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Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route. The Syrian conflict has torn the country apart, leaving thousands dead and driving millions to flee their homes. Many seek refuge in neighbouring countries but others pay traffickers to take them to Europe - risking death, capture and deportation. If you were fleeing Syria for Europe, what choices would you make for you and your family? Take our journey to understand the real dilemmas the refugees face. The routes, options and outcomes in this Syrian Journey feature were based on real stories uncovered by extensive research as part of a BBC Arabic digital project exploring migration from Syria. Research by Mamdouh Akbiek, Eloise Dicker Illustrations by Gerry Fletcher. Get involved We would like to know what you would take with you if you were forced to flee your country. Use the hashtags #whatwouldyoutake and #Syrianjourney to post your choices, with images and/or video.

See what Syrian migrants who made the journey took with them Survivors' stories Media playback is unsupported on your device. Quandary. Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society. This is a story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world.

Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society

These little cuties are 50% Triangles, 50% Squares, and 100% slightly shapist. But only slightly! In fact, every polygon prefers being in a diverse crowd: You can only move them if they're unhappy with their immediate neighborhood. Once they're OK where they are, you can't move them until they're unhappy with their neighbors again. “I wanna move if less than 1/3 of my neighbors are like me.” Harmless, right? Drag & drop unhappy polygons until nobody is unhappy: (just move them to random empty spots. don't think too much about it.)

And... our shape society becomes super segregated. Sometimes a neighborhood just becomes square, and it's not their fault if no triangles wanna stick around. In this next bit, unhappy shapes automatically move to random empty spots. Stop the nightmare for the cost of a latte. Darfur Is Dying - Play mtvU's Darfur refugee game for change. Home of National Anthems. Geography. Resources for Teaching Social Studies. Top free resources for teaching and learning Social Studies The Library of Congress – Resources in “for teachers” page include ready-to-use materials that brings the Library’s primary sources aligned with state standards into the classrooms, online modules to build teacher skills with the Library’s professional development curriculum (Library of Congress Learning Page “The Learning Page is designed to help educators use the American Memory Collections to teach history and culture.

Resources for Teaching Social Studies

It offers tips and tricks, definitions and rationale for using primary sources, activities, discussions, lesson plans and suggestions for using the collections in classroom curriculum.”) American Memory from the Library of Congress – American Memory provides “free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. The World Digital Library (WDL) whilst in Qatar.

Bookmarks. Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English. History rules, as long as you can teach it right. Browse Interactives. Annenberg Learner - Teacher Professional Development. Free and Open Source Civilization Game in HTML5 Browser. Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization.

Free and Open Source Civilization Game in HTML5 Browser

The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age… Freeciv-web can be played online using a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet. Freeciv-web has been optimized for the iPhone 5 on mobile and modern HTML5 browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. An introduction and short tutorial appears below. Check out the FreeCiv wiki to help get you started. Tagged as: game-based learning, gamify learning, gaming, history, serious game. Community PlanIt. Big History Project. Historical military records. 50states.com - States and Capitals. 10x10 · 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time · by Jonathan Harris.

Ad*Access. Google News. Card Game. eLECTIONS Your Adventure in Politics brought to you by Cable in the Classroom. 3rd World Farmer: A simulation to make you think. Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips and Photo Images from CriticalPast. Newsmap. IQ - Interactive Quizzes. Free Primary Source Materials For Social Studies Teachers. Digital Public Library of America.

The Story of Stuff Project. Foreign Relations of the United States. The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication.

Foreign Relations of the United States

The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office. FRUS begins with the administration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861. There are two cumulative indexes covering 1861-1899 and 1900-1918. The organization of FRUS is generally chronological, but the dates of the volumes do not necessarily reflect the dates of documentary history. For Educators.