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10 best hashtags for social studies teachers

10 best hashtags for social studies teachers | Coop's US History | Scoop.it
Twitter. It’s a good thing. And I know many of you are already big social media fans. But for those who are still just a bit unsure about the whole Twitter / Facebook / Plurk thing, this is f...
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Historypin

This is a video introduction to www.historypin.com which might just prove to be a very useful and important project.  It's historical geography powered by collaborative mapping that is infused with social media dynamics.  Backed by Google, they are geo-tagging old photos to recreate the historical geographies of all places and comparing them with current street view images.  You can search by topic, place or date...this has the potential to be very big.   


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4995songs's comment, November 16, 2011 4:13 PM
Absolutely brilliant! The possibilities that this offers are staggering. If museums, galleries, and archives all got on board with this, they could create an incredible database that would allow teachers to add so much more depth to their lessons. I feel like having a visual timeline paired with geographic references in this capacity would give students (and everyone else!) a stronger understanding of how deeply history and geography are connected.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 16, 2011 6:40 PM
Agreed, this is conceptually amazing...but what a vast undertaking. I'm half-tempted to upload some pictures but I know that I've got too many pet projects at the moment and think that this one has the potential to overwhelm me time-wise.
GIS student's comment, November 17, 2011 3:37 PM
Awesome site! As an aspiring teacher, this website can be great for then and now projects. When explaining different eras or time periods this not only shows where certain things took place, but what they looked like as well. Definitely something that will become more popular in the social media aspect of society. Definitely a site I can spend hours on.
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Temple killings put spotlight on 'hate rock'

Temple killings put spotlight on 'hate rock' | Coop's US History | Scoop.it
The killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin have brought a fringe genre of "hate music" out of the background and to the front of the mix.

 

BM: Hate crimes are intolerable no matter what the excuse is. But to attack some of the most peaceful and gentle people in wolrd because they "look like terrorists" is just wrong. Mistaken identity is one thing, but a misinformed public is another. One could argue that it is the media who has shaped the stereotypcial view of a terrorist. In a democracy a well informed public is vital, however I believe it is more important to have a well educated public because with that education they can interpret the news the correct way. 


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Michael Sterckx's comment, August 11, 2012 1:01 PM
To use modern popular music as a your basis for an argument against anyone who is not the same whitey colour as yourself is all the more ironic considering where the American roots of it lie.
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Gilded Age

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Best of History Web Sites, created by EdTechTeacher, is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites and activities.
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The 9/11 Dilemma: Freedom vs. Security

KH: How has America changed since the attacks of September 11, 2001? We are still struggling to find a balance between saftey and civil liberties. The Patriot Act, prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, interrorgation techniques have all become parts of our lives.

The article asks the questions...

• Can the government listen to our phone conversations and read our  e-mails without warrants?

• Should suspected terrorists at the Guantánamo prison in Cuba have the right to challenge their detention in court?

• How much power does the president have to search for and punish those accused of having terrorist ties?

• Are harsh interrogation techniques ever justified? And at what point do they become torture?

 

Do you remember a time when you could board a plane with friends or family seeing you off from the gate? Do you remember bringing liquids though security? The youth of this country do not.  For more resources on September 11th, see: http://www.scoop.it/t/national-september-11-memorial-the-world


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Mapping History

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The Mapping History Project has been designed to provide interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments and dynamics.  The material is copyrighted, but is open and available to academic users.   


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The Common Core and your social studies classroom

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I’ve been spending a lot of time lately talking with teachers and admin types about how the Common Core will impact Social Studies instruction. The conversation has included discussions about...

 

Over at http://www.socialstudiescentral.com/content/common-core-and-social-studies-classroom there are resources for teachers to know what the common core change will mean for you and your classroom. 


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14 reasons why this is the worst Congress ever

14 reasons why this is the worst Congress ever | Coop's US History | Scoop.it
14 reasons why this is the worst Congress ever...

 

Action in Washington D.C. has come to a grinding halt, and politics is increasingly partisan.  These statistical meansure show just how ineffective the political process has become in the United States.   


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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, January 28, 2013 2:04 PM

Do you agree? In your opinion, how should we measure whether Congress is effective? What can the people do when they don't think their legislators are effective?

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July 2012 Hottest Month Ever in U.S.

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By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: July 2012 was officially not only the warmest July on record, but also the warmest month ever recorded for the lower 48 states, according to a report released Wednesday by scientists at the National Oceanic...

 

The drought footprint cover 63% of the contiguous states during the hottest month in American history.  It's the hottest 12 month stretch (August 2011-July 2012) on record for the lower 48, making it the fourth consecutive month to set a new record (i.e. old record was July 2011-June 2012).The biggest difference from other hot months is the nighttime temperature have been exceptionally high.  The most current drought monitor map can be found at:  http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu


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Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others

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This top 10 list is an insight look at the differences in media coverage and popular perception of terrorism based of the cultural background of the terrorist. From a blog typically focused on the MiddleEast, history and religion, you can imagine why the somewhat perplexed at how the terrorist attack on the a Sikh temple is being presented in the media and how Americans conceptualize this type of attack. Just to share one in the top ten: "White terrorists are [portrayed as] 'troubled loners.' Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are obviously troubled loners."  


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