Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School
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Resources for English-speaking social studies teachers in middle and high schools in the United States with an emphasis on Washington State and the city of Seattle.
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Perspectives for a Diverse America

Perspectives for a Diverse America | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
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Free online modular lessons for language arts & social studies.

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Whitman Middle School (Seattle) Library's eBins for research by librarian Chris Gustafson

Whitman Middle School : Website
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Use these ever evolving eBins of text sets for social studies research or to inspire the creation of your own e-Bins.

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SAS® Curriculum Pathways®

SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources in English language arts, math, science, social studies, and Spanish (grades 6-12).
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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Teaching with Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Teaching with Primary Sources (Library of Congress) | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
Northwest Council for Computer Education. NCCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting effective uses of technology in education.
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Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
MOHAI is the place to discover Seattle, to connect with our region and its rich history, and to explore your role in creating our future.
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This recently expanded museum of Seattle history offers teacher workshops, student tours, classroom programs, and museum suitcases.

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National Geographic for Teachers

National Geographic for Teachers | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies and science to life. Using real-world examples and National Geographic's rich media, educators, families, and students learn about the world and the people in it.
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Teacher resources, fast facts, quotes, interactive maps, current events, videos, educator blog and newsletter--at the touch of a button.
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Online Writing Lab (OWL)--Purdue University

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue.
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Use this online writing reference to refer your students for quick explanations about grammar and conventions in their research papers.

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International Education Week | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

International Education Week | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
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Intl. Ed Week is in late November each year. Che

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Smithsonian

Smithsonian | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
Official website of the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums, 9 research centers, and affiliates around the world.
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Check out the Smithsonian History Explorer » Standards-based online resources for teaching and learning American history.

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The DBQ Project

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Great resource for ready-to-use document-based questions.
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National History Day

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History education is important. National History Day engages people in history by providing quality materials for history and social studies educators and sponsoring challenging contests that teach students critical skills for the 21st century. With the help of sponsors like The History Channel, National History Day improves education EVERY day.
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Project-based contest is for grade 6 and above. Project can be used to meet Washington State Classroom-Based Assessment (CBA) requirement.

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Welcome to UCLA's National Center for History in the Schools

Welcome to UCLA's National Center for History in the Schools | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
UCLA National Center for History in the Schools
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Digital Nonfiction Text Sets - The Reading & Writing Project

Digital Nonfiction Text Sets - The Reading & Writing Project | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
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EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer

EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.
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Primary vs. Secondary Sources tutorial (Greenwood Skills Center)

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Recommended by secondary librarians!

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National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy.
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Joining NCSS is fundamental to your professional development as a social studies teacher and well worth the quite reasonable annual membership dues (which include annual subscriptions to several professional journals).

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National Geographic for Students

National Geographic for Students | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
National Geographic Education brings geography, social studies and science to life. Using real-world examples and National Geographic's rich media, kids learn about the world and the people in it.
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Homework help, activities, games, interactive maps, videos, fast facts, quotes, encyclopedia, online library, and hands-on projects for middle and high schoolers.
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Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People

Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People | Social Studies Resources for Middle and High School | Scoop.it
The 2013 issue of Notables
is available for members only.

Download pdfs of previous Notables (by year) that are attached at the bottom of this page.
The books that appear in these annotated book l
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Use this annual guide to select titles to request purchases for your school library, for purchase by your Social Studies department, or to purchase for your classroom collection.

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