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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"
Elliot Borg

Smithsonian Education - Lesson Plans - History and Culture - 0 views

    • Elliot Borg
       
      The SI uses their extensive collections to provide teachers with excellent resources.
    • Elliot Borg
       
      The Smithsonian provides lesson plans about American and other cultures around the world, including Japanese internment, African American life, currency, and much more.
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    Site provides activities on history and culture, straight from the Smithsonian Institute. Primarily geared toward elementary students, the Institute provides lesson plans from art to war to language.
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    What makes the resources "excellent"?
Lauren Olson

UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Official Site - 0 views

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    Main page of the UNESCO World Heritage Center website.
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    I absolutely love the UNESCO World Heritage Center website because it offers thousands of ideas for out-of-class exploration of cultural sites. All you have to do is click on the World Heritage List and scroll to your country's list of locations. You can visit most of these sites free of charge and they offer tours and kid-friendly information on the site. This site could also be used as a way to formulate upper-level discussion about what culture is and who gets to decide what cultures (and what parts of a specific culture) are worth saving.
David Loudon

Indian Ocean History - 0 views

    • David Loudon
       
      This section offers overviews of the Indian Ocean and the uses of it in different eras. This section is more helpful than the maps which, although visually appealing, are more confusing than helpful.
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      Offer a detailed 13-page bibliography of secondary sources used when creating this website. Seems very scholarly and accurate.
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      This section is the one most applicable to teaching as it offers actually full lesson plans, including a deeper description for the teacher of what the lesson plans hope to accomplish. They also plan out how you might use their information to make a one year or two year course with it. Very thorough and very helpful for world history teachers.
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    • David Loudon
       
      By clicking the items, you get more information about the person, place or idea as keyed on the map. Nevertheless, the map is crowded and confusing for someone not already familiar with the material.
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    A reference site based on the study of the history, geography and cultures of the Indian Ocean and the peoples who used it. Has an interactive map divided into different historical periods and offers lesson plans for teachers.
Joellen Kriss

YouTube - Prisencolinensinainciusol - 4 views

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    So I got this link from a friend of mine and I had no idea what he was sending me. It didn't make any sense until he told me that the artist is an Italian singer who sang this song in an American accent and so the song is basically what English sounds like to people who don't speak it. And then I had a light bulb moment-- what a FANTASTIC way to illustrate cross cultural differences. Show this video and ask the students to comment on it and then tell them that this is what songs sound like to people who don't speak the same language as us. That's just ONE possibility...there are so many more!
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    I have NO idea what this guy is saying. Seriously. So over my head. What is prisencolinensinainciusol? I can't figure it out!!! I feel dumb. ;-)
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    I have no idea either! Which I guess is what it sounds like to Italian people when they listen to like Britney Spears or something like that. I think it would be a cool thing to use to teach about cross cultural communications or something like that.
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    So, it's not for the dance moves...
Debbie Moore

The cave of Lascaux - 1 views

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    This is an awesome sight to use for ancient world studies. By clicking on the "new site" button, you can view a virtual tour of the La Grotte de Lascaux, in France....the site in in English and offers french and spanish as well. The tour is about 6 minutes or so. Anyway, I used this for my 7th grade class yesterday and they really got into it. They had all sorts of questions about the paintings, the lifestyle, etc.
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    The students were surprised to be able to see something that was written by humans nearly 17,000 years ago and 3000 miles away.
jbdrury

The Gullah: Rice, Slavery, and the Sierra Leone-American Connection - 0 views

    • jbdrury
       
      Well researched with bibliography
    • jbdrury
       
      You could incorporate this into any lesson plan dealing with the issue of slavery / I find the culture so fascinating I would design an entire lesson plan around it
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    I couldn't resist adding this page; I consider myself fairly well-versed in American history yet I had never heard of the Gullah people until a few weeks ago. Absolutely fascinating in my opinion - and incredible that this culture still exists and is being preserved
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