Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26
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1968 Exhibit & Interactive Timeline from the Minnesota Historical Society.

1968 Exhibit & Interactive Timeline from the Minnesota Historical Society. | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it

The Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, brings you a major exhibit documenting this pivotal year. The 1968 Exhibit is an ambitious, state-of-the-art, multi-media exhibit that looks at how the experiences of the year fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who were there.  It has a great interactive timeline, a timeline where students can readthe reflections of people that were there and some pretty good teacher resources.

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Don't Lecture Me | American RadioWorks

Don't Lecture Me | American RadioWorks | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it
Most college students spend a lot of time listening to lectures. But research shows there are better ways to learn. And experts say students need to learn better because the 21st century economy demands more well-educated workers.
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Seattle General Strike: Laundry Workers

Seattle General Strike: Laundry Workers | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it

Laundry Workers Struggle for Recognition 1916-17.  Nice addition to labor unit witf primary sources in the form of oral histories & photographs.

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The Case Against Vandalizing Confederate Monuments

The Case Against Vandalizing Confederate Monuments | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it

A history teacher argues that statues of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee should be left alone.

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12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy | MindShift

12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy | MindShift | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it

Some very practical tips on how to search the web more effictively and efficiently.  How many of your students know these tips?

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Ad*Access - Duke Libraries

Ad*Access - Duke Libraries | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it

The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University

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NARA Coast to Coast: The Coupon Craze of the 1940s

NARA Coast to Coast: The Coupon Craze of the 1940s | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it

NARAtions Blog discusses WWII rationing.  A really good suppliment to add to homefront unit.

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The Iraq War: Recollections

The Iraq War: Recollections | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it
After the official end of the Iraq war, STRATFOR personnel offer recollections of their experiences with the conflict.
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Primary Source: The Passing of National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong Il

Primary Source: The Passing of National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong Il | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it
Statement by Secretary Clinton: The Passing of National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong Il...
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Deliberating in a Democracy

Deliberating in a Democracy | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it

An international program to teach students how to deliberate controversial public issues in the U.S., Russia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

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Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool : NPR

Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool : NPR | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it
Lecturing has never been an effective teaching technique, and now that information is everywhere some say it's a waste of time. Now, physicists have the data to prove it. But efforts to lose the lecture encounter resistance — sometimes from students.
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Lewis Hine’s Photographs

   

From the Zinn Education Project, is a teaching activity PDF by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson that uses photographs to spark creative writing and critical thinking about child labor issues and social justice.

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Freedom: A History of US. Tools & Activities. Games | PBS

Test your knowledge of history or better yet, have your students test theirs!

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On This Day: Christmas Truce Brings One Day’s Peace in WWI

On This Day: Christmas Truce Brings One Day’s Peace in WWI | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it
On Dec. 25, 1914, five months into World War I, British and German troops on the Western Front stopped fighting in a spontaneous ceasefire; soldiers from opposing nations put their weapons aside to enjoy carols and a game of soccer together.
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The Mike Wallace Interview

The Mike Wallace Interview | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it

View a collection of 66 interviews from Mike Wallace.

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The Article that Set Off Debate and Outrage-If I Were A Poor Black Kid - by Forbes Magazine

Social studies teachers across the country have used this article and the comments to generate powerful discussions on race and class in America.

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No Zeros Until… Part II

No Zeros Until… Part II | Social Studies Resources for the Week of December 26 | Scoop.it

Written by Dwight Carter, principal of a high school who challenged his staff to not give any zeros until teachers investigated why the work was not completed.  One year later he shares his findings.

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