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Ontario points the way with ranked ballots experiment

Ontario points the way with ranked ballots experiment | social studies notes | Scoop.it
With voter turnout dropping at every level of government, the province has opened the door to a meaningful alternative to the current electoral system
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[US] Collections | World History - Yale University | Medieval History

[US] Collections | World History - Yale University | Medieval History | social studies notes | Scoop.it
Collections | Top Collections - Everything you need to teach everything. And it's all free.: [US] Collections | World History - Yale University | Medieval History
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The 20th Century's first arms race

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How the Dreadnought sparked the 20th Century's first arms race


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New website launched that brings Europe’s First World War collections together | First World War Centenary

New website launched that brings Europe’s First World War collections together | First World War Centenary | social studies notes | Scoop.it
Europeana 1914-1918 has launched in Berlin, featuring 10,000 items from the British Library’s collections. Europeana 1914-1918 is a pan-European collection of…

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World War 1 - The Great War

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The original BBC documentary in 28 parts


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Thanks to the magic of YouTube watch one of the finest documentary series about the Great War made by the BBC

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Treaty of Versailles Shopping Spree (AP European History)

http://www.tomrichey.net/euro Mr. Richey explains the Treaty of Versailles as a shopping spree, discussing the Fourteen Points, Alsace-Lorraine, and the War ...
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Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books

Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books | social studies notes | Scoop.it
There is a cultural narrative about how electronic devices are pulling children away from books. When I meet with other university professors they often tell me that the students don’t read anymore because their eyeballs are glued to their phones.
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Harper government guts fish farm regulations -The Common Sense Canadian

Harper government guts fish farm regulations -The Common Sense Canadian | social studies notes | Scoop.it
The Harper government is laying the regulatory groundwork for a resurgence of the controversial B.C. fish farming industry.
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Native America before European Colonization

Upon the arrival of Columbus in 1492 in the Carabean Islands, unknown to Columbus (and majority of the Eastern Hemisphere), he landed on Islands located in t...
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Why Canadian history isn't as boring as you think it is: Chris Turner at TEDxYYC

We are the stories we tell each other about who we are, and for too long Canadians have believed their collective story to be a nice but boring one. Why? In ...
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The Magna Carta: No Taxation without Representation

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A Library of Congress blog has a great short essay about the importance of the Magna Carta. I might copy it for my freshmen when we cover the creation of nation states next month.
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52 Books in 52 Weeks: 2014 Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks

52 Books in 52 Weeks: 2014 Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks | social studies notes | Scoop.it

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The Best of 52 Books in 52 Weeks - Huffington Post

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The Best of 52 Books in 52 Weeks
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This excellent book was the clear winner with over 25 percent of the vote.
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The History of Philosophy, in Superhero Comics

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Roof-jumping with Kierkegaard, archaeological adventures with Foucault, wayfinding in the woods with William James, and more.

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10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

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Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are hogging the floor when men are actually dominating....

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Colossus at 70: the computer that helped bring down Hitler - Telegraph

Colossus at 70: the computer that helped bring down Hitler - Telegraph | social studies notes | Scoop.it
Today marks the seventieth anniversary of Colossus, the world's first electronic computer

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World War One - The British Library

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Amazing new resource from the British Library that includes source material, articles and collections.

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19 Rare Recordings of Famous Authors

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Twenty years ago, it was impossible for most of us to listen to JRR Tolkien read Elvish or see Zelda Fitzgerald grin at a camera or hear an inebriated Hemingway shout about pigeons. But today, these and other rare recordings of famous authors are just a mouse click away. Enjoy, you lucky ducks.

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Soviet Bombers 6 / 18: The Cold War Full Length

Secret Cold War Bombers of the Americans and Russians (Full Documentary) Several Documentaries, your channel from each other which serve as useful training v...
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The Cost of Betrayal Spies During the War (Documentary)

The Cost of Betrayal - Spies During the War (Documentary) . 2013 This documentary and the rest of the documentaries presented relate to important times and. ...
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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

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Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Geography and current events

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Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

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Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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1000 years of European history in 12 minutes

1000 years of European history in 12 minutes - 1000 лет истории Eвропы за 12 минут Music Andreas Vollenveyder - At the Forest Fountain.
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Discovery of 435-year-old British shilling coin could rewrite Canadian history - Straits Times

Discovery of 435-year-old British shilling coin could rewrite Canadian history - Straits Times | social studies notes | Scoop.it
Discovery of 435-year-old British shilling coin could rewrite Canadian history Straits Times VICTORIA, Canada (AFP) - An amateur treasure hunter with a hand-held metal detector has turned Canadian history on its head after finding a 16th century...
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To understand Crimea, take a look back at its complicated history

To understand Crimea, take a look back at its complicated history | social studies notes | Scoop.it
The Crimean Peninsula has been fought over for centuries.
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David Bowie reveals his favourite 100 books - Telegraph

David Bowie reveals his favourite 100 books - Telegraph | social studies notes | Scoop.it
As the retrospective David Bowie Is moves to Canada, the curator Geoffrey Marsh has revealed a list of David Bowie's 100 must-read books.
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