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Social Studies Online ⇢


Social Studies Online is an innovative project that emphasizes the use of technology to deliver the Tennessee social studies curriculum for grades K-8.

Although this site is geared towards Tennessee, much of the content will align to standards in other states.

WolframAlpha Widgets ⇢

WolframAlpha offers some pretty neat widgets in various content areas. These could be useful to embed in a class website or just to share with your students during class. Definitely check it out.

SnagLearning Videos ⇢

I think I may have posted this before, but I’m not sure and it doesn’t hurt to repost anyway! SnagFilms has just added new videos, as well. They have full-length films in all subject areas, sometimes on topics you may have trouble finding films on elsewhere.

Thanks Free Tech for Teachers for pointing out their video update.


Mission US: educational AND fun ⇢

A blog post from History Tech describing Mission US, an educational history game.

PBS: We Shall Remain ⇢

"From the award-winning PBS series American Experience comes
We Shall Remain, a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.”

Thanks goes to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this.


Larry Ferlazzo: Mapeas ⇢

Mapeas provides news videos from around the world. Of course, lots of sites do this.

Mapeas is different, though, because the video links are located on a Google Map — you go to the geographical area of the world you want, and you click on the links located there.


15 Sites and Tools for Social Studies Teachers ⇢

Thanks museummuse for submitting this resource.

The Best Sites for Learning About Historic Maps ⇢
3 Great Websites for Country Information Comparisons ⇢

If It Were My Home, Show World, and BBC’s Dimensions are all great resources, particularly to spark discussion/make comparisons in the social studies classroom. I may have posted a couple of these individually before, but a reminder doesn’t hurt :)

Thanks @shannonmmiller for this resource.

The Best Social Studies Websites - 2010 ⇢

Thanks, Larry Ferlazzo, for all of your wonderful resources.


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