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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
Mark Moran

Social Studies Class: Integrating the Web & Technology - 30 views

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    A presentation gave at the NSSSA Conference in Denver on November 11, 2010.
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?
Kenneth O'Regan

Truman Library - Social Studies web sites - 1 views

  • The National Assessment of Educational Progress has a website where released U.S. History items may be found
    • Kenneth O'Regan
       
      Some items on this site might not be entirely up to date. It appears to me that this link is no longer active.
  • A website on the flags of the world
    • Kenneth O'Regan
       
      Other websites, like this one, seem to be a little bit suspect. Use discretion.
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    Say what you will about Harry Truman, but his library website has a vast cache of social studies links and resources, organized by topic. Some of the items go beyond social studies and into the realm of homework help and other teaching strategies. You may need to a dig a little bit to find exactly what you are looking for, but you can probably somehow get to it from here.
kyleassad

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

    • kyleassad
       
      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.
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      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.
    • kyleassad
       
      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

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"
kkasargodstaub

National Archives - 2 views

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    Excellent resource for primary and secondary source material.
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    How might teachers use the site?
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.
Adrea Lawrence

NARA-DocsTeach - 4 views

    • Adrea Lawrence
       
      You can customize a lesson with historical thinking strategies by building interactive activities.
    • Adrea Lawrence
       
      Thematic eras can help you find documents in U.S. history quickly.
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    The National Archives and Records Administration has launched a new websites for teachers that includes thousands of primary source documents that are ready to use in classroom settings.
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    I talked to the education specialists at NARA this summer and they showed me how to use DocsTeach and it is AMAZING. Also, they have the most wonderful field trip opportunity. They have a simulation where the students become archivists and they go through the research process. I don't think there is anything else like it in the entire country. If you want to teach the research process and historical thinking, you need to book a trip ASAP!
kyleassad

Constitution of the United States - Official - 0 views

    • kyleassad
       
      This website is provided by the National Archives as an "online exhibit" allowing teachers to provide a simulated in person walk through of the Constitution exhibit.  While it does not list sources on the main page, linked articles include bibliographic notes, and the page is provided by the U.S. Government's National Archives, which in itself is a credible source.
    • kyleassad
       
      I could use this site during a civics course, especially for the specialized study of the constitution.  I could print an oversized hi-res image to have children touch and interact with, as well as the online availability allows them to continue research on their own.  
    • kyleassad
       
      Based on the criteria from UC Berkeley, I find this site both incredibly useful, and also a great resource for any social studies teacher covering the US Constitution.   It is both credible, engaging, and ample in it's supplementary information regarding the constitution.

      In addition to being a map nerd, I am a Constitution nerd, and this site is awesome.  
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    Provided through the National Archives, an "online exhibit" of the Consitution.  It includes high resolution images, links to related sources, articles, and information.  Provides THE primary source for the study of the Constitution, the Constitution itself!
kyleassad

Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before - 1 views

    • kyleassad
       
      Data is sourced from the United Nations: the UNDP, Conference on Trade and Development Trade Tables, and Angus Maddison's World Economy: Historical Statistics.  At first glance, the data from which the maps are created is credible because it is from the UN with the exception of the maps sources from Angus Maddison.  The website is also a product of Sheffield University in the United Kingdom, which lends credibility.
    • kyleassad
       
      The maps are divided into categories, and provide a great visual aid when talking about how different countries, regions, and continents utilize resources, have different birth and death rates, and other factors based on geography that can help to be visualized.
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      This website is very credible, especially based on the standards from the UC Berkeley website.  They cite their sources on their "Data" page, include credits to those who helped them, and include the sources that assisted in the formation of the maps.  They include contacts, who created the web page, and statistics on how they update errors, etc.

      Overall, not only is this website interesting to me because I am a map nerd, but I think this would be very useful in geography, economics, and other social studies classes.
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    Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
Adrea Lawrence

Microfacts/Weaving History - Home - 8 views

    • Adrea Lawrence
       
      This site includes secondary source information on several events that are important in Western Civilization.
    • Adrea Lawrence
       
      This site does not include information from East Asia, so it couldn't be used a world history course.
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    A spatial and temporal visualization of historical events focused primarily on the western world.
Joellen Kriss

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The Institute - 0 views

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    This is the web site of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The organization is dedicated to the study of American History and aims to promote this study among teachers, students, scholars and the general public. Their website provides something of a one stop shop for American History. They have a store where you can buy history related items, there is an document repository and an area for educators. It's pretty great.
Alan Edwards

New Deal Network - 1 views

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    Created by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and historians, the New Deal Network is a great online resource for the era. Check out the documents sections where they have materials organized by topic. (e.g. Japanese Internment, Tennessee Valley Authority, Anti-Semitism). This could be an important resource for teachers preparing lessons as well as student research.
Joellen Kriss

Explorers - A - EnchantedLearning.com - 0 views

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    Part of Enchantedlearning.com, this site has easily accessible and fairly comprehensive information about different topics. This page specifically is about explorers (clearly) and could be very useful as either a place to direct your students to for their own research OR a personal crash course.
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