List of Social Studies online resources and links to professional development opportunities - Copy and Paste the url to access the resources!
AVALON PROJECT: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/
The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.
The Avalon Project will no doubt contain controversial documents. Their inclusion does not indicate endorsement of their contents nor sympathy with the ideology, doctrines, or means employed by their authors. They are included for the sake of completeness and balance and because in many cases they are by our definition a supporting document.
DOCUMENT COLLECTIONS: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/major.asp
War Powers Resolution: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp
*Bill of Rights Institute http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/
Mission: The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. It is the goal of the Institute to help the next generation understand the freedom and opportunity the Constitution offers.
Vision: The Bill of Rights Institute’s vision is to create a citizenry that has the knowledge, values, dispositions, and skills to exercise the rights and responsibilities needed to maintain a free society.
To be recognized as the leading non-partisan organization for educating young people about the Constitution, founding documents, and principles
•To be the authoritative provider for high quality civic instructional materials and programming, fostering a deeper understanding of and appreciation for liberty
•To grow and strengthen the organization’s relationships with its students, educators, scholars, partners, and donors
•To improve the organization’s financial position in order to advance the mission and to grow our charitable educational endeavors
•To attract, retain, and develop talented individuals who are committed to the mission…
FREE EDUCATOR RESOURCES: http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/page.aspx?pid=461
TEACHER PROGRAMS: http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/page.aspx?pid=565
STUDENT PROGRAMS: http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/page.aspx?pid=572
http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/Teach/Programs/summerinstitute/ What do an English historian, an Italian wine merchant, an anti-slavery advocate, and the Father of the Constitution have in common? Each of these individuals – Catherine Sawbridge Macaulay Graham, Philip Mazzei, Francis Asbury, and James Madison – paid one or more visits during the years 1783-1789 to the retired leader of the American Revolutionary forces, George Washington, at his Virginia waterfront plantation, Mount Vernon. Perhaps these guests marveled at the brilliant colors of the mansion’s main dining room. They might have strolled around the grounds and seen the slaves performing the multitude of tasks necessary to make the plantation flourish. It’s likely that the visitors sat on the east-facing piazza and watched the ships sail up and down the Potomac River. Finally, and most significantly, these visitors – and others like them – participated in dialogues and discussions at Mount Vernon which resulted in the creation of the American constitutional system. The Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop, Shaping the Constitution: A View from Mount Vernon 1783-89, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities We the People initiative, is an opportunity for you (and ultimately your students) to gain a better understanding of Mount Vernon as a crossroads for the discussion of ideas that led to the Constitution.
Interactive lesson plans: http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/dnn/
Insight into the US Bill of Rights with interactive lesson plans.
What does C-SPAN cover?
C-SPAN covers LIVE gavel-to-gavel floor proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives.
C-SPAN2 covers LIVE gavel-to-gavel floor proceedings of the U.S. Senate.
C-SPAN3 covers public affairs events, congressional hearings and history programming.
When the House and Senate are out of session, we carry LIVE or taped events on our networks ranging from Press Briefings to Congressional Hearings to Speeches and News Conferences related to public affairs.
C-Span Classroom: http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/ Free primary resources for Social Studies educators, free registration for access to all resources.
AMERICAN HISTORY TV: http://www.c-span.org/History/ American History TV airs every weekend on C SPAN3 from 8am ET Saturday to 8am ET Monday. AHTV features 48 hours of people and events that help document the American story.
BOOK TV: http://www.booktv.org/
AMERICAN WRITERS: http://www.americanwriters.org/ AUDIO, VIDEO AND DIGITAL RESOURCES
LINCOLN 200 YEARS: http://legacy.c-span.org/Series/Lincoln-200-Years.aspx
Constitutional Clips: http://www.c-span.org/Politics/
Our Constitutional Clips section combines the text of the U.S. Constitution with C-SPAN video to provide a learning experience for both teachers and students. Become a member of C-SPAN Classroom to enjoy this great resource.
C-SPAN's StudentCam is an annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students are asked to create a short (5-8 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme listed below.
*Earthwatch Expedition http://www.earthwatch.org/
For nearly 40 years, Earthwatch has protected our shared planet. Now, in the face of today's most pressing environmental emergencies—climate change, declining ocean health, unsustainable resource management, and threatened cultures—Earthwatch is mobilizing like never before. Bringing together an inclusive community of scientists, corporate and non-profit partners, teachers, students, and everyday citizens, Earthwatch is finding creative ways to respond to the defining moment of our generation.
http://www.earthwatch.org/newsandevents/documentaries/ A Year on Earth
Confronted every day with reports of seemingly unsolvable environmental problems, three students are motivated to help identify solutions, search out signs of hope and engage in action-all in some of the world's wildest places. It's a story of the transformational power of nature, taking the pulse of the planet, and reporting back to their generation on the future of the global environment.
Student and Educator opportunities - Earthwatch fellowships enable critical partners to participate in research expeditions worldwide. Each year, Earthwatch's Fellowship Programs enable hundreds of students, teachers, conservation professionals, and corporate employees to join expeditions at little or no out-of-pocket expense. Earthwatch Fellows are emissaries of the Earthwatch mission, sharing their experiences and new knowledge with thousands of students, teachers, and colleagues upon their return. Read on to learn about fellowship opportunities available for you.
Lesson Ideas: http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/education/lessonideas/
The European Union http://www.eurunion.org/lessonplans/
European Union Lesson Plans: Up-to-Date Teaching Tools about Contemporary Europe
This modular series of ten EU lesson plans was prepared by the European Union Delegation to the United States. The lessons are designed to support History and Social Sciences curricula in the United States for grades 9-12 and can be adapted for middle school students.
Developed by educators, the lessons can be used as stand-alone units or as a series. Each lesson is accompanied by a PowerPoint with additional information to support the presentation. These lessons will be updated periodically to correlate with new developments in the European Union.
http://www.eurunion.org/eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2007&Itemid=601 Link To audio-visual materials, member state portals and much more!
Florida Council on Economic Education http://www.fcee.org/
For more than 30 years, the Florida Council on Economic Education has been preparing Florida’s young people to make sound, personal financial decisions and to assume productive roles in our free enterprise system. The Council has trained thousands of Florida teachers to teach students from Kindergarten through 12th grade to be financially savvy and to understand the underlying economic principles of personal financial management.
http://www.fcee.org/classroom-resources/ Classroom Resources
*Florida Humanities Council http://www.flahum.org/
Florida Humanities Council Mission
The Florida Humanities Council is dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions and stories of our state and its place in the world.
http://www.flahum.org/index.cfm/do/Teachers.Teacher_Resources/Teacher_Resources.htm Teacher Resources - Resources and Links
FHC strives to create useful resources on Florida humanities topics for K-12 teachers including websites and other classroom materials. Clicking on any of the website links below will take you away from the main FHC website.
http://www.flahum.org/index.cfm/do/Teachers.Home Teacher Programs
FHC’s summer seminars offer participants the unique opportunity to engage in an intensive exploration of a curriculum-relevant humanities topic through field trips, readings, lectures, discussions, films, and cultural experiences. The seminars provide a collegial forum for teachers to exchange ideas and strategies with their peers and distinguished professors during a five-day program with meals, materials, and lodging provided at no cost to participants. To view a list of the 2011 summer seminars.
Full-day district-based humanities workshops created and conducted by FHC are available to districts.
Teaching American History Partnerships
FHC’s Teachers Center has successfully partnered with school districts across Florida on a variety of Teaching American History (T.A.H.) programs. FHC can act as a partner in the initial grant application and can provide intellectually rigorous professional development programs upon the successful award of the T.A.H grant. Or, FHC can provide custom-designed programs to districts that are current recipients of T.A.H grants. Click here for sample agendas and contact information.
Web resources for Teachers
FHC strives to create useful resources on Florida humanities topics for K-12 teachers, including websites and other classroom materials. Click here to explore FHC’s teacher resources page.
*Foreign Policy Research Institute http://fpri.org/
We conduct research on pressing issues— the war on terrorism, developments in the Middle East, nuclear proliferation, relations with China, Russia, and Japan— and long-term questions, such as the roles of religion and ethnicity in international politics, or the nature of Western identity and its implications for the U.S. and the Atlantic Alliance.
We publish a quarterly journal, Orbis, and a series of bulletins, both of which draw on the research findings of our scholars, our Inter-University Study Groups, our conferences, and our seminars.
And, through our Wachman Center and through our History Institute, we educate the public and “teach the teachers.” In this way, we serve the community and the nation, the policymakers and the educators.
http://www.fpri.org/education/classroomlessons.html Lesson Plans and resources Classroom Lessons from History Institutes
Classroom lesson plans submitted by participants of the History Institute for Teachers, sponsored by FPRI’s Wachman Center.
*Foundation for Teaching Economics http://fte.org/
The mission of the FTE is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators.
Working for You
The Foundation offers workshops for high school educators and students. This site includes workshop dates, locations, and registration information, as well as resources, activities, and lesson plans for teaching economics.
http://www.fte.org/teacher-resources/lesson-plans/ Lesson Plans
The Foundation for Teaching Economics is pleased to make available to teachers the content outlines, classroom activities, and teacher materials (demonstration videos and lecture presentations) for all of our residential, one-day, and online curricula. Each curriculum topic link on the left connects you to an overview and table of contents. From there, you may:
• browse the lessons as web pages;
• access download links for lessons as editable word documents;
• use live source links to update statistical data;
• print instructions and student handouts for classroom activities; and
• review and prepare for your classroom by reviewing activity videos and powerpoint lectures.
All FTE curriculum materials are copyright released for classroom use, and are freely editable.
The FTE encourages you to explore and adapt the lessons to fit the demands of your curriculum and standards and the unique needs of your students.
http://www.fte.org/teacher-programs/ Teacher Programs
*Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History http://www.gilderlehrman.org/
The Gilder Lehrman Institute's website, www.gilderlehrman.org, serves as a gateway to American history online with rich resources for educators, designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students.
Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation. The Institute creates and works closely with history-focused schools; organizes summer seminars and development programs for teachers; produces print and digital publications and traveling exhibitions; hosts lectures by eminent historians; administers a History Teacher of the Year Award in every state and U.S. territory; and offers national book prizes and fellowships for scholars to work in the Gilder Lehrman Collection as well as other renowned archives.
History NOW (Gilder Lehrman) Quarterly Journal
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/modules.php Teaching Modules
The modules cover more than twenty topics that correspond to the major periods in American history and take into consideration the history standards, both required and advanced, to which high school students are held. Each module includes:
a succinct historical overview
learning tools including lesson plans, quizzes, and activities
recommended documents, films, and historic images
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/collection/treasures.html Teachable Documents
The twenty-four documents and images presented here offer a succinct and dramatic introduction to the historical riches of the Gilder Lehrman Collection. This virtual tour of Collection highlights, from the years before the Revolution to the early twentieth century, includes letters by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, key documents in the demise of slavery, and more.
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/collection/online/ Online Exhibitions images, audio and commentary
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historians/podcasts/ Historians on the Record:
Since 1996, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has presented eminent historians discussing major topics in American history. Now you can hear these lectures on your computer or on a portable media player. Our archive of more than 100 audio podcasts is available for free here, simply by registering and signing in below.
Goethe-Institut Washington, Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/lp/prj/top/enindex.htm
Welcome to the website of the Transatlantic Outreach Program! The goal of "TOP" is to encourage cross-cultural dialogue and to provide Social Studies educators with global understanding from an international perspective using Modern Germany as the basis for comparison and contrast.
Why Germany? The Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) uses Modern Germany as a basis of comparison and contrast to internationalize Social Studies curriculum as well as to provide international exposure to Social Studies educators in the United States and Canada.
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/lp/prj/top/mat/enindex.htm Teaching Materials for Elementary, Middle, and High School.
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/lp/prj/top/mat/tfl/enindex.htm Lessons by TOP Fellows - all grade levels.
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/lp/prj/top/txl/enindex.htm Transatlantic Outreach Program details
Where do the best lessons in life come from? From Experience!
Experience is what the Transatlantic Outreach Program is all about. Since 2001, TOP has sought to find the best and most qualified Social Studies educators and give them the opportunity to experience Modern Germany in the most dramatic way possible: in person.
From Berlin to Frankfurt, from Stuttgart to Munich, from Hamburg to Kiel, from Dresden to Schwerin, and from Weimar to Leipzig, each corner of Germany is sampled through sight, sound, touch, and taste!
These all-expense-paid study tours are two weeks in length and take place during the summer.
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/lp/prj/top/txl/blg/enindex.htm Link to blogs kept by TOP Fellows
*National Archives http://www.archives.gov
NATIONAL ARCHIVES http://www.archives.gov/education/primarily-teaching/
The National Archives and Records Administration preserves and makes available to the public the permanently valuable records of the U.S. Government. In addition to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, the National Archives of the United States holds millions of documents, maps, drawings, photographs, films, sound recordings, and computer tapes that document the American experience of government from 1774 to the present. The National Archives comprises the richest record of America's past in the nation. And all of this material is available to teachers.
http://www.archives.gov/education/ Teachers Resources
Lesson Plans http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/
Summer Workshops http://www.archives.gov/education/primarily-teaching/
The National Archives Experience Docs Teach http://docsteach.org/activities/16/detail
The Constitution At Work Synopsis: In this activity students will analyze documents that span the course of American history to determine their connection to the U.S. Constitution. Students will then make connections between the documents they have examined and the big ideas found within the Constitution.
CONSTITUTION DAY RESOURCES: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/constitution-day/ TEACHING WITH DOCUMENTS
PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS: http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/
Learn about Presidential Libraries
Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.
POWERS OF PERSUASION: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/powers_of_persuasion/powers_of_persuasion_intro.html
POSTER ART FROM WWII - Guns, tanks, and bombs were the principal weapons of World War II, but there were other, more subtle forms of warfare as well. Words, posters, and films waged a constant battle for the hearts and minds of the American citizenry just as surely as military weapons engaged the enemy.
Truman Library Institute: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/index.php
The Truman Library Institute is the not-for-profit partner of the Truman Library. For more than forty years, the Truman Library and the Truman Library Institute have worked together to fulfill the Truman Library's commitment to research and education.
*National Constitution Center http://www.constitutioncenter.org/
The National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia is America's most interactive history museum. Located just two blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, it is the only museum devoted to the U.S. Constitution and the story of We, the People.
http://www.constitutioncenter.org/ncc_edu_Educators.aspx Resources for Educators - Whether planning a field trip, looking for innovative ways to enhance classroom instruction or seeking a deeper understanding of American history and active citizenship, the National Constitution Center is an educator’s ultimate civic learning resource.
http://www.constitutioncenter.org/ncc_edu_Classroom_Resources.aspx Classroom Resources - The National Constitution Center offers new and exciting resources to engage students in the Constitution, current events and civic learning. Through a variety of lesson plans, online learning objects and discussion guide posters, educators can enrich the learning experience of their students both in the classroom and on their next field trip to the Center.
Print Materials Find innovative lesson plans, strategies and information on constitutional history.
Online Activities Discover online games and resources to engage your students.
Teaching with Current Events Everything you need to relate the Constitution to the headlines
http://www.constitutioncenter.org/ncc_edu_National_Student_Programs.aspx National Student Programs seek to engage students from across the country in meaningful ways which encourage active participation in our democratic society. Students and teachers are given the opportunity to connect through workshops and discussions to increase students’ understanding of the constitutional issues that affect everyday life.
http://www.constitutioncenter.org/jennings/participate/journalist_fellowship_application.php Peter Jennings Project Fellowship program application
http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/ Interactive Constitution
http://www.constitutioncenter.org/timeline/ Constitutional Timeline
http://www.constitutioncenter.org/lincoln/ Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads
http://constitutioncenter.org/beingwe/ Being We Exhibition
http://www.constitutioncenter.org/ncc_edu_Online_Activities.aspx Online Activities for student interaction
http://ratify.constitutioncenter.org/constitution/index_no_flash.php INTERACTIVE CONSTITUTION Discover how the Constitution relates to more than 300 indexed topics from school prayer to civil rights.
First launched in 2007 from the National Constitution Center, ConSource.org brings the history of the United States Constitution and its Amendments to "We the People." Still under construction as is SCOTUSsource available from the nav bar at top.
*National Council for the Social Studies http://www.socialstudies.org/
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.
http://www.socialstudies.org/resources/moments War and Terrorism lesson plans
http://www.socialstudies.org/professionaldevelopment Professional Development opportunities
http://www.socialstudies.org/category/topic/21st-century-skills 21st Century Skills
*National Endowment for the Humanities http://www.neh.gov/
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-school.html Summer Landmarks programs for Social Studies Teachers – Deadline is 1 March 2011
http://www.neh.gov/projects/si-school.html Teachers seminars and institutes deadline is 1 March 2011
*National Humanities Center http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/
The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. Privately incorporated and governed by a distinguished board of trustees from academic, professional, and public life, the Center was planned under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and began operation in 1978. It provides a national focus for the best work in the liberal arts, drawing attention to the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every area of humanistic investigation. By encouraging excellence in scholarship, the Center seeks to insure the continuing strength of the liberal arts and to affirm the importance of the humanities in American life.
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/freedom.htm Teacher Serve Freedom’s Story Teaching African American Literature and History
http://www.nationalhumanitiescenter.org/library/libcats.htm Electronic Resources
*Stratford Hall Plantation http://www.stratfordhall.org/learn/education/lee.php
We offer many classroom resources for both teachers and students wanting to learn more about the Lees at Stratford Hall. If you are planning a trip to Stratford and want to learn something before you come or just can't get enough of the Lees at Stratford Hall, you'll want to check out our list of resources
http://www.stratfordhall.org/learn/teacher/ Teacher Resources - We offer many classroom resources for both teachers and students wanting to learn more about the Lees at Stratford Hall.
http://www.stratfordhall.org/learn/collections/ Collections - The varied collections at Stratford Hall contain examples of man-made, as well as natural, objects. Some collections are better documented than others, but all are considered important resources for better understanding Stratford's history.
http://www.stratfordhall.org/learn/education/ Educational Programs - Stratford Hall’s educational programs offer many opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of a variety of topics, including the Lee family, the Civil War, cultural landscapes, and slavery. Each year, faculty members at local universities help Stratford Hall’s educational staff plan and run these residential symposia. Along with these programs, the education department also offers a variety of daytime and evening programs. Please see our calendar of events for a complete description of each upcoming event at Stratford.
• Robert E. Lee Symposium On Civil War History
• The Lees and Independence
• Northern Neck Cultural Landscape Symposium
• Economic Landscapes of the Tidewater
• Symposium: Rediscovering the Historic House--Creating a New Paradigm for the Visitor Experience
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum http://www.ushmm.org
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is a high priority for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It supports scholarship and publications in the field of Holocaust studies, promotes the growth of Holocaust studies at American universities, seeks to foster strong relationships between American and international scholars, and initiates programs to ensure the ongoing training of future generations of scholars specializing in the Holocaust. Working together with the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the Center accomplishes its mission through:
http://www.ushmm.org/education/ Education links and resources
http://www.ushmm.org/research/collections/ Collections and Archives
http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/phistories/ Personal Histories
http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/ Online Exhibitions
http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/exhibit/ Permanent Exhibitions
http://www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators/ Professional Development for Educators
Museum Teacher Fellowship Program: http://www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators/prodev/teacherfellowship/ The applications for the 2011-2012 program are due February 11, 2011.
Since 1996 the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program has developed a national corps of 246 skilled educators who serve as the core of the Museum’s efforts to ensure quality Holocaust education in secondary schools. Teacher Fellows organize conferences, lead workshops, write curricula, serve on boards of Holocaust museums and education centers, lead study trips to Holocaust sites, and serve as conduits to the Museum for educators, institutions, professional organizations, and community groups in their regions.
Each year up to 15 educators in grades 7 through 12 and community college faculty are designated as new Museum Teacher Fellows. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations.
Center for Learning http://www.centerforlearning.org/c-21-advanced-placement.aspx
The Center for Learning is a nonprofit, educational publisher founded by a team of innovative teachers 40 years ago. Their mission was simple: Help teachers excel in the classroom. That mission is timeless. It remains our priority to support you in reaching your professional goals to benefit the millions of students you inspire to succeed in school and throughout life.
Teachers are our focus. That’s why our resources are created by veteran classroom teachers and why educators continue to play a vital role in the development of our new products and services. Take a look around our Web site, and you’ll see we have a lot to offer. Call us directly, and one of our teachers would be glad to tell you more.
Center for Learning http://www.centerforlearning.org/c-21-advanced-placement.aspx
The Center for Learning's teacher-written, classroom-tested Advanced Placement* supplementary resources deepen students' understanding of complex social, political, and cultural forces. From history to government to economics, these units provide strategies and activities to strengthen students' abilities to apply advanced concepts, to write concisely for exams, and to express ideas effectively.
Constitutional Rights Foundation (Bill of Rights in Action) http://crf-usa.org/
http://www.crf-usa.org/teachers/teachers-lounge.html Teacher Resources
Browse Lessons http://www.crf-usa.org/online-lessons-index/free-lessons-index.html Constitutional Rights Foundation’s publications and materials provide classroom teachers and students with high-quality content and thought-provoking questioning strategies to promote critical-thinking development, open discussion of issues, and interactive activities to heighten learning. When addressing controversial contemporary or historical issues, we strive to provide a balanced presentation and multiple perspectives. Most of our lessons directly address national and state standards.
http://www.crf-usa.org/students/ Student resources all grade levels
http://www.crf-usa.org/programs/program-list.html CRF programs
http://www.crf-usa.org/crfs-new-website.html CRF websites
TEACHING ABOUT IMIGRATION - LESSON PLANS: http://www.crfimmigrationed.org/index.php/lessons-for-teachers
EdSITEment (NEH) http://edsitement.neh.gov/
EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
All websites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and educational impact in the classroom. They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality. EDSITEment is not intended to represent a complete curriculum in the humanities, nor does it prescribe any specific course of study.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans Lesson Plans
http://edsitement.neh.gov/subject/history-social-studies Social Studies Lessons
http://edsitement.neh.gov/neh-connections/exhibitions Online Exhibitions
http://edsitement.neh.gov/neh-connections/sound-film-video Sound and Video resources
http://www.neh.gov/projects/online.html NEH Online Humanities projects
http://edsitement.neh.gov/student-resources Student Resources – all grade levels and subjects
http://edsitement.neh.gov/reference-shelf Reference Shelf
Teaching the Middle East http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/index.html
This resource was written by many of the best scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies and created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units, the Oriental Institute, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the eCUIP Digital Library Project.
The goal of Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators is to provide teachers of Middle Eastern history and culture with a rich, reliable, and easily accessible resource that draws upon sound humanities scholarship to help build student understanding of Middle Eastern history and culture…
Liberty Find _Online Library of Liberty http://oll.libertyfund.org/
Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. It was founded in 1960 thus making 2010 its 50th Anniversary Year. In celebration of this, a number of conferences and other events have been organized for 2010. These programs focus on the place individual liberty has in an intellectual heritage evident from ancient times and continuing through our own times. The programs are intended to enrich understanding and appreciation of the complex nature of a society of free and responsible individuals and to contribute to its preservation.
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=49&Itemid=263 Images of Liberty
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=60&Itemid=262 Forgotten Gems
Living Room Candidate http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/
The Living Room Candidate contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952, when Madison Avenue advertising executive Rosser Reeves convinced Dwight Eisenhower that short ads played during such popular TV programs as I Love Lucy would reach more voters than any other form of advertising. This innovation had a permanent effect on the way presidential campaigns are run. In a media-saturated environment in which news, opinions, and entertainment surround us all day on our television sets, computers, and cell phones, the television commercial remains the one area where presidential candidates have complete control over their images. Television commercials use all the tools of fiction filmmaking, including script, visuals, editing, and performance, to distill a candidate's major campaign themes into a few powerful images. Ads elicit emotional reactions, inspiring support for a candidate or raising doubts about his opponent. While commercials reflect the styles and techniques of the times in which they were made, the fundamental strategies and messages have tended to remain the same over the years.
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/lessons Lessons and saving ads on playlists
http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/online-resources Online resources
Newseum Washington DC http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/
Newseum Blends High-Tech With Historical
The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.
http://www.newseum.org/education/teacher-resources/lesson-plans/for-students-not-visiting-the-newseum/index.html For Students NOT Visiting the Newseum
The Newseum offers lesson plans for teachers in three main areas: Headlines of History, Journalism and the First Amendment. Click the links
http://www.newseum.org/fun-and-games/index.html Online student activities
Open Secrets http://www.opensecrets.org/
Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2008, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government. In short, CRP's mission is to:
• Inform citizens about how money in politics affects their lives
• Empower voters and activists by providing unbiased information
• Advocate for a transparent and responsive government
We pursue our mission largely through our award-winning website, OpenSecrets.org, which is the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere. And for other organizations and news media, CRP's exclusive data powers their online features tracking money in politics—counting cash to make change.
Oyez - Supreme Cases http://www.oyez.com/oyez/frontpage
The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality 'tour' of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.
LINK TO CASES TO EXPLORE: http://www.oyez.org/cases
Thousands of teachers who use digital media to engage students have joined PBS Teachers to share ideas, experiences and innovations on using digital resources, including content from PBS, to teach.
PBS KIDS – INTERACTIVE CONTENT: http://pbskids.org/whiteboard/
Picturing America http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/
Picturing America, an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide. Through this innovative program, students and citizens will gain a deeper appreciation of our country’s history and character through the study and understanding of its art.
The nation’s artistic heritage—our paintings, sculpture, architecture, fine crafts, and photography—offers unique insights into the character, ideals, and aspirations of our country.
Picturing America, a far-reaching new program from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association, brings this vital heritage to all Americans.
By bringing high-quality reproductions of notable American art into public and private schools, libraries, and communities, Picturing America gives participants the opportunity to learn about our nation’s history and culture in a fresh and engaging way. The program uses art as a catalyst for the study of America—the cultural, political, and historical threads woven into our nation’s fabric over time.
RESOURCE BOOK: http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/educators.php?subPage=edu_guide
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/educators.php?subPage=edu_ad_res
IMAGE GALLERY (YOU CAN SEARCH BY THEME) http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/index.php?sec=gallery
LESSON PLANS: http://newberrypicturingamerica.pbworks.com/Lesson-Plans
The primary goals of our Picturing America School Collaboration Conferences are to encourage and enable teachers to integrate American art from the Picturing America program into the core curriculum and to support teachers in the development of lessons using Picturing America images. We will use this site to collect and post lesson plans. The lesson plans posted here are organized according to Picturing America images. Click on the links below to see the lesson plans that use that particular image.
Presidential Timeline http://www.presidentialtimeline.org/
The Presidential Timeline was designed and developed by the Learning Technology Center in The University of Texas at Austin College of Education, in conjunction with the Presidential Libraries and Terra Incognita Productions. The Presidential Timeline Project was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation and The University of Texas Libraries.
Sunnylands Classroom http://www.sunnylandsclassroom.org/
Our Mission The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands was established in 2001 by The Annenberg Foundation primarily to address serious issues facing the nation and the world community.
LESSON PLANS: http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/Chapter.aspx?Id=53
ONLINE BOOKS: http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/Chapter.aspx?Id=56
We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.
FACTCHECKED http://factchecked.org/ This is what we offer:
• Many of our Lesson Plans are topical, presenting students with a message, such as an actual political or product advertisement, and guiding them through a process of discovery leading to the facts. Another group of lessons teaches some of the core concepts of reasoning, giving students the building blocks to help them parse others’ arguments and strengthen their own. Using clips from Monty Python and other popular films and television programs, our lessons explain deductive versus inductive reasoning, how to pick out logical fallacies, the power of visual rhetoric and similar tools of critical thinking.
• Resources is our go-to directory of Web sites, including synopses of what they offer. Official government sites can be terrific fonts of facts. So can think tanks and issue advocacy groups; we give rundowns on their political leanings and reliability.
• Our Dictionary helps decode bureaucratese as well as legal, political, economic and other terms of art that often plague discussions of policy and politics.
FACTCHECKED LESSON PLANS: http://factchecked.org/lesson-plans/
The Close-Up Foundation http://www.closeup.org/
Why Close Up? Our proven curriculum, teaching method and well-trained faculty will educate and inspire your students. Over 96% of teachers say that Close Up helped their students better understand their roles as citizens and how their government works. Plus, our programs meet each state’s standards of learning and our "all inclusive" approach will put your mind at ease.
We give you the best of both worlds – while your students participate on our renowned student program you have the opportunity to participate in our one-of-a-kind Teacher Program or be with your students. Each program gives you insights from our network of 1,000 distinguished speakers and the intimate meetings we arrange with members of Congress and their staffs. To see why Close Up is the best
The History Place http://historyplace.com/
The History Place is a private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston area that is not affiliated with any political group or organization. The Web site presents a fact-based, common sense approach in the presentation of the history of humanity, with great care given to accuracy.
The History Place contains many examples of man's inhumanity to man as well as notable examples of humans rising to the occasion to fight tyranny and preserve freedom, and overall, reaffirms, in the words of the American Declaration of Independence, that all human beings have "certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
Summer OPPORTUNITIES http://www.montpelier.org/learn/index.php
The Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier:
• High-quality constitutional education for educators, journalists, elected officials, law enforcement, judges, international visitors, and business leaders
• Residential programs at the home of "the Father of the Constitution"
• Access to top scholars in constitutional education
• A completely non-partisan approach
• The hospitality you expect at the home of Dolley Madison
• A reinvigorating and effective educational experience
CENTER FOR CIVIC EDUCATION http://new.civiced.org/
The Center specializes in civics and citizenship education, law-related education, and international educational exchange programs for developing democracies. Programs focus on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; American political traditions and institutions at the federal, state, and local levels; constitutionalism; civic participation; and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
Today, the Center administers a wide range of critically acclaimed curricular, professional development, and community-based programs. The principal goals of the Center's programs are to help students develop (1) an increased understanding of the institutions of American constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values upon which they are founded, (2) the skills necessary to participate as effective and responsible citizens, and (3) the willingness to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict.
MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES: http://civiced.org/index.php?page=multimedia
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: http://www.civiced.org/index.php?page=resources
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: http://new.civiced.org/programs/project-citizen
CIVIC EDUCATION LINKS PORTAL: http://www.civiced.org/index.php?page=internet_resources GREAT LIST OF ONLINE RESOURCES!
Congress in the Classroom® http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_programs_CongressClassroom.htm
The bylaws of the Everett McKinley Dirksen Endowment Fund, adopted November 14, 1963, describe the organization's mission as follows:
"To finance and maintain the creation of a wing of the City Library of Pekin, Illinois, to house, display, and preserve the public letters, books, records, pictures, medals, and other materials associated with the public service of Everett McKinley Dirksen as citizen, soldier, and public servant; and to make such endowments for the study and dissemination of the art and science of public service as shall seem fitting."
In April 1989, the Board of Directors expressed the current mission in these words:
"The Everett McKinley Dirksen Congressional Leadership Research Center is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational institution whose mission is to help people better understand the U.S. Congress and its
CongressLink provides information about the U.S. Congress -- how it works, its members and leaders, and the public policies it produces.
CongressLink is directed to teachers of American Government and civics. It is multi-featured, offering original content (including lesson plans and historical materials) and up-to-the-minute information about Congress.
CIVIL RIGHTS TIMELINE AND RESOURCES AT THE DIRKSEN CENTER ON CONGRESS: http://congresslink.org/civilrights/index.htm
CONGRESS FOR KIDS: http://www.congressforkids.net/ INTERACTIVE AND FUN ACTIVITIES
OVERVIEW OF THE US GOVERNMENT WITH LINKS TO GOVERNMENTAL PORTALS: http://www.aboutgovernment.org/print_overviewgovernment.htm
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART http://www.nga.gov/education/teacinst.htm
The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon. During the 1920s, Mr. Mellon began collecting with the intention of forming a gallery of art for the nation in Washington. In 1937, the year of his death, he promised his collection to the United States. Funds for the construction of the West Building were provided by The A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust. On March 17, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the completed building and the collections on behalf of the people of the United States of America.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: http://www.nga.gov/education/index.shtm
TEACHER WORKSHOPS: http://www.nga.gov/education/teacher.shtm
EXHIBITIONS PORTAL: http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/index.shtm
PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMY http://www.presidentialacademy.org/
This Presidential Academy will lead teachers in a careful study of three turning points in American history: The American Revolution, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement. Our study will be framed by the three famous documents that memorialize these American epochs: the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, and the "I Have a Dream" speech. Participants will spend five days in Philadelphia, six days in Gettysburg, and six days in Washington, DC.
The Richard W. Riley Summer Institute for teachers of Government http://www.furman.edu/riley/programs/teachers.htm
The Richard W. Riley Summer Institute for teachers of Government is a week long summer institute for high school and middle school teachers of government sponsored by the Riley Institute at Furman. Participants spend a week in Washington, D.C. where they meet with government officials, politicians, non-governmental activists and members of education policy-making agencies. Two Furman political science professors lead the participants through Washington and engage the group in evening discussions and seminars on relevant readings and political topics. The combination of intensive learning, networking and exposure to decision makers is designed to increase the knowledge and expand useful contacts of teachers which both support improved teaching skills. (Site seems to have not been updated lately…)
STREET LAW http://www.streetlaw.org
Street Law, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing practical, participatory education about law, democracy, and human rights. Through its philosophy and programs, people are empowered to transform democratic ideals into citizen action.
TEACHER RESOURCES: http://www.streetlaw.org/en/Audience.4.aspx
LESSON PLANS: http://www.streetlaw.org/en/Audience.4.aspx
LANDMARK SUPREME COURT CASES: http://www.streetlaw.org/en/landmark.aspx
This site was developed to provide teachers with a full range of resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court cases, helping students explore the key issues of each case. Learn more...
BROWSE LANDMARK CASES: http://www.streetlaw.org/en/Cases.aspx
JUSTICE LEARNING http://www.justicelearning.org/
Justice Learning is an innovative, issue-based approach for engaging high school students in informed political discourse. The web site uses audio from the Justice Talking radio show and articles from The New York Times to teach students about reasoned debate and the often-conflicting values inherent in our democracy. The web site includes articles, editorials and oral debate from the nation's finest journalists and advocates. All of the material is supported by age-appropriate summaries and additional links. In addition, for each covered issue, the site includes curricular material from The New York Times Learning Network for high school teachers and detailed information about how each of the institutions of democracy (the courts, the Congress, the presidency, the press and the schools) affect the issue.
We the People http://www.wethepeople.gov/
We the People is an NEH program designed to encourage and enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American history, culture, and democratic principles.
NEH was founded on the belief that cultivating the best of the humanities has real and tangible benefits for civic life. Through We the People, NEH has rededicated itself to this mission, and is leading a renaissance in knowledge about American history and principles among all our citizens. Launched on Constitution Day, September 17, 2002, We the People celebrated its fifth anniversary in September 2007.
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY AT ASHBROOK http://teachingamericanhistory.org/institutes/
The Ashbrook Center is offering thirty-two summer institutes that will assist teachers in deepening and broadening both their understanding and appreciation of American history. The focus of the institutes will be the substantive study of American history. The discussions will revolve around original historical documents and their use in the classroom.
LESSON PLANS: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/neh/
SPECIAL EXHIBITS: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/founding.html
AUDIO LECTURES: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/audio.asp
SUMMER INSTITUTES: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/institutes/
DOCUMENT LIBRARY: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/
George Washington Summer Residential Teachers' Institute*
Established in 1999, the George Washington Teachers' Institute is a highly competitive program which brings teachers to Mount Vernon, Virginia for an intensive week of study at Washington's home. Participating teachers immerse themselves in the study and discussion of this critical period of American history and the remarkable role George Washington played in the founding of our nation. Teachers will have the opportunity
• Explore the character and accomplishments of George Washington while living on his 18th century estate
• Engage in an active exploration of 18th century history with top historians
• Participate in interactive workshops, tours, fieldtrips, and group projects
• Discuss how to integrate the teaching of history into English, science, math, and geography curricula
• Return to your classroom and share new knowledge, teaching materials, and enthusiasm with your students
DISTANCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: http://www.mountvernon.org/learn/teachers_students/index.cfm/ss/108//cfid/1511864/cftoken/85940536
LESSON PLANS: http://www.mountvernon.org/learn/teachers_students/index.cfm/ss/107/
PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS: http://www.mountvernon.org/learn/teachers_students/index.cfm/
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY http://www.nhd.org/
National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic program for elementary and secondary school students. Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. The program culminates in the Kenneth E. Behring National Contest each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.
TEACHER RESOURCES: http://www.nhd.org/TeacherResources.htm
INSTITUTES AND WORKSHOPS: http://www.nhd.org/ProDevelopmentTeachers.htm
FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES http://www.facinghistory.org/
At Facing History and Ourselves, we set out with a defining purpose that's both humanistic and civic: to help teachers and students confront the complexities of history in ways that promote critical thinking, academic achievement, and moral development.
Facing History uses the tools of education to combat bigotry and nurture democracy, and in turn, transforms teachers, students, and schools. Researchers have used the tools of social science to document our program’s effectiveness since its inception more than 34 years ago.
EDUCATOR RESOURCES AND MULTIMEDIA: http://www.facinghistory.org/resources
The Choices for the 21st Century Education Program http://www.choices.edu/pd/
The Choices for the 21st Century Education Program is a national education initiative based at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.
The Choices Program develops teaching resources on historical and current international issues, provides professional development for classroom teachers, and sponsors programs that engage students beyond the classroom.
Teaching with the News http://www.choices.edu/resources/current.php
The CHOICES Program's Teaching with the News initiative provides online curriculum materials and ideas to connect the content of the classroom to the headlines in the news. Topics cover a range of foreign policy and international issues.
Film guides: http://www.choices.edu/resources/film_guides.php
Spanish Colonial St. Augustine: a Resource for Teachers http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdc/?s=teachers
Spanish Colonial St. Augustine: a Resource for Teachers provides content and classroom materials pertaining to Florida’s Spanish colonial heritage. It includes materials on Native American life, early exploration, settlement, missions, Fort Mose, and much more. Everything on this site — artwork, readings, primary sources, etc. — may be reproduced freely for use in the schools.
Teachers can obtain background on Spanish colonial Florida from "Links" and "Readings." For curriculum, consult "Lesson Plans" or design your own lesson using resources from "Readings," "Primary Sources," "Maps," and "Images." A timeline of Florida history is available to guide learning.
PRIMARY SOURCES: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/teachers/sources
IMAGE GALLERY: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/teachers/images
LESSON PLANS: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/teachers/plans
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation http://history.org/
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia—the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution. The Colonial Williamsburg story of a revolutionary city tells how diverse peoples, having different and sometimes conflicting ambitions, evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality. Americans cherish these values as a birthright, even when their promise remains unfulfilled.
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS: http://history.org/history/museums/
TEACHER PORTAL FOR VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS AND MORE: http://history.org/history/teaching/index.cfm
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: http://history.org/history/teaching/teacherdevelopment/index.cfm
KIDS ZONE: http://history.org/kids/index.cfm
Salzburg Global Seminar http://www.salzburgglobal.org/2009/index.cfm
Mission - The mission of the Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern.
Strategy - The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development, and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society.
Values - The Salzburg Global Seminar seeks to magnify the impact of individuals and institutions that bring just and humane values to bear on the global challenges facing their societies and the world.
People - The Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent, non-governmental organization with a Board of Directors drawn from diverse regions, backgrounds and fields of expertise. It seeks in its faculty, fellows and staff people of the highest intellectual and leadership capacity from around the world and from all sectors of society, and attempts to benefit from their breadth of experience and perspective across the full range of its work.
GLOBAL MEDIA LITERACY LESSON MODULES: http://www.salzburg.umd.edu/salzburg/new/
SEMINARS CALENDAR: http://www.salzburgglobal.org/2009/calendar.cfm
Chinese American Cultural Bridge Center http://cacbc.org/Educational_Tours/
As a non-profit organization, it is Chinese American Cultural Bridge Center’s mission to create the truly worthwhile cultural exchange between East and West by designing educational and cultural travel adventure programs rarely offered by commercial tour providers. We plan special itineraries to serve the educational interests and purposes of American educators, students and professional organizations.
Educational Seminars: Exchanges for Teachers and Administrators
The Educational Seminars program offers Department of State funded grants for U.S. school teachers and administrators. Exchanges are short term, taking place during the summer, and focus on sharing of best practices and professional development.
Exchanges and study abroad: http://www.americancouncils.org/exTraining.php
CIVIC VOICES INTERNATIONAL DEMOCRACY MEMORY BANK PROJECT http://www.civicvoices.org/
This site creates a virtual classroom for comparative civics and encourages global education for the 21st century. The interactive map of civic engagement will help you navigate the site and discover all the valuable resources and participatory learning opportunities it has to offer…
INTERNATIONAL MEMORY BANK VIDEOS AND TRANSCRIPTS: http://www.civicvoices.org/MemoryBank
Students around the world are recording the stories of activists in their communities who participated in movements for human rights and democracy. This collection of narratives will contain transcripts of every interview submitted to the Democracy Memory Bank, as well as excerpts from selected videos. To find out how your students can participate, visit the teachers section of this site.
STUDENT VOICES: http://www.civicvoices.org/StudentVoices
Student Voices challenges young people around the world to think critically about their role as citizens. An interactive global survey tracks students' opinions on what actions are most important for engaged citizens. An essay contest allows students to publish their thoughts on how best to participate in civic life. To find out how your students can participate, visit the teachers section of this site.
STUDENT VOICES SURVEY: http://www.civicvoices.org/Students MULTILINGUAL!
What does it mean to be a good citizen? Is it more important for citizens to vote, to participate in their community, or to care for the poor? Or is a combination of these actions necessary?
We invite you to participate in a worldwide student survey on the actions of good citizens. These questions were drawn from surveys on citizenship, involvement, and democracy that have been conducted in the U.S. and across Europe. Unlike previous studies, this survey focuses exclusively on student views and draws from a worldwide sample. Voice your opinion! Then find out how your views compare with those of other students around the world.
“Mesoamerican Cultures and their Histories: Spotlight on Oaxaca!”
July 4 to 29, 2011 Oaxaca, Mexico http://whp.uoregon.edu/mesoinstitute/
• Thanks to funding from the NEH, this Summer Institute for School Teachers (K-12) will take place in Oaxaca, Mexico, from July 4 to 29, 2011
• This is a great fellowship opportunity for teachers across the U.S. who wish to increase Mesoamerican content in their courses, delve into indigenous cultures and their histories through readings, lectures, and experiential learning through excursions in southern Mexico.
• Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2011. Selections will be announced on April 1, 2011.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES SUMMER SEMINARS AND INSTITUTES FOR TEACHERS: http://www.neh.gov/projects/si-school.html
Each year the NEH’s Division of Education Programs offers teachers opportunities to study a variety of humanities topics in NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes. Please contact the specific projects listed below for more information about the programs and the application process.
Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers
The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the federal government. As part of the NEH’s We the People program, we offer the following Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers. NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops provide the opportunity for K-12 educators to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics in American history and culture. These one-week programs will give participants direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites and the use of archival and other primary evidence.
Winston Churchill and the Anglo-American Relationship:
With an American mother and a British father, Winston Churchill referred to himself as "an English-Speaking Union in my own person." By the time of his death in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson was calling him "that great American." The Churchill Centre welcomes your interest in our three-week NEH Summer Institute "Winston Churchill and the Anglo-American Relationship," was held in Cambridge and London, England, from July 11 to 31, 2010. We spent the first two weeks at the Churchill Archives, Churchill College, Cambridge, and the final week in London.
The study of Churchill remains a vital force in political and historical scholarship today because Churchill's life, writings, and political career continue to fascinate citizens, scholars, and statesmen, and to provide them with sources of reflection. This Institute seeks participants who are curious about Churchill and who possess a keen interest in original documents and historical research. Visits to important Churchill sites will provoke the interest of participants and deepen their understanding of his life and career.
LESSON PLANS: http://www.winstonchurchill.org/support/for-educators/teaching-materials-and-lesson-plans
DOCUMENTS FOR LESSON PLANS: http://www.winstonchurchill.org/support/for-educators/documents-for-lesson-plans
CHURCHILL VIDEOS ON C-SPAN.ORG:
The Korea Society: http://www.koreasociety.org/korean_studies/fellowships/
The Korea Society, the leading American organization dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea, announced today that Ambassador Mark C. Minton has been elected President, effective, May 1, 2010. Mr. Evans J.R. Revere, the current president, will complete his term as of April 30, 2010, as previously announced.
Ambassador Minton played a leading role in America's relations with Asia during a distinguished 32-year career as a Senior Foreign Service Officer. Ambassador Minton served as U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia from September 2006 to September 2009 and was previously Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea. He also served as the country director for Korea and the deputy country director for Japan at the U.S. Department of State, in various diplomatic posts in Japan, in other positions at the U.S. Department of State, as a Pearson Fellow with the United States Senate and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. He also spent a year as a teaching Diplomat-in-Residence at the City College of New York. DEADLINE 4 FEBRUARY 2011
Toyota International Teacher Program http://www.toyota4education.com/pmwiki.php?n=Main.WelcomeToTheToyotaInternationalTeacherProgramWiki?from=Main.HomePage
The Toyota International Teacher Program offers fully-funded, international, professional development opportunities for U.S. educators. Funded by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., the program aims to advance environmental stewardship and global connectedness in U.S. schools and communities through creative, interdisciplinary, and solution-based teaching methods.
The application deadline for the 2011 Toyota International Teacher Program has passed. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive periodic updates on international and environmental opportunities available to educators, please send your contact information to IIE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theodore Roosevelt Association: http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org/
Founded in 1919 and chartered by Congress in 1920, the Theodore Roosevelt Association is a national historical society and public service organization that has perpetuated the memory and legacy of our nation’s 26th President through an array of historical and cultural activities. Its members come from every state and have diverse backgrounds. But they all share a keen interest in history and in furthering the legacy of one of America’s first modern presidents.
LESSON PLANS: http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org/research/curriculum5to12.htm
RESOURCES, IMAGES, QUOTES, MORE: http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org/research/trresearch.htm
JUST FOR KIDS: http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org/kidscorner/trchildrens.htm
AMERICAN PAGEANT RESOURCES: http://college.cengage.com/history/us/bailey/american_pageant/11e/students/ace/
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Search Within Your Results - Enter additional search words in the Refine Search box to further narrow your results.
Looking for supplements? - If you search for a supplemental product, the results will include a list of main products that are associated with the supplemental product. To see the details of the supplement click on any of the titles you see, then click into the Supplements tab.
http://college.cengage.com:80/history/us/kennedy/am_pageant/12e/students/index.htm looking for another "take" on that lecture about the American Revolution? Still unclear about the "Cold War"? LecturePoint: U.S. History can help! In each of 32 animated audio lectures that follow the traditional U.S. History course, an experienced instructor describes the significant people, events, and movements of American history. Maps, photos, and artwork punctuate each lesson. This is not a replacement for lectures or reading, but a useful review tool to help you succeed in your class. Whether your class is in-person or online, you'll find it easy to review lessons whenever you need them.
ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: http://www.artic.edu/aic/
It is true that art museums are about the stubborn, matter-of-factness of things: the works of art. But access to the Art Institute’s collection has always been enhanced by words and reproduced images. With the launch of our redesigned Web site, we acknowledge the importance of digitized access to the works of art.
Here you will learn about the character and structure of our collection and our educational programs and exhibitions. You will also learn how to visit and contact us easily. I very much look forward to seeing you at the museum.
EDUCATOR RESOURCE FINDER: http://www.artic.edu/aic/resourcefinder/
ENDURING VISION¬ TEXTBOOK STUDENT WEBSITE: http://college.cengage.com/history/us/boyer/enduring_vision/5e/students/index.html
Looking for another "take" on that lecture about the American Revolution? Still unclear about the "Cold War"? LecturePoint: U.S. History can help! In each of 32 animated audio lectures that follow the traditional U.S. History course, an experienced instructor describes the significant people, events, and movements of American history. Maps, photos, and artwork punctuate each lesson. This is not a replacement for lectures or reading, but a useful review tool to help you succeed in your class. Whether your class is in-person or online, you'll find it easy to review lessons whenever you need them.
Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive http://millercenter.org/scripps
The Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive serves as a research facility for scholars of U.S. public policy. The Library's collection is a specialized one focused on American politics and history with special attention paid to the American presidency. The Library makes available a breadth of research material on the American presidency, both in print and digital form.
The core of the Library's print collection is made up of standard works on the American Presidency. Our collection includes complete collections of presidential papers; memoirs of presidential administrations; biographies and secondary scholarship on the presidency; and standard reference sources.
The Library's multimedia collection is a truly unique collection of material on U.S. public policy. The Library's multimedia archive includes more than 2,500 hours of secret White House recordings, hundreds of presidential oral history interviews, audio and video recordings of Miller Center Forums, and documents related to the executive branch of American government. The Library's digital archive on the American presidency is more than three terabytes in size and growing.
RESOURCES ON THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT: http://millercenter.org/president
MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES: http://millercenter.org/president/gallery
The AmericanHeritage.com http://www.americanheritage.com/
IMAGE OF THE DAY GALLERY: http://www.americanheritage.com/picture/
THE WORLD OF THOMAS NAST: http://www.thomasnast.com/
HARPWEEK http://www.harpweek.com/ SCROLL DOWN FOR LINKS TO AMAZING RESOURCES!
In 1817, 22-year old James Harper and his 20-year old brother, John, set up a small printing firm in New York City called J. & J. Harper. Joined later by their younger brothers, Joseph Wesley and Fletcher, the firm became the largest book publisher in the United States by 1825. The name was changed to Harper & Brothers in 1833, and survives today as Harper-Collins.
Under Fletcher’s guidance, the firm started Harper’s Monthly in June 1850. The first managing editor was Henry Raymond, who soon went on to help found and then publish the New York Times. Harper’s Monthly became and still is an outstanding literary magazine.
AP US HISTORY HOME PAGE: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/3501.html
SCROLL DOWN AND EXAMINE
Reviews of Teaching Resources
SPECIAL FOCUS MATERIALS
COURSE CONTENT-RELATED ARTICLES
There are currently more than 250 reviews of U.S. History resources, including textbooks, Web sites, software, multimedia CD-Roms, and more, in the Teachers' Resources area. Each review describes the resource and suggests ways it might be used in the classroom. New reviews are added regularly, so check back often!
AP COURSE Electronic Discussion Groups – JOIN IN! Communicate via email with other members of the AP Central community by joining the electronic discussion group (EDG) for the course(s) you teach.
THE HISTORY TEACHER – SUE POJER’S AMAZING SITE: http://www.historyteacher.net/index.htm
POWERPOINTS, LECTURES, PRACTICE QUIZZES, DBQs, AND MUCH MORE!
AP US HISTORY: http://www.historyteacher.net/AHAP/AHAPCourseMainPage.htm
SUE POJER created this brief online version of my book to assist students who are new to the study of history. If you wish, you can read the online book screen by screen. For direct access to a particular topic click on the link closest to your interest.
Over 220 PowerPoints! These presentations range in size from a dozen or so slides each to over 145 slides. Several PPTs contain large sound/music files. Therefore, they may take a while to load. Be patient! To teachers--save them, modify them, use them in your classrooms as you wish, BUT please do NOT run the PPTs from this site. Download them and save them on your own hard drive. Just keep Sue Pojer [or the other teachers listed] as the original source.
TEACHING WITH THE POWER OF DIGITAL MEDIA: HIPPOCAMPUS ALL COURSES
*Use this site as a reference. Refer to the side tab labeled: US History I for AP; US History II for AP
US GEOGRAPHY ONLINE MAP QUIZ: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/USA_Geography/USA_G0_1280_800.html
US STATES & CAPITALS SONG - *Animaniacs as a study tool!
DOCUMENTS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS: http://www.vindicatingthefounders.com/library/
Vindicating the Founders http://www.vindicatingthefounders.com/
Vindicating the Founders is a defense of the Founders' views and actions on slavery, women's rights, property rights, voting rights, and other controversial issues. The main purpose of this site is to make available to the public an extensive collection of original historical documents on the themes of this book. These documents provide evidence from original sources in support of the book's arguments.
Most of the historical documents are quite short. Some are appropriate for in-class teacher handouts. All can be read quickly by students. This site also publishes other useful information about the book, such as the table of contents, book reviews and other discussions of the book, and information on the author.
EDSITEment is a partnership among the National Endowment for the Humanities, Verizon Foundation, and the National Trust for the Humanities. EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
Florida Memory: State Archives of Florida
The Florida Memory Project presents a selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages, and archival collections for historical research.
American Memory: The Library of Congress
The National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Center is a private, nonprofit institution for advanced study in the humanities. Their programs provide teachers with new materials and instructional strategies to make them more effective in the classroom and rekindle their enthusiasm for the subjects they teach.
The Digital History site provides a plethora of resources to teachers in American history including, lesson plans, primary documents, lectures, videos, music, guides for creating multimedia exhibits, and more.
University of Central Florida Zora Neale Hurston Archive
The purpose of the University of Central Florida Hurston Archive is to create an academic web site that will provide a repository of biographical, critical, and contextual materials related to Hurston's life and work.
The Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/index.php
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY: http://americanhistory.si.edu/
EDUCATORS PORTAL TO AMERICAN HISTORY RESOURCES: http://historyexplorer.americanhistory.si.edu/
MORE TEACHER RESOURCES: http://si.edu/Educators
THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY – A GLORIOUS BURDEN: http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/2_frame.html
TEACHER MATERIALS: http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/2_frame.html
COMMUNICATING THE PRESIDENCY CARTOONS: http://americanhistory.si.edu/PRESIDENCY/4b1.html#1
Using drawings or cartoons to comment on the actions of a president is a tradition nearly as old as the nation. Political cartoons were the creation of the politically partisan press in the early 1800s. They became staples of weekly magazines during the 19th century and, eventually, a cornerstone of the modern newspaper industry.
Cartoons help make complex issues and personalities more accessible. They often have a great impact on attitudes about a chief executive. Many presidents felt like 19th-century New York politician William "Boss" Tweed: "Stop them damn pictures.... I don't care much about what the papers write about me. My constituents can't read. But, damn it, they can see pictures."
SMITHSONIAN EDUCATION: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/index.html
FLORIDA CENTER FOR INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY: http://fcit.usf.edu/
FLORIDA’S EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CLEARINGHOUSE
DIGITAL EDUCATORS PORTAL FOR RESOURCES: http://etc.usf.edu/fde/resources.php
EXPLORING FLORIDA MAPS: http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/index.htm
MAPS ETC: http://etc.usf.edu/maps/index.htm
FLORIDA CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS MAPS: http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/galleries/congress/congress.php
TEACHER’S GUIDE TO THE HOLOCAUST: http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/default.htm
MULTIMEDIA AND MUCH MORE!
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. You can:
• Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go,
• Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer,
• View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen,
• Print out the stories and poems to make your own book.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY: http://www.democrats.org/
For more than 200 years, Democrats have fought for the interests of working families and equal opportunities for all Americans. We believe in an America where we don’t just look out for ourselves. We’re proud of our individualism, but we also know that we rise and fall as one nation. Throughout history, Democrats have worked from the ground up to bring about the change that matters.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY: http://www.gop.com/
The future of activism is online, because the web enables individuals to make their voices heard like never before. Join the Digital Brigade, and start speaking out today.
2008 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES RESOUCES AT THE NEW YORK TIMES:
To become the Democratic nominee for president, a candidate needs to capture 2,026 delegate votes. State primaries and caucuses select pledged delegates, who are obligated to vote for the candidate their state chose. Additional unpledged delegates — consisting mostly of party leaders and elected officials — are free to vote for any candidate. Daily delegate totals reflect all delegates allotted to the state, even though some may not pledge their vote until a later date. States are listed according to the first major event in its selection process.
To become the Republican nominee for president, a candidate needs to capture 1,191 delegate votes. State primaries and caucuses select pledged delegates, who are obligated to vote for the candidate their state chose. Additional unpledged delegates — consisting mostly of party leaders and elected officials — are free to vote for any candidate. States are listed according to the first major event in its selection process. Daily delegate totals reflect all delegates allotted to the state, even though some may not pledge their vote until a later date.
FEDERAL RESERVE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/
NEW YORK FED: http://www.newyorkfed.org/education/index.html
ST. LOUIS FED: http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/
ATLANTA FED: http://www.frbatlanta.org/edresources/
Florida House of Representatives: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/
Portal to the Florida House of Representatives. Information on individual Representatives, committees, bills, publications and lobbyists.
Florida Senate: http://www.flsenate.gov/Welcome/index.cfm?CFID=202398164&CFTOKEN=32834281
The Florida Senate Online
First Amendment Center Online: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/
Welcome to the First Amendment Center’s Web site, featuring comprehensive research coverage of key First Amendment issues and topics, daily First Amendment news, commentary and analyses by respected legal specialists, and a First Amendment Library of legal cases and related materials.
Who operates this site - The First Amendment Center, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and in Washington, D.C. (see About the First Amendment Center), operates this Web site. See FAQs about the First Amendment Center.
MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/about.aspx?item=videoRSSpodcasts
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AMERICAN MEMORY: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
TEACHERS RESOURCES: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/
AFRICAN AMERICAN ODYSSEY: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/
JAMES MADISON’S PAPERS: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/madison_papers/
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COLLECTIONS PORTAL: http://www.loc.gov/index.html?gclid=CIDd-bbnw48CFQdegQodbGpqZQ
Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services
LOC EXHIBITIONS: http://myloc.gov/EXHIBITIONS/Pages/default.aspx
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PRINTED EPHEMERA COLLECTION:
The Printed Ephemera collection at the Library of Congress is a rich repository of Americana. In total, the collection comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/
Unique in their scope and richness, the picture collections number more than 14 million images. These include photographs, historical prints, posters, cartoons, documentary drawings, fine prints, and architectural and engineering designs.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS POLITICAL CARTOONS – IT’S NO LAUGHING MATTER: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/activities/political-cartoon/
What makes funny cartoons seriously persuasive? Cartoonists' persuasive techniques do. All cartoonists have access to a collection of tools that help them get their point across. Some of these techniques work "behind the scenes." You might not even notice them unless you know what you are looking for. In this activity, you'll get to take apart real-world cartoons--and learn how to spot the methods behind the message.
The Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government: http://www.loufrey.org/
Mission - The Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government promotes the development of enlightened, responsible, and actively engaged citizens.
Programs - The Institute accomplishes its mission through civic education programs that encourage thoughtful debate and discussion about current policy issues; through experiential learning programs that encourage the development of civic and political skills; through research, policy analysis, and advocacy; and by working with others to help strengthen the civic education capacity of Florida's k-12 education system.
VIDEO LIBRARY: http://www.loufrey.org/video/index.php
The League of Women Voters: http://www.lwv.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=&WebsiteKey=
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization established in 1920 to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. At the local, state, and national levels, the League works to influence public policy through education and advocacy. Any person of voting age, male or female, may become a League member. The League does not support or oppose any political party or any candidate. The League of Women Voters of Broward County was established in 1953.
BBC LEARNING PORTAL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/
BBC LEARNING INTERACTIVE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/
BBC LEARNING ANIMATIONS: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/
BBC VIRTUAL TOURS: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/virtual_tours/
PROJECT VOTE SMART FLORIDA OFFICIALS PORTAL: http://www.votesmart.org/official_state.php?state_id=FL&dist=&go2.x=8&go2.y=16
CIVICS MATTER CLASSROOM RESOURCES: http://www.votesmart.org/resource_classroom_01.php
US SUPREME COURT: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/
The automated docket system is the Court's case tracking system. It contains information about cases, both pending and decided. The docket provided on this page contains information regarding the status of cases for both the current Term and the prior Term. The Court's Term begins on the first Monday in October and ends on the preceding day the next year. The October Term 2010 begins on October 4, 2010. Information on the docket is updated on the day after an entry is made on the docket.
US FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM: http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts.aspx
How were the federal courts established? What kind of cases do they hear? What is the difference between state and federal courts? These might be some of the questions you're asking when you visit uscourts.gov, and the answers are a click away.
Our Founding Fathers understood the need for an independent Judiciary, which was created under Article III of the United States Constitution. The Judicial Branch is one of the three separate and distinct branches of the federal government. The other two are the legislative and executive branches.
FEDERAL COURTS EDUCTIONAL RESOURCES: http://www.uscourts.gov/EducationalResources.aspx
Enlivening Court Literacy with Real-Life Experiences
These materials are ready for immediate classroom and courtroom experiences. They are for high school class visits to local federal courthouses and they are used effectively in classrooms. The events are participatory, true-to-life courtroom simulations – not mock trials – hosted by federal judges with local attorneys; inclusive of all students as active jurors and lawyers; based on recent, teen-relevant Supreme Court cases.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
THE WHITE HOUSE: http://www.whitehouse.gov/
The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The Vice President is also part of the Executive Branch, ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise.
White House Historical Association: http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_features/feature_inside-whitehouse.html
The White House Historical Association and C-SPAN Classroom invite you to examine the White House as home, office and American museum. Here you will find activities and resources from the association with clips from the acclaimed C-SPAN documentary, The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home.
THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: http://www.house.gov/
KIDS IN THE HOUSE: http://kids.clerk.house.gov/
The Kids in the House Web site is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Our mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States government to students of all age levels. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history.
HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCES: http://kids.clerk.house.gov/high-school/
TEACHERS PAGE: http://kids.clerk.house.gov/high-school/teaching-resources.html
THE US SENATE: http://www.senate.gov/
THE US SENATE ART AND HISTORY RESOURCES: http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/art/a_three_sections_with_teasers/art_hist_home.htm
SPECIALIZED COLLECTIONS: http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/art/one_item_and_teasers/collections.htm
THE US SENTATE HISTORICAL OFFICE: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/Senate_Historical_Office.htm
THE US SENATE HISTORICAL MINUTES: http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/history/b_three_sections_with_teasers/essays.htm
Introduction to the Historical Minutes
The United States Senate has inspired thousands of colorful stories. From the first discussions at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 down to our own times, the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” has actively engaged storytellers. Over the past 35 years, Senate historians have prepared short, historical narratives to inform senators, staff, constituents, and others who are curious about the traditions, personalities, and legislative landmarks of the Senate. These stories reflect all areas of Senate activity. From the well-known and notorious, to the unusual and even whimsical, they are presented to enlighten, inspire, amuse, and inform. Read collectively, they provide clear impressions about the forces, events, and personalities that have shaped the Senate of the 21st century.
PBS VOTE 2008 RESOURCES: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008/
LESSON PLANS AND INTERACTIVES: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008/secondary.html
PBS TEACHERS SOCIAL STUDIES RESOURCES: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/classroom/9-12/social-studies/resources/
PBS NEWSHOUR: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/
PBS NEWSHOUR TEACHER RESOURCES: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/
TEACHER CENTER: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/
NBC LEARN: http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn
NBC Learn is the education arm of NBC News. We are making the global resources of NBC News and the historic film and video archive available to teachers, students, schools and universities.
• NBC News Archives on Demand (K-12 and Higher Ed) unleashes the power of the NBC News archives and makes thousands of video clips available to teachers, students, schools, colleges and universities.
• What’s Your iCue? is the video trivia challenge that blends learning and gaming.
• Original video content from NBC Learn is engaging, innovative, and makes learning fun!
FEDERAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION: http://www.fec.gov/
Campaign Finance Maps. Campaign finance information is now available via easy to use maps of the USA for both Presidential and House and Senate Elections through the most recent reporting period.
US ELECTORAL COLLEGE TEACHING RESOURCES: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/teach.html
The Electoral College, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is not a place. It is a process that began as part of the original design of the U.S. Constitution. The Electoral College was established by the founding fathers as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and election by popular vote. The people of the United States vote for the electors who then vote for the President. Read more about how the terms "Elector" and "Electoral College" came into usage.
HOW ELECTORS VOTE: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/certificates.html
270 TO WIN: http://www.270towin.com/
It takes 270 Electoral Votes to win the Presidential Election - 2012 Interactive Electoral Map
In the area below the U.S. map, select one of the starting views and an electoral view. Click any state to start customizing your map. You can split ME and NE votes. As you modify a state, the total electoral vote counter will update.
Council for Economic Education: http://www.councilforeconed.org/resources/
For more than 60 years, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) has been leading the charge for economic and financial education in K-12 schools across the nation and around the world.
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: http://people-press.org/
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. In this role it serves as a valuable information resource for political leaders, journalists, scholars and citizens.
OFFICIAL KIDS’ PORTAL FOR THE US GOVERNMENT: http://www.kids.gov/educators/ed_social.shtml
Find links to government and other kids' sites -- just use the navigation bar above to browse through our site. Explore, learn, and have fun!
FREE FOR TEACHERS Monthly Lesson Plans: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/teachers/lessonplans.htm
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES: http://www.america.gov/multimedia.html
The Department of Homeland Security : http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 230,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear - keeping America safe.
Florida Law Related Education CURRICULAR RESOURCES: http://www.flrea.org/curriculum/index.html
The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. is dedicated to improving the administration of justice and strengthening democracy through practical, hands-on law related and civic education programs for students.
STAND STRONG AGAINST HATE: http://www.splcenter.org/get-involved/stand-strong-against-hate
Is there hate in your state? The green on the map represents Americans standing strong against hate. The red dots represent documented hate groups.
Click your state to learn more. Then add yourself to our map as a voice for tolerance.
TEACHING TOLERANCE: http://www.tolerance.org/
A place to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: http://www.tolerance.org/activities
TEACHING KITS: http://www.tolerance.org/teaching-kits
GEORGE WASHINGTON WIRED: http://www.georgewashingtonwired.org/
Many are the myths that surround the life of America’s first president. For one, George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree and never delivered that famous one-liner, “I cannot tell a lie.” For another, his dentures were NOT made of wood; most of his sets of faux chompers were constructed out of hippopotamus ivory, animal teeth and human teeth.
MOUNT VERNON LEARN PAGE: http://www.mountvernon.org/learn/
ANIMATED ATLAS: http://www.animatedatlas.com/
Animated Atlas portrays large chapters of American history quickly by animating maps and geographic features. For school, home and genealogy use.
ARTICLE II – PRESIDENTS AND THE CONSTITUTION: http://www.articleii.org/index.html
Presidents and the Constitution and ArticleII.org was created by the Bill of Rights Institute. The National Endowment for the Humanities made Presidents and the Constitution a reality by providing a generous grant through its We the People Program.
iCivics INTERACTIVE CIVICS RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES: http://www.icivics.org/
iCivics (formerly Our Courts) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.
iCivics CURRICULUM FINDER: http://www.icivics.org/teachers
CREATING THE US EXHIBITION - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/creatingtheus/Pages/default.aspx
Ongoing exhibition - Imagination and vision played critical roles in the creative act of forming a self-governing United States of America. The collections of the Library of Congress are unquestionably the worlds best source for documenting that process. This exhibition offers a remarkable opportunity to learn in a fresh new way how the founding documents that emerged from this period were forged out of insight, invention, and creativity, as well as collaboration and much compromise.
Presidential Timeline: http://www.presidentialtimeline.org/
The Presidential Timeline provides a single point of access to an ever-growing selection of digitized assets from the collections of the twelve Presidential Libraries of the National Archives. Among these assets you’ll find documents, photographs, audio recordings, and video relating to the events of the presidents’ lives. The goal of the project is to make these resources readily and freely available to students, educators, and adult learners throughout the world.
Presidential Timeline EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES: http://www.presidentialtimeline.org/html/educators/educators.php
ReDISTRICTING Game: http://www.redistrictinggame.org/
The Redistricting Game is designed to educate, engage, and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting. Currently, the political system in most states allows the state legislators themselves to draw the lines. This system is subject to a wide range of abuses and manipulations that encourage incumbents to draw districts which protect their seats rather than risk an open contest.
ReDISTRICTING Game RESOURCE GUIDE: http://www.redistrictinggame.org/index.php?pg=resourceguide
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE OFFICE OF THE HISTORIAN: http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments
The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.
US DEPARTMENT OF STATE ELECTRONIC RESOURCES for U.S. Foreign Relations: http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/other-electronic-resources
U.S. Foreign Relations KEY MILESTONES: http://history.state.gov/milestones
OpenSecrets CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE POLITICS - The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government. In short, the Center's mission is to:
• Inform citizens about how money in politics affects their lives
• Empower voters and activists by providing unbiased information
• Advocate for a transparent and responsive government
AP US GOVERNMENT wikispaces: http://apgovmultimedia.wikispaces.com/page/history/AP+Govt+Exam+Review+Resources
ROLL CALL – NEWSPAPER OF CAPITOL HILL: http://www.rollcall.com/?utm_source=promotion&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=connect_with_CQ-Roll_Call_Group
The Newspaper of Capitol Hill since 1955
Congress.org is a nonpartisan news and information Web site devoted to encouraging civic participation. Our mission is to provide information about public policy issues of the day and tips on effective advocacy so that citizens can make their voices heard. The heart of Congress.org is an award-winning software program that makes it easy for citizens to write their elected officials. Our software assures that your letter will be delivered directly to the decision-makers whose opinions you hope to influence.
Congress.org is a project of the CQ-Roll Call Group, the largest news organization on Capitol Hill. Congress.org is powered by CQ-Roll Call affiliates Capitol Advantage and Knowlegis — private, nonpartisan companies that specialize in facilitating civic involvement.
TEACHING WITH DOCUMENTS AT EDTECK: http://www.edteck.com/dbq/index.htm
ANALYZING PRIMARY SOURCES AT EDTECK: http://www.edteck.com/dbq/more/analyzing.htm
AMERICAN RHETORIC: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
Online Speech Bank -Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY PROJECT: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/index.php
The American Presidency Project (americanpresidency.org), was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Our archives contain 88,927 documents related to the study of the Presidency.
THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY DOCUMENT ARCHIVE: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/index_docs.php
PRESIDENTIAL AUDIO AND VIDEO ARCHIVE: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/media.php
ART HISTORY RESOURCES ON THE WEB http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html
VIRTUAL ART MUSEUM: http://cgfa.acropolisinc.com/index.html
AUTHENTIC HISTORY: http://www.authentichistory.com/
The Authentic History Center is comprised of artifacts and sounds from American popular culture. It was created to teach that the everyday objects in society have authentic historical value and reflect the social consciousness of the era that produced them. Authentic also means conforming to fact, and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief. To meet this definition by presenting an authentic interpretation of American history is our ultimate goal. When a collection is whole enough to be considered an authentic representation of the sources produced about an historical event, they are presented via interpretive essay. Until then, incomplete collections are presented as digital archives without comment for individual study. Additionally, a large audio archive of speeches and news broadcasts are presented for students to experience a level of historical authenticity distinct from written sources.
TIGERTAIL VIRTUAL MUSEUM: http://tigtail.org/TIG/S_View/TVM/E/Efp.html
This version of the museum has been in development for over five years. Much effort has gone to make the information accurate, and the pictures beautiful. During the last year we have added many galleries with many new artists and pictures. So with all the recent changes mistakes are inevitable. Let us know about any errors you find (spelling, punctuation, grammar, web links that go to the wrong place, as well as factual errors about the art or artist), and we'll try to correct them promptly.
ITALIAN ART HISTORY: http://www.storiadellarte.com/en/index.html
WORLD WAR ONE ONLINE: http://www.firstworldwar.com/index.htm
WORLD WAR ONE ONLINE INTAGE AUDIO AND VIDEO: http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/index.htm
MEDIA RESOURCES CENTER UC BERKELEY: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/onlinemedia.html
This database includes both video materials accessible by the general public, and videos licensed for access by current University of California, Berkeley students, faculty, and staff only (CalNet authentication required). Audio recordings in the collection are accessible by all users. Materials in the collection may be accessed from either campus or off-site computers.
NEW YORK TIMES RESOURCES:
HISTORY ARTICLES: http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/h/history/index.html
ART ARTICLES: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/a/art/index.html
AUDIO ARTICLES AND RECORDINGS: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/r/recordings_audio/index.html
Audio Recordings Navigator - A list of resources from around the Web about audio recordings as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.
POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT ARTICLES: http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/p/politics_and_government/index.html
New York Times learning network – access lesson plans:
LEARNING TOPICS: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/teaching-topics/
LESSON PLAN PORTAL: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/lesson-plans/
BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION RESOURCES PORTAL: http://ktwu.washburn.edu/productions/brownvboard/resources.html
BRIDGING WORLD HISTORY ON ANNENBERG’S LEARNER.ORG
ANNENBERG’S LEARNER.ORG: http://www.learner.org/resources/browse.html
VIDEOS AND RESOURCES FOR ALL SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES: http://www.learner.org/resources/browse.html?discipline=7&grade=4&imageField2.x=10&imageField2.y=15
“WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED: LEGACY OF BROWN” http://www.brownvboard.info/film.htm
LINKS TO MORE “BROWN” RESOURCES: http://www.brownvboard.info/links.htm
CENTER FOR HISTORY AND NEW MEDIA: http://chnm.gmu.edu/
FRENCH REVOLUTION AT Center for History and New Media (GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY) AND American Social History Project (City University of New York): http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/
GULAG: MANY DAYS, MANY LIVES: http://chnm.gmu.edu/gulag-many-days-many-lives/
DIGITAL HISTORY: http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/
NATIOANL HISTORY EDUCATION CLEARINGHOUSE: http://teachinghistory.org/
TEACHING MATERIALS: http://teachinghistory.org/teaching-materials
BEST PRACTICES: http://teachinghistory.org/best-practices
HISOTRY CONTENT: http://teachinghistory.org/history-content
DIGITAL CLASSROOM: http://teachinghistory.org/digital-classroom
NATIONAL BUDGET SIMULATION: http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=306&type=student
EDUCATOR RESOURCES: http://www.econedlink.org/educator/
WORLD WAR II MIAMI BEACH VETERANS: http://www.miamibeachvets.com/
W W I I M I A M I B E A C H V E T E R A N S
From 1942 to 1945 Miami Beach played a significant role in WWII. Nearly 500,000 men, including matinee-idol Clark Gable, took over 300 hotels and buildings for housing and training headquarters under the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command. By the time the war ended, one-fourth of all Army Air Force officers and one-fifth of the Air Corps' enlisted men had been trained in "the most beautiful boot camp in America''—Miami Beach. Another group of hotels and buildings served as an Army Redistribution Station for infantrymen returning from battle. These men were reunited with their wives, and "ordered" to have fun before being released or reassigned
BRITISH CARTOON ACRHIVES: http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/
The British Cartoon Archive is located in Canterbury at the University of Kent’s Templeman Library. It has a library, archive, and exhibition gallery, and is dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years. The BCA holds the artwork for more than 150,000 British editorial, socio-political, and pocket cartoons, supported by large collections of comic strips, newspaper cuttings, books and magazines. The collection of artwork dates back to 1904 and includes work by W.K. Haselden, Will Dyson, Sidney Strube, David Low,Vicky, Emmwood, Michael Cummings, Ralph Steadman, Mel Calman, Nicholas Garland, Chris Riddell, Carl Giles, Martin Rowson, and Steve Bell, amongst many others.
LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH 4OTH ANNIVERSARY: http://www.centralhigh57.org/
CENTRAL ASIA-SOUTH CAUCUSUS ONLINE EXHIBITION: http://www.centralasia-southcaucasus.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=84
The key objective of the website centralasia-southcaucasus.com is to promote interest in the affairs of the 8 countries of the 2 regions of Central Asia and the South Caucasus. It will be a hub of information and knowledge about the political, economic and social and cultural developments in the region. It provides a platform for scholars, policy makers, economists, businessmen, students and others to share their experiences, opinions and knowledge and to interact at several levels.
CHOLERA OUTBREAK NEW YORK 1932: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/04/15/science/20080415_CHOLERA_SLIDESHOW_index.html
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - Hotchkiss Map Collection
The Hotchkiss Map Collection contains cartographic items made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899), a topographic engineer in the Confederate Army. Hotchkiss made detailed battle maps primarily of the Shenandoah Valley, some of which were used by the Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson for their combat planning and strategy. Several of the maps have annotations of various military officers, demonstrating their importance in the military campaigns. The collection also includes maps made or used by Hotchkiss during his post-war years, including maps with information about railroads, minerals and mining, geology and history, most of which focus on Virginia and West Virginia, but also cover other states and even the world.
CLASSICAL ARCHIVES: http://www.classicalarchives.com/
Welcome to the Classical Archives™ – a music website designed for a vital but often overlooked audience: lovers of Classical Music, Jazz, Broadway, Film Soundtracks, and World Music. We call our service “Music For The Rest Of Us®.”
CNN MILLENNIUM SERIES: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1999/millennium/
CNN MILLENNIUM MAPS: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1999/millennium/learning/maps/
Interactive maps, providing a geographic perspective of the key events and movements of the past 1,000 years, are made available here after each episode of MILLENNIUM airs on CNN. To view the maps, you'll need Macromedia's Flash plug-in.
WEB CHRONOLOGY HOME: http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/index.html
WebChron: The WebChronology Project began as an experiment in history pedagogy by the History Department at North Park University. As a result of changes in the department, WebChron has been removed from the University's server and is now administrated by David Koeller, the originator of the project, and has become part of his "Then Again. . . " website.
The site consists of a series of hyperlinked chronologies developed by the instructors and historical articles prepared by students intended for use in history classes. The chronologies present alternatives to conventional historical periodizations; the articles allow students to share information with one another and with the world.
WEB CHRONOLOGY THE BERLIN CONFERENCE 1884: http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/Africa/BerlinConf.html
THE CENTER ON CONGRESS AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY: http://congress.indiana.edu/
CLASSROOM RESOURCES: http://congress.indiana.edu/classroom-resources
US CENSUS: http://www.census.gov/
US CENSUS FAST FACTS FOR CONGRESS: http://fastfacts.census.gov/home/cws/main.html
FEDERAL RESOURCES FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SUBJECT MAP: http://www.free.ed.gov/sitemap.cfm
CHARTERS OF FREEDOM AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html
AMDOCS: DOCUMENTS FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN HISTORY: http://www.vlib.us/amdocs/
EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations: http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page
100 Milestone Documents: http://www.ourdocuments.gov/print_friendly.php?flash=true&page=milestone&title=100+Milestone+Documents
100 Milestone Documents - The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
MAPS OF US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/
Maps of the 2008 US presidential election results (My colleague Michael Gastner has created cartograms of the results of the 2010 midterm elections. You can find them here.)
COMMON CRAFT: http://www.commoncraft.com/
COMMON CRAFT - Our videos may surprise you. They're short and simple. They use paper cut-outs. They cover subjects "in Plain English." But lurking under the simple surface are lessons that have been crafted with great care. Despite our fun and lighthearted style, we take explanation seriously.
ELECTING A PRESEIDENT IN PLAIN ENGLISH: http://www.commoncraft.com/election
We have specialised in the exploration and the colonial era of Africa, and the domination of France and England of the Middle East during the same era, and equally in the current political situation in both areas.
The In Focus section contains a mixed bag of data and maps, both historic and current.
We hope these maps and commentaries provide you with a greater undertanding of the political and geographical areas shown..
MAPS OF THE MODERN WORLD: http://www.uiowa.edu/~c016003d/Assignments/MapsMapTerms/MapsandMapterms.htm
AFRICAN TIMELINES http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimelinetoc.htm
AGE OF ABSOLUTISM: http://history2.professorpage.info/absolutism.htm
WEB GALLERY OF ART: http://www.wga.hu/
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism periods (1000-1850), currently containing over 26.000 reproductions. Picture commentaries, artist biographies are available. Guided tours, period music, catalogue, free postcard and other services are provided.
POLITICAL CARTOONS RESOURCES PORTAL: http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Politics/News_and_Media/Cartoons/
CURRENT VALUE OF OLD MONEY: http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/RDavies/arian/current/howmuch.html
A frequent question is "how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?" The sources listed below are useful in attempting to answer this question.
Comparisons of purchasing power are only reliable over short periods. A typical computer today is a very different machine from its counterpart of 5 years ago. Indices of inflation fail to take proper account of improvements in quality.
YALE NATIONAL INITIATIVE CURRICULAR RESOURCES: http://teachers.yale.edu/units/index.php?&skin=h
CYBER LEARNING WORLD: http://www.cyberlearning-world.com/
THE WORLD OF DANTE: http://www.worldofdante.org/
The World of Dante is a multi-media research tool intended to facilitate the study of the Divine Comedy through a wide range of offerings. These include an encoded Italian text which allows for structured searches and analyses, an English translation, interactive maps, diagrams, music, a database, timeline and gallery of illustrations. Many of these features allow users to engage the poem dynamically through the integrated components of this site.
TEACHER RESOURCES: http://www.worldofdante.org/resources.html
DIGITAL HISTORY: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
TEACHER RESOURCES: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/teacher.cfm
DIGITAL HISTORY READER – US AND EUROPEAN HISTORY: http://www.dhr.history.vt.edu/index.html
The Digital History Reader (DHR) is comprised of two main content areas, each broken out into modules. The United States History section provides materials covering important themes and issues from the colonial era to the present. The European History section, entitled "Modern Europe in a Global Context," explores links between European and world history in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
TEACHERS GUIDE: http://www.dhr.history.vt.edu/about/guide/index.html
US HISTORY MODULES: http://www.dhr.history.vt.edu/modules/us/index.html
EUROPEAN HISTORY MODULES: http://www.dhr.history.vt.edu/modules/eu/index.html
DING DARLING: http://www.dingdarling.org/index.html
J. N. "Ding" Darling was a renowned editorial cartoonist who advocated conservation of our nation's natural resources. Father of the Federal Duck Stamp Program, founder of the National Wildlife Federation, creator of the Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Program, "Ding" Darling laid the groundwork for the system of today's National Wildlife Refuges.
CARTOON COLLECTION: http://www.dingdarling.org/cartoons.html
EDUCATORS PAGES: http://www.dingdarling.org/teaching.html
FRONTLINE DIPLOMACY: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/diplomacy/
Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training presents a window into the lives of American diplomats. Transcripts of interviews with U.S. diplomatic personnel capture their experiences, motivations, critiques, personal analyses, and private thoughts. These elements are crucial to understanding the full story of how a structure of stable relationships that maintained world peace and protected U.S. interests and values was built.
SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON PLANS FROM DISCOVERY EDUCATION http://www.discoveryeducation.com/search/page/9-12/social-studies/-/-/index.cfm?campaign=flyout_teachers_912_ss
Worldpress.org is a nonpartisan magazine whose mission is to foster the international exchange of perspectives and information. It contains articles reprinted from the press outside the United States, as well as originally written material. Reprinted articles are subject to editing, translation, and excerpting. Illustration and photo selection, captions, and some headlines accompanying reprinted articles are by Worldpress.org's editors. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.
EARLY AMERICAS SLIDE SHOW EXHIBIT NYTIMES: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/03/04/arts/20080305_AMERICAS_SLIDESHOW_index.html
AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION TEACHING RESOURCES: http://rfe.org/showCat.php?cat_id=91
THE ECONOMIST: http://www.economist.com/
THE ECONOMIST DAILY CHART: http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart
About Daily chart - On this blog we publish a new chart or map every working day, highlight our interactive-data features and provide links to interesting sources of data around the web.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MAPS 2008: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/
HISTORY WORKS OHIO: http://www.historyworksohio.org/HWI-index.cfm
History WORKS concentrates on building teachers' knowledge of six core themes of American History, each broad enough to encourage historical narratives and sequential patterns in history, not just moments in time.
LESSON PLANS: http://www.historyworksohio.org/classroom/lessonplans.cfm
PRIMARY SOURCE ACTIVITIES: http://www.historyworksohio.org/classroom/primary.cfm
ELECTRONIC TEXTS AND IMAGES PORTAL: http://history.hanover.edu/eti.html
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS AN INTERNET CLASSROOM AND ANTHOLOGY: http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/WORLD.HTM
EUROPEAN ENLIGHTENMENT: http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/ENLIGHT/PREPHIL.HTM
ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY TIMELINE: http://www.radford.edu/~wkovarik/envhist/index.html
EUROPEAN UNION GATEWAY: http://europa.eu/index_en.htm
INTERACTIVES AT LEARNER.ORG: http://www.learner.org/interactives/
RENAISSANCE AT LEARNER.ORG: http://www.learner.org/interactives/renaissance/#
“EYES ON THE PRIZE” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/about/fd.html
TEACHERS GUIDE: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/tguide/index.html
“FACES OF WAR” SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/10023711.html
FDR CARTOON COLLECTION: http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/fdr/index.html
TEACHER PAGE: http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/fdr/FDRlessonplans.html
JFK PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY TEACHER PAGE: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Teachers.aspx
FLORIDA DIVISION OF HISTORICAL RESOURCES: http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/
SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS EDUCATION: http://www.folkways.si.edu/tools_for_teaching/introduction.aspx
FORUM NETWORK - Free video lectures http://forum-network.org/topic/history
The Forum Network is a PBS and NPR public media service in collaboration with public stations and community partners across the United States.
Through an expanding network of local public stations producing content with their community partners, we intend to bring a diverse range of perspectives on both local and global issues to audiences around the world.
FREEDOM RIDERS – THE CHILDREN SHALL LEAD documentary site: http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/Freedom_Riders/Home.html
CORNELL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY COLLECTIONS OVERVIEW: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/collections/rmccollections.html
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections includes 400,000 printed volumes, more than 70 million manuscripts, and another million photographs, paintings, prints, and other visual media. Below you will find descriptive information about some of the highlights of Cornell's rare book and manuscript collections. Catalog records for rare books and manuscripts on many other subjects - including many subjects not covered below - can by found by searching the Cornell University Library catalog.
Guides for some of our our archival and manuscript collections are also available.
GALE DIGITAL COLLECTIONS: http://gdc.gale.com/
900 years of international history from one source. Gale Digital Collections has changed the nature of research forever by providing a wealth of rare, formerly inaccessible historical content from the world's most prestigious libraries.
Gale Digital Collections makes rare, previously impossible-to-access printed matter viewable in a digital format. From the 1100s to the 2000s; from the Wild West to the Far East; from culture and business, to politics and war, to religion and government; this remarkable, ever-expanding resource supports the needs of today's scholars, faculty and students and enhances the value and reputation of any library that offers it.
GALILEO PROJECT: http://galileo.rice.edu/about.html
GOTHIC CATHEDRALS AT NEW YORK CARVER: http://www.newyorkcarver.com/cathedrallinks.htm
US GOVERNMENT SIMULATIONS FOR LOWI TEXT: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/polisci/lowi7brief/
ESSENTIALS OF AMERICAN POLITICS: http://wwnorton.com/college/polisci/spitzer/
“A NOVEL APPROACH TO POLITICS” COMPANION SITE: http://www.cqpress.com/cs/novel/
Welcome to the companion site of A Novel Approach to Politics, Second Edition - Materials developed by Douglas A. Van Belle, Kenneth M. Mash, and Joseph J. Braunwarth
Scroll over a chapter title to get started, and you'll find ...
• Insightful chapter summaries for study
• Vocabularly flashcards
• Interactive quizzes
• Annotated web links to further explore and facilitate research (coming soon)
GOVERNMENT IN AMERICA INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES: http://wps.ablongman.com/long_edwards_government_10/0,7311,14415-,00.html
INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES FOR O’CONNOR/SABATO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TEXT: http://wps.ablongman.com/long_oconnor_eag_7/0,10863,2362988-,00.html
FILM ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES - Debbie Twyman & Craig Whitney: http://www.twyman-whitney.com/
GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS: http://www.edhelper.com/teachers/graphic_organizers.htm
BEDFORD ST. MARTINS MAKE HISTORY: http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/makehistory2e/MH/Home.aspx
MAPS, IMAGES, DOCUMENTS, WEBSITES…
“THE GREAT WAR” PBS SERIES: http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/
TEACHER RESOURCES: http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/resources/index.html
ANIMATED MAPS: http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/maps/
HERBLOCK’S HISTORY – CARTOONS FROM THE CRASH TO THE MILLENIUM: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/
Herblock's History celebrates his gift to the Library of Congress of more than one hundred works, spanning seventy years of world history and the astonishing breadth of his distinguished career. Political cartoons represent the freedom of expression inherent in American democracy, echoing the Library of Congress' Bicentennial theme of "Libraries, Creativity, and Liberty." On the cusp of a new millennium Herb Block's drawings forcefully bring back the principal issues and events that shaped our world during the past century.
HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD - ONLINE RESOURCES: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072316551/student_view0/
SPEECHES COLLECTION AT ALLYN AND BACON: http://www.abacon.com/pubspeak/histsit.html#senate
HISTORICAL MAPS OVERVIEW: http://www.culturalresources.com/Maps.html#intro
HISTORICAL VOICES: http://www.historicalvoices.org/
A substantial portion of our cultural heritage from the 20th century is recorded in enormous collections of spoken-word materials. Yet much of it may be lost or remain hidden away in archives and private collections, making the voices inaccessible to students, teachers, scholars, and the general public. The purpose of Historical Voices is to create a significant, fully searchable online database of spoken word collections spanning the 20th century - the first large-scale repository of its kind. Historical Voices will both provide storage for these digital holdings and display public galleries that cover a variety of interests and topics.
TEACHERS PAGES: http://www.historicalvoices.org/education.php
THE HISTORY GUIDE: http://www.historyguide.org/resources.html
RESOURCES FOR HISTORIANS - Any list of Internet resources for historians ought to be considered a work in progress. The reason is quite simple. The number of web sites devoted to historical subjects, documents and related material increases daily. There are several sites available now that list hundreds of web pages. Unfortunately, that means the end user must wade through an enormous amount of material (and dead links) to locate what may be of dubious importance.
HISTORY MATTERS: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/
Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
MAKING SENSE OF FILM: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/film/
Making Sense of Films offers a place for students and teachers to begin working with early twentieth-century film as historical evidence. Written by Tom Gunning, this guide offers an overview of early film and how historians use it, tips on what questions to ask when watching early films, an annotated bibliography, and a guide to finding and using early film online.
PUZZLED BY THE PAST ARCHIVE: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/puzzled/
INTERACTIVE IMAGES AND TEXT ACTIVITIES.
NATIONAL COALITION FOR HISTORY: http://historycoalition.org/
The National Coalition for History (NCH) is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit educational organization providing leadership in history-related advocacy, serving as the profession's national voice, and acting as a clearinghouse of news and information.
HISTORY NEWS NETWORK – GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY: http://hnn.us/
HISTORY NEWS SERVICE: http://www.h-net.org/~hns/index.html
Founded in 1996 by Joyce Appleby and James M. Banner, Jr., the History News Service (HNS) is an informal syndicate of professional historians who seek to improve the public discussion of current events by setting those events in historical context. HNS carries out its work in three ways: by providing “op-ed” articles to the news media, by putting reporters and editors in contact with historians, and by trying to improve links between the journalism and historical professions. HNS articles are also distributed to selected Web sites and H-Net lists and to the History News Network.
ART AND AUSCHWITZ - “THE LAST EXPRESSION” http://lastexpression.northwestern.edu/index2_frameset.html
HEILBRUNN TIMELINE OF ART HISTORY: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/intro/atr/atr.htm
The Timeline is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Museum's collection. It is an invaluable reference and research tool for students, educators, scholars, and anyone interested in the study of art history and related subjects. First launched in 2000, the Timeline extends from prehistory to the present day. The Museum's curators, conservators, and educators research and write the Timeline, that continues to expand in scope and depth and reflect the most up-to-date scholarship. Source: About the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
HUMAN RIGHTS LIBRARY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/index.html
“PAINTED HUMANISM AND SECRET RENAISSAINCE” IMAGES AND MORE: http://msimonetta.web.wesleyan.edu/wescourses/2002s/ital233/01/gallery.htm
INTERACTIVE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN MAPS: http://iam.classics.unc.edu/map/map_idx.html
WORLD HISTORY CONNECTED JOURNALS: http://www.historycooperative.org/whcindex.html
http://worldhistoryconnected.press.illinois.edu/index.html WHC is free worldwide.
It is published by the University of Illinois Press, and its institutional home is Hawaii Pacific University.
THINKING TOOLS: http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/k12/tools.htm
Intel® Education thinking tools are based on research that demonstrates the value of visual representation in constructing and retaining new information. Teachers create online workspaces for students to engage in robust discussions, analyze complex information, pursue investigations, and solve problems.
INTERNET MODERN HISTORY SOURCEBOOK: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html
The Internet Modern History Sourcebook now contains thousands of sources and the previous index pages were so large that they were crashing many browsers.
JEWISH PARTISANS: http://www.jewishpartisans.org/
Most people have never heard of the 20,000-30,000 Jews who fought back against the Nazis as Jewish partisans. These Jews were responsible for blowing up thousands of armored convoys and thwarting the Nazi war machine in countless ways. This information has the power to transform people's perception of the Jewish experience during the Holocaust.
The mission of JPEF is to develop and distribute effective educational materials about the Jewish partisans and their life lessons, bringing the celebration of heroic resistance against tyranny into educational and cultural organizations.
JPEF has produced a comprehensive and thought-provoking new curriculum called RESIST, designed to transmit the enduring understandings arising from the stories of the Jewish partisans. With layers of interactivity unprecedented in most any curriculum, RESIST is designed for 6th-12th grade students in formal and informal settings and is now being implemented in Jewish and secular schools worldwide.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATOR RESOURCES: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/
LESSON PLANS: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/
WORLD MUSIC: http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/
XPEDITION HALL – INTERACTIVE JOURNEYS: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/xpeditions/hall/ Welcome to the interactive “museum” that takes you on geography journeys. Here you’ll climb a mountain, hover over the Earth, speed across Europe, visit an archeological dig, and even order sushi—plus games, animations, and more!
XPEDITIONS ATLAS – MAPS MADE FOR PRINTING AND COPYING: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/standards/matrix.html
TODAY IN HISTORY: http://www.thinkfinity.org/today-in-history
LESSON PLANS: http://www.thinkfinity.org/lesson-plans
STUDENT INTERACTIVES: http://www.thinkfinity.org/student-interactives
21ST CENTURY SKILLS: http://www.thinkfinity.org/21st-century-skills
Monarchy tv series: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/monarchy/episode-guide
Dr David Starkey's complete history of the British Monarchy, which reveals the epic and bloody stories of our Kings and Queens and charts the course of the oldest surviving political institution in Europe
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Multimedia histories section: http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/
What is a 'Multimedia History'?
Unlike a traditional encyclopedia entry or journal article, which is largely text-based, a multimedia history blends images, audio, video and graphics with text.
Search our Multimedia Histories
Visit our search page to search all of our content, including our MultiMedia Histories. We will be upgrading our search features in the fall in order to give you the best results.
Take a Look at our Video Histories
We have 6 Multimedia Histories presented in streaming video including: The Visual Ethnography of a Dig, This is the Enemy, The Louisiana Purchase and Responses to Immigration
VATICAN MUSEUMS: http://www.christusrex.org/www1/vaticano/0-Musei.html
ART MUSEUMS PORTAL: http://www.umich.edu/~motherha/museums.html
NATIONAL HUMANITIES TOOLBOX LIBRARY – PRIMARY SOURCES: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/tblibrary.htm
BRITAIN’S NATIONAL ARCHIVES: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/
VIRTUAL CLASSROOM: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/virtual-classroom.htm
TOPICS IN DEPTH: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/topics.htm
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART RESOURCES FOR WWII: http://www.nga.gov/resources/ww2res.shtm
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PORTAL FOR NEXT GENERATION SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS: http://www.floridastandards.org/Courses/CourseDescriptionSearch.aspx
PBS’S NOW: http://www.pbs.org/now/classroom/index.html
EDUCATOR RESOURCES: http://www.pbs.org/now/topics/civics-politics.html
RETRACING “FREEDOM SUMMER” ON NPR: http://www.npr.org/2004/08/06/3821251/retracing-freedom-summer-in-mississippi
“ON THIS DAY” HISTORY NEWS: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/20070925.html
SMART LESSON EXCHANGE: http://exchange.smarttech.com/index.html#tab=0
Find Lesson Plans for Your SMART Board and Connect with Teachers AND Upload your own!
THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INSTITUTE: http://liberationcurriculum.org/
About Liberation Curriculum - The King Institute’s Liberation Curriculum (LC) initiative seeks to inform teachers and students about global efforts to achieve social justice, human rights and liberation through nonviolent means, with special emphasis on the modern African American freedom struggle. LESSON PLANS: http://liberationcurriculum.org/
KING DIGITAL HISTORY PROJECT LESSON PLANS: http://liberationcurriculum.org/
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: http://www.metmuseum.org/
TEACHER RESOURCES PAGE: http://www.metmuseum.org/education/er_teacher.asp
HEILBRUNN TIMELINE OF ART HISTORY: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/
WORKS OF ART SEARCH http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/
Middle Ages & Renaissance Pathfinder: http://www.lkwdpl.org/lhs/middleages/
Lakewood High School Learning Resource Center
ART MUSEUMS PORTAL: http://www.umich.edu/~motherha/museums.html
NAACP HISTORY INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: http://www.naacphistory.org/#/home
INTERACTIVE BIOGRAPHY OF INDIVIDUALS: http://www.naacphistory.org/#/people
EVENTS AND IMPACTS: http://www.naacphistory.org/#/timeline
NAPOLEONIC GUIDE: http://www.napoleonguide.com/napgal_battle.htm
END OF EUROPE’S MIDDLE AGES TUTORIAL: http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/endmiddle/
The End of Europe's Middle Ages is designed to assist those students engaged in Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern studies who lack a background in medieval European history. Intended to provide a brief overview of the conditions at the end of Europe's Middle Ages, the tutorial is presented in a series of chapters that summarize the economic, political, religious and intellectual environment of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The main objective of the tutorial is to furnish a baseline against which the vast changes of the following centuries may be measured.
IMAGES SOURCES: http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/endmiddle/imagesources.html
PBS EMPIRES SERIES: http://www.pbs.org/empires/
EMPIRES® is a ground breaking series of epic historical films which present the people and passions that have changed the world. EMPIRES® was developed jointly by PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE), a Washington, DC based global television program development and distribution company. Each series is produced by leading independent documentary filmmakers.
EACH “EMPIRES” SEGMENT CONTAINS INTERACTIVE ONLINE CONTENT
PHILOSOPHY TIMELINE: http://www.wadsworth.com/philosophy_d/special_features/timeline/timeline.html
PROVIDES A Graphical depiction of an historical timeline featuring key philosophy biographies and theorems.
The timeline will also include information on politics, culture, and world events.
POETS ON POETS: http://www.rc.umd.edu/pop-blog/?page_id=2
The Poets on Poets project is an audio archive that testifies to the continued importance of Romanticism in the contemporary poetry world. The premise of the collection is simple: we have asked practicing poets from around the world to read a Romantic-period poem that they particularly admire and that has influenced the way in which they think about their craft. The results are gathered here.
EXPLORE US GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY http://www.lib.umich.edu/government-documents-center/explore/browse/political-science+united-states/857/search/
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN SLOGANS: http://www.presidentsusa.net/campaignslogans.html
PRESIDENCY RELATED RESOURCES PORTAL: http://www.presidentsusa.net/index.html
The alphabetized subject headings below contain a wide array of information and resources about the Presidents of the United States.
“PUCK’S ROLE IN GILDED AGE POLITICS: UNITING MUGWUMPS AND THE MASSES: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA96/PUCK/
About the Hypertext- This hypertext is intended to provide you with as many ways "in" as possible. The Text-Based section is an analysis of cartooning as well as Gilded Age political culture; the individual essays can be read in a linear progression or independently of each other. "A Brief History of Cartoons" documents particular highlights in the development of the artistic as well as editorial nature of the genre; "Mainstream and Elite Political Culture" describes the political environment in the decades after the Civil War and also sketches the Mugwump perspective; the final section, "A Popular Medium", deals specifically with Puck and Joseph Keppler's efforts to convey Liberal viewpoints to the general public. This final essay in the Text-Based area offers links to most of the Image-Based features, which engage with a variety of cartoons published between 1880 and 1884. The explorations of "Our National Dog Show" and "Inspecting the Democratic Curiosity Shop" are deconstructions of particular cartoons; "Caricature and the Carte-de-Viste" examines Keppler's and his assistants' artistic styles during the emergence of photography; "The Campaign Against Grant" is a selection of lithographs which appeared before the Republican convention of 1880. The "Cartoon Archive" presents all of the cartoons used throughout this project in large, high-resolution .jpg's. So browse at your discretion.
ALABAMA LITERACY TEST INTERACTIVE: http://kpearson.project.tcnj.edu/interactive/imm_files/test.html
ALABAMA LITERACY TEST pdf: http://www.ccle.fourh.umn.edu/literacy.pdf
RACE: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT? PROJECT AND EXHIBIT: http://www.understandingrace.org/about/index.html
We expect people to look different. And why not? Like a fingerprint, each person is unique. Every person represents a one-of-a-kind, combination of their parents’, grandparents’ and family’s ancestry. And every person experiences life somewhat differently than others.
Differences… they’re a cause for joy and sorrow. We celebrate differences in personal identity, family background, country and language. At the same time, differences among people have been the basis for discrimination and oppression.
Yet, are we so different? Current science tells us we share a common ancestry and the differences among people we see are natural variations, results of migration, marriage and adaptation to different environments. How does this fit with the idea of race?
Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people.
REFORMATION PICTURE GALLERY: http://www.mun.ca/rels/reform/pics/pics.html
Religion, Society, and Culture in Newfoundland Labrador Pages
Copyright © 1999-2006 by Hans Rollmann
CONTENT LITERACY LINKS FROM NYC DEPT OF EDUCATION: http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SocialStudies/EducatorResources/Content+Literacy+Resources.htm
SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM LINKS TO CONTENT RICH WEB SITES – NYC DEPT OF ED: http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SocialStudies/EducatorResources/Social+Studies+Curriculum+Links.htm
SOCIAL STUDIES AND HISTORY RICH INSTITUTIONS – NYC DEPT OF ED: http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SocialStudies/EducatorResources/SSInstitutions.htm
VIRTUAL RELIGION NETWORK: http://virtualreligion.net/
VIRTUAL RELIGION INDEX: http://virtualreligion.net/vri/index.html This site is designed to advance research in matters of religion. As a global forum that may be accessed instantaneously anywhere, the internet promises to surpass the impact of the printing press on the study of religion. Gutenberg made possible the family Bible. The WWW puts a global library of free information on the desk of anyone with a computer & internet access.
LUMINARIUM ANTHONLOGY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: http://www.luminarium.org/
LUMINARIUM EDITOR’S NOTE: I wanted the site to be a multimedia experience in the periods. I find it easier to visualize what I am reading when there is a small illustration or a tidbit about the background of the author or his work. The music and art of the period serve to complement one's rational experience of the site with the emotional. There are people who write to me who seem to think that if something has a beautiful wrapping, it cannot possibly have scholarly insides. But I do not see why something scholarly cannot at the same time be attractive. It is that marriage of form and function, so celebrated during the Renaissance, for which my site strives.
ELIZABETHAN WORLD: http://elizabethan.org/
PORTAL TO OTHER RENAISSANCE AND ELIZABETHAN RESOURCES: http://elizabethan.org/sites.html
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY – ANNENBERG LEARNER.ORG SITE: http://www.learner.org/resources/series85.html A video instructional series on geography for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 10 half-hour video programs and coordinated books
HISTORY STARTING POINTS - Selected Resources for Educators Using Technology: http://www.leasttern.com/teacher/history.html
PORTAL TO HUNDREDS OF HISTORY WEB SITES: http://www.leasttern.com/teacher/history.html
ENGLISH ROMANTIC POETRY: http://www.englishromantics.com/
This website is addressed to lovers of English poetry in general, and to teachers and students of English all over the world. I hope that you will find a lot of interesting material here.
SIMPLE JUSTICE – BROWN v BOARD OF EDUCATION: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/osi04.soc.ush.civil.lawyers/
DIGITAL MEDIA, VIDEO AND LESSON PLANS
TEACHERS’ DOMAIN: http://www.teachersdomain.org/ FREE REGISTRATION!
Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.
FINANCIAL LITERACY AT TEACHERS’ DOMAIN: http://www.teachersdomain.org/special/fin10/
This collection of resources, drawn from the best of public television, is designed to engage students in financial awareness, economic empowerment and personal responsibility. The 25 resources that comprise the collection conceptually illustrate and practically apply lessons regarding savings, investment, creditworthiness, entrepreneurship, and commerce.
SMARTBOARD AND INTERACTIVE CONTENT PORTAL TO MULTITUDE OF WEB SITES: http://www.nokomis.k12.il.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=606:smartboard-related-websites&catid=137:how-tos-and-tips&Itemid=131
SMART BOARD REOURCES pdf: http://www.soita.org/docs/6-SMART%20Board%20Resources.pdf WITH LIVE LINKS
GEOGRAPHY INTERACTIVE CONTENT – LINKS TO SITES: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/social_geography.htm
IMAGES OF AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY: http://bill.ballpaul.net/iaph/main.php
Images of American Political History - A collection of images and other media believed to be in the public domain that illustrate the political history of the United States.
INTERACTIVE PERIODIC TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS – LOS ALAMOS LAB: http://periodic.lanl.gov/default.htm
SMART BOARD RESOURCES: http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/
Engaging Learners the SMARTboard Way - Interactive whiteboards are gaining in popularity in schools. SMART technology is one of the most popular interactive whiteboard options.
MASSIVE COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES AND LINKS FOR SMART BOARD USE
TEACHERS LOVE SMARTBOARDS: http://www.teacherslovesmartboards.com/
BEDFORSHIRE ENGLAND – SMARTBOARD LESSON PORTAL: http://www.schools.bedfordshire.gov.uk/NGFL/IWB/resources.html
SMARTBOARD REVOLUTION NING: http://smartboardrevolution.ning.com/ All SMART Board educators, unite! Let's share ideas, tips, and lesson files and collaborate to maximize our students' learning.
Free Tech 4 Teachers Blog: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
SMARTBOARD REOURCES AND LINKS AT LEE’S SUMMIT SCHOOLS: http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/smartboard.htm
CARDIFF WALES SCHOOLS HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY RESOURCES: http://cardiffschools.net/~roelmann/whiteboard/smart2.html#GenHist
Waukesha schools Social Studies RESOURCES AND LINKS: http://www.waukeshaschools.com/WIT/SmartBoard/specificapps.htm
Map Reviews: "Have students label regions by dragging clip art pictures which have been copied and pasted into a Notebook document along with a map of city, state, or the United States. "http://emints.more.net/info/northeast/techtips.html#tip%204
Notebook page for Social Studies involves sorting examples to distinguish between a law, an interpretation of the law, and an enforcement of the law. http://emints.more.net/info/northeast/Interpretinglaws.html
Mysteries of Mayan Culture Grades K-6
Students participate in an interactive WebQuest that explores Mayan culture. Using the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, they will participate in an online journey and capture what they learn with electronic notes.
Novice Newshounds Grades 7-12
Students study online and print resources, analyze and practice news writing, and collaboratively publish their own newspaper.
Pioneering Ways to Understand the Past Grades K-6
Brainstorming ideas both textually and graphically to challenge students' assumptions about pioneer life in North America.
Primary Sources in primary school http://www.molehill-copse.kent.sch.uk/whiteboard%20done%20history.html
Take a Road Trip Grades 4-8
Interactive Map Machine Create customized maps. Use an atlas, satellite shots, and other resources. Hosted by National Geographic. http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine
Virtual Tourist Get info on sites to visit, build personal travel pages and maps, and access online tools including time converter, currency converter, metric converter, language translator, and travel warnings. http://www.virtualtourist.com/vt
Xpeditions Hall National Geographic Society's interactive "museum" of geography journeys. Climb a mountain, hover over the Earth, speed across Europe, visit an archeological dig... http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/hall/index.html
THE INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD BLOG - SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM: http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/
INTERACTIVE CONTENT FILES AND LINKS: http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/iwb-files/
TRAINING VIDEOS AND HELP GUIDES: http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/guides/
FINGER FRIENDLY WEB SITES: http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2011/01/10-finger-friendly-web-sites/
THE INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD BLOG’S LISTING OF HUNDREDS OF FINGER FRIENDLY WEB SITES AND RESOURCES: http://www.delicious.com/dannynic/fingerfriendly
MULTIMEDIA EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR LEARNING AND ONLINE TEACHING: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
Putting Educational Innovations Into Practice -
Find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials. Share advice and expertise about education with expert colleagues. Be recognized for your contributions to quality education.
EARTH OBSERVATORY SATELLITE IMAGES: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/archive.php?page=1
GLOBAL MAPS: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/GlobalMaps/ NASA satellites give us a global view of what’s happening on our planet. To explore how key parts of Earth’s climate system change from month to month, click on one of the maps below or select from the complete list on the left.
USA GAMES INTERACTIVE FROM SHEPPARD SOFTWARE: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm
GEOGRAPHY ACTIVITIES AND GAMES: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm
HISTORY ACTIVITIES AND GAMES: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/history.htm
BRAIN ACTIVITIES AND GAMES: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/braingames/braingames.htm
DIGITAL AND VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS ON TEACHER TAP: http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic35.htm
READWRITETHINK RESOURCES: http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?q=&grade=19&learning_objective=44
TEQUIPMENT SMART BOARD LESSONS AND RESOURCES: http://community.teqsmart.org/download.php
SMARTBOARD RESOURCES – SECONDARY HISTORY: http://smartboardresources.pbworks.com/w/page/15606731/Secondary-History
SOCIAL STUDIES HELP CENTER: http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/ Find class notes, numerous Supreme Court case summaries and information on how to write a research paper inside.
“HEAVEN ON EARTH” film and resources: http://www.pbs.org/heavenonearth/watch.html
“HEAVEN ON EARTH” TIMELINE: http://www.pbs.org/heavenonearth/timeline.html
“HEAVEN ON EARTH” TEACHER RESOURCES: http://www.pbs.org/heavenonearth/teachers.html
INTUTE - Intute: Modern languages and area studies provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised by subject specialists based at UK universities. http://www.intute.ac.uk/mlas/
STRATEGEM Balance of Power SCENARIO: http://www.gis.net/~pldr/Stratbopsi.htm
THE SUPREME COURT PBS SERIES: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/
THE SUPREME COURT EDUCATORS PAGE – LESSONS AND INTERACTIVES:
THE SUPREME COURT SERIES – INTERACTIVE GAMES: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/change.html
SUPREME COURT WEB WATCH LINKS: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/polisci/scww/links.htm
HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES RESOURCES LINKS FROM HADDONFIELD SCHOOLS: http://www.haddonfield.k12.nj.us/district_info/Instruc_Tech/teacher_resources.htm#history
TEACHING WITH HISTORIC PLACES: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/index.htm
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.
TEACHING WITH HISTORIC PLACES LESSON PLANS: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/descrip.htm
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY: http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/ Learn more about American history by going back to the original source documents, from the founding through the 20th century and beyond.
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY AUDIO LECTURES: http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/library/audio.asp
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY SPECIAL EXHIBITS ON THE AMERICAN FOUNDING: http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/founding.html
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY LESSON PLANS: http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/neh/
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY DOCUMENT LIBRARY: http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/library/
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY - THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY SUMMER INSTITUTES: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/institutes/ APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 1 MARCH 2011
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION DAY INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES: http://www.abanet.org/publiced/constitutionday/interactive.shtml
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION DAY LESSON PLANS: http://www.abanet.org/publiced/constitutionday/all_lessons.shtml
FRENCH REVOLUTION THINKQUEST: http://library.thinkquest.org/C006257/default.shtml
EXPLORING CONSTITUTIONAL CONFLICTS – THE INCORPORATION DOCTRINE: http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/incorp.htm
EXPLORING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/home.html Exploring
Constitutional Law by Doug Linder (2011) - This site explores some of the great issues and controversies that surround our Nation's founding document.
Quizzes, Crosswords, and other Games : Test Your Geography Genius: http://www.factmonster.com/spot/99geography1.html#quiz
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN – AMERICAN VISIONARIES: http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/tuskegee/airoverview.htm In spite of adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in U.S. military history over the past 300 years. They were denied military leadership roles and skilled training because many believed they lacked qualifications for combat duty. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military.
THE VIETNAM WAR: http://www.vietnampix.com/ This site does not try to document the entire history of the Vietnam War, but is intended as a picture essay illustrating some of the incredible conditions under which soldiers from both sides lived, fought, played and ultimately died. The legendary combat photographer, Tim Page, took almost all of the images shown on this site and they are nothing short of stunning.
PRI’s THE WORLD NEWS CAST: http://www.theworld.org/ PRI’s The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.
ALL EMPIRES HISTORY COMMUNITY – All Empires History Forum: http://www.allempires.com/ Discuss history with people of all backgrounds, or simply hang out and have fun. The Forums is the heart of All Empires' community.
19TH CENTURY: http://www.allempires.com/article/index.php?q=19th_Century
THE REFORMATION: http://www.lepg.org/religion.htm WITH CHART COMPARING PROTESTANTISM AND CATHOLICISM
TRAVELER IQ GAME - INTERACTIVE: http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq/game1
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: http://www.defense.gov/
NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/
US ELECTION ATLAS BY DAVE LEIP: http://uselectionatlas.org/
MUSEUM OF UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY: http://www.uri.edu/mua/ The online Museum of Underwater Archaeology was created to help underwater archaeologists and maritime historians present their research to the public via the Internet.
WUSEUM OF UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY TEACHER RESOURCES: http://www.uri.edu/artsci/his/mua/teaching.html This page provides information on our "Holding History in Your Hand" kit which includes a written curriculum presenting the six steps of the archaeological process, replicas of artifacts for examination, videos, a sidescan sonar slideshow, bookmarks, and other activities for further exploration.
International UNESCO Education Server for Civic, Peace and Human Rights Education: http://www.dadalos-europe.org/int/ This new Main Subject Group has been designed to give you the skills needed to analyse and to assess the developments in the EU for yourself. And it is here that we have made significant improvements on the first version. This has been done by providing you with simple, easy-to-understand models, which, for example, you will find in Basic Course 3 and in our new Basic Course 5. Images, text, links, resources.
USA.GOV – LINKS TO HISTORY, ARTS, AND CULTURE: http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/History.shtml Explore art, architecture, American culture, history, libraries, and museums.
USA.GOV CHALLENGES AND CONTESTS: http://challenge.gov/ Solve challenges...by coming up with creative and innovative solutions. Your ideas will help improve government, and you may even win prizes and recognition.
USA TODAY EDUCATION: http://www.usatodayeducate.com/wordpress/ LESSONS, RESOURCES AND NOW, SMART CONTENT!
USA TODAY LESSON LIBRARY: http://usatodayeducate.com/wordpress/index.php/usa-today-education-lesson-library
USA TODAY Education and SMART Technologies team Up: http://usatodayeducate.com/wordpress/index.php/usa-today-education-and-smart-technologies/
WWW-VL: History: United States History: http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ VIRTUAL LIBRARY
FREEDOM – TRIANGULAR TRADE: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/freedom/viewTheme.cfm/theme/triangular Freedom is part of the Understanding Slavery Initiative, a partnership of UK museums whose collections shed a unique light on our understanding of slavery.
Understanding Slavery Initiative TEACHER SUPPORT: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/freedom/teachers.cfm The history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade is complex and difficult to define. Human indignity, suffering and cruelty are central to this history – this fact should never be forgotten. However, it is also a history that illustrates the power of the human spirit. It tells us how subjugated people retained their dignity and regained their human right to live as people. This message is relevant to us all and is important to tell.
Innovations of the Industrial Revolution: http://industrialrevolution.sea.ca/innovations.html
CAUSES OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: http://industrialrevolution.sea.ca/causes.html
HERALDRY BY COUNTRY: http://www.heraldica.org/topics/national/ This PAGE groups discussions of heraldry by country. The material may be on national arms and flags, national heraldic institutions, characteristics and style of national heraldry.
THE HISTORY PLACE: http://www.historyplace.com/index.html The History Place is a private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston area that is not affiliated with any political group or organization. The Web site presents a fact-based, common sense approach in the presentation of the history of humanity, with great care given to accuracy.
THE FANNIE LOU HAMER NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON CITEZENSHIP AND DEMOCRACY – LESSON PLANS: http://home.earthlink.net/~hamer.institute/resources/lessonplans.html
THE GHETTO FIGHTERS MUSEUM: http://www.gfh.org.il/Eng/
THE GHETTO FIGHTERS MUSEUM EDUCATION DIVISION: http://www.gfh.org.il/Eng/?CategoryID=72 The Education Division of the Ghetto Fighters’ House offers a range of educational programs including study days, seminars, workshops, and guided tours of the museum.
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: http://www.gfh.org.il/Eng/?CategoryID=77
INSPIRED PICTURE WRITING – PICLITS: http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
MAP QUIZZES AT I LIKE 2 LEARN: http://www.ilike2learn.com/
INTERACTIVE MAPS AT TEACHER LED: http://www.teacherled.com/category/maps/
CRAYOLA EDUCATOR RESOURCES: http://www.crayola.com/educators/index.cfm?n_id=5
CRAYOLA LESSON PLANS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES: http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/search.cfm?dropdown1=4&dropdown2=4&dropdown3=0&dropdown4=0
GE IMAGINATION AT WORK – INTERACTIVE DRAWING TOOLS: http://www.imaginationcubed.com/
YAD VASHEM: http://www.yadvashem.org/
YAD VASHEM EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/educational_materials/index.asp
YAD VASHEM – AUSCHWITZ ALBUM: http://www1.yadvashem.org/exhibitions/album_Auschwitz/mutimedia/index.HTML
YAD VASHEM – THE HOLOCAUST AND THE ARTS: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/educational_materials/arts.asp
YAD VASHEM – ONLINE EXHIBITIONS: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/index.asp
INTERACTIVE AND INTERESTING DRAWING TOOL: http://bomomo.com/
JACKSON POLLACK PAINTING TOOL (NO MESS): https://wbx-files.s3.amazonaws.com/jacksonpollock_by_miltos_manetas.swf
Roman empire – images: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2history.html
KERPOOF: http://www.kerpoof.com/teach Kerpoof's multimedia software is used by kids worldwide to create original artwork, animated movies, stories, greeting cards and more. The site is meant to be fun, but we're serious about its educational value. Elementary and middle school teachers can use Kerpoof in many ways to enhance classroom activities while meeting a range of educational standards.
EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY: http://www.earlyamerica.com/ Here at Archiving Early America you will discover a wealth of resources — a unique array of primary source material from 18th Century America. Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, magazines, maps and writings come to life just as they appeared to this country's forebears more than 250 years ago.
EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY – SHORT VIDEOS: http://www.earlyamerica.com/series.html
EARLY AMERICAN MUSIC: http://www.earlyamerica.com/music/
AMERICAN CENTURIES: http://www.memorialhall.mass.edu/home.html Explore American
History with hands-on activities, exhibits, lessons, historic documents and artifacts.
USA GEOGRAPHY - PLACE THE STATE: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/flash/states_puzzle_lines2.html
SMARTBOARD TUTORIALS: http://stusupport.curry.edu/SMARTBoardTutorials.html
MUSIC SMARTBOARD FILES: http://mustech.pbworks.com/w/page/21952707/FrontPage
TEACHERS TV – HISTORY VIDEOS: http://www.teachers.tv/resource/search?tn=history&t=505&mtid=
CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM “OVER THE TOP” WWI INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY: http://www.museedelaguerre.ca/cwm/games/overtop/index_e.shtml
BUBBL.US – BRAINSTORMING MADE EASY: https://bubbl.us/
BRUSHter AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART: http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/brushster.htm - BRUSHster is an online painting machine for all ages. This shockwave interactive includes more than forty brushes and customizable size, transparency, texture, and stroke options. A rainbow palette, along with a toolbox of special effects that blur, ripple, smudge, blend, and fragment your designs help make BRUSHster a full-feature painting program.
THE ART ZONE AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART: http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/zone.htm INTERACTIVE ART THAT YOU CAN MAKE ONLINE.
OXFAM MAPPING OUR WORLD INTERACTIVE GEOGRAPHY ACTIVITIES: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/mapping_our_world/mapping_our_world/
FIT BRAINS ONLINE GAMES: http://www.fitbrains.com/
SNAG FILMS: http://learning.snagfilms.com/ SNAG LEARNING IS DEDICATED TO presenting high-quality documentary films as educational tools to ignite meaningful discussions within the learning community.
GREAT MUSEUMS TELEVISION: http://greatmuseums.org/explore/filter/view_by/tv_documentary A Documentary Series Celebrating the World of Museums
FIFE EDUCATION SMARTBOARD LESSONS: http://www.fife-education.org.uk/ict_in_education/SmartBoard/Downloads_socialstudies.htm GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY NOTEBOOK LESSONS
BRITHISH LIBRARY INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: http://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/index.html Images and context!
BRITISH LIBRARY ARCHIVAL SOUND RECORDINGS: http://sounds.bl.uk/
BRITISH LIBRARY DIGITIZED MANUSCRIPTS: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/
BRITISH LIBRARY ONLINE EXHIBITIONS: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/index.html
PALACE VIRTUAL TOURS: http://www.palacevirtualtours.com/tours.aspx VERSAILLES, BUCKINGHAM AND WINDSOR
WARSAW UPRISING 1944: http://www.warsawuprising.com/ The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 — a heroic and tragic 63-day struggle to liberate World War 2 Warsaw from Nazi/German occupation. Undertaken by the Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK), the Polish resistance movement, at the time Allied troops were breaking through the Normandy defenses and the Red Army was standing at the line of the Vistula River.
WARSAW UPRISING 1944 RESOURCES PAGE: http://www.warsawuprising.com/res.htm
WEBMUSEUM - FAMOUS ARTWORKS EXHIBITION: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN HISTORIANS: WWW.OAH.ORG The Organization of American Historians promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.
OAH - TALKING HISTORY PODCASTS: http://talkinghistory.oah.org/shows/topics.html
THE WHITE HOUSE: http://www.whitehouse.gov/
“WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR GRANDMA?”: http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/WWTWref.html A World Wide Web World War II Reference Page
GIFTS OF SPEECH – WOMEN’S SPEECHES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: http://gos.sbc.edu/
WORLD HISTORY FOR US ALL: http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu/default.php World History for Us All is a national collaboration of K-12 teachers, collegiate instructors, and educational technology specialists. It is a project of San Diego State University in cooperation with the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA. World History for Us All is a continuing project. Find innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.
WORLD HISTORY MATTERS: http://worldhistorymatters.org/ World History Matters is a portal to world history websites developed by the Center for History and New Media
WORLD HISTORY MATTERS – ANALYZING DOCUMENTS: http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/whmdocuments.html
WORLD HISTORY MATTERS – WORLD HISTORY SOURCES: http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
HAVE FUN WITH HISTORY: http://www.havefunwithhistory.com/ American History Teachers, homeschoolers, and history buffs now have an online resource full of American History streaming videos, activities, links and resources - because history is fun!
TEACHING CONTEMPORARY EUROPE – UNC: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/6575 We know how to teach Europe’s past, but what about the present? This article offers strategies and resources for teaching today’s Europe, using online resources from the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.
UNC LESSON PLANS: http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/
UNC LEARNING MATERIALS: http://www.learnnc.org/learning/
UNC AREA STUDIES MUSIC ARCHIVES: http://www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music-audio.html
EUROPEAN UNION CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE – LESSON PLANS: http://euce.org/education/k12plans.php#content
MODERN EUROPE THROUGH ART: http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/pedagogy/meta/ Modern Europe Through Art is an attempt to integrate important ideas from the first half
of the 20th century in Western Europe into several disciplines. Integrating disciplines
allows the student to have a much clearer overall view of the period in question and in
turn a much fuller understanding of a culture that has in many ways shaped 21st century consciousness.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COMMISSIONER’S TASK FORCE ON HOLOCAUST EDUCATION: http://flholocausteducationtaskforce.org/
TASK FORCE ON HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CLASSROOM RESOURCES: http://flholocausteducationtaskforce.org/Resources/Home
HOLOCAUST AND JEWISH RESISTANCE TEACHERS PROGRAM: http://hajrtp.org/ 2011 summer study program in Washington, DC, Poland, Germany and Israel for secondary school teachers. The Summer Seminar Program on Holocaust and Jewish Resistance was initiated by Vladka Meed in 1984. This year's program is scheduled for July 3–24, 2011. This seminar is for secondary school teachers who implement Holocaust studies in their classrooms. Our group visits historic sites and hears from survivors and prominent scholars.
THE MEMORIAL LIBRARY – HOLOCAUST EDUCATION: http://www.thememoriallibrary.org/about/ The mission of the Memorial Library is to support Holocaust education and to help teachers promote an agenda for social justice in their classrooms and communities. In addition to the Summer Seminar, the Library offers mini-grants to participating teachers for innovative projects and will provide the funding for Satellite Seminars beginning in five states in 2011.
THE MEMORIAL LIBRARY SURVIVOR TESTIMONIES: http://www.thememoriallibrary.org/survivor-videos/
ICONS OF FRANCE: http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/francophone/Icons/eng/index.htm
GALE DIGITAL COLLECTIONS: http://gdc.gale.com/# 900 years of international history from one source. Gale Digital Collections has changed the nature of research forever by providing a wealth of rare, formerly inaccessible historical content from the world's most prestigious libraries.
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION CHICAGO – LESSON COLLECTIONS: http://www.crfc.org/lessons/index.php#HighSchoolLessons
WORLD WAR TWO PROPAGANDA, CARTOONS, FILM, MUSIC AND ART: http://www.teacheroz.com/WWIIpropaganda.htm
THE GREAT WAR PRIMARY DOCUMENT ARCHIVE: http://www.gwpda.org/ This archive of primary documents from the Great War period is international in focus. The intention is to present in one location both primary and relevant secondary documents between 1890-1930.