Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services Historic Newspapers Enhanced access to America's historic newspapers through the Chronicling America project. Historic Sound Recordings The National Jukebox features over 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Co. between 1900 and 1925. Performing Arts Collections, articles and special presentations on music, theater and dance materials from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia.
Making Current Events Accessible to Kids Many parents and teachers grew up doing dull current-events reports based on static text found in newspapers. Today's students, who are immersed in a world in which news can be updated by anyone 24/7, need a different skill set to read and understand the world. Classroom current-events time provides the perfect opportunity to practice critical-thinking and text-analysis skills using timely and real-world sources.
Beyond Borders The audio, illustrations, photos, and videos are credited beneath the media asset, except for promotional images, which generally link to another page that contains the media credit. The Rights Holder for media is the person or group credited. Writer Shelley Sperry, Sperry Editorial Open Source Tool Sets for Creating High-density Maps A few weeks ago I wrote about some of the building blocks available to create engaging maps in Drupal . The module ecosystem around maps and other geospatial functionality is pretty flexible, but there are some situations where Drupal might not be the best fit. There are some great tools out there to build out sites when the situation calls for little else besides a map display, or when processing and rendering tens of thousands of geospatial features.
Big History Project Join us! The Big History Project is not a for-profit program. Your engagement will exclusively benefit teachers and students around the world. Teaching the course It's easy to teach Big History — all you have to do is register, set up a class, and go! Start a pilot Resources for Primary Source Documents Primary sources are resources that were first-hand created in a given period of time and never undergone any kind of editing or distortion. These sources are multimodal and they come in different forms. They can be artifacts, documents, pictures, recordings, essays, photographs, maps...etc. Now with the globalization of knowledge and the pervasive use of digital media, primary sources become accessible to everybody with an internet connection.
Teachers Homepage - 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. Create custom map add-in excel and powerpoint Do you want to create thematic maps in Excel and PowerPoint? BeGraphic has a free version to build your custom map and geographical dashboard based on live data. With BeGraphic, not only you can make your own editable map, but you can also build custom sales territory map. History of choropleth maps
20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students A couple of years ago I published a list of 21 online map creation tools. Since then some of those tools have gone offline and new tools have replaced them. Here's my updated list of online map creation tools for students and teachers. Wikia Maps is a map creation tool from Wikia. Wikia Maps has two map creation options. Primary Source Sets on the Web It can be time-consuming to find and prepare primary sources for your lessons. On each of the below sites, you will find primary sources that address multiple topics in U.S. History. Many of the sites provide sources that have been prepared for the classroom, from excerpting lengthy documents to providing clear headnotes and source information. Start at one of these sites to find primary sources to use in your next lesson!
CITE Journal: TPACK and Social Studies Hammond, T. C., & Manfra, M. M. (2009). Giving, prompting, making: Aligning technology and pedagogy within TPACK for social studies instruction. How Maps mislead and bias Us World maps influence our model of the world. What if the map we are familiar with didn’t represent the sizes of land masses accurately? Geographical map projections can seem a bit of a dry subject, but on the other hand they are used regularly and are a beautiful metaphor for the presupposition “The Map is not the Territory“. You cannot create a World Map without Distortion A map projection is any method of “flattening” [a sphere] into a plane.Gauss proved that a sphere cannot be represented on a plane without distortion. Since any method of representing a sphere’s surface on a plane is a map projection, all map projections distort.