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Lessons learned from urban wildfire | 9news.com

Lessons learned from urban wildfire | 9news.com | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Interesting views on why urban wildfires have been so extremely devastating, including building in common fire zones.  

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Do Geography and Altitude Shape the Sounds of a Language?

Do Geography and Altitude Shape the Sounds of a Language? | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Languages that evolve at high elevations are more likely to include a sound that's easier to make when the air is thinner, new research shows
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Interesting blog from the Smithsonian on how altitude may alter language development.  

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Tattoos and Numbers: The System of Identifying Prisoners at Auschwitz

Tattoos and Numbers: The System of Identifying Prisoners at Auschwitz | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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Information on tattooing at Auschwitz - explaining the dehumanizing numbering system

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WI Digital Archives Educator Page

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Wisconsin Digital Archives Educator Page

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The WI Digital Archives has a lot of primary source documents from different areas of WI government.  

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Understanding Fiscal Responsibility

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The 24 free lessons from Understanding Fiscal Responsibility (UFR): A Curriculum for Teaching about the Federal Budget, National Debt, and Budget Deficit connect students to the current public policy dilemmas about the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit that confront the US and its citizens. These 1-2 day lessons are not interdependent and are appropriate for students ranging from grades 9–12 in Civics, Government, Economics, History, Geography, and Math.

On the curriculum’s website, teachers can create an account to download all the lessons, its respective resources and supporting documents. Additionally, with a UFR account, teachers can create a site for their classroom in the UFR Network. The website includes resources to help teachers use the curriculum such as professional development videos, glossary of common terms, and links to interactive media and games dealing with the federal budget, national debt and budget deficit. 

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Food-Stamp Use Rises From Year Ago

Food-Stamp Use Rises From Year Ago | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Food-stamp use rose 2.7% in the U.S. in February from a year earlier, with 15% of the U.S. population receiving benefits.
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"Real time economics" offers graphs and maps outlining the status of different portions of our economy.  

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This Infographic Is The 21st Century's Quickest Economics Class - Co.Exist

This Infographic Is The 21st Century's Quickest Economics Class - Co.Exist | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Co.Exist This Infographic Is The 21st Century's Quickest Economics Class Co.Exist If you haven't seen it, a Reddit user's clear-cut infographic that's gone viral among economics wonks gives the world's quickest economics lessons for the 21st...
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Interesting look at population and economics in the 21st century.  

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MapMaker Page Maps

Customize one-page maps and download, email, print, or share!
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The old downloadable maps from NatGeo have been updated and are now customizable!  

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African Online Digital Library - Portal Page

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The African Online Digital Library (AODL) is a portal to multimedia collections about Africa. MATRIX, working in cooperation with the African Studies Center at Michigan State University, is partnering with universities and cultural heritage organizations in Africa to build this resource. Plans are underway to add digital tools in order to enable scholars to work with and add to these materials. Individuals and organizations interested in contributing to the African Online Digital Library are invited to contact us.

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geteach.com

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Free site dedicated to help teachers educate and engage students using Google Earth

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Use Google Earth in the classroom with clickable layering of maps.  Great for bringing Geography into your classroom!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 19, 2013 2:54 PM

GE Teach is a phenomenal site, designed by an AP teacher to bring geospatial technologies into the classroom in a way that is incredibly user-friendly. This site allows you to use Google Earth with clickable layers. With multiple data layers of physical and human geography variables, this interactive globe puts spatial information in powerful, yet fun, student-inspired platform.  Click here for a video tutorial.


Tags:  google, virtual tours, geospatial, edtech.


Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, April 8, 2015 5:18 AM

GTAV Technology and cartography in Geography

GE Teach is a phenomenal site, designed to bring geospatial technologies into the classroom in a way that is incredibly user-friendly. This site allows you to use Google Earth with clickable layers. With multiple data layers of physical and human geography variables, this interactive globe puts spatial information in powerful, yet fun, student-inspired platform.

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A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam

A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it

"Staff Sergeant Edgar D. Bledsoe, of Olive Branch, Ill., cradles a critically ill Vietnamese infant. The child was brought to Fire Support Base Pershing. This image, with this caption, was originally published in Vol. 3 No. 53 of Tropic Lightning News, December 30, 1968."


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Charlie Haughey was assigned as a staff photographer in Vietnam, and took over 2000 photos during his 18 month tour.  The negatives sat for 40 years...until now.  

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 27, 2013 2:44 PM

This gallery of 46 vintage images of the Vietnam War (primarily of U.S. GI's) shows the humanity and the pains of war.  This photoessay is very informative and moving.

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Smithsonian Quests

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Smithsonian Quests is an interdisciplinary program for teachers.  Earn all the badges!

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Inside the Conclave

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The world watches with interest as cardinals gather in conclave to elect the next pope. This infographic was produced for the Catholic News Service.

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Infographic looking at what goes on inside the Conclave.

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Tim Scholze's curator insight, March 10, 2013 9:46 PM

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Parabéns pela postagem. Bastante esclarecedora. Um abraço.
Trisha Klancar's curator insight, March 12, 2013 8:28 AM

LIVE HISTORY...for kids today.

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'First time' in history: White deaths outnumber births in US - RT

'First time' in history: White deaths outnumber births in US - RT | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
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'First time' in history: White deaths outnumber births in US
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Deaths of white people outnumbered births for the very first time in US history, the Census Bureau revealed Thursday.
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An interesting look at the shifts in population demographics in the US.

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Home -- What So Proudly We Hail, a project for civic education

Home -- What So Proudly We Hail, a project for civic education | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Use short stories & other primary sources to enhance civic education in your social studies/language arts classroom. Free lesson plans, videos, & more.
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A FREE online curriculum resource for teachers, includes discussion guides, suggested writing prompts, and video clips.  There are a LOT of primary sources in here, with ideas on how to teach them!

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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Small lobsters are tearing this nation apart. ;
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Cool set of maps that show linguistic differences across the country.  

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Document Deep Dives

Articles from the Smithsonian Institution's award-winning, monthly general interest magazine, plus exclusive Web articles, videos, blogs, photographs and more.
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With the help of experts, Smithsonian.com provides a close analysis of documents that changed history. In the articles below, check out clickable, annotated versions of these historical objects and photographs


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Government Agency Pages for Kids

Government Agency Pages for Kids When kids are curious about certain things, it can be tough to find an age-appropriate way to teach them. Most of the many agencies of ...
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A HUGE list of government resources for students.  

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Online Gallery: Snapshots of Institutional Life | Royal Holloway, University of London

Online Gallery: Snapshots of Institutional Life | Royal Holloway, University of London | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
entry page for online image gallery (RT @JaneHamlett: Snapshots of Institutional Life - gallery from the ESRC At Home in the Institution Project http://t.co/D8dKK1sWsr)...
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These galleries were assembled by Jane Hamlett, Lesley Hoskins and Rebecca Preston at Royal Holloway University of London, and are part of the Economic and Social Research Council funded project At Home in the Institution? Asylum, School and Lodging House Interiors in London and South East England, 1845-1914 (ESRC RES-061-25-0389).

The images have been reproduced by kind permission of Christ's Hospital; the Headmaster and Governing Body of Charterhouse School; London City Mission; London Metropolitan Archives; The Warden and Scholars of Winchester College; North London Collegiate School Archives; Octagon Developments; and Surrey History Centre.

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Kent State: Past and Present

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On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Knox Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer during an anti-war protest at Kent State University.


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Photos like this that juxtapose the original photograph to present day surroundings always grab me.  What an interesting discussion this could be in a history classroom!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 5, 2013 2:08 PM

This is a poignant image that strikes a chord with me.  History is embedded within place even if the historical events are not memorialized within the landscape.  May 4, 2013 not only marked the anniversary of the Kent State tragedy, it also was the day that the great Wilbur Zelinsky passed away. He was a geographer who analyzed the cultural landscape as well as anyone ever did, and I consider myself fortunate enough to have had conversations with him while I was at Penn State. 

   

Tags: historicalwar, landscape.

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Kent State: Past and Present | @scoopit via @APHumanGeog http://sco.lt/...

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Hitler's food taster tells of poisoning fears

Washington's only all-news radio station with traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the 8's.
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Ever wonder about Hitler's food tasters?  a 95-year old Berlin woman tells her story.  

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A giant cage

A giant cage | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO Bill Clinton, then America’s president, said that trying to control the internet in China would be like trying to “nail Jell-O to the wall”....
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"The internet was expected to help democratise China.  Instead, it has enabled the authoritarian state to get a firmer grip, says Gady Epstein.

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Population Bracketology

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Try the Population Bracketology game from @uscensusbureau! Weekly data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau compares populations for US states and metro areas.

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Try bracketology for geography while you're waiting for games to start!  :)

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Jamie Strickland's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:34 AM

Although I've never been very good at brackets, I have a better shot with this one!  Neat way to engage students with population data!

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 10, 2015 9:15 PM

I got 52 on both, some surprises for me.

Alex Smiga's curator insight, October 4, 2015 11:56 AM

I gotcha fantasy league right here.

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Education Updates

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Sharing Teaching and Learning Resources
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Interested in updates on teaching and learning sources from the National Archives?  They have a new Education Updates blog!  Set up your RSS feed in a reader and keep up with NatArch!

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World War 2 Pictures in Color - WW2inColor.com

World War 2 Pictures in Color - WW2inColor.com | Social Studies Education | Scoop.it
Comprehensive collection of rare color photographs and images from World War II.
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Large collection of WWII photos - and you can upload your own, too!

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