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5 Steps That Will Curb Gun Violence (And 5 Ways They Will Fail) | Danger Room | Wired.com

5 Steps That Will Curb Gun Violence (And 5 Ways They Will Fail) | Danger Room | Wired.com | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
None of the proposed fixes are fool-proof. Each of them comes with the potential to seriously backfire. But after Sandy Hook, it's time to a take a fresh look at the state of America's firearms market.
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First Amendment Center – news, commentary, analysis on free speech, press, religion, assembly, petition

First Amendment Center – news, commentary, analysis on free speech, press, religion, assembly, petition | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
First Amendment Center – news, commentary, analysis on free speech, press, religion, assembly, petition
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Cops to Congress: We need logs of Americans' text messages

Cops to Congress: We need logs of Americans' text messages | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
State and local law enforcement groups want wireless providers to store detailed information about your SMS messages for at least two years -- in case they're needed for future criminal investigations.
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Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns

Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
Snitches coming along for the ride.
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China Demolishes Highway House

China Demolishes Highway House | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
A five-story home that had been left as the only house in the middle of a highway was demolished Friday after becoming a worldwide sensation and the latest symbol of the frequent resistance by Chinese homeowners who are forced to make way for...
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Anger in Egypt Over Power Grab by President Morsi

Anger in Egypt Over Power Grab by President Morsi | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
Egyptians reacted angrily to a decree by the country's president granting himself broad and unchecked power. As protesters took the streets, many documented the day's unrest online.
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Home is in middle of highway

A highway is built around an apartment building in China after a couple refused to move out.

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Parody Critiques Popular Khan Academy Videos - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Parody Critiques Popular Khan Academy Videos - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it

The professors, John Golden and David Coffey, have released a parody video calling out what they consider inaccuracies and poor teaching methods in the much-hyped project. They modeled their video on the TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000, the cult comedy in which characters made running commentaries on low-quality science-fiction movies.

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Sample Questions: A.P. U.S. History

Advanced Placement is being redesigned to test more conceptual understanding. These are draft examples of the types of questions that will be found on the new U.S. history test.
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Jeremiah McCall on Historical Problem Spaces | Teachinghistory.org

Jeremiah McCall on Historical Problem Spaces | Teachinghistory.org | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
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What is Historical Thinking? | Teachinghistory.org

Watch this introductory video (or download the transcript) for an overview of ways of thinking inherent in knowing and doing history. Historical thinking is complex and multi-faceted; we focus on five key aspects particularly relevant to the K-12 classroom. These are:

Multiple Accounts & Perspectives
Analysis of Primary Sources
Sourcing
Context
Claim-evidence Connection

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Feds Want 'Black Boxes' in New Cars

Feds Want 'Black Boxes' in New Cars | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
Automakers have quietly begun installing similar products in more cars.
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Teaching with Current Events

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Teaching with Current Events We have various resources to help you incorporate current events into the classroom in a way that helps your students understand t
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Schools’ Tracking Devices Causes Controversy - CBS Houston

Schools’ Tracking Devices Causes Controversy - CBS Houston | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
A San Antonio school district's website was hacked over the weekend to protest its policy requiring students to wear microchip-embedded cards tracking their every move on campus.
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So where will all that 'legal' pot come from? Sale of pot stymied

So where will all that 'legal' pot come from? Sale of pot stymied | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
Washington and Colorado say you can legally smoke marijuana for fun now, but here's the catch: You can't legally buy it.
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Christians, liberals left out as Islamists back Egypt's draft constitution

Christians, liberals left out as Islamists back Egypt's draft constitution | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
CAIRO -- Islamists approved a draft constitution for Egypt early Friday without the participation of liberal and Christian members, seeking to pre-empt a court ruling that could dissolve their panel with a rushed, marathon vote that further inflames...
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Egyptians protest Morsi's power grab

Egyptians protest Morsi's power grab | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
Egypt's president called the move temporary, but at least 100 people were injured as protesters clashed with security police in cities across Egypt...
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Bridging the Gap Between Ancient and Modern Democracies | Teachinghistory.org

Bridging the Gap Between Ancient and Modern Democracies | Teachinghistory.org | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
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Born to Learn ~ You are Born to Learn

Born to Learn ~ You are Born to Learn | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
Born to learn is a fun, thought-provoking series of animations that illustrate ground-breaking new discoveries about how humans learn...
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How to Use Video Game Tactics in the Classroom

How to Use Video Game Tactics in the Classroom | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it
Science teacher Paul Anderson says video games teach kids that failure is okay -- that it's part of the learning process.
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Educator Proposes Teaching at Home, Doing Homework in Class

Educator Proposes Teaching at Home, Doing                     Homework in Class | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it

At the Khan Academy, in Mountain View, Calif., learningis flipped. Lectures take place at home with videos overthe Internet. And homework is done at
school, where teachers intervene.

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Document-Based Whole-Class Discussion | Teachinghistory.org

Document-Based Whole-Class Discussion | Teachinghistory.org | Social Studies Instructional Resources | Scoop.it

The importance of the teacher’s role in leading effective discussion about historical documents cannot be overstated. John Dewey wrote that in effective discussion, “ideas come into the class, various persons follow out those ideas, and new points are brought out; and yet the teacher harmonizes it all . . . so that it leads consistently and consecutively in a definite direction." (1)

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