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Free Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans from the Federal Government

Free Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans from the Federal Government | Social Studies ideas 2.0 | Scoop.it
More than 1600 federal teaching and learning resources organized by subject: art, history, language arts, math, science, and others -- from FREE, the website that makes federal teaching and learning resources easy to find.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 19, 2013 10:02 PM

This site organizes many of the free reosurces available through various federal agencies. Subjects covered include Art and Music, Health and Phys Ed., Language Arts, Math, Science, World Studies, U.S. History Topics, and U.S. Time Periods.

Resources include lesson plans, animations, primary documents, photos and videos. 

Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin's curator insight, June 20, 2013 7:54 AM

Interesting free resources

Amy Odlum's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:28 AM

US govt?

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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Social Studies ideas 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:37 PM

Always looking for these!

Dr. Robin Yap, JD, PhD's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:30 AM

How do you determine your primary sources of information?

Alicia Luke's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:06 PM

Resources for educators trying to find primary sources

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Announcing: Connect To The Revolution, an Ebook by Glogster EDU

Announcing: Connect To The Revolution, an Ebook by Glogster EDU | Social Studies ideas 2.0 | Scoop.it
Presenting Our Latest Ebook Well, it's been a voyage of discovery. Glogster EDU has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years, and it has been a joy to be here, and to learn from every EDUcat...
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10 Good Video Sources for Social Studies Students & Teachers

10 Good Video Sources for Social Studies Students & Teachers | Social Studies ideas 2.0 | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:27 PM

If you are looking for websites that provides video resources in the area of social studies check out this post. Richard Byrne provides a list of ten websites, stating "As a Social Studies teacher, I have used all but one of these sources in my classroom at least once and most of them I've used multiple times."

The list includes:

* Hip Hop Videos - "a series of short, upbeat lectures on topics in US History and World History."

* PBS Video - high quality documentaries.

* History for Music Lovers "is a great place to find music videos about dozens of topics in World History."

Check out the post for an additional seven sites!

Kevin Fisher's curator insight, January 26, 2015 7:44 PM

Has a list of 10 resource sites for students and teachers that include educational videos, interactive displays, documents, and documentaries related to social studies and the best part this is all free.  This allows teachers, students, and parents to use these resources to get a better understanding about social studies.

Nick Urban's curator insight, July 16, 2015 3:12 PM

Here is presented a great set of online resources that link to pertinent videos used in social studies classrooms. I personally have used many of these sites in my teaching, but this list provides greater depth and explnation to the sites. Check out this post to find some of the best social studies videos sites that can be utilized in your digital classroom.

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10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources

10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources | Social Studies ideas 2.0 | Scoop.it
Wondering how to get your students to use and analyze primary sources instead of their beloved Wikipedia? Here are some great resources for primary sources.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:50 PM

This post provides links to 10 Learnist boards that provide access to a wide variety of primary documents including:

* The British Library

* The Relationship Between Primary and Secondary Resources (helps teach Common Core 6-8.RH.9)

* Primary Sources for the Science Classroom

* Citing Textual Evidence

Many more boards are available through the post.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 5, 2013 5:36 PM

Never hurts to know what resources are out there in the Web world. Here are 10 good ones to help with that.

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Under His Hat: Discovering Lincoln's Story from Primary Sources

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"Under His Hat is the home of the Lincoln Collection Digitization Project, a thematic online-education resource about the United States' 16th President, Abraham Lincoln...[The site] uses primary source materials from the more than 52,000 Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln-era artifacts and documents known as the Lincoln Collection. These primary source materials are presented in thematic groupings to bring Lincoln's history to life for a global audience."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 8, 2013 11:02 PM

If your class will be studying Abraham Lincoln check out this great resource that provides primary source materials using the themes listed below.

* Paying the Price

* Mr. Lincoln's Desk

* Lincoln and the Frontier

* Lincoln and the War Part 1

* Lincoln and the War Part 2

* Iconic Lincoln

* Lincoln the Politician

* Personal Lincoln

The resources include hands-on activities, critical thinking activities, references and more. Each item has a Suggested Classroom Activities page that may be downloades and some of the items include a video presentation and/or a podcast. 

 

Michele Alvarez's curator insight, June 10, 2013 3:22 PM

This will be a great resource to go with "Chasing Lincoln's Killer" by James L. Swanson and the ELA6 CCSS :) Thanks for sharing!

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American Revolution: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

American Revolution: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students | Social Studies ideas 2.0 | Scoop.it
See the Glog!American Revolution: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students (American Revolution #Gr8Glog http://t.co/gV0bZ4G64h)...
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