DIIGO LINKS :
PRIMARY SOURCES -bookmarks
HISTORY – bookmarks
SOCIAL STUDIES – bookmarks
THIS DAY IN HISTORY – bookmarks
- World Digital LibraryAn online repository of primary sources from over 70 countries. From the Library of Congress and UNESCO.
- Primary Source Sets, Library of CongressSets of primary sources organized thematically. From the Library of Congress Teachers page.
- Perry-Castaneda Library Map CollectionCurrent and historical maps from around the world.
- American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United StatesThousands of speeches with text, audio, and video versions.
- Internet Modern History SourcebookFrom Fordham University. Includes primary sources about world history topics.
Social Study Guides
The often tongue-in-cheek learning site Shmoop may be best known for its witty collection of study guides on subjects ranging from Shakespeare to calculus, but the site’s history section also provides a wealth of primary sources from around the web. Each of the site’s history lessons, for example, features a “Best of the Web” tab, which links to relevant websites, books, movies, music, images, and historical documents.
Read more at http://thejournal.com/Articles/2013/01/09/4-Tech-Tools-to-Bring-History-Alive-With-Primary-Sources.aspx?Page=2#0XqmrYqp1dvVWlpK.99
Social Studies Resources Central – LIVEBINDER
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Global History & Geography
Participation in Government
Glenn Wiebe’s History Tech blog is one that I’ve cited in some of my posts in the past. Glenn does a great job of blending tech, history, and current news into his posts.
If you’re not familiar with the Hip Hughes History YouTube channel, go take a look at it right now.
THE CIVIL WAR – INFOGRAPHIC
Common Core Standards: RI.9-10.6
Go behind the scenes of the Continental Congress with this point of view worksheet on Abigail Adam’s letter to her husband, John.
Common Core Standards: RI.9-10.6
Your student will discover Winston Churchill’s gift of oratory in this worksheet.
Common Core Standards: RI.9-10.6
Poet Rudyard Kipling offers an alternative perspective on the American Revolution in this worksheet on point of view.
Common Core Standards: RL.9-10.4
In this worksheet, your student will determine the meaning of some phrases in President Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech.
Common Core Standards: RL.9-10.2
Mark Antony’s oration from Julius Caesar is the focus of this worksheet for determining the purpose of the text.
Common Core Standards: RI.9-10.9
Your student can compare different parts of the Constitution that relate to slavery.
Common Core Standards: RI.9-10.7
In this worksheet, your student will compare the writings of Ulysses S. Grant with a painting of the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court House.
Common Core Standards: RI.8.2
In this worksheet, your student will summarize part of President Theodore Roosevelt’s message to Congress about conservation.
Common Core Standards: RI.8.1
Your student will look for textual evidence in Frederick Douglass’ autobiography in this worksheet.
Common Core Standards: RI.8.6
Your student will explore the purpose of President Franklin Roosevelt’s speech on the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
History & Politics (Web Resources)
50States.com: Offers copious information about the fifty United States of America.
A Biography of America: This video series for high school and college students presents American history as a living narrative rather than a collection of facts and dates. Produced by WGBH Boston in cooperation with the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration.
A Crash Course in World History: Best-selling author John Green gives you a playful and highly visual crash course in world history, taking you from the beginning of human civilization 15,000 years ago through to our modern age. The videos are animated and fun. We have a few more details here.
Abraham Lincoln at the Crossroads: An educational game for advanced middle- and high-school students. Learn about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made.
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government: A primer on American government for grades K-2.
Bridging World History: Created by Learner.org, this site offers multimedia materials designed to help learners discover world history. The material is organized into 26 thematic units, which include videos and an audio glossary.
Democracy Web: The site features an interactive world map and an online study guide for teachers. Designed for use with upper secondary- and lower college-level students, this resource provides an overview of the principles of democracy and their origins, as well as an examination of how a variety of contemporary political systems function.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit devoted to the improvement of history education. The GLI web site features video/audio with experts discussing various topics in American history. Don’t miss their iTunesU collection with talks including: Famous Americans, American Presidents, The U.S. Constitution, The American Civil War, The Great Depression and World War II, Women in American History, Lincoln and the Civil War, and Slavery and Anti Slavery.
Google Cultural Institute: Google has built a robust, umbrella Cultural Institute to house 42 new online historical exhibitions. Each exhibit features, in Google’s words, “a narrative which links the archive material together to unlock the different perspectives, nuances and tales behind these events.” Topics currently covered include the Life and Times of Nelson Mandela, the Fall of the Iron Curtain, the Spanish Civil War, the Life of Anne Frank, D-Day, and Apartheid in South Africa. The Cultural Institute also gives you access to super high resolution images of The Dead Sea Scrolls.
Google Historical Voyages and Events: This site is dedicated to the explorers, voyages, events, and historical backgrounds of countries throughout the world, and uses Google technology to bring this history back to life.
History and Politics Out Loud: A searchable archive of politically significant audio materials for scholars, teachers, and students. It is a component of “Historical Voices,” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with Michigan State University.
History Matters: Designed for high school and college students and teachers, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for learning and teaching U.S. history.
iCivics: Founded by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable and engaged 21st century citizens by offering free and innovative educational materials. iCivics has produced 16 educational video games as well as vibrant teaching materials that have been used in classrooms in all 50 states.
Liberty’s Kids: An animated educational historical television series originally broadcast on PBS Kids. Teaches 7 to 14 year olds about the founding of the United States.
The Living Room Candidate: An archive of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to the present, organized by year, type, and issue, with teacher resources and playlists created by experts.
Teachinghistory.org: This site is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. Provides lesson plans and best practices. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Center for History and New Media.
The Internet History Sourcebooks: This site features collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly for educational use. Hosted by Fordham University, this resource is broken down into sub-areas: Ancient History, Medieval, Modern, Byzantine Studies, African Studies, East Asian Studies, Global Studies, India, Islamic, Jewish, Lesbian and Gay, Science, and Women’s Studies.
What So Proudly We Hail: An educational resource about what it means to be an American, inspired by the anthology of the same title. Through a series of online conversations about classic American texts, award-winning teacher-scholars Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass seek to educate both hearts and minds about American ideals, American identity and national character, and the virtues and aspirations of our civic life.
World History for Us All: A powerful, innovative curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools. The site offers a wealth of teaching units, lesson plans, and resources. Ideal for anyone thinking about how to teach world history to students.
World Wonders Project: Created by Google, this valuable resource lets students virtually discover some of the most famous sites on earth — for example, the ruins of Pompeii, Stonehenge, Versailles and more. It also lets you visit the Great Barrier Reef and Shackleton’s Expedition in Antarctica. The project offers an innovative way to teach history and geography to students of primary and secondary schools. Teachers can download related guides for using these resources.
Visualizing Emancipation: A map of slavery’s end during the American Civil War. It finds patterns in the collapse of southern slavery, mapping the interactions between federal policies, armies in the field, and the actions of enslaved men and women on countless farms and city blocks.