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Eyewitness To History  Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it. (8/29/09)

 

uLearn by Infomapper  the easiest wayto access ordnance survey and historic maps and aerial photographs. uLearn was built for education only.  It includes 1000's of cross curricular resources and links which can be personalised and adapted with ease. (8/15/09)

 

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 20,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented. (8/13/09)

 

Voices of Civil Rights  AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress have teamed up to collect and preserve personal accounts of America's struggle to fulfill the promise of equality for all. We invite you to explore this site, a tribute to those who were a part of the civil rights experience and to the continuing quest for equality. (8/12/09)

 

America on the Move  Transportation transformed America. Choose from three interconnected routes to explore how transportation shaped American lives, landscapes, culture, and communities. Lesson and activity plans for teachers to use to teach kids more about transportation in American history. From the Smithsonian. (8/7/09)

 

The History Place™ Child Labor in America 1908-1912 Lewis W. Hine took his camera across America to photograph children as young as three years old working for long hours, often under dangerous conditions, in factories, mines, and fields. Hine was an immensely talented photographer who viewed his young subjects with the eye of a humanitarian. In 1909, he published the first of many photo essays depicting working children at risk. In these photographs, the essence of wasted youth is apparent in the sorrowful and even angry faces of his subjects. Some of his images, such as the young girl in the mill glimpsing out the window, are among the most famous photographs ever taken. (8/5/09)

 

Google News Archive Search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. In addition to helping you search, Google News Archive Search can automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods. (8/4/09)

 

21st Century Skills Map - Social Studies This 21st Century Skills Map is the result of hundreds of hours of research, development and feedback from educators and business leaders across the nation. The Partnership has issued this map for the core subject of Social Studies. (7/17/09)

 

TimeGlider is a new way of seeing the past and planning the future. On-line, interactive and collaborative timelines can be created quickly by anyone. You can "grab" the timeline and drag it left and right, and zoom in and out to view centuries at a time or just hours. Create event-spans so that you can see durations and how they overlap. Being web-based, TimeGlider lets you collaborate and share easily.  (7/16/09)

 

Classroom Posters four series of free printable classroom display posters in PDF format (7/10/09)

 

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America by Air Did you know that the first airline began flying only 11 years after the Wright brothers’ flight in 1903? That the first stewardesses were nurses meant to help relieve the public’s fear of flying? Find out about the story of air travel and its impact on U.S. history, culture and everyday life at the National Air and Space Museum’s online exhibition “America by Air.” (7/9/09)

 

Voices of Dunkirk Listen to eight survivors of the Dunkirk evacuation recount their stories in this audio gallery from the BBC. (7/9/09)

 

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Playing History There are tons of free historical games, interactives and simulations on the web. Playing history aggregates info on these resources in a simple, searchable database making it easy to find, rate, and review historical games. There are currently 128 shared games. (7/7/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSSmithsonian Museum National Museum of Natural History The comprehensive virtual tour allows the visitor to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. The visitor can navigate from room to room either by using a floor map or by following blue arrow links connecting the rooms. Camera icons indicate hotspots where the visitor can get a close-up on a particular object or exhibit panel. (7/7/09)

 

 

21st Century Skills Map - Geography This 21st Century Skills Map is the result of hundreds of hours of research, development and feedback from educators and business leaders across the nation. The Partnership has issued this map for the core subject of Geography. (7/5/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSTeaching the Civil War with Technology The purpose of this blog is to provide examples of how to use technology to effectively cover this important subject so that teachers can provide a well rounded lesson on the Civil War to their students. (6/28/09)

 

JetPunk Geography Quizzes a large collection of interactive quizzes that would be great for use with an IWB. Many map quizzes. (5/31/09)

 

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Picturing the Century Old photographs are time machines. They allow us to look back in history, freeze a moment in time, and imagine ourselves as part of the past. The photos shown here depict many momentous events of the 20th century, but they also represent the hopes and fears of the American people. (5/29/09)

 

The History Teacher’s Attic is a blog by a 15-year veteran social studies teacher "to get this dusty stuff off of [his] hands", all the while adding new content and resources for the history or social studies teacher.He reaches across the breadth of the content areas, specifically focused on middle school, high school, and undergrad. (5/27/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSEchoes and Reflections Allows educators to choose as little or as much material regarding the Holocaust as they can cover in a specific time period…and still cover the subject matter effectively! Engages students with lessons that include rich primary source materials and compelling video of first-person testimony from survivors, rescuers, liberators, and other witnesses of the Holocaust. (5/21/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSEDSITEment has two lesson plans related to the purpose and functions of the Supreme Court. The first lesson plan is about the system of checks and balances that exists in US government and the role that the Supreme Court plays in that system. The second lesson plan is an in-depth exploration of the concept of Judicial Review using the Dred Scott v. Sanford case to learn about how a case moves through the judicial system up to the Supreme Court. (5/18/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSNew Deal Network is a research and teaching resource devoted to the public works and arts projects of the New Deal. NDN seeks to make the most of the interactive, communications and publication capacities of the Internet to stimulate students and historians throughout the US to discover and document the human and material legacy of the New Deal. (5/18/09)

 

Social Studies Central is intended to provide resources with a focus on Social Studies, to support teachers as they improve their instruction and to help educators engage kids in learning. (5/12/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSNational Museum of African American History and Culture The centerpiece of the NMAAHC are the collected reminiscences of ordinary Americans. These stories, called "memories" are collected as text, images, and audio uploads in the virtual Memory Book where website visitors are encouraged to submit their own histories, traditions, thoughts and ideas. (5/7/09)

 

Fascinating Egyptian Mummies an overview and three games that will give your students a glimpse into ancient Egypt (5/3/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSThe Science and Technology of WWII provides students and teachers with lesson plans, timelines, essays, images, and learning activities about the scientific and technological developments that took place during WWII. (4/29/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSWorld Digital Library A clever graphical interface connects to a wealth of primary source material categorized by place, time, topic, type, and institution. (4/28/09)

 

 

Think About History is a fun trivia game on History.com. The object of the game is to cross the playing board by correctly answering a sequence of history trivia questions. The game has multiple levels that get progressively more difficult throughout the game. (4/25/09)

 

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American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history. The collection allows students to analyze historical events, and the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. (4/24/09)

 

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The US History Site offers US History lesson plans, primary source documents, games, timelines, quotes and resources for students and teachers. (4/17/09)

 

The Library of Congress explores the photography of the Civil War with an interactive picture. The photograph is divided into six sections. Each section has questions associated with the picture. (4/13/09)

 

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The US Department of State has a website called Future State, US Department of State for Youth. On this site teachers can find lesson plans for teaching topics such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and US involvement in Vietnam. (4/13/09)

 

Google Earth Files: List of 199 Google Earth overlays featuring notable sites of WWI and WWII. (4/13/09)

 

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Fling the Teacher is a website containing 68 history quiz games. All of the quizzes have at least fifteen questions and a few of the games have more than 100 questions. The average is 30-45 questions per quiz. (4/9/09)

 

Learner.org offers a collection of map-based lessons and an interactive map about the United States. After completing the map-based lessons and trying the interactive map, students can test their knowledge with a short quiz. (4/3/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSWith Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition Through a vast collection of articles, photographs, etc. the Library of Congress is offering an exhaustive exhibition in honor of the bicentennial celebration of President Abraham Lincoln. (3/23/09)

 

The Library of Congress As an Embodiment of the American Identity is an 80 page online book exploring aspects of the American Identity such as monuments, architecture, and government are explored. Each section is accompanied by detailed photographs. (3/17/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSThe Farm Letters is a project that is putting a complete collection of letters and diaries from a Minnesota family living through the Great Depression online. The letters and diaries portray the day to day life of the Linsey family as they try to survive during the Great Depression. (3/14/09)

 

On Board the Titanic is a virtual field trip produced by Discovery. To take the field trip students select one of five characters to be as they set sail on the Titanic. (3/5/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSThe National Geographic Channel's video page has some of the world's best documentary films, hundreds of videos that you can browse through, watch, and embed into your own blog or website. (3/5/09)

 

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSBrowse the entire PBS American Experience series featuring over 200 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films. (3/5/09)

 

Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more. (3/3/09)

 

Tenement Museum is an interactive virtual museum. Students select a male or female character for their passage from Europe to Ellis Island. (2/26/09)

 

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The National Archives Digital Vaults has put together an amazing site where students can create digital content with primary resources. (2/22/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSAztec World, an exhibition first mounted by the Field Museum in 2008, provides concise briefings on key aspects of Aztec society (2/20/09)

 

Slide Map is a good resource for Geography. Instead of relying on selected images in a book as examples of a country's physical and human geography, you can quickly access an ever expanding collection of images (2/20/09)

 

The Mask of Lincoln impressive gallery of Lincoln portraits, all captioned with interesting historical sidebars. The famous cracked-plate image of Lincoln, taken shortly before his assassination, is included (2/12/09)

 

SHOW®USA choose a topic watch the states on the map change their size. Instead of land mass, the size of each state will represent the data for that topic (2/11/09)

 

Rome Reborn is an international initiative whose goal is the creation of 3D digital models illustrating the urban development of ancient Rome (2/3/09)

 

Links for Social Studies Teachers - Classrooms for the Future / MVHSThe Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a growing variety of American history resources to assist teachers and students (2/1/09)

The Gold Rush - Lesson Plans and Resources several resources for teaching about the California Gold Rush of 1849 (2/1/09)

 

Scavenger Hunt Through History/Who Said That? two multimedia games which incorporate fun visual and textual elements to provoke a deeper understanding of some of the pioneering figures and groundbreaking events in our nation's history (1/29/09)

 

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SnagFilms.com is a website where you can watch full-length documentary films for free (1/22/09)

 

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US Library of Congress website is a fantastic place to find digital copies of more than ten million primary sources (1/15/09)

 

Shmoop US History See many sides of an issue. Understand how history is relevant today. (1/13/09)

 

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Babelgum-History Channel free internet TV platform supported by advertising, combines the full-screen video quality of traditional television with the interactive capabilities of the internet, offering professionally produced programming on-demand (1/8/09)

 

Saving Money in Plain English A video introduction to the magic of compound interest and how it helps money grow over time. (1/7/09)

 

U.S. Government Manual: 2008-09 Edition official manuals for most government departments and agencies (1/6/09)

 

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Museum Box provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. (1/2/09)

 

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Picturing Modern America interactive exercises designed to deepen students' understanding of common topics in the study of modern America 1880-1920 and build students' skills in analyzing primary sources, especially visual sources

 

Utah Education Network Social Studies interactives for grades 7-12

 

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Social Studies Central is intended to provide resources with a focus on the Social Studies

 

The Center for Teaching History with Technology a resource created to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses

 

Boston Tea Party A better story cannot be found to foreshadow the coming Revolution.

 

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