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101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class

101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class
1.) The Library of Congress is a great source to find historical documents, photos, art, maps, audio and video, artifacts and other items. The American Memory section organizes items based on topics, time periods and places of American history. The World Digital Library, a cooperative project with UNESCO, includes rare documents from around the world. 2.) 3.) 3.1) EDSITEment "offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies."

Science Videos – Teach With Fergy Below you will find a collection of videos that I find both entertaining as well as useful both inside the classroom and out. Enjoy! GeneralBiology Ecology Chemistry Physics Space Earth Science Newest Additions Just How Small Is An Atom? Atom Animation The 9 Best Scientific Study Habits Could We Stop An Asteroid? How Much Junk Is There In Space? Space Misconceptions The Scale of the Universe ASAP Science Wars Science STYLE Cover – Taylor Swift Acapella Parody What is a GMO? Can We Have Star Wars’ Lightsabers in Real Life? Hydrophobic Sand? Amazing Energy Facts The Terrifying Truth About Bananas What Will Humans Be Like In 1000 years? Barbecuing Steak With Chemistry The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips The Density Song Space top 5: Effects of space on the human body Chemists Know Can Stress Actually Kill You? Talent vs. Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Could We Destroy The Earth? Does My Voice Really Sound Like That? Can Earbuds Lead to Hearing Loss? Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much? 5 Myths About Sugar How Big Is The Ocean?

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased. There was fighting in Europe, transportation was interrupted, and the American consulates weren't open. Fewer than 10 percent of the immigration quotas from Europe were used from 1942 to 1945.In many ways, the country was still fearful of the influence of foreign-born people. Also because of the war, the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943. I believe that the admission of these persons will add to the strength and energy of the Nation." Learn More 5 Good iPad Apps for Social Studies Students As social studies teacher I’m drawn to any iPad app that I think students will enjoy. After four months of writing this blog I’ve found some that really stand out from the crowd. Here are my five picks for good iPad apps for social studies lessons. Tiny Countries for iPad is one of the most fun apps that I’ve tried in a while. The purpose of the app is to help students learn the locations of 75 countries, their capitals, their notable cities, and some of their unique geographic features. GeoMaster Plus is an iPad app for learning and practicing identifying countries, capitals, and landmarks around the world. The National Geographic Word Atlas for 2013 is currently available as a free iPad app. EarthViewer is a free iPad app that takes you through 4.5 billion years on Earth. Geography Drive USA is an iPad app that elementary and middle school students will enjoy using. Tags: free apps, free ipad apps, geography, history, social studies

20 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed Big changes in the social media landscape this week mean there's a lot to discuss. These posts highlight all the latest and greatest tools, tips, trends, and strategies for navigating the ever-changing social waters. Included in this week's edition is some cautionary advice about Facebook and dating, some great mobile app lists for spring, and analysis of Twitter's brand new advertising model. So kick back, relax, and dedicate some weekend catch-up time to these 20 resources that may have passed you by. Social Media 5 Ways Facebook Changed Dating (For the Worse)Facebook is a fabulous way to stay connected, share, and build a business. For more social media news and resources, you can follow Mashable's social media channel on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook. Tech & Mobile 10 Amazing Musical Instrument iPhone AppsThe iPhone has some truly outstanding musical instrument offerings, many of which rival their physical counterparts. Business

CTE Project Political Cartoons Illustrating Progressivism and the Election of 1912 Background The Progressive Era, as the period in history at the turn of the 20th century has come to be known, was a time of tremendous social, economic, and political changes, and the presidential election of 1912 typified the reform spirit of the period. Beginning in the late 1800s with the challenge to the "spoils system" of machine politics, progressivism gathered momentum between 1900 and 1916, as the desire for reform permeated the minds of the American people. Reformers themselves were a diverse group, frequently with different views, but always the same general purpose-- to reform America. Among them were politicians, labor leaders, religious leaders, and teachers, men and women who believed the federal government needed to address the ills of a modern industrialized society. The more famous reform leaders of the day reflected the diversity within the various reform groups. As opponents, Roosevelt and Wilson had almost as much in common as they did in conflict. Resources

Welcome — Indiana Historical Society The Evolution of Social Search March 27th, 2010 · 8 Comments · General Earlier this week, I had the good fortune to attend the New York Semantic Web Meetup, which featured three excellent presentations. I’ll confess that I primarily attended the event in order to learn more about open data platform Factual, particularly to see how it compares to Freebase and Google Squared. But I found the other two presentations, “The Evolution of Social Search“ by Nitya Narasimhan and “User Interfaces for the Semantic Web” by Duane Degler, even more compelling. I really wish Nitya’s session had been recorded as a video, but the slides embedded above will have to suffice for those who couldn’t see it live. inShare

Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs Complete guide to educational and special needs apps With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. by Dawn Villarreal, One Place for Special Needs Android apps (all) Android does not have the nice interface of iTunes for viewing apps on the Internet as opposed to your device. Aphasia appsApps specific to those with aphasia Apraxia appsApps specific to those with Childhood Apraxia of Speech Articulation appsApps that focus on articulation. Auditory memory apps Auditory memory is the ability to remember what you heard. Autism appsApps specific to those on the autism spectrum