Social Studies Resources - Technology Lessons 4 Teachers
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Free PreK-12 technology resources & tools that teachers can use in their classroom from the teachers & technology staff from Plattsmouth Community School District. See other websites & apps we like at www.pcsd.org, http://tl4t.wikispaces.com, & http://tl4t.wordpress.com.
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Address America

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From the National Constitution Center, Address America is for middle & high school students to find their own voice in a civic engagement project. Students enter their own six-word stump speech, choose a category over an issue, & submit it. 

For a little background on a Stump speech, it is a six-word focused & consistent idea that politicians give in a public forum. Named from the days when politicians use to stand on sawed-off tree stumps to address the public. They can be memorable, like President F.D.R.’s “Restore America to its own people,” which aided him to when the 1932 election. Or what President George H.W. Bush said in 1988, “Read my lips: no new taxes.” These can provide great discussion points for a class debate.

It is easy for students to enter their ideas, comment on another’s thoughts, or remix someone else’s stump speech. A lesson plan is included for teachers. A classroom idea is to have students create campaign posters with their stump speeches & do a public opinion poll with their classmates or school. 

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Endangered Languages Project

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7,000 languages are disappearing, & taking cultural heritages with them. The Alliance for Linguistic Diversity is protecting linguistic diversity & has available audio, text, & videos of native speakers of these languages.

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CNN Student News

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10 minute, commercial-free, daily news from CNN. Find free teacher materials with daily discussions & questions of the day.

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Youngzine

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An online source of news, sports, & entertainment. There are stories to read, videos to watch, & a U Write section for students to become a reporter & write. Plus a Google Map with latest news from around the world.

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GeoSettr

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GeoSettr allows you to create your own GeoGuessr game with 5 rounds.

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Historical Dictionary

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HistoryToday offers nice, quick, & concise entries for students to look up definitions of terms frequently used in history text.

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National Archives Experience - Digital vaults

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The highly recommended Digital Vaults from the National Archives Experience, is for all ages but would work best for the middle school & high school classes. Choose one of 1,200 hand-selected images from the National Archives & see the web of related historical images related to it (some a tangential, but fascinating). This is a very robust site, offering a plethora of ways to save selected images to your own 'collection', link to outside sites on subjects featured in each image, 'backtrack' your searches or create a 'pathway' as you explore to challenge others to see the connections between images. The ability to zoom in to high-resolution images of presidential memos, illustrated family records, vintage Wanted posters, Civil War photographs & more, is wonderful. Students can create posters overlaying images or even self-captioned movies!

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Library of Congress

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Explore the history of the U.S. in minute detail as you zoom in on b/w photos or Alexander Hamilton’s signature, listen to recordings of veterans, & find lessons to inspire your students to make their own history.

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myHistro

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A timeline builder & map creation tool using Google Maps. Have students build either a personal timeline or one around a theme.

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Crash Course!

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Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel by John & Hank Green over original topics in World History, English Literature, Biology, & Ecology, & with new added videos over American History & Chemistry. Their videos are fast pace, lasting about 10-12 minutes. The videos are entertaining overviews that may require you to pause the videos to discuss with your students, or perhaps use a backchannel site like todaysmeet.com. The videos are aimed towards a high school audience, but may work for the upper middle school years.

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iCivics

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18 educational games over citizenship & government, ways to make an impact, & curriculum units.

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Google Cultural Institute

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Accessible cultural displays online from Google. Find artworks with Art Project; view world heritage sites with World Wonders Project; & explore archives with Historic Moments.

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DoodleBuzz

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A typographic news explorer. Draw a line, & watch the results show with DoodleBuzz, a typographic news explorer. DoodleBuzz is a new way to read the news through an interface that allows you to create maps of current news stories. Just drag a new line from a result to see new topics about that result.

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GeoGuessr

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GeoGuessr is a geography game using visual clues in Google Streetview to find your location.

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Google World Wonders Project

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View modern & ancient world heritage sites online using Street View.

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Historypin

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Blend history with Pinterest & Google Earth & you have a collaborative tool to explore the history of a specific location (contribute or explore).

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DocsTeach

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Access the vast primary document resources of the National Archives; discover lessons or share your own inspired teaching.

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Google Historic Moments

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Explore online exhibits of archived information. Browse through photos, videos, manuscripts, & documents on a wide range of topics.

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Timelines.tv

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Timelines over important eras in US & European history. Each timeline includes videos, images, & descriptions.

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HipHughes History

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Keith Hughes is a high school history teacher that has produced over 200 short lectures on topics in U.S. & world history

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