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The American Library Association, Association for Library Service to Children division, evaluates, selects, annotates, and presents this list of history and biography digital media resources geared to children.
The American Library Association, Association for Library Service to Children division, evaluates, selects, annotates, and presents this list of social studies digital media resources geared to children.
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.
C-SPAN Classroom is designed to enhance social studies curriculums by providing teachers with structured lesson plans that examine a variety of topics and are supplemented with video clips of related C-SPAN programming.
Lessons are separated into categories commonly studied in social studies curriculums. Lessons contain an overview, vocab words, suggested procedure and activities, as well as potential follow up assignments to reinforce student's learning.
This YouTube channel provides an engaging glimpse into some of the most notable events and developments in history. With sequences of videos on the World Wars, the history of science, U.S. History and more, it’s a great first introduction or review.
EDSITEment offers free resources for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality K-12 humanities education materials in the subject areas of history and social studies, literature and language arts, foreign languages, arts, and culture.
Exploring Florida: A Social Studies Resource for Students and Teachers is a collaboration of the Pinellas County School District Department of Instructional Technology and the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, at the University of South Florida.
The mission of the Florida Memory Program is to provide free online access to digitized materials that illuminate significant events and individuals in the state's history, and help educate Floridians and millions of other people around the world about Florida history and culture.
Teachers can use Google Earth as a supplement to all kinds of lessons, bringing the geography and topography of different locations to life. Students can perform searches, zoom around the Earth, study layers of weather, and study eye-level photos. It's a highly engaging and interactive way to juice up lessons, and the Google Earth Community online (accessible via one's browser) has a plethora of user groups, teaching ideas, and classroom learning resources.
This resource for K-12 teachers and students is designed to bring historically significant map documents into your classroom. Inside are high quality images of historic map documents that illustrate the geographical dimensions of American history. Each map is accompanied by lesson plans written for four grade levels and designed to support a variety of social studies, history, and geography curricula.
Engages young minds in an authentic exploration of history using primary sources and stimulating critical thinking skills. This K-5 curriculum invites students to become history detectives while utilizing primary sources.
Students are introduced to events in history through the HSI instructional model which consists of four steps: Becoming a Detective,
Investigating the Evidence, Searching for Clues, and Cracking the Case.
Khan Academy offers free access to practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subjects covered include world history, United States history, U.S. government & civics, and more.
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. PreK - 12
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.
Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching a historical topic that interests
The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features a set of primary documents designed for groups of students with a range of reading skills. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Beyond the Bubble unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create History Assessments of Thinking (HATs). Explore over 100 easy-to-use assessments that measure students' historical thinking rather than recall of facts.
TAH.org sponsors a variety of resources, courses, and programs to help classroom teachers improve their knowledge of American history, government, civics, and ideas through the use of primary documents.
Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K – 12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has created Teachinghistory.org with the goal of making history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research accessible. PreK - 12
The anti-bias approach encourages children and young people to challenge prejudice and learn how to be agents of change in their own lives. Social Justice Standards show how anti-bias education works through the four domains of identity, diversity, justice and action. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
Wonderment was created so kids, teachers and community leaders needed a place online where their ideas and work could live, grow and connect with others—a place where local ideas and action could be part of a global community. And so The Wonderment was created for exploring the world and effecting positive change.