Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19
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Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19
Some social studies nuggets that I thought you might like
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Screen Capture Software

Screen Capture Software | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it

Capture anything you see on your PC screen with SnapIt. It is convenient tool for graphic designers, bloggers who capture and crop images for their posts, for tech writers who need to describe menus and interfaces of applications, web designers and those who work with graphics every day. It captures and auto saves images with one click.

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The Stalin Project Interactive Resource

The Stalin Project Interactive Resource | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it

The Stalin Project is a multi-media, interactive resource about life in the Soviet Union under Stalin.  Contributions of leading scholars, over 500 images, primary source documents, videos, lesson plans, and other interactive material.

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Mike Yell on a Strategy for the Use of Textbooks in the History Classroom

Mike Yell on a Strategy for the Use of Textbooks in the History Classroom | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it

How do you engage students with their textbooks?  Mike Yell says help them get the G.I.S.T.

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Occupying” the Bonus Army Protests of 1932 -Teaching with the Library of Congress

Occupying” the Bonus Army Protests of 1932 -Teaching with the Library of Congress | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it

Lesson idea on how to teach the Bonus Army March of 1932 with documents from the Library of Congress.

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Common Sense: The Rhetoric of Popular Democracy | EDSITEment

Common Sense: The Rhetoric of Popular Democracy | EDSITEment | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it
This lesson looks at Thomas Paine and at some of the ideas presented in his pamphlet Common Sense, such as national unity, natural rights, the illegitimacy of the monarchy and of hereditary aristocracy, and the necessity for independence and the...
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Dictator quiz: Match the strange fact to the departed leader

Dictator quiz: Match the strange fact to the departed leader | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it
'2011 is a bad year for dictators' – according to half the internet. Leaders were toppled throughout the Middle East, the head of al-Qaida Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il died this week.
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Immigration & Ellis Island Simulation from the Tenement Museum

Immigration & Ellis Island Simulation from the Tenement Museum | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it
From Ellis Island to Orchard Street with Victoria Confino is an online game that transports players back to 1916 to experience life as a new immigrant in New York City.
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Avoid Death by Powerpoint with Knovio Video Presentations

Avoid Death by Powerpoint with Knovio Video Presentations | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it

Knovio: an easy-to-use tool to create interactive online video presentations using a webcam and PowerPoint slides. Powered by KnowledgeVision technology.  You don't have to be on camera and can go audio only.  Great way to flip your classroom and have students view your lectures at home.

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7 Predictions For The Year 2011 From 1931 Visionaries

7 Predictions For The Year 2011 From 1931 Visionaries | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it
William Ogburn was pretty darn close....
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The 1932 Bonus Army March Overview and Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

The 1932 Bonus Army March Overview and Primary Sources from the Library of Congress | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it
American Treasures of the Library of Congress: Memory ( The Bonus Army March ).
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The Degree Confluence Project

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The Degree Confluence Project contains photographs of the intersections of integer latitude and longitude degree lines.  People from across the globe encouraged to add.

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Letters of Note: You are now my Enemy

Letters of Note: You are now my Enemy | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 19 | Scoop.it

Angry letter from Ben Franklin to a friend and MP ending a 30 year friendship.

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