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. However, the search for these materials is akin to a scavenger hunt and hence the importance of having a handy list such as the one below to keep for rainy days. I have been scouring the web for several hours and finally come up with this selection. Whether you teach social studies, history, literature, Geography or any other content area where there is a need for original and primary source documents, the list below will definitely be a good starting point for searching and assembling primary sources. 1- Library of Congress 4- Chronicling America
Timeline JS Google Earth for Educators 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. There should be nothing dull about current events today. Everyday Interest In my classroom, Fridays are dedicated to current events, but that doesn’t mean the world waits. Flipboard – Curate news stories to share through an iOS app. Almost daily, I read the news and use the bookmarklet to add stories to a Flipboard Magazine students subscribe to. Newsela – Provide leveled readings of news stories. For students to be regularly engaged in the readings, they need to be able to comprehend what they read. Flocabulary – The lyrics of the Week in Rap are major news stories.
Askthejudge - Answers for teens about the law Welcome to PrimaryAccess World Digital Library Home 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. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 9(2). Giving, Prompting, Making: Aligning Technology and Pedagogy Within TPACK for Social Studies Instruction Thomas C. Meghan McGlinn ManfraNorth Carolina State University Abstract Technological pedagogical content knowledge (now known as technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge, or TPACK) has become a widely referenced conceptual framework within teacher education. In 1997, Peter Martorella wrote, “Arguably, technology is a sleeping giant in the social studies curriculum” (p. 511). Perhaps the durability of this image is due to its continued relevance – technology typically plays a marginal role in most social studies instruction (e.g., Becker, Ravitz, & Wong, 1999; Hicks, Doolittle, & Lee, 2004; vanFossen & Waterson, 2008). Giving: Tell It to Me Straight
EPRS GRAPHICS WAREHOUSE Disclaimer and Copyright statement In 'Publications' the summaries of information and other documents do not necessarily represent the views of the authors or the European Parliament. The products in 'Publications' are primarily addressed to the Members and staff of the European Parliament for their parliamentary work. Some links published in these products may be accessible only inside the European Parliament network. Any views expressed in 'Blog' are the personal views of the author, they do not represent the position of the European Parliament. Time-lining tools Timelines are a perfect tool for inquiry projects. They force students to see contexts; to make critical decisions about relative importance; to make connections among people, events and movements; to visualize history and processes; to discover patterns and sequences; to examine cause and effect; and to juxtapose content from across disciplines and media. We now have a seriously growing array of tools to help us build timelines with learners to support that kind of mind work. History in Motion: Founder Paul Cashman describes his goals as: to improve the teaching, learning, and experiencing of history for everyone from grade-school students to lifelong learners.to build a Wikipedia-like community of history enthusiasts who create, exchange, and discuss historical scenarios. History in Motion allows users to create multimedia scenarios that move through space and time. (Users are also encouraged and guided to add their own geocoded maps.) examples for portfolio building: CIA Leak Case
3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration By Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Education As the debate over U.S. immigration policy continues to divide voters across the country, more and more online resources are popping up to help us understand this complex, emotionally charged issue. For young people without a personal connection to an immigration story, these websites, games, multimedia news pieces, and more, can help put a human face on an abstract debate. For students with first-hand knowledge of the immigrant experience, they can find validation of their stories and/or those of their friends and family. The three tools below give teachers a few ways to approach the topic of immigration in the classroom. While none of these resources offers a complete picture of the situation on its own, they can help students step back for a big-picture, historical perspective on U.S. immigration, as well as zoom in for the details of the lived experience. American Panorama NPR: Borderland Papers, Please
Digitised Manuscripts Almost 900 Greek manuscripts and some of the most important papyri, ranging in date from the first to the 18th centuries, are now included in the Digitised Manuscripts site. The first two phases of the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project were generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the third phase was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, Sam Fogg, the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, the Thriplow Charitable Trust, and the Friends of the British Library. A guide to the Greek Manuscripts collections, including articles, videos and collection highlights, is available here. Over fifty Thai manuscripts and the Chakrabongse Archive of Royal Letters have been digitised with the generous support of the Royal Thai Government, in celebration of the occasion of the eightieth birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2007.