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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 The Library of Congress is a great source to find historical documents, photos, art, maps, audio and video, artifacts and other items.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.) The National Archives and Records Administration has a massive collection of material on U.S. history that can sometimes be overwhelming to search through. 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."

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Facts about the Revolutionary War *** Facts about the Revolutionary War This article contains fast facts and information about the Revolutionary War. Why did the American Revolutionary War begin? Because the American colonists believed that they deserved all the rights of Englishmen but were not receiving them. Social Studies Web Sites for Teachers Go Back: Virtual Middle School Library Home / Resources for Teachers and Parents Menu / Social Studies Social Studies Menu: General Sites | Current Events | Geography | Government | History - General | History - United States | History - Pennsylvania | History - World General Sites The National Council for the Social Studies - Standards, teaching resources (internet, print and videos), and links to social studies web sites. World History for Us All - a curriculum for teaching world history to middle and high school students. This is project of San Diego State Unversity and involves the collaboration of K-12 teachers and university instructors Social Science Lesson Plans - From Education World.

Investigating New York Times Coverage of the Holocaust Nancy KeilThe efforts of the White Rose movement to rouse Germans against the Third Reich lasted just months, and key members, like Sophie Scholl, were captured and executed in Munich in 1943. Here, her grave. Go to related article » April 8 is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah), which marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising on the Hebrew calendar. Students and teachers will find many ideas for learning about the Holocaust on our special resource page, which includes: 10 Excellent Free Social Studies Resources for Teachers and Students 1- National Council for The Social Studies This is a great website for teachers and students. It provides free resources relating to everything about social studies.

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done? Know how many days per week you’re actually productive? About 3: Writing in Hieroglyphs Learn about hieroglyphs and writing © 2012 This website is produced by the Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Development Division at The University of Manchester

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

World History for Us All: Key Theme Home > The Three Essential Questions The Seven Key Themes The Three Essential Questions World History for Us All introduces three overarching thematic questions as guides for organizing classroom activities and discussions:

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