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How Serious Is the Supreme Court About Religious Freedom?

How Serious Is the Supreme Court About Religious Freedom? | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
A new case will test whether the justices' defense of conscience in Hobby Lobby applies to minority religions like Muslims, or just to Christians.

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Lesson Plans | Uprooted

Lesson Plans | Uprooted | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it

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Valerie's curator insight, August 28, 2014 2:04 AM

Two lesson plans:  How reliable are photographs?   How reliable are documentary films?

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Teaching with the News | Brown University

Teaching with the News | Brown University | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
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Lots of great videos and lessons linked in with current events.

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Teaching Historical Interpretation: Interpreting Student Life Events

Teaching Historical Interpretation: Interpreting Student Life Events | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
“Who even knows if this really happened,” one of my students declared this year. “How do you think? How does one find out about anything?” I responded wanting to discuss how history is formed - the...

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Valerie's curator insight, July 7, 2014 3:53 AM

This would be a great beginning of the school year activity in a social studies class.

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Doodle Buddy - Instructional Technology

Doodle Buddy - Instructional Technology | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Instructional Technology at High Point University.

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Mark McLendon's curator insight, June 17, 2014 11:01 AM

This seems like a great app for students who need to physically touch the work that they are doing.  For example I have one student who struggles when doing math with a pen and paper but seems to do much better at a chalk or white board.  This app would allow him to work on a "smart white board that would fit at his desk."

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Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel

Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
For Common Core resources, teacher videos, strategies and lesson plans, go to Teaching Channel. Find great ideas and strategies in classroom teaching videos covering Math, Science, English, History and more.

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Common Core sources galore!

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The Emancipation Proclamation Film: United in Freedom - YouTube

In June 2011, through a unique collaboration with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., The Henry Ford had the privilege of displaying the actual Emanci...

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Michelle Lea Cerino's curator insight, June 21, 2014 8:21 AM

Great video about Lincoln and The Emancipation Proclamation.

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Free Downloads: Social Studies Lesson Plans, World History Lesson Plans, US History Powerpoint Presentations: MultiMedia Learning

Free Downloads: Social Studies Lesson Plans, World History Lesson Plans, US History Powerpoint Presentations: MultiMedia Learning | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Free Downloads: Social studies lesson plans include us history lesson plans, civil war lesson plans, world history lesson plans, social studies games, american revolutionary war lesson plans, world war ii, cold war. Standards-based classroom ready history PowerPoint Presentations.

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Time-saving variety of PowerPoint Presentations, games, and lesson plans covering many topics in social studies.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 1, 2014 6:42 AM

Great collection of resources for the Social Studies classroom. Some of them are paid but many free resources available!

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Social Studies Bell Ringers | C-SPAN Classroom

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Free primary source materials for social studies teachers!


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These are nice and quick ways to either wrap up a lesson and assess understanding or to get the class energized for the topic of that day. Trusted source in C-Span and primary sources are always something you want in class.

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Today in History June 15

Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Highlights of this day in history: England's King John signs the Magna Carta; A deadly steamboat fire in New York City;...
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Not only does this feed the trivia buffs need for more information, but also can serve as a way to introduce connections over time and place when issues overlap with what is being learned in class.

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Browse images | Humanline.com

Browse images | Humanline.com | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Royalty Free Images, Stock Images, Portraits, Old Maps, Illustrations, Engravings, Teacher Resources & Educational Resources at our Image Library Humanline.com. Free Licenses for Educational Use.
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Tons of images that students can safely use for projects without violating copyright laws. Easily sorted by topic and type or keyword search.

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Interactive History - LiveBinder

Interactive History - LiveBinder | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
History made interactive
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This is a one stop site that links to many other sites focused on interactive speeches, maps, games, and more covering the breadth of world history.

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Taking the Struggle Out of Group Work | MiddleWeb

Taking the Struggle Out of Group Work | MiddleWeb | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Social studies teachers Jody and Shara describe some ways they've been successful in getting student groups to team up effectively and share the work load.
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This has a lot of practical topics that face anyone in a middle school teaching environment, from managing group work, encouraging those reluctant learners, and professional development ideas for teachers.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.

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Mark McLendon's curator insight, September 1, 2014 10:30 PM

Super necessary skills for our kids.

Scott Spargo's curator insight, September 4, 2014 1:16 AM

One of the most difficult skills for students to do well - this provides a nice framework to hang our evaluations on and ideas for how to work with the students as they practise these skills.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 4, 2014 9:50 AM

Helping your younger students determine the worth of what they find on the Internet.

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A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives. Watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi.

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This Interactive Visualizes Every Important Supreme Court Ruling Since 1946

This Interactive Visualizes Every Important Supreme Court Ruling Since 1946 | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Last week's controversial Hobby Lobby ruling sparking heated debate across the web. The furor over the decision inspired visual agency Column Five to visua

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Pages From an Underground Railroad Conductor's Diary Preserve Fugitive Slaves' Stories

Pages From an Underground Railroad Conductor's Diary Preserve Fugitive Slaves' Stories | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
William Still, Philadelphian and son of a formerly enslaved woman who had escaped to freedom before his birth, was a prominent conductor on the Underground Railroad. Starting in 1852, Still recorded details about each fugitive he encountered, writing down names, ages, skills, status of family members, names of slaveowners, and...

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Free Technology for Teachers: 13 Good Resources for Social Studies Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 13 Good Resources for Social Studies Teachers | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it

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Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice

Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ide

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Notes for how to add Twitter without a lot of stress!

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Mark McLendon's curator insight, June 30, 2014 3:18 AM

Using Twitter in your teaching Practice

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The World's People and Places

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Social Studies Videos


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A mixture of topics, some fluff (i.e. zombie apocalypse) but others geared to student audience on topics covered throughout middle school social studies in short, easy to follow videos.

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Year-End Roundup 2013-2014 | Social Studies, History, Geography ...

Year-End Roundup 2013-2014 | Social Studies, History, Geography ... | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Our lessons are on summer vacation, but here are our social studies lesson plans for the 2013-2014 school year.
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An in-depth look at plans from others in the country over the last year that can be used as is or tweaked for my own students' needs.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Problem Attic Now Offers 80,000+ Practice Questions in Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA

Free Technology for Teachers: Problem Attic Now Offers 80,000+ Practice Questions in Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Problem Attic Now Offers 80,000+ Practice Questions in Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA http://t.co/72hicc6d5A
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Our students will need a lo of practice with taking tests on-line for the new PARCC Online tests in the Spring, so this would be a good tool to introduce that practice before testing time.

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Social Studies Vocabulary | Articles

Social Studies Vocabulary | Articles | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
Social studies vocabulary word lists for subject areas like geography and history. Incorporate interactive online activities and printable worksheets to use with your social studies curriculum.
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Vocabulary is always a struggle for my students.  An interactive way to get the main vocabulary across would be great!

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Product Reviews for Teachers | graphite

Product Reviews for Teachers | graphite | Social Studies Tech for Teachers | Scoop.it
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I love that this site filters out apps, PC games, and websites by content area, grade level, price, and device as sorting through the App Store has been an overwhelming experience for me in the past.  I love knowing that some teachers have already tried it and given feedback on how it works in the real world of the classroom.

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Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads

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exercise in making critical decisions and evalu

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Excellent exercise in practicing decision making skills set in an important time period in U.S. history. Students will enjoy the interactive nature and Honest Abe guiding them through the events in his life when he had important decisions to make.  I also appreciate the various options so that it can run on computers in class that do not have Flash.

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