List of countries: Arable land http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/geo_lan_use_ara_lan-geography-land-use-arable The Arab countries have the least arable land. Share
Visualize slavery: Map of slave states http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/12/10/opinion/20101210_Disunion_SlaveryMap.html It shows the concentrations of slavery in the South. President Abraham Lincoln used this map.
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
Cartograms: Countries in the Middle East http://www.flickr.com/photos/mideaststrategy/page2
For U.S. History: A list of Supreme Court decisions with brief definitions. http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~acadian/vickey/agout/ch20out1.pdf
This Wednesday night at my Parent Council meeting I listened to an emotionally charged presentation from a group of parents vehemently opposed to a recent change in our local High School scheduling system. Driven by budget issues, my local school division was directed by their School Board to implement a new 4×4 scheduling system into [...]
Tonight’s #sschat What type of simulations have you used in your SS classes? What are the benefits of using? Looking forward to great chat.
I sit at my desk for roughly 9 hours a day. I have a twitter notification that comes every couple of minutes or so – every day I look at least 10 to 20 awesome websites full of great information. From sites with cartoons from Ancient Rome to Map Making Sites to the CIA Factbook [...]
You may feel the same way I did a few months ago: Twitter is stupid! I’m having a change of heart and hope you will too! Like so many things ignorance leads to prejudice. I’ve tried several times to jump into the tweet stream, but always on the fringe and always with my big toe [...]
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Telling the story of the holocaust one tweet at a time!
10 Amazing Cold War Propaganda Posters – The Cold War lasted from the end of World War II right up to the early 1990s, although the Soviet Union and the USA never actually engaged in direct battle. Instead, the Cold War was expressed through weapons development (the nuclear arms race), technological development (the space race), [...]
This is where I need your help. I have been asked to write an article on current events and the new media. The article is to be a guide to help teachers understand their way around the ever changing world of a partisan media. My primary research from this article will be information I collect from this blog and interviews I conduct with social studies teachers.
I’m looking for some help here . . . Metrics always brings a mixed response – on the one hand we should definitely know if we are effective in our methodologies BUT we don’t like being judged by a standardized set of questions that don’t take into account the unique nature of each situation. We [...]
Academics. I love the exchange of ideas. Unfortunately life and bills tend to get in the way! This morning, however, I was able to follow some twitter links to some academic sites (thanks for the tweets jclerch) when I came across a great little blog -> http://educatorblog.wordpress.com/. The exchange of ideas on at least one [...]