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Elliot Borg

Timelines.com: Discover, Record and Share History with Timelines - 1 views

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      This site does not rely on any specific sources, but rather affirms the chronology of historical events.
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      I would use this source as a way to determine the most important events to discuss throughout a unit.
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      Some teachers might ask students to create timelines, and this site would be helpful in assessing their accuracy. Otherwise it would be useful for teachers in developing their units.
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    This site is a great supplement for planning lessons. The scope and sequence vary, and the depth is minimal for a classroom setting, but it can help immensely in determining what content to include in the preliminary unit planning stages.
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 It appears to me that this link is no longer active.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

NationsIllustrated.com - The World in Pictures - 5 views

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      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

Kids.gov - Social Studies - Maps /Geography (Grades 6 - 8) - 3 views

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      Great general resource for teachers who are looking for options to enhance their geography classes.  Online resources at reliable government websites to help augment lessons and skills.
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      I would use this site as a resource for my students to do research for themselves.  I would also use some of the sites as alternate assignments for students.
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      This site is an awesome resource for social studies teachers looking for internet resources to give their kids.  It is both credible and provides general enough resources that allow them to use it for all lessons.
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    A geography unit resource for teachers in middle school teaching the mandated coursework.
kyleassad

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

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      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.
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      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.
Jonathon Gordon

PBS Teachers | Resources For The Classroom - 1 views

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      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.
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      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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      The sources from this site come from various PBS programs including "American Experience", "PBS Newshour", and "NOVA". 
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      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. 
James Leslie

Social Studies - 4 views

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    Just another site where teachers can share their lessons with one another.
James Leslie

Teachers: Content Literacy - 2 views

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    This site has tools and links for helping teach literacy within a social studies curriculum.
James Leslie

Sept. 11th Education Trust/Social Studies School Service Launch Free Resources to Addre... - 2 views

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    This is an interesting site on materials for teaching about 9/11.
James Leslie

Carter Center Teacher Resource Center - Middle & High School Lessons - 2 views

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    Another page with links to teaching resources and lesson plans.
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    I just took a glance at one of the lesson plans from the Carter Center and I love how thorough it is. Great resource!
James Leslie

Considerations in Teaching Culturally Diverse Children :: Educational Resources :: ADD,... - 1 views

  • There has been growing concern about how best to meet the educational challenge of learner diversity. Some researchers (National, 1991) have raised questions about the efficacy of teacher education programs which attempt to deal with learner diversity and which explore changes in prospective teachers' roles in modifying instruction. However, other researchers (i.e., Banks & Banks, 1989; Bennett, 1990; Sleeter & Grant, 1988) have recommended that the following be included within the teacher education curriculum:
    • At least one course in multicultural education that takes into consideration the needs of all students
    • Information about the history and culture of students from a wide number of ethnic, racial, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds
      • Content about the contributions made by various groups
    • Information about first- and second-language acquisition and effective teaching practices for working with students from limited English proficient (LEP) backgrounds
    • Field experiences and student teaching opportunities with students from varying backgrounds
  • This background is important for the teacher to have in order to understand the rights and responsibilities of students as well as of teachers and parents. While having this information may not eliminate the stereotypes or misconceptions that teachers have about groups, it can serve to inform more directly future instructional decisions which they will make.
  • Many African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans have had educational experiences where they suffered as a result of negative social, economic, and educational policies (Banks & Banks, 1989). Practices such as referral of these students in disproportionate numbers to special education classes continue even today. With additional information, teachers may be able to ask further questions or request technical assistance in providing appropriate instruction before a referral is considered.
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  • Communication can be increased by using the home language for conferences and providing written notices in both languages for those parents who have difficulty with English. Community liaisons, aides, translators, or volunteers who are bilingual can assist in this area. The teacher can solicit more participation and cooperation from parents if the message is communicated appropriately.
  • The incorporation of information about first- and second-language acquisition and effective teaching practices for working with students from LEP backgrounds is critical for teacher planning. Information about the language strengths and needs of students will be helpful for working with special personnel such as bilingual teachers and English as a second language teachers.

  • here is a need for field experiences and student teaching opportunities to work with diverse students. Prospective teachers can benefit interacting with these students before they enter the field and while they are still able to dialogue with teacher educators and teachers in the field. It can be a time to design instructional activities which can be applied within a variety of contexts and with different learners. With changes in school populations projected within this decade, it is important for prospective teachers to also have contact with the populations which they will ultimately serve.
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    This is an article on the challenges that can occur in teachings classrooms of diverse children.
James Leslie

GO.HRW.COM - 1 views

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    This page contains links to strategies that you can use to help struggling readers.
James Leslie

Social Studies Homework Help - 2 views

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    This site has a variety of resources that can help students and teachers with studying at home.
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    This site has a variety of resources that can help students and teachers with studying at home.
Debbie Moore

BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site for Kids - 0 views

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    BrainPOP is an interactive instructional tool that uses animated characters, Tim & Moby to introduce and illustrate content material for social studies, math, science, English, arts, health and technology. The interactive resources include quizzes, movies, timelines, and activity pages. Other resources include lesson plans, classroom tools, curriculum calendars, research and much more. Some of what they offer is free. Unfortunately, there is an annual fee for most of their material.

    My practicum school uses this program extensively. The students really like using this program and actively engage in the material. At the moment, BrainPOP is featuring a segment on "American Indians" and "Digital Citizenship."

    If you go to this location, you will find a free movie on the civil war. http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/freemovies/civilwar/
Erin Power

Social Studies Music - 0 views

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      This website uses music from a variety of artists to encourage teaching social studies.

      The songs on this site are a little cheesy for me, but they are impossible to get out of your head. I think that they could be great to incorporate multiple intelligences into a lesson.

      This site is valuable for social studies teachers because it provides an alternate way to introduce materials.
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    This site provides songs that can be included in history teaching units.
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    This is unbelievable! I still remember the song we did in elementary school called "Fifty Nifty United States." I am definitely going to use this. They are totally silly but that is why they will remember them.
James Leslie

TCI Launches Ground-Breaking, Online Technology for Social Studies Teachers and Their S... - 0 views

  • TCI, a leading publisher of innovative K-12 social studies curriculum, recently launched TeachTCI and LearnTCI, online instructional technologies for teachers and students.
  • When teachers sign in to their TeachTCI account online, they have access to all the resources found in TCI's print materials, plus links to lesson-specific discussion groups that facilitate professional exchange, an assessment creator, and a Classroom Presenter tool that translates the printed lesson guide into a visual format that enables teachers to lead dynamic classroom activities.
  • "TeachTCI turns the countless hours I would usually spend on lesson planning and activity development into a one-stop, shopping-like experience for everything I need for class. The fact that it is online makes it easy for me access these resources from any computer and allows me to work as easily from home as from school," said Steve Innamarato, a social studies teacher at Central High School in Philadelphia.
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  • Making the content of both TeachTCI and LearnTCI web-based was a strategic decision by TCI. "We can ensure that our content remains cutting-edge," said TCI's founder and CEO, Bert Bower. "With print publishing, we weren't able to make updates as often because of long printing cycles. Updating digital content is a snap. Another advantage is that teachers can prepare and plan lessons from anywhere, and students can interact with their text at home, from the library, or anywhere they can get online."
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    This web site has information on an online teaching resource for teachers. The program allows teachers and students to work from anywhere via the internet.
James Leslie

Texas board revises history books | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Texa... - 0 views

  • Meeting with several writing teams for social studies in all grade levels, the board asked for several revisions in the first drafts laying out the new standards for history, government and other social studies courses in Texas schools.
  • Meeting with several writing teams for social studies in all grade levels, the board asked for several revisions in the first drafts laying out the new standards for history, government and other social studies courses in Texas schools.
  • Meeting with several writing teams for social studies in all grade levels, the board asked for several revisions in the first drafts laying out the new standards for history, government and other social studies courses in Texas schools.
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  • Meeting with several writing teams for social studies in all grade levels, the board asked for several revisions in the first drafts laying out the new standards for history, government and other social studies courses in Texas schools.
  • Meeting with several writing teams for social studies in all grade levels, the board asked for several revisions in the first drafts laying out the new standards for history, government and other social studies courses in Texas schools.
  • Meeting with several writing teams for social studies in all grade levels, the board asked for several revisions in the first drafts laying out the new standards for history, government and other social studies courses in Texas schools.
  • When some board members questioned why former Secretary of State and four-star Gen. Colin Powell was being dropped from the standards for elementary grades, they were told that former President Ronald Reagan was being substituted for Powell. That ended the questions.
  • When some board members questioned why former Secretary of State and four-star Gen. Colin Powell was being dropped from the standards for elementary grades, they were told that former President Ronald Reagan was being substituted for Powell. That ended the questions.
  • When some board members questioned why former Secretary of State and four-star Gen. Colin Powell was being dropped from the standards for elementary grades, they were told that former President Ronald Reagan was being substituted for Powell. That ended the questions.
  • When some board members questioned why former Secretary of State and four-star Gen. Colin Powell was being dropped from the standards for elementary grades, they were told that former President Ronald Reagan was being substituted for Powell. That ended the questions.
  • Another board member, citing her own experiences in elementary school, called on one writing team to include the Liberty Bell as a historical artifact that should be studied by students.
  • Two of those experts, evangelical minister Peter Marshall of Massachusetts and Wallbuilders president David Barton of Aledo, were asked about their earlier recommendations to drop labor leader César Chávez and former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black member of the court, from the standards.
  • Marci Deal, social studies coordinator in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district, quickly cooled off one controversy that erupted when the writing team for sixth grade initially recommended that Christmas be dropped from a list of holidays of the major religions in a world cultures and geography course.
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    This article examines how the State of Texas went about designing new standards for history government and social studies. Also, there are comments that people have made for and against the new standards.
James Leslie

CITE Journal - Social Studies - 1 views

  • New technologies are disseminated into our nation's schools at a rapid rate. To utilize these technologies effectively, teachers need not only to be proficient in technology but also well versed in the effective integration of technology into their instruction. The key in meeting this expectation is the teacher preparation methods class. In the methods class, students see their teachers modeling the use (or lack of use) of technology, and these students are likely to go on to do likewise in their future teaching (Cooper & Bull, 1997; Handler, 1993).
  • New technologies are disseminated into our nation's schools at a rapid rate. To utilize these technologies effectively, teachers need not only to be proficient in technology but also well versed in the effective integration of technology into their instruction. The key in meeting this expectation is the teacher preparation methods class. In the methods class, students see their teachers modeling the use (or lack of use) of technology, and these students are likely to go on to do likewise in their future teaching (Cooper & Bull, 1997; Handler, 1993).
  • New technologies are disseminated into our nation's schools at a rapid rate. To utilize these technologies effectively, teachers need not only to be proficient in technology but also well versed in the effective integration of technology into their instruction. The key in meeting this expectation is the teacher preparation methods class. In the methods class, students see their teachers modeling the use (or lack of use) of technology, and these students are likely to go on to do likewise in their future teaching (Cooper & Bull, 1997; Handler, 1993).
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  • New technologies are disseminated into our nation's schools at a rapid rate. To utilize these technologies effectively, teachers need not only to be proficient in technology but also well versed in the effective integration of technology into their instruction. The key in meeting this expectation is the teacher preparation methods class. In the methods class, students see their teachers modeling the use (or lack of use) of technology, and these students are likely to go on to do likewise in their future teaching (Cooper & Bull, 1997; Handler, 1993).
  • New technologies are disseminated into our nation's schools at a rapid rate. To utilize these technologies effectively, teachers need not only to be proficient in technology but also well versed in the effective integration of technology into their instruction. The key in meeting this expectation is the teacher preparation methods class. In the methods class, students see their teachers modeling the use (or lack of use) of technology, and these students are likely to go on to do likewise in their future teaching (Cooper & Bull, 1997; Handler, 1993).
  • New technologies are disseminated into our nation's schools at a rapid rate. To utilize these technologies effectively, teachers need not only to be proficient in technology but also well versed in the effective integration of technology into their instruction. The key in meeting this expectation is the teacher preparation methods class. In the methods class, students see their teachers modeling the use (or lack of use) of technology, and these students are likely to go on to do likewise in their future teaching (Cooper & Bull, 1997; Handler, 1993).
  • To achieve the desired gains with technology, social studies methods courses must not focus only on making preservice teachers proficient at using technology, but must promote strategies to integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning (Cantu, 2000). Technology rich instruction models effective use, explores the barriers and benefits of technology integration (Keiper, Harwood, & Larson, 2000), and thereby surmounts the traditional absence of technology in methods courses (Rose & Winterfeldt, 1998).
  • To achieve the desired gains with technology, social studies methods courses must not focus only on making preservice teachers proficient at using technology, but must promote strategies to integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning (Cantu, 2000). Technology rich instruction models effective use, explores the barriers and benefits of technology integration (Keiper, Harwood, & Larson, 2000), and thereby surmounts the traditional absence of technology in methods courses (Rose & Winterfeldt, 1998).
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    Since more and more schools are using smart and promethean boards, teachers should be trained to use them.
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    This amount of computer literacy, is not enough for today's classrooms.
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    Teachers should have more course work that deals with how to use computers to enhance the learning experience of their students.
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    To achieve the desired gains with technology, social studies methods courses must not focus only on making preservice teachers proficient at using technology, but must promote strategies to integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning (Cantu, 2000). Technology rich instruction models effective use, explores the barriers and benefits of technology integration (Keiper, Harwood, & Larson, 2000), and thereby surmounts the traditional absence of technology in methods courses (Rose & Winterfeldt, 1998).
Debbie Moore

The New York Times Learning Network - 1 views

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    "The Learning Center" is a website developed and sponsored by The New York Times. The site has links for teacher, students and parents and is designed for grades 3-12 . The link for teachers has many tools for classroom use such as lesson plans, conversation starters, daily news quiz, workd of the day, and discussion topics.
James Leslie

Social Studies Web Sites for Teachers - 0 views

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    This web site has lesson plans that can be used in classrooms from K-12th grades. There are a variety of links that will take you directly to lessons plans that involve history, geography, government and current events.
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