, but they also have wonderful things that we have never though about. 
Even as Thailand, Brazil, United States have bad things but they also have amazing things to show to the world, I believe that everyone, including me and you, has a talent to do something to help our planet. Enter in CMIS made me start thinking "out of the box", before this I had a formed opinion about the countries and people who lived there just based on what media said to me. Now I know that everyone in the world is different, and is what makes our world amazing! We cannot judge someone because of the place where comes from or the "first impression". We must know better people or the thing (such as countries or places)  before just throw words based on what people said to us. 
The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, March 11, 6:23 PM

This short video is full of with examples and statistics that show that many of the 'doom and gloom' perspectives and ways of thinking about Africa are outdated (at best).  Here are some good facts to update how we talk about Africa. 

 

Tags: Africa, perspective.

Denise Klaves Stewardson's curator insight, March 21, 3:07 PM

This short video is full of with examples and statistics that show that many of the 'doom and gloom' perspectives and ways of thinking about Africa are outdated (at best).  Here are some good facts to update how we talk about Africa. 

 

Tags: Africa, perspective.

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Ransom Everglades students fight political rhetoric with facts

Ransom Everglades students fight political rhetoric with facts | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
With the help of the U.S. government and their politics teacher, 27 Ransom Everglades students created an online voter guide that cuts through talking points and, instead, provides facts.
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Civic learning at its finest...  kids cut through the rhetoric.
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Gender Studies | 25 Teenagers Recommend Readings for Women's History Month

Gender Studies | 25 Teenagers Recommend Readings for Women's History Month | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Members of our Student Council from all over the United States, as well as from China, South Korea, England and Canada, discuss Times articles that spoke to changing notions of gender.
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Student chosen articles to read for Women's History Month from the NY Times.
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Scott Kelly Reflects On His Year Off The Planet

Scott Kelly Reflects On His Year Off The Planet | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
During his 340 days aboard the International Space Station, the astronaut documented his time there with hundreds of photos. Kelly says the perspective makes him feel like an environmentalist.
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Social Studies and Science coming together - what amazing photographs, and what a great experience to share with students!
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Social Studies and Science coming together - what amazing photographs, and what a great experience to share with students!
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Another reason for our bombastic election? A decline in civics education

Another reason for our bombastic election? A decline in civics education | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Entertaining candidates seem to enjoy an almost insurmountable advantage these days. When professional showmen enter the political arena, rivals soon realize their only hope for gaining attention is to say something outrageous.
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Is the loss of quality civics education due to emphasis on other subject areas part of the cause of this weird election cycle?
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Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, March 2, 2:56 PM
Is the loss of quality civics education due to emphasis on other subject areas part of the cause of this weird election cycle?
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Is the loss of quality civics education due to emphasis on other subject areas part of the cause of this weird election cycle?
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Is the loss of quality civics education due to emphasis on other subject areas part of the cause of this weird election cycle?
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Teaching Propaganda Using Political Ads

Teaching Propaganda Using Political Ads | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

Frank W. Baker brings the presidential race to the classroom with activities and resources to help students understand the persuasive power of political ads.

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What is the EU and how does it work?

What is the EU and how does it work? | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Guide to the EU and its institutions and how they work and what membership of the EU means for UK citizens
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Great overview of the EU from The BBC.  
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As the Economy Floundered, Minority Women Opened Businesses

As the Economy Floundered, Minority Women Opened Businesses | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The number of businesses owned by Asian-American, Hispanic and black women grew faster than almost every other group during and after the recession, according to a new report.
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Earth-Picker.com - Great Street View Game

Earth-Picker.com - Great Street View Game | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Explore the World and guess Places in Street View. Play the great Street View Game - Earth-Picker.com
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Use context clues to determine location.  Careful - it's incredibly addicting!!
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Maps of What’s Across the Horizon From the World’s Beaches

Maps of What’s Across the Horizon From the World’s Beaches | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
A new set of mind-bending maps show what lies directly across the ocean from any given beach, taking into account Earth's round shape and wonky coastlines.
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Super fun way to use Great Circles with students!  
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Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, April 1, 12:18 AM
Super fun way to use Great Circles with students!  
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Super fun way to use Great Circles with students!  
Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, April 2, 2:28 PM
Super fun way to use Great Circles with students!  
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3 Powerful Map Extensions to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Powerful Map Extensions to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Three pretty neat extensions for online mapping analysis.  
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Innovate My School - Teaching across the curriculum with digital maps

Innovate My School - Teaching across the curriculum with digital maps | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas and methods from some of the leading teachers and educators.
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Lots of ways to bring maps into your classroom.  
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Islamic State group: The full story - BBC News

Islamic State group: The full story - BBC News | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Five years after the Syrian civil war began, how did IS become a byword for terror?
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Interesting, up to date post on ISIS/ISIL/IS
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Uncivil Civics: How Are You Teaching the 2016 Election? | Teaching Tolerance

Uncivil Civics: How Are You Teaching the 2016 Election? | Teaching Tolerance | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Teaching Tolerance Director Maureen Costello weighs in on the 2016 election - and how to teach it.  
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Meteorologist saved from wardrobe malfunction thanks to her co-worker

Meteorologist saved from wardrobe malfunction thanks to her co-worker | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Los Angeles meteorologist, Liberté Chan (pictured), was saved by her colleague from a green screen mishap after her white dress lit up and blended in with the weather map.
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Couldn't resist...meteorologist problems...  :)
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The planet's history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map

The planet's history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Search the interactive map to see where major battles in history have occurred
and the 'bloodiest' parts of the world
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Interactive map of every recorded battle in history.  
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Suvi Salo's curator insight, March 5, 12:17 AM
Interactive map of every recorded battle in history.  
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Interactive map of every recorded battle in history.  
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Interactive map of every recorded battle in history.  
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The Surprising History Behind Leap Year

The Surprising History Behind Leap Year | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
The ancient Egyptians did it, and so do we. Here's how a leap day—which occurs Februrary 29—helps keep our calendars and societies in sync.
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Great overview of the Leap Year "why" from NatGeo

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Great overview of the Leap Year "why" from NatGeo

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Great overview of the Leap Year "why" from NatGeo

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Great overview of the Leap Year "why" from NatGeo