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History Buffs. A brief history of toilets - stripler - SHENANDOAH VALLEY SD Mail. 12 Fun, Challenging, and Interesting Geography Games for Students. Last year I published a list of geography games for students.

12 Fun, Challenging, and Interesting Geography Games for Students

Since then I've come across a few more interesting geography games and one that I used for years has disappeared. Here's my updated list of fun, challenging, and interesting geography games for students. Map Quiz is exactly what its name implies. It's a quiz game in which you're shown a country or territory on a map and have to identify its name. The questions on Map Quiz are multiple choice so you have at least a 25% chance of getting it right. GeoQuiz is a simple game that just asks you to try to name as many countries as you can in fifteen minutes. In City Guesser 2.0 players are shown video clips (silent or with background noise) and have to guess the location of the city they're seeing.

Enrich Your History and Social Studies Classes with these Resources. Podcast episodes of note (Responses) - Google Sheets. Virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Project – A rhetorical digital humanities project of the "Fill Up the Jails" public speech. ActiveHistory: Online History Simulations, Lessons and Worksheets for the Classroom. Jabzy. Educational YouTube Channels for Social Studies Teachers. Ken Burns in the Classroom. National Geographic Society. Our home on native land. Homeschooling with Netflix. World Geography Games - Let's play and learn Geography! Some Great Apps for Social Studies Teachers. Exploring the World in Your Class. In the past several years, the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) has supported and funded digital games, including Mission US: City of Immigrants, a game about the immigrant experience.

Exploring the World in Your Class

You play as Lena Brodsky, a Jewish immigrant in 1907 New York. It’s a great teaching tool: Students quickly realize how difficult it can be to assimilate to a new country. The game includes an Educator Guide with lesson plans and primary sources. I recently spoke with Marc Ruppel, senior program officer at the NEH. Ruppel’s vision of games in classrooms happens to align with my findings in field research: Games—particularly those in the humanities (social studies, English language arts)—can be the hub, or centerpiece, of learning in a classroom.

Games to Teach the Immigrant Experience In my social studies class, I teach an immigration unit that begins with BrainPOP’s Immigration and Citizenship videos. To frame themes of immigration, try iCivics’ free Immigration and Citizenship game. Current Events Sites for Students. CNN Student News, now called CNN 10, is one of the most popular sites for student news and current events, but there are many other sites out there that are worth taking a look at.

Current Events Sites for Students

Here are some of the ones that I have used over the last couple of years.KidsPost- This is associated with the Washington Post. 15 Best Social Studies Websites for Teachers. Resources for Teaching about Veterans Day. Veterans Day is next weekend which means this upcoming week will be a great opportunity to visit with students about the meaning of this federal holiday.

Resources for Teaching about Veterans Day

These resources have suggestions for how students of all ages can honor veterans as well as some activities that can be done schoolwide.Veterans Day Teacher Guide- This 35 page guide is filled with ideas for ways to honor veterans. There are suggestions for what schools can do as a whole as well as activities that individual students can complete.PBS News Hour- 45-minute lesson plan for middle and high school students. Education. The War in Vietnam: 50 Years Later – Amit Shah. The following introduction was developed by Amit Shah, Managing Director of Green Comma, as a prologue to the chronological middle and high school text by Tom Barber.

The War in Vietnam: 50 Years Later – Amit Shah

Tom is a veteran in education publishing and has been the publisher and editorial director for social studies at the nation’s leading US textbook publishing companies. The material is being offered, free, as a teaching and discussion resource in middle, high school, and freshman college classrooms. WE REQUEST THAT CREDIT IS CITED FOR ANY REUSE. Best of History Web Sites. Mapping History. History PowerPoints for Teachers - Tom Richey. The Singing History Teachers. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: For the full interactive version, use a larger device.

Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade.

Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. History of American Slavery, Ep 2: The Atlantic slave trade during its heyday and the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano.

There are a few trends worth noting. In the 1700s, however, Spanish transport diminishes and is replaced (and exceeded) by British, French, Dutch, and—by the end of the century—American activity. Chronicling America « Library of Congress. Google Maps. GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

The ReDistricting Game. Social Studies & Education. Social Studies 2 / Grade 11. HSI: Historical Scene Investigation. Social Studies. Cartoon Prints, American - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. History T's Homepage. Newspaper Map. We have indexed all newspapers and plotted their correct locations, in 39 countries.

Newspaper Map

Might have missed some. And most newspapers in another 199 countries, a bunch of them not in their correct locations. Add new ones here: add/correct "The immediate usefulness of Newspaper Map is readily apparent. " Jared Keller, The Atlantic "News of the World, One Click Away" Sam Grobart, New York Times "I think this mash-up of Google Maps & every online Newspaper in the World is very, very cool" Bill Gross, Founder of Idealab & UberMedia.

Newspaper Map. Cartoon Prints, American - About this Collection - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. Money as You Grow – Kids and Money – President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. 50 Core Documents. DocsTeach.

13 Good Resources for Social Studies Teachers. I recently met an old colleague of mine for breakfast.

13 Good Resources for Social Studies Teachers

Steve and I team taught a course together for a couple of years before he retired a few years ago. During our conversation he said to me, "Richard, what I knew you were good at was finding things our students liked. " History Animated. 13 Good Resources for Social Studies Teachers. I recently met an old colleague of mine for breakfast.

13 Good Resources for Social Studies Teachers

Steve and I team taught a course together for a couple of years before he retired a few years ago. During our conversation he said to me, "Richard, what I knew you were good at was finding things our students liked. " Coming from Steve, whose opinions I hold in high regards, took that as a compliment and as a reminder that I haven't published a good list for fellow social studies teachers in quite a while. Therefore, this evening I sat down and combed through my archives to pick what I think are some off the better free resources for social studies teachers and students. Wars. 8" Self-Propelled Howitzer Photograph by SP6 Cybrary Man Utah Memorial - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii American Wars: Explore Military History Online American Military History The Price of Freedom Americans at War Military History Online.


Historic American Newspapers - Chronicling America (The Library of Congress) Internet History Sourcebooks Project. Internet History Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall, Editor Last Modified: Dec 11 | linked pages may have been updated more recently. American Migration [Interactive Map] History for the Rest of Us. FaceJack - Hijack someone's face - A new entertainment app for iPhone®, iPad™ and iPod touch® Today in History: Surrender at Yorktown. Featured Image: Winged Time April 3, 2014 By Barat PSN Leave a Comment Curator’s note from the Library of Congress online exhibition: The Dream of Flight On these pages, the English poet and illustrator, William Blake, depicts the personification of “Time” as having wings.

On the left page, Time has his traditional scythe and conceals his wings as he creeps stealthily toward the viewer. On the right, Time has […] WW2 Tweets from 1940 (RealTimeWWII) 42 Interactive History Lessons From Google. If you’re looking for a free and useful tool to help bring history to life, Google has you covered. The search giant has been making big strides into education lately and classrooms around the world are benefiting. The Google Cultural Institute is an elegantly designed but elaborate resource that offers a glimpse into key happenings from years past. The Great War Archive. Dec 25. The Christmas Truce Sergeant Bernard Brookes was a signaller who spent ten months in Flanders in the beginning of the War before he suffered shellshock and was invalided out of active service.

During his convalescence he wrote up the notes he had made during his service, giving a personal, unsentimental account of the appalling conditions in the trenches as well as humorous exploits on and off duty.Here are two short extracts relating to the famous Christmas Truce 1914: Getting Students to Think Like Historians. A history of conflicts. Writing prompts. Media for educators and students. 1878-1913.

Fold3 - Historical military records. Distance Simulations Group (HOLF) Online Interactive Simulations.

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54 Teaching and Lesson Plan Ideas for History Teachers #sschat. Home - Zapaday. Spotzi, spot, zoom in and explore. Home - British Pathé. The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - Create your own fun newspaper. Civics. World History. US History.