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Introduction to teaching residential schools Lesson Plan 1: Researching Residential Schools Lesson Plan #1a: Background Lesson Plan #1b: Focus Lesson Plan #1c: Identify Lesson Plan#1d: Plan Lesson Plan 2: Toward Reconciliation Section 2: Backgrounder – Teacher Orientation Lesson Plan #2a: Roots Lesson Plan #2b: Relocation or Removal? Lesson Plan #2c: [...]
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Museum of Online Museums

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Connections to any and every museum you may ever want to find, from the Smithsonian and Virtual Museum of Canada, to a gallery of Dice or Airline baggage labels.

 

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Crisis Guide: Climate Change

Crisis Guide: Climate Change | History and Geography | Scoop.it
An in-depth, multimedia look at climate change, its global impact, and efforts to combat it.
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Exceedingly thorough.

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Child Marriage

Child Marriage | History and Geography | Scoop.it
Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods.
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Social justice and demographics.

 

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A Visualization Of World War II Like You've Never Seen Before

A Visualization Of World War II Like You've Never Seen Before | History and Geography | Scoop.it
The broad strokes of World War II are unbelievably intriguing.
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The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council | History and Geography | Scoop.it
The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.
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Nice backgound on the security council and surrounding issues.

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VIDEO: Exploring the Galapagos Islands with Google Maps · Global Voices

VIDEO: Exploring the Galapagos Islands with Google Maps · Global Voices | History and Geography | Scoop.it
Google Maps has released a video on their trip “to collect 360-degree Street View imagery” of the Galapagos Islands.
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More inspiration than science, but a great video to introduce ecosystems, evolution or mapping.

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Interactive 40 years, 1973 September 11 - LaTercera.com

Interactive 40 years, 1973 September 11 - LaTercera.com | History and Geography | Scoop.it
View the chronology of the 1973 coup in Chile and its characters
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Just keep scrolling down the page to get this interactive history lesson going.

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The Umbrella Movement: Protests in Hong Kong | Teaching with the News | Brown University

The Umbrella Movement: Protests in Hong Kong | Teaching with the News | Brown University | History and Geography | Scoop.it
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Hong Kong protests

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Animal Farm: Watch the Animated Adaptation of Orwell’s Novel Funded by the CIA (1954)

Animal Farm: Watch the Animated Adaptation of Orwell’s Novel Funded by the CIA (1954) | History and Geography | Scoop.it
Zhivago, but an animated adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Anybody could have seen the anti-Soviet propaganda value of George Orwell's satirical, allegorical tale in which livestock overtake their farm from its human owners and turn, without hesitation, into illogical tyrants.
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Great info for a unit on the Cold War or propaganda.

 

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Timeline: U.S.-Cuba Relations

Timeline: U.S.-Cuba Relations | History and Geography | Scoop.it
Following Fidel Castro's ascent to power, U.S.-Cuba ties have endured a nuclear crisis, a long-lasting U.S. economic embargo, and ongoing political hostilities. Well beyond the end of the Cold War, the diplomatic relationship between Washington and Havana remains frozen.
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Crisis Guide: Iran

Crisis Guide: Iran | History and Geography | Scoop.it
Iran poses steep challenges to its Middle East neighbors and the world. Explore the country's
complex regime structure and controversial nuclear program, and watch experts debate the range
of policy options.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The New Anti-Democratic Laws of Ukraine · Global Voices

INFOGRAPHIC: The New Anti-Democratic Laws of Ukraine · Global Voices | History and Geography | Scoop.it
On January 16, 2014, Ukrainian Parliament adopted a series of bills with a severe violation of the voting procedure. Nevertheless, on the eve of the same day the bills were signed into law by President Yanukovych.
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Google Takes on History | The Choices Blog

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A great way to introduce a unit on Indian independence and partition.  Ok, it's a google ad, but it's touching and provocative and then there's a great unit from Choices.

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Search Results | Project Based Learning | BIE

Search Results | Project Based Learning | BIE | History and Geography | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century
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Search a database of PBL lessons

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To Some Opposition Bloggers Alexey Navalny is “Führer” · Global Voices

To Some Opposition Bloggers Alexey Navalny is “Führer” · Global Voices | History and Geography | Scoop.it
Alexey Navalny addressed a crowd of supporters the day after he lost the Moscow mayoral election. Some found his performance disconcerting.
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Useful for a lesson on propaganda and/or the making of a dictator?

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