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5 Historical Misconceptions Rundown

The Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets, Napoleon wasn’t short, and other historical myths debunked. Thanks to http://www.brainpickings.org for finding this.
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5 Historical Misconceptions Rundown

The Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets, Napoleon wasn’t short, and other historical myths debunked. Thanks to http://www.brainpickings.org for finding this.
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Epic time-lapse map of Europe

"Fast forwarding from ca 1000 AD until 2005 showing Europe's shifting borders, alliances, unions, territories, occupied land etc." This is an excellent video that highlights the shifting political geography of Europe and the historical sweeps of the various eras.
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10 best hashtags for social studies teachers

10 best hashtags for social studies teachers | Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ Twitter. It’s a good thing. 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 for y...” This is a great way to help your online social media interactions strengthen you Personal Learning Network (PLN).
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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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A history teacher's brilliant idea

A history teacher's brilliant idea | Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ William Bennett writes that Josh Hoekstra got his students excited about U.S.” American students worse subject is currently history, which many fail to see be relevant to their lives. One teacher thought, 'what about debates, tournaments?' His class hasn't been the same since.
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Best of History Web Sites

Best of History Web Sites | Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ 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.” "Designed for history educators and students, this useful portal provides access to more than 700 of the best history resources online. Sites are organized into 10 categories—Prehistory, Ancient/Biblical, Medieval, U.S History, Early Modern European, 20th Century, World War II, Art History, General Resources, and Maps. Many of the five-star Pre-history, Ancient, and Medieval sites are hosted by Smithsonian Institution, PBS, and the Internet History Sourcebooks; and the Library of Congress is the creator of a wide-range of top-rated sites for U.S. history. The 20th-century and World War II sections are voluminous, the latter presenting 42 sites. There are three special categories: Lesson Plans/Activities, Multimedia, and Research. "Multimedia" includes 18 map sites, including the Rumsey collection with more than 8,000 maps. Instructors will find the section on "Teaching with Technology" especially informative. It offers articles and advice about integrating computers into lessons and links to dozens of useful resources on teaching with technology. Visitors can sign up to receive monthly email updates." --review from http://teachinghistory.org
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How The USA Expanded In One Mesmerizing Animated GIF

How The USA Expanded In One Mesmerizing Animated GIF | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Amazing work from wikipedia, summarizing the evolution of the US formation, originally here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_the_United_StatesTags: USA, historical, visualization.
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Why We Vote

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I found this image from a friend on Facebook, but I think it's a powerful way to express the importance of voting.
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Crop It

Crop It | Social Studies | Scoop.it
Thank you Teachinghistory.org. This could easily make for some great future lesson plans.
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Anti-Suffrage Propaganda

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“Thank goodness for the failure of those insufferable suffragettes! Why, just imagine the domestic anarchy if the lesser sex were allowed to cast ballots today. Wait...what? Crap. Well, if you crazy...”
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European History Interactive Map

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9 Ways to Assess without Standardized Tests

9 Ways to Assess without Standardized Tests | Social Studies | Scoop.it
"School life, needs to take a look at real life measurement tools and consider making the school world, look more like the real world with meaningful and authentic assessment. In short, we should measure individuals by how well they do stuff rather than how well they do the meaningless work of memorize, regurgitate, and fill in bubbles on demand."
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Twitter as a source for Professional Development

Here is the link for this week's best of twitter teacher resources. https://t.co/8o8oEvDT #sschat #edchat #scichat #geography #aphg
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“ Here is the link for this week's best of twitter teacher resources.” This is a fabulous list of educational resources on Google Docs (with a strong emphasis on history and social studies). This also demonstrates how one educator has harnessed the power of twitter as a source of professional development and educational networking. All of these links were compiled during one week by one teacher; just think about possibilities when digital curation becomes collaborative!
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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken | Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ 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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What should you read this summer? Just ask this flowchart

What should you read this summer? Just ask this flowchart | Social Studies | Scoop.it
The website http://www.teach.com offers a handy flowchart that lets users shift through 101 titles and find one to match their interests. Link in this article to the full image of the flowchart. Pretty comprehensive of quality and entertaining reads (and yes, you can scroll on the image above to see the rest of it).
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The Common Core and your social studies classroom

The Common Core and your social studies classroom | Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ 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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100 Fun and somewhat amazing facts.....

100 Fun and somewhat amazing facts..... | Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ fun and and amazing facts about the united states and its history...” This is a great list of trivial, but insightful tidbit about the United States of America. Happy 4th of July!
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World History Blog

World History Blog | Social Studies | Scoop.it
"Blog of Dr. Miland Brown that features different aspects of world history. Not everything can be covered but sites dealing with any historical issue or topic are possible future posts. Also includes sites which discuss teaching history. Dr. Brown is an academic in North America." Looking for an interesting and eclectic blog for history teachers? Give this one a look.
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Top 10 eBooks for Social Studies Teachers

Top 10 eBooks for Social Studies Teachers | Social Studies | Scoop.it
“With hundreds of different topics to study between the major Social Studies disciplines, it can be a complete drag to pick out the best eBooks for your students.”
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Manifest Destiny in 141 Maps

Manifest Destiny in 141 Maps | Social Studies | Scoop.it
This data visualization project is a great way to demonstrate the geographic expansion of the United States. This is much more interactive than the typical time lapse video since you can scroll through the maps and explore each map through the interactive features. Tags: historical, USA, visualization, mapping.
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101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers

101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers | Social Studies | Scoop.it
“A list of the top 101 websites for social studies, U.S. history, world history, government, economics and civics teachers.”
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A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam

A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam | Social Studies | Scoop.it
"Staff Sergeant Edgar D. Bledsoe, of Olive Branch, Ill., cradles a critically ill Vietnamese infant. The child was brought to Fire Support Base Pershing. This image, with this caption, was originally published in Vol. 3 No. 53 of Tropic Lightning News, December 30, 1968."
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Controversial 'filial piety' law comes into effect in China

Controversial 'filial piety' law comes into effect in China | Social Studies | Scoop.it
“Law mandates that children regularly visit their parents and avoid "overlooking or neglecting" elders, although the specific punishment isn't clear.” "Imagine a world where it was illegal not to visit your ageing parents. Where your grandpa could take you to court for not paying him enough attention. That world exists, and it's called China. As of this week, the country has a new law that forbids "overlooking or neglecting the elderly." It's not clear what exactly lies in store for you if you don't, and many Chinese internet users have criticized the legislation as unworkable and overly moralizing. But anyone commenting online, we might fairly assume, probably isn't one of the old people the law is intended to protect. At least one senior citizen has already used it to her advantage: a 77-year-old woman from Wuxi successfully petitioned a court to order her daughter to spend time with her "at least once every two months, and on at least two of China's national holidays." What happy occasions those will be. " http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/grandmother-77-wins-first-china-neglect-case
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