Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests Ever since a man in Tunisia burnt himself to death in December 2010 in protest at his treatment by police, pro-democracy rebellions have erupted across the Arab world. Our interactive timeline traces key events. This is one of the best web-interactives I have seen. PE Unlimited [...]
You have an awesome opportunity. Your students can experience history as a real, current, live, event. I will apologize in advance for the rambling nature of this post. It is spur of the moment, and not on my “official has to get done list for the day” – but I just needed to post. History [...]
Help us PLEASE! If your students have been paying attention to the events unfolding in Egypt for the past three weeks, then they have seen history happen. I’m sure you have been discussing this and encouraging them and helping them to follow the events that unfolded. It has been a great time to monitor our [...]
It is an unfortunate aspect of Social Studies, but one you must encourage in your classroom. Following conflicts around the world isn’t always easy in the US. Our nightly news tends to focus on domestic news – the only world news we tend to get is that which directly impacts US interests. This is a [...]
U.S. government videos: FedFlix http://www.archive.org/details/FedFlix I watched the one from the Defense Department: “Defeated People” about Germany, 1946.
Front page of newspapers around the world From the Newseum: http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/
Cartograms: Population (and much more) http://hetv.org/resources/cartograms.htm Cartograms for the world: Population, GDP, child mortality, HIV/AIDS, spending on health care, energy consumption, Greenhouse gas emissions
For U.S. History: A list of Supreme Court decisions with brief definitions. http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~acadian/vickey/agout/ch20out1.pdf
I just found a great set of maps: http://maps.howstuffworks.com/world-deserts-map.htm Take a look at the last map: Countries where children under 14 are in the majority! World Agricultural Employment Map World Annual Precipitation Map World Cellular Communications Map World Climate Map World Deforestation Map World Deserts Map World Electricity Production Map World Elevation Map World Energy [...]
A list of feature films about the Middle East.
If you are studying Asia, take a look at this great chart about the world’s fastest-growing cities.
Political cartoons are perfect for teacing social studies. They teach about a subject with a visual concept. These cartoons say much that needs to be said about the PLO and Hamas. From our Brand New Mini-Toolbook, The Middle East Told Through Political Cartoons. Download link here: PLO and Hamas as told by Political Cartoons
Do current events get the attention they should in your Social Studies classroom? Are we on the brink of another war between the Koreas? What would the implications be globally? Please share this with your students. From the BBC: South Korea says it will retaliate with missile strikes against the North if faced with “further [...]