Tools Just for Social Studies

overlap-continentOverlay Maps – An Overlap Map is a map of one part of the world that overlaps a different part of the world. Overlap Maps show relative size.  Let students compare the size of two countries, compare made made objects like the parthenon to landscape features or natural disasters.

 

 

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Interactive TimelineAmerican Revolution Interactive Timeline – Photos and text.  REALLY nice timeline. Have students explore what was happening during this time through close up investigation of artifacts.

 

 

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american_rhetoricAmerican Rhetoric – “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.”

 

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gettysburgGettysburg Address – This is a really cool narrated and animated video.

The American Journey Modern Times: Spotlight Videos – 2 to 3 minute videos from Glencoe/McGraw Hill

 

 

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google_news_timelineGoogle News Timeline – Picture and text timeline.  You just have to see this one for yourself!

 

 

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time-life

 

Life Timeline – View photo timelines that have been created or make your own

Time Search – Surf the web through timelines

 

 

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SinfeldThe Economics of Seinfeld – Cool concept for teaching economics lessons that uses a catalog of clips/entire episodes from Seinfeld.

 

 

 

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bbcIn Pictures – View the week’s current events in photos from BBC.  Also, check out their audio slideshows.

1-Minute World News – Video from BBC News that changes every 24 hours

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Dynamo2Virtual Flash Cards – Create your own deck then play a game to help retain the vocabulary.  Plus, students can access the virtual flash cards from home to practice!

 

 

________________________________________________________________________________________Thinkfinity– Thousands of free lesson plans

TICK – Lesson plans for KY teachers made by KY teachers

HippoCampus – Multimedia lessons and course material to help out with instruction and homework.

Jefferson County – PowerPoint Presentations, Pod Casts, and Resources

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This list was adapted from http://gravescountytechtools.wordpress.com/social-studies/high-school-social-studies/. From SCCPSS to yours. Thank you!

 

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