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Scott Hambrick

American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page - 5 views

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    Contains histories from the Library of Congress by topic
Preston Spradling

Afrobarometer - 1 views

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    Afrobarometer is the archive for a huge amount of statistical data about modern Africa. Most of this kind of data did not exist until about twenty years ago, and all of it is amazingly valuable. All sorts of political, social and economic data are gathered here.
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    How might teachers use this site and its resources?
Preston Spradling

Collection Database of the Metropolitan Museum of Art - 2 views

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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, NY, has scans of a large amount of their collection online. This can be really useful to help students visualize a period of history and make connections between the history they are learning and the people, places, and events involved.
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    Specific ideas about how the material might be used?
Elliot Borg

National Constitution Center: Educators - 0 views

  • Resources to engage students in the Constitution, current events and civic learning.
    • Elliot Borg
       
      Under "Classroom resources," teachers can find print resources links to sites that provide students with the tools they need to better understand the context and content of the Constitution
    • Elliot Borg
       
      This site uses decades of commentary and sites from other organizations to provide the most access points to students to promote a good learning environment for them all.
    • Elliot Borg
       
      In an American History or American Government class, this site would prove extremely useful to better my students understanding of the dense, old, and vague language of the Constituion.
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    The National Constitution Center in Philidelphia has a website that has information for the general public and educators. It has lots of information that teachers could find useful in a classroom setting.
kyleassad

NationsIllustrated.com - The World in Pictures - 5 views

    • kyleassad
       
      This site is a great way to display areas of the world that are being discussed.  It is not very well cited, but it does provide options to find photographs at National Geographic as well.
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      I would use this during a geography lesson, by showing them a picture of a recognizable landmark.  We would figure out what it was, where it was, and then find the absolute location, all part of DC 7th Grade Standards.
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      This site most likely does not rate very high by Berkeley standards.  That being said, I think it is a great option to be able to show kids exactly what you are talking about on the SMART board.
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    The ability to show students images of countries, places, cities, and landscapes.  An awesome way to show students the world without leaving the classroom.
kyleassad

Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy - 1 views

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      I would use this site as a reference for students who are looking for primary sources to supplement text books.  It helpful to see the actual text of documents instead of trying to read the handwriting.
    • kyleassad
       
      This site would be useful for social studies teachers as they navigate many different topics, and would like to use primary source text to augment their teaching.  It lacks certain citing items, which hurts credibility, but it is the Yale Law School, which lends credibility.
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      It is a comprehensive resource for primary sources across history.  It doesn't speak to how they arrived or were able to translate the sources. 
Stephanie Beer

Curriki - WebHome - 0 views

    • Stephanie Beer
       
      Members can post and alter material on this site. However the Curriki staff evaluates and rates the materials and resources used. Members can also evaluate and rate the resources.
    • Stephanie Beer
       
      There is so much information on this site that it is difficult to browse for lessons/curriculums etc. I would recommend knowing what you want before you start a search.
    • Stephanie Beer
       
      I think being able to browse and search by Standards is really neat on this website. However, I found that not all states' standards were included in this function.
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    This website has many resources for teachers that range from curriculums, to lesson plans, to videos. It is free to become a member and many of the teaching resources are aligned with state and national standards.
Stephanie Beer

National Postal Museum - 1 views

    • Stephanie Beer
       
      This site is useful for teaching students about the history of communication in the United States. It would be useful as well to teach a unit on postal history combined with a language arts unit on letter writing.
    • Stephanie Beer
       
      The curriculum guides use a variety of primary and secondary sources to create engaging lessons and games for students to learn about postal history.
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    The National Postal Museum provides several curriculum guides for teachers to use to teach about the history of the postal service, stamps, letter writing, and other historical events relating to the history of communication.
Stephanie Beer

Human Rights Reports - 5 views

    • Stephanie Beer
       
      The State Department publishes human rights reports each year on countries throughout the world. The information is very up to date.
    • Stephanie Beer
       
      This website would be a valuable resource for teaching students about human rights. Students could use the country reports to research human rights conditions in a country of their choice.
    • Stephanie Beer
       
      This site could be used in conjunction with a unit on Human Rights perhaps using the Model UN organization's Global Classroom curriculum on Human Rights. Students could use this website as a resource to research human rights conditions in different countries around the world.
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    This site gives human rights reports listed by country and year. It is an excellent resource for information on human rights conditions throughout the world.
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    How might teachers use the site?
Nate Merrill

The map as history : a multimedia atlas of world history with animated historical maps - 5 views

    • Lauren Olson
       
      This is a great site for visual learners. Being able to see political and culutral transformations of continents is an incredible tool for students of all ages. Unfortunately, not all maps on this site are free. There is a nominal fee that charges for acess to more obscure maps.
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    "The largest on-line collection of animated historical maps"
Preston Spradling

BBC Dimensions - 3 views

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    This website is amazing. Type in a zip or postal code (for the U.S. or elsewhere) and the website will help you overlay an event for your students. Its makes it easy to see how much area would be affected if the BP oil spill happened in your zip code, or mow much space Bejing in 1425 really covered. Fascinating.
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    How do you think teachers might use it?
Preston Spradling

Internet African History Sourcebook - 0 views

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    This is a highly useful source, a derivative of the Internet History Sourcebook series, which focuses on African history. It is particularly helpful as it's full of difficult to locate sources for periods that are often dependent on oral histories and secondary sources.
Sarah Franquemont

BBC - Schools Ages 11-16 - History Sites - 2 views

    • Sarah Franquemont
       
      Choosing the link for games in the bottom right redirects to a page with a variety of educational games in every subject area.
    • Sarah Franquemont
       
      This site has a heavy focus on British and Scottish history, so it may not be as useful in units unrelated to those areas of the world.
    • Sarah Franquemont
       
      This site contains secondary source information such as galleries and videos to supplement units on European history.
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    How might teachers use this site?
Kenneth O'Regan

War and Terrorism | National Council for the Social Studies - 3 views

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    This section of the National Council for the Social Studies website appears to be a little bit dated, but the materials that are presented seem to be a useful resource. It must be difficult for social studies teachers to tackle the tough subjects of current global conflict, terrorism, Afghanistan, Iraq, and September 11, 2001. I am sure many school districts are still using textbooks that were printed prior to 2001 or 2002, and just don't cover this relevant information. Some of the items listed on this page are basic and practical (maps, etc.) and others are a bit more engaging and dynamic, aiming to help students develop an emotional connection to the subject matter.
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    How might teachers use what's there, even if it is dated?
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    Global issues classes in high schools will probably cover this subject matter; mine did in-depth. Some of the resources could be useful as hand outs, especially the maps. As an example, maybe over the course of a week or so of instruction, a teacher using this site as a resource could put together a lesson that stretches over the 5 class meetings, chronologically examining the roots of the second War in Iraq, stemming from the Persian-Gulf war, through Clinton's involvement, to 9/11, terrorism, Al-Qaeda being used as a pretext for war, concluding with an examination of the anti-war movement and the short course of the "traditional" war against the Iraqi military. The following week could move in to the insurgency or another related topic. Basically, I see this website as a place where a teacher looking to present the outlined events can find some extra resources that won't be in most textbooks.
Elliot Borg

StreetLaw.org - 0 views

    • Elliot Borg
       
      This site is important because it provides teachers with good teaching strategies for Landmark cases as well as other facets of law.
    • Elliot Borg
       
      This site can be used to check out the programs and publications that Street Law offers. Its sister site, http://www.streetlaw.org/en/landmark.aspx, can be used to teach about major court cases in American history.
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    This site includes lesson plans and activities for classes studying landmark Supreme Court cases or other law concepts.
Elliot Borg

Street Law - 0 views

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    This site provides teachers with lesson plans and other resources for teaching about the supreme court and other facets of law.
Lauren Olson

Napoleon - 0 views

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      Check this out! It's one of the best European history sites for kids I've found. Challenging activities for all age groups. I would definitely use this in an elementary classroom as a "free time" activity or suggest it as a resource for students looking to write papers on the subject.
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    Website with infinite information on the First and Second Napoleonic Empires.
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    Even though Napoleon's empires often get skimmed over in world or European history courses, this website makes the subject worth an extra day or two. There are easily comprehended histories, research databases, pictures, and even a "kids' corner" that is accessible to even the most reluctant student.
kyleassad

World History for Us All - 0 views

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      I would use this site if I was required to build my own curriculum for the grades which I was teaching.  It provides a comprehensive collection of big, intermediate, and close up views of content and how to segment it in different approaches.  It could be used in whole or as a supplement to the provided curriculum from a school district.
    • kyleassad
       
      This site does not immediately provide the sources it uses.  However, when accessing the "Foundations of this Curriculum" link at the top, it leads to the manner in which the curriculum was developed, it's background, and the way in which it continues to be developed.
    • kyleassad
       
      This site has very strong credibility.  It lists all the project officers, teachers, consultants, etc. that are contributing to the content of the website.  They show the updated material as it becomes available, and allows for evaluations to be offered.  It also has a comments page, which is admittedly very positive.  It also has a links page that links to sources, affiliates, and other useful sites.

      I think that give the standards provided by UC Berkeley, this site is a very credible option for new social studies teachers looking for help with lesson plans and organization of curriculum.
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    A resource for World History curriculum created by the San Diego State University and National Center for History in the Schools.  It is a through and evolving website for teachers.
Jonathon Gordon

PBS Teachers | Resources For The Classroom - 1 views

    • David Loudon
       
      You can select different time periods/themes to search through. The four most prominent sections are Civics, World History, U.S. History and Cultural Studies.
    • David Loudon
       
      The problem with this site is that the links they provide are not often scholarly, and as such aren't as reliable as other sources may be.
  • Source: NOVA Article/Essay

    Discover the story of how Dale Larson saved 29 schoolchildren during a 1928 tornado in Thurston County, Nebraska. Imagine how the events of that tornado would have been different with the current advances in severe weather warning systems. Details »

    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      Searching on this site is extremely easy. By using tags similar to DIIGO, teachers can search for exact lessons or ideas to improve lessons. 
  • the.News: Woody Biomass - Nebraska

    Source: PBS NewsHour Resource Set

    Analyze the use of woody biomass as a fuel. Understand the carbon cycle, calculate your carbon footprint and formulate a policy position on using woody biomass to produce energy. Details »

    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      Classroom resources are not limited to just lesson plans, they also include on/offline activities for students; grade level specific in all cases. 
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    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      The sources from this site come from various PBS programs including "American Experience", "PBS Newshour", and "NOVA". 
    • Jonathon Gordon
       
      This is a great website for teachers. It is a credible source of information with multiple options for improving lessons plans. 
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    This website is provided by PBS for teachers to use to help with different classroom applications. It offers teachers the ability get classroom resources, start discussion boards with other educators, and professional development tools. 
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