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Meet us in St. Louis this fall for the world’s largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference, the 93rd NCSS Annual Conference. With the theme Gateway to the Core of Learning , the conference will feature many sessions designed to help districts, schools, and teachers integrate common core literacy standards into social studies classrooms, and highlight ways to work with other academic disciplines to incorporate the standards.
A number of news sites have regular features called something like “explainer” or “explain it to me” where they provide — in either video or text — short explanations about current events or answers to reader/viewer questions. Here are my choices for best of these kinds of resources out there — please share suggestions for ones I’m missing:
A while ago we featured a couple of historically important Disney animations commissioned during the Second World War in the form of propaganda. Today we’re losing the cutesy animation and diving in with real footage of some of the most politically motivated films ever made. Propaganda is a by-product of nearly every war or major conflict, and acts as a concentrated effort by the government to influence, calm and control.
Yesterday, my post about 47 Alternatives to YouTube started with the statement that some excellent educational content can be found on YouTube.
Still skeptical about the value of using Twitter as a tool to engage introverted students in classroom lessons?
Novus Homo Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 B.C.E) was a novus homo (new man i.e someone with no notable ancestors) born at Arpinium, south of Rome, to a reasonably well off family.
The Mapping History Project has been designed to provide interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics.
The Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia Libraries maintains a collection of more than 1,000 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. Although not limited to a single geographic subject, the collection heavily emphasizes Georgia as colony and state, along with its surrounding region. The Hargrett maps database serves as a finding aid for the majority of Hargrett's map holdings and provides digital versions of most maps.
Blenda Life as a Viking woman was pretty hard.
When students create multimedia projects they might be tempted to simply do a Google Images search and use the first images they see. But as educators we have a responsibility to teach students to respect copyright holders' rights.
This week, we feature the most popular posts of the year on MindShift.
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