Category Archives: Social Studies

Zipline Through the Amazon with Google Earth

Google Earth is known for its Street View of places. It makes you feel like you are there. Well, now you can make your way through the Amazon Jungle using Google. Part of the trip is recorded using a camera … Continue reading

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History Resources

Internet4Classrooms has hundreds of resources devoted to history! This month, they have compiled a page devoted to this topic and have subdivided into the following: African-American History American History Jewish History World & Ancient History World War II Check it … Continue reading

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Google Cultural Institute

Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore World Wonders, Historic Moments, Art Collections using Google street view and other Google technologies. Bring Pompeii to life, see video accounts from holocaust survivors, or explore Starry … Continue reading

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Your Life on Earth

Would you like to see how you and the earth have changed since you were born? Find out many times your heart has beat, how far you have traveled, how much the ocean has risen, how high a redwood has … Continue reading

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Fact Monster

Try out Fact Monster from Information Please – students can get homework help, find interesting facts, search the reference desk, and use the thesaurus and almanac to gather information for any project. They have thousands of subjects. FactMonster

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60-Second Civics

Join the Center for Civic Education for its daily sixty second podcast for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. You can listen to the day’s topic or you can choose from previous broadcasts. There … Continue reading

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“The Best…” websites

Larry Ferlazzo is a widely known teacher, author, and blogger who has developed a multitude of “Best of” websites. This page lists 100s of his lists for everything from Art or Music, Math or English, to holidays and search engines. … Continue reading

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Animaps

Make your own informative, animated map or enjoy watching the maps made by others. You do not need an account to watch, but you do need an account to save your own.  To create an account all you need is … Continue reading

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Six Virtual Field Trips to Give Lesson Plans a Boost by Allie Gross

Are you looking for a virtual field trip for your classroom? One or all of these may just fill the bill. Six Virtual Field Trips to Give Lesson Plans a Boost

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Primary Sources and More on TeachingHistory.org

From the National History Education Clearinghouse, Teaching History provides primary source sets and social studies resources that are designed for classroom use.  You’ll find teaching guides, lesson plans, and much more on… TeachingHistory.org

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