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21st Century Literacy - 1 views

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    Writing Units to Teach 21st Century Skills For 7th - 12th grade English or Social Studies Classes.
Alice Barr

Cell Phones as Classroom Tools | Teachinghistory.org - 0 views

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    Cell phones are in our schools and classrooms. According to data recently gathered by the Pew Research Center, 88% of teen cell phone users text message. While schools have taken various approaches towards student cell phones, from banning and storing in lockers, to lunchtime use, there are free online resources available that can transform cell phones into handheld classroom response systems.
Alice Barr

CriticalPast.com: Historic Stock Footage and Archival Video Clips and Photo Images from... - 0 views

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    Welcome to CriticalPast.
    View more than 57,000 historic videos and 7 million photos for FREE in one of the world's largest collections of royalty-free archival stock footage. Offering immediate downloads in more than 10 SD and HD formats, including screeners in all formats.
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The History 2.0 Classroom: Mapping & Statistics 2.0 - 0 views

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    mapping 2.0 & statistics resources
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India Youth Expedition - 3 views

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    Distinguished Educators as truly, "21st Century learning," and "ground breaking". The i2P web-team will be utilizing streaming video during the expedition to allow students direct communication with the Youth Ambassador team as they traverse this varied and diverse eco-region.
Alice Barr

IfItWereMyHome.com - 1 views

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    The lottery of birth is responsible for much of who we are. If you were not born in the country you were, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person?

    IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.

    You can also use our visualization tool to help understand the impact of a disaster. The Pakistan Flood and BP Oil Spill are currently featured. Check out the individual pages to gain some perspective on these awful tragedies.
Alice Barr

Primary Source - 0 views

  • Primary Source promotes history and humanities education by connecting educators with people and cultures throughout the world.
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    "Primary Source promotes history and humanities education by connecting educators with people and cultures throughout the world."
Alice Barr

ResourceBlog Article: Two New Sets of Primary Sources from the Library of Congress - 1 views

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    These Primary Source Sets are compiled and written for educators. However, we think these collections will be of interest to many groups of users.

    Check out these additions to the growing list of primary source sets, selected primary sources from the rich collections of the Library of Congress on a particular curricular topic. Designed for quick and easy download, each set includes a teacher's guide to historical context, teaching tips and analysis guides, and a graphic organizer to deepen student engagement with these rich artifacts from the past. Here are the newest topics:

    + The Industrial Revolution in the United States
    Maps, songs, photos, and political cartoons tell the story of the United States' transition to an industrial nation.

    + The New Deal
    Photographs, posters, oral histories, and music recount how Federal programs sought to end the Great Depression.
Alice Barr

World Myths and Legends in Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts) - 0 views

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    Myths are stories that explain why the world is the way it is. All cultures have them. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Sometimes these works of art are the only surviving record of what particular cultures believed and valued. But even where written records or oral traditions exist, art adds to our understanding of myths and legends.
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    Myths are stories that explain why the world is the way it is. All cultures have them. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Sometimes these works of art are the only surviving record of what particular cultures believed and valued. But even where written records or oral traditions exist, art adds to our understanding of myths and legends.
Alice Barr

Chatting Across the USA - 2 views

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    Chatting across the USA is a video conferencing project my 3rd grade students participated in during the spring of 2010. Students in each state researched important and interesting information about their state then taught other 3rd graders across the country using Skype or Google Chat. Information learned about each state was recorded in a 'Chatting Across the USA' journal.
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Webquests - 0 views

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    Webquests based on the collection at The National Portrait Gallery
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History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Home - 0 views

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    The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work-researching, writing, and publishing-of a historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paints a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history and that is available to scholars, teachers, and the general public in our online database.
Alice Barr

TakePart Social Action Network: Controversial Issues, Activism, Environmental, Human Ri... - 0 views

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    Your part in changing the world Starts here
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    Your part in changing the world starts here
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