United States History
10 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn
Scoop.it!

Our Narrow Slice - YouTube

SOURCES AND MORE INFO BELOW: Jared Diamond's "The World Until Yesterday": http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-World-Until-Yesterday-Traditional/dp/0141024488/ music ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn
Scoop.it!

Frozen World War I soldiers appear in the Alps - Sploid - Gizmodo

Frozen World War I soldiers appear in the Alps - Sploid - Gizmodo | United States History | Scoop.it
The White War—a snow-bound World War I battle between Italy and Austria—claimed the lives of countless soldiers way up in the Alps. Now, melting ice is revealing frozen soldiers, some of them perfectly preserved—but not ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Web2.0 Tools for Staff and Students
Scoop.it!

Venn Diagram Maker - Online

Venn Diagram Maker - Online | United States History | Scoop.it
Easily draw a Venn diagram with Lucidchart's easy and online Venn diagram maker. Within moments, you can create a beautiful Venn diagram for download or online sharing.

 

This is an awesome package and the SHARING feature is amazing. Free account has some limitations to it in terms of objects you can add and size.

 

Can also make mind maps too (although it says you cant on free package)


Via gideonwilliams
more...
gideonwilliams's curator insight, February 28, 2014 1:19 PM

Recommended on twitter by Tom Breadmore @predacomdom

Mrs. Monsour's curator insight, March 1, 2014 12:30 PM

To easily create Venn Diagrams for online sharing, look here.

LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:26 PM

Anything that makes organization better is a-ok to me!

Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Geography: People, Places, and Cultures
Scoop.it!

Aral Sea Almost DRIED UP: UN Chief Calls It 'Shocking Disaster'

Aral Sea Almost DRIED UP: UN Chief Calls It 'Shocking Disaster' | United States History | Scoop.it
Scroll down for videos of the Aral Sea NUKUS, Uzbekistan -- The drying up of the Aral Sea is one of the planet's most shocking disasters, U.N.

Via Ashley Reel
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from World at War
Scoop.it!

Historians will use DNA testing to find relatives of two British World War Two ... - Daily Mail

Historians will use DNA testing to find relatives of two British World War Two ... - Daily Mail | United States History | Scoop.it
Daily Mail
Historians will use DNA testing to find relatives of two British World War Two ...
Daily Mail
More than 70 years after they fell on a foreign field, the remains of two World War II heroes have been found by amateur enthusiasts in Italy.

Via Global Research
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from #People
Scoop.it!

Ancient ancestors come to life

Ancient ancestors come to life | United States History | Scoop.it
You might also like:Artist’s recreation of 7- to 6-million-year-old early human unveiled in Hall of Human Origins Hall of Human Origins to open at Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, March 17, 2010 New Hall of Human […]...

Via TotalMad
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Civil Rights
Scoop.it!

Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott | United States History | Scoop.it
Rosa Park kept her seat and ignited the Montgomery Bus Boycott, setting off in the nation a protest against Jim Crow laws  that became the Civil Rights Movement, of which she became the mother. &nb...

Via Peggy Terrell, Jashayla Wheeler
more...
Peggy Terrell's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:14 PM

Too graphic for my grade school students but the high school students can read this. 

Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Primary Source Analysis
Scoop.it!

Europeana 1914-1918 | European History Primary Sources

Europeana 1914-1918 | European History Primary Sources | United States History | Scoop.it
New post: Europeana 1914-1918 http://t.co/2fu0jXIac2

Via Kristen McDaniel
more...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:45 AM

World History teachers often lament that rich resources and primary sources are not as available to them as their US History teacher counterparts.  This is a great source for primary sources for WWI in Europe.  

Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Social Studies Education
Scoop.it!

American Indian Studies in Wisconsin - Why Act31? - UW-Madison

American Indian Studies in Wisconsin - Why Act31? - UW-Madison | United States History | Scoop.it

Via Kristen McDaniel
more...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 19, 2014 11:51 AM

Great site from UW-Madison's American Indian Curriculum Services that looks at 1989 Act 31, which requires the teaching of the Wisconsin tribes and bands in Wisconsin public schools.  

Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Social Studies Education
Scoop.it!

The map of the world if every country had a population of 100 million

The map of the world if every country had a population of 100 million | United States History | Scoop.it
Imagine a world with countries re-shaped to have an equal population with each other.

Via Kristen McDaniel
more...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:34 AM

An interesting take on cartograms, this map divides the world into potential political boundaries based on a population of 100 million people.  Looks like here in Wisconsin, we'd be in a country with almost all of the midwest, Rocky Mountains, and the West Coast!  

Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Social Studies Education
Scoop.it!

National Geographic Society - Google Maps Gallery

National Geographic Society - Google Maps Gallery | United States History | Scoop.it

Via Kristen McDaniel
more...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:47 AM

Google is housing a series of maps from the National Geographic Society, and they are completely integrated into the Google search engine.  There are also some historic maps - a 1948 map of the central US, a 1961 Italy map, and so on.  

Scooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn
Scoop.it!

Spies of Mississippi: New Film on the State-Sponsored Campaign to Defeat the Civil Rights Movement

Spies of Mississippi: New Film on the State-Sponsored Campaign to Defeat the Civil Rights Movement | United States History | Scoop.it
A new documentary reveals how the Mississippi state government spied on civil rights activists in the 1950s and 1960s.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn
Scoop.it!

White Ole Miss Students Hang Noose On Civil Rights Statue - UPTOWN Magazine

White Ole Miss Students Hang Noose On Civil Rights Statue - UPTOWN Magazine | United States History | Scoop.it
WXIA-TV White Ole Miss Students Hang Noose On Civil Rights Statue UPTOWN Magazine A school contractor overhead two young men screaming racial slurs before discovering that a noose and the former Georgia state flag displaying a small Confederate...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn
Scoop.it!

World War II 'Kissing Sailor' Glenn McDuffie dies aged 86 - Daily Mail

World War II 'Kissing Sailor' Glenn McDuffie dies aged 86 - Daily Mail | United States History | Scoop.it
Daily Mail World War II 'Kissing Sailor' Glenn McDuffie dies aged 86 Daily Mail A mail carrier and semi-professional baseball player after he returned from World War II, McDuffie's life became more exciting about six years ago when Houston Police...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Human rights
Scoop.it!

Complaint Filed at International Criminal Court Over NATO Allies’ Complicity in US Drone Strikes

Complaint Filed at International Criminal Court Over NATO Allies’ Complicity in US Drone Strikes | United States History | Scoop.it
Drone victims are today lodging a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing NATO member states of war crimes over their role in facilitating the US’ covert drone programme in P...

Via Jeff Makana
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from All Things World War II
Scoop.it!

FBI tracked Josef Stalin's daughter after her high-profile defection to ...

FBI tracked Josef Stalin's daughter after her high-profile defection to ... | United States History | Scoop.it
MADISON (AP) -- Newly declassified documents show the FBI kept close tabs on Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter after her high profile defection to the United States in 1967.

Via Global Research, Stephen E. Kho, Mr. Polanco
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Geography: People, Places, and Cultures
Scoop.it!

11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World | United States History | Scoop.it
Nothing is what it seems.

Via Ashley Reel
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn
Scoop.it!

Across the Country in 12 Images: 6,000 Wild Miles of America | Urbanist

Across the Country in 12 Images: 6,000 Wild Miles of America | Urbanist | United States History | Scoop.it
It can be hard to explain to someone from Europe or elsewhere just how vast and variegated the United States really is, but this short epic photo series is a ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from #People
Scoop.it!

22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist

22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist | United States History | Scoop.it
Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs.

Via Alison D. Gilbert, TotalMad
more...
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:45 AM

Wonders of the world. Some are natural and others have had a bit of help from man.

Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Primary Source Analysis
Scoop.it!

Histocrats in the Classroom: Another Primary Source to Consider: Film

Histocrats in the Classroom: Another Primary Source to Consider: Film | United States History | Scoop.it
Love using Primary Sources in the #Classroom. Consider using using early films. Read our blog for #ideas. http://t.co/YukgO0iJ66

Via Kristen McDaniel
more...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:47 AM

Great blog post looking at the use of early films as a primary source in the classroom.  

Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Social Studies Education
Scoop.it!

Tuskegee's Lynching Map of the United States

Tuskegee's Lynching Map of the United States | United States History | Scoop.it
This map, compiled using data gathered by the Tuskegee Institute, represents the geographic distribution of lynchings during some of the years when the crime was most widespread in the United States. Tuskegee began keeping lynching records under the direction of Booker T. Washington, who was the institute's founding leader.

Via Kristen McDaniel
more...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 17, 2014 2:06 PM

A disturbing map for students to look at for the 1900-1931 time period.  Some ideas for questioning - why were these happening?  did the Great Depression have any effect?  Who is the Tuskegee Institute and why would they make such a map?  Going deep into a primary source can always lead to great discussion and analysis!

Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Social Studies Education
Scoop.it!

I.O.U.S.A. | Watch Documentary Free Online

I.O.U.S.A. | Watch Documentary Free Online | United States History | Scoop.it
81 minutes | By now, you may have heard about our acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A., a film that boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens...

Via Kristen McDaniel
more...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:19 AM

I used portions of this video in my economics classes when it first came out.  It's an interesting look at the national debt and potential consequences.  I had students analyze other sources of information on the debt and compare them to the video - great way to identify bias and sourcing as well as forming their opinion based on facts.  

Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Social Studies Education
Scoop.it!

Hunger Map

Hunger Map | United States History | Scoop.it
From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 870 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a healthy, productive life. The Hunger Map provides invaluable information that helps professionals, schools, and the general public understand more about the biggest single risk to global health.

Via Kristen McDaniel
more...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 28, 2014 11:48 AM

Interactive world map of hunger from the World Food Programme (UN).  Students can click on individual countries to see the category of hunger based on percent of population that is undernourished and factors such as farming ability and climate.  

Rescooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn from Social Studies Education
Scoop.it!

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans Aren’t Saving Any Money - Real Time Economics - WSJ

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans Aren’t Saving Any Money - Real Time Economics - WSJ | United States History | Scoop.it
Only 68% of all Americans are spending less than they earn and saving the difference. That’s down from 73% in 2010, the first full calendar year after the recession ended. (Nearly 1 in 3 Americans aren't saving any money, new survey found.

Via Kristen McDaniel
more...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 28, 2014 12:15 PM

The Wall Street Journal reported some interesting information regarding saving rates now compared to 2010 (right after the recession officially ended).  

Scooped by Marisa Piper-Zahn
Scoop.it!

'Milk Life' replaces 'got milk?': Dairy products spew from people in video - Zap2it.com (blog)

'Milk Life' replaces 'got milk?': Dairy products spew from people in video - Zap2it.com (blog) | United States History | Scoop.it
'Milk Life' replaces 'got milk?': Dairy products spew from people in video
Zap2it.com (blog)
has been the campaign slogan for the Milk Processor Education Program since 1993.
more...
No comment yet.