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Resources for Social Studies
- Common Core K-8 Social Studies Framework (NY)
- Common Core 9-12 Social Studies Framework (NY)
- Literacy in History, Science, and Technical Subjects
- Understanding the Literacy Standards in History, Science and Technical Subjects
- Virtual Learning System for NY State
- NY State Learning Standards for Social Studies
- Common Core in Social Studies Podcast
Tools / Web 2.0 Apps
- RUBRIC Maker Online
- WORDLE - Create comparative visual representations of text. Visual Word Clouds.
- American Rhetoric - Online Speech Database
- Southern Tier SS Teachers Delicious Bookmarks - Bookmarks collected from Social Studies teachers in the Erie 2 region that represent resources they either thought they could use with their classes or are already using.
- More Social Studies Resources on Delicious
- DBQ's and Essential Questions Page
- Web Based Timeline Tool
- Google Earth
- Museum Box - This site 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. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.
- National Atlas
- Historical Scene Investigation
- Footnote.com : The world wide web is well known for providing students (and everyone else) around the world with access to millions of primary source documents. If you know where to look, that is! Sometimes the very best documents are kept under lock and key - they simply aren’t available on the web. In situations like that, you need a special resource. Today, we’re taking a look at one such resource, one of the best commercial providers of primary source documents - footnote.com. Footnote.com is a nifty web front-end to some of the most important documents in this history of the United States. Their partnership with the US National Archives gives them access to an incredible library of historically significant artifacts (as well as many that aren’t particularly significant but are nonetheless fascinating). It is a subscription based service, but fortunately, their free section is fully functional and loaded with important historical documents.
- NYLearns (Social Studies Section)
- Library of Congress
- Flashcard Exchange (History)
- Historic Tale Construction Kit
- PBS NewsHour Extra
- Analyze Primary Docs w/ Image Detective
- Oswego City School District Regent's Prep Page
- Analyzing Political Cartoons
- Erie 2 SS Teachers Wiki
- Karpeles Document Museum - Teachers can view online documents and if you live in an area where there is a museum, you can check reproductions of items out to use with your classes.
- Teaching History with Technology - Find resources for history and social studies lesson plans, activities, projects, games, and quizzes that use technology. Explore inquiry-based lessons, activities, and projects. Learn about new and emerging technologies such as blogs, podcasts, wikis, ipods, and online social networks and explore innovative ways of integrating them into the curriculum. Find out how others are using technology in the classroom.