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SAS® Curriculum Pathways® Welcome - Digital Explorer Digital Explorer. What's the Good Country? - The Good Country. Problems like climate change, pandemics, migration, human trafficking, terrorism and economic chaos are multiplying because of globalisation. Technology like the internet and aeroplanes connect everyone and everything, so all the good stuff spreads, but so does the bad stuff: one person with a cold can cause a pandemic one geek with a laptop can shut down the power grid one bad bank can bring the global financial system to its knees. These problems are too big and connected for any one country to fix them. America can’t fix climate change. Italy can’t fix migration. But, most of the time, we don’t. Because the seven billion people who created all these problems are organised in two hundred tribes called nations.

DocsTeach. Digitised Manuscripts. CITE Journal: TPACK and Social Studies. Hammond, T.

CITE Journal: TPACK and Social Studies

C., & Manfra, M. M. (2009). Giving, prompting, making: Aligning technology and pedagogy within TPACK for social studies instruction. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 9(2). World Digital Library Home. Facing History and Ourselves. Google Trends. Where young minds can share ideas. Making Current Events Accessible to Kids. Many parents and teachers grew up doing dull current-events reports based on static text found in newspapers.

Making Current Events Accessible to Kids

Today's students, who are immersed in a world in which news can be updated by anyone 24/7, need a different skill set to read and understand the world. Classroom current-events time provides the perfect opportunity to practice critical-thinking and text-analysis skills using timely and real-world sources.

There should be nothing dull about current events today. Everyday Interest In my classroom, Fridays are dedicated to current events, but that doesn’t mean the world waits. I model frequent reading of news articles for my students as well as provide a variety of great resources for developing everyday opportunities for students to read and think about global news. Flipboard – Curate news stories to share through an iOS app. Almost daily, I read the news and use the bookmarklet to add stories to a Flipboard Magazine students subscribe to.

Related Posts: Askthejudge - Answers for teens about the law. Newsmap. Bringing the World to Your Classroom. Gapminder- World data. National Geographic-Mapping. Google Earth for Educators. The world as you've never seen it before. Worldometers - real time world statistics. Tour Builder. EPRS GRAPHICS WAREHOUSE. Disclaimer and Copyright statement In 'Publications' the summaries of information and other documents do not necessarily represent the views of the authors or the European Parliament.


The products in 'Publications' are primarily addressed to the Members and staff of the European Parliament for their parliamentary work. Some links published in these products may be accessible only inside the European Parliament network. Any views expressed in 'Blog' are the personal views of the author, they do not represent the position of the European Parliament. Copyright © European Union, 2014. 3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration. By Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Education As the debate over U.S. immigration policy continues to divide voters across the country, more and more online resources are popping up to help us understand this complex, emotionally charged issue.

3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration

For young people without a personal connection to an immigration story, these websites, games, multimedia news pieces, and more, can help put a human face on an abstract debate. For students with first-hand knowledge of the immigrant experience, they can find validation of their stories and/or those of their friends and family. The three tools below give teachers a few ways to approach the topic of immigration in the classroom. While none of these resources offers a complete picture of the situation on its own, they can help students step back for a big-picture, historical perspective on U.S. immigration, as well as zoom in for the details of the lived experience.

American Panorama. - History, documentary and video online. CrashCourse- General Knowledge Video Channel. Resources for Primary Source Documents. Primary sources are resources that were first-hand created in a given period of time and never undergone any kind of editing or distortion.

Resources for Primary Source Documents

These sources are multimodal and they come in different forms. They can be artifacts, documents, pictures, recordings, essays, photographs, maps...etc. Now with the globalization of knowledge and the pervasive use of digital media, primary sources become accessible to everybody with an internet connection. However, the search for these materials is akin to a scavenger hunt and hence the importance of having a handy list such as the one below to keep for rainy days.

I have been scouring the web for several hours and finally come up with this selection. Whether you teach social studies, history, literature, Geography or any other content area where there is a need for original and primary source documents, the list below will definitely be a good starting point for searching and assembling primary sources. 1- Library of Congress. History Pin Projects. DocsTeach- Create your own Activity. Smithsonian X 3D. That Was History. Google Cultural Institute. Timeline JS. Timetoast timelines. Welcome to PrimaryAccess.

Big History Project. Time-lining tools.