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Go Social Studies Go!

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The core of GSSG is that the information is written to the student not at them. Throw in some fun links, cool videos, interactive quizzes, and allow them to investigate and you've got learning success. You could say that Go Social Studies Go is like a Swiss army knife of learning.

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- 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom...Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2 - Michael Gorman

- 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom...Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2 - Michael Gorman | History Matters | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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Student Voices from WWII and the McCarthy Era

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101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers

101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers | History Matters | Scoop.it

A list of 101 websites for social studies, U.S. history, world history, government, economics and civics teachers.


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WORLD MAP - countries of the world

Clickable Blank map of the world. Excellent for reviewing countries

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Google World Wonders Project

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From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google’s World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.
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Digital storytelling in the classroom

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When students create a movie or interactive slide show to tell their story, learning becomes personal. Students can improve their writing, show creativity, and have a voice.


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Tuba Angay-Crowder's comment, June 1, 2012 8:09 AM
I used the same picture at yesterday's digital storytelling presentation for a middle school:) Thank you
Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, June 1, 2012 1:51 PM
Digital Storytelling can be very powerful for many students addressing various types of learning styles and modalities. Digital Storytelling provides meaning to learning through the use of their auditory, visual and kinesthetic skills. Students are also required to use higher order thinking skills in their creativity of their stories.
However, much of the power of Digital Storytelling comes from the collaboration and teamwork process. In a collaborative environment, students are actively engaged in the exchange of ideas and are not only responsible for reaching their own academic goals, but the goals of others in the group. This provides opportunity for students
to think critically, which promotes life long learning.
Digital storytelling is an effective way to engage students in their learning. First of all, it asks for their perspective and validates it as important. Secondly, they get to work in a medium that is relevant and meaningful to their lives (computers). The ability to tell their story in a variety of ways - through sounds, music, graphics, photographs, and
original artwork allows them to express their creativity in ways other than just text. The skills used in creating digital stories requires them to build planning, organizational, and time management skills.
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Could there be 'Water Wars' in the Future?

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The debate on aquifers continues as new technologies designed by oil companies are able to tap historic water reserves deep in the Earth's crust.  The geopolitical significance of water rises as population growth within dry climates continue to rise.   As more countries (and people) compete for limited resources, outbreaks of armed conflict becomes more likely.   The more pertinent question might not be 'if' but 'when.'


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Seth Dixon's comment, October 5, 2012 11:55 PM
My colleagues at the National Council for Geographic Education LOVE this link...many people have seen your work and it's impacted teachers all over the country.
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Warmuseum.ca - Over the Top - A First World War Free Online Adventure Game

Warmuseum.ca - Over the Top - A First World War Free Online Adventure Game | History Matters | Scoop.it

Play Over the Top, a free online adventure game that allows you to experience life and trench warfare in the First World War." Perfect for 5-8th grade

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OurStory.com - Capture your stories, save them permanently.

OurStory goes beyond blogging to permanently capture life's stories in words and photos. Publish or share the stories privately with family and friends.
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First World War.com - Memoirs & Diaries

First World War.com - Memoirs & Diaries | History Matters | Scoop.it

Great Resource with dozens of letters and first hand accounts from the trenches of World War One.

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Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations, - Explania | educational technology for teachers

Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations, - Explania | educational technology for teachers | History Matters | Scoop.it
Watch hundreds of animated explanations, interactive tutorials, animations and instructional videos, and feel free to embed them on your own web pages.

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History Educational Videos | Teacher Videos for Students | SnagLearning

History Educational Videos | Teacher Videos for Students | SnagLearning | History Matters | Scoop.it
Watch History Educational Videos Educational Videos. Free teacher videos for students and learning using documentary films. Find educational videos by grade level and classroom subject. Get lesson plans and submit your own.
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Three Ring | An App for Teachers to Create Educational Portfolios of Student Work

Three Ring | An App for Teachers to Create Educational Portfolios of Student Work | History Matters | Scoop.it

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Stories Displayed on Maps

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On myHistro you can create advanced geolocated timelines that you can play as presentations. Pin your events, videos and photos to the map and share them with friends and family.

 

This new resource, myHistro, combines interactive maps with timelines to organize stories, journeys or historical events as the move over time and place.  By embedding photos, videos and links this creates an incredibly dynamic platform for telling historical and geographic stories.  By combining these features, this is a powerful tool to create customized resources for you students.  Pictured above is a sample timeline that shows the spatial and temporal journey of the Olympic torch for the 2012 Games.   


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benjamin costello's curator insight, May 20, 2015 5:38 PM

Interesting concept but not totally fleshed out for use by historians... genealogists perhaps would have a better or easier time using this program. It is very interesting but it only allows for one movement, so rather than showing the history of a nation you can show the history of a family through its interactive timelines. Google maps is not always accurate as well. 

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Who Am I?: A History Mystery

Who am I?  A History Mystery from the Smithsonian.


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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

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A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of the...

 

So many of these images represent powerful  images that make history personal and show the strands of history during pivotal moments of change. 


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BBC - A History of the World - Home

BBC - A History of the World - Home | History Matters | Scoop.it
A History of the World is a partnership between the BBC and the British Museum that focuses on world history, involving collaborations between teams across the BBC, and schools, museums and audiences across the UK.
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Western Asia, Empires 5000 Years Time Lapse Map

An animated time lapse of Western Asia and the expansion of its Imperial Empires over the last 5000 years. http://www.mapsofwar.com/ . Time Lapse Middle East...
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Huge List (100+) of Web, Social Media and Content Tools

Huge List (100+) of Web, Social Media and Content Tools | History Matters | Scoop.it
I've compiled a large list of familiar (and not-so-familiar) tools that will hopefully help you with your web content, social media, analytical and curation needs. If there's something I missed, feel free to add it to the Google Doc.
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3D Interactive: Battle of Galilipoli

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One of the best interative sites on world war one I have stumbled upon. OUtstanding graphics and story line

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Teachable Moment - High school activities, lesson plans, teaching ideas

Teachable Moment - High school activities, lesson plans, teaching ideas | History Matters | Scoop.it

Critical thinking activities based around real world issues. Great way to engage high schoolers in social studies and logical thinking. 

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MV=PQ: A Resource for Economic Educators: April 2010

Okay It may not be a history resource, but this is one of the best economics blogs I have come across. Great Job MV=PQ!

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virtual belfast and the online opensim 3d simulation of the virtual 3d RMS Titanic

virtual belfast and the online opensim 3d simulation of the virtual 3d RMS Titanic | History Matters | Scoop.it

the rms titanic returns to the city of its birth  belfast - virtually!


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