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Scandinavian - Scandinavian America - Immigration...- Classroom Presentation Scandinavian America The Scandinavian immigrants not only built new lives in the United States; they also built a new culture. As immigrants from Scandinavia flooded into sparsely populated areas of the U.S., they helped create a particularly Scandinavian way of life, melding the varied religious, culinary, literary, and linguistic traditions that they brought with them with those that they found in their new country. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in the Great Lakes states, the northern Great Plains, and in enclaves scattered among northern U.S. cities, a visitor might imagine that he or she was traveling through a unique new nation—Scandinavian America. Language and Education As Scandinavian immigrants arrived in the U.S., they brought a diverse group of native languages with them, and they quickly established institutions to nurture and promote their linguistic heritage. Many Scandinavians also took an active role in the burgeoning U.S. labor movement.

Social Studies Activities Welcome to the Social Studies page on Teaching Resources! Here you'll find a collection of printables, games, and activities for upper elementary school. Many of them are especially appropriate for 5th grade because that's the grade that I taught. Those activities include US history resources and the stock market game materials. I also taught North Carolina history in 4th grade for a few years, so you'll find a few NC resources, too. ~ Laura Candler General Social Studies Freebies and Resources Richard Byrne Presents Click here for five video projects that you can try today. 1. Create a short video using Animoto, YouTube slideshow, or 30hands iPad app. This video could be used to introduce a new topic, create a book trailer, or introduce yourself to the class. 2. Create a short “documentary” using WeVideo, Loopster, or Wideo.co.

The Unexpected NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Named after the Indian-American astronomer Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Chandra was launched and deployed by Space Shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999. Chandra is unique because of its sensitivity and its extremely high precision mirrors. These features have led to discoveries in many areas of astronomy, especially in relation to the life cycles of stars, the role of supermassive black holes in the evolution of galaxies, and the study of dark matter and dark energy. National Geographic Education - National Geographic Education This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Firefox 17) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Educators! Take our survey for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website—natgeoed.org If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich natgeoed.org.

40 Must-See Historical Photos EmailEmail While some photographs capture our attention because of how the artist behind the picture has decided to compose the shot, others are fascinating simply because of the subjects that they depict. Below are some captivating photographs that tell stories about our past, depicting the people, places and events that have shaped the course of history.

-SocialStudies- Open your Social Studies book and use the web codes to log in to interactive map activities. Ancient Greek Theater And Drama An overview from The Theater Store Ancient Greece For Kids K-12 : Student Resources : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Exploration What are you interested in?[+] Show all Building and fixing things[+] Show 10 Contestants for Earth's Next Superpower By Jeff Wilser These nations have been dismissed as underdogs and weaklings. But like budding superheroes, they’ve been sitting on hidden talents. And now they’re about to fly. If you’re a kid in Finland, you don’t start school until you’re 7 years old. There’s almost no homework until you’re a teenager.

20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class January 27, 2014 Yesterday when I was working on the list of iPad apps that teachers can use with their students to make virtual field trips, it dawned on me to compile another list of web based platforms for both online museums and virtual field sites that can be used with students in class. After scouring the web for hours I finally landed on the selection below. Have a look and as always share with your students and colleagues. 1- National Portrait Gallery

Chickamauga Animated Map « Back to Maps | More on Chickamauga » « View All Animated Maps | More Animated Maps: JavaScript and Adobe Flash 9 are required to view the CWPT Animated Maps. Watch our animated map of the Battle of Chickamauga, produced by Wide Awake Films. Learn more about this important Civil War battle in Georgia. 12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn't Make the Cut The road to 50 states was littered with wannabes who couldn't wait to declare themselves—but never quite got to full statehood. Here are 12 states that could have been. 1. Franklin After the Revolutionary War, it became common for states to gift their westernmost lands to the newly-founded (but broke) American government to repackage and sell to westbound pioneers.

Student Resources Whether you have to write a report, finish a big project or just want to learn more about the Civil War, we can help! Find out why the Civil War is still important today. Whether you have to write a report, finish a big project or just want to learn more about the Civil War, we can help! Find out why the Civil War is still important today.

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