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June 2008 :: maps for the masses

by knann & 10 others
Personalize a google map and then share. No registering required

November 2007

Outline Maps

by knann & 1 other (via)
These maps may be printed and copied for personal or classroom use.To request permission for other purposes please contact the Rights and Permissions Department. PDF format but may be opened in Photoshop Elements as an image for coloring and labeling.

Google Earth and Sky

by knann
A great resource for teachers wanting to get more out of Google earth. Tutorials, powerpoint, and kmz file available at this site.

September 2007

Teacher Resources - Collection - Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929

by knann (via)
Ideas for using the Panoramic Maps collection from the Library of Congress Panorama Map Collection. Ideas for US History, Critical Thinking, and Arts & Humanities.

ZIPskinny - Get the Skinny on that ZIP

by knann (via)
ZIPskinny is an amazing research site. All you have to do is type in a zip code for anywhere in the United States, and you immediately get information from the 2000 Census, along with a map of the area. Not only that, but you can also compare the data with neighboring zip codes.

National Constitution Center: Interactive Constitution

by knann
Search the constitution by Keyword, Explore by Topic, or by Supreme Court Decisions.

For Kids - National Constitution Center

by knann
Includes interactive Constitution, Constitutional Timeline, Fast Facts, Basic Governing Principle, Founding Documents, and a Kids section especially for elementary students. Play the interactive game:"Save the Bill of Rights", which focuses on finding the "lost ammendments". Grades 4-12

All Hands on Deck

by knann
The thematic unit All Hands on Deck: Learning Adventures Aboard "Old Ironsides" uses USS CONSTITUTION as a vehicle to explore a wide range of disciplines including language arts, reading, math, science, art, and social studies. The content scope of the curriculum is wide and varied. Skills covered in the unit include critical thinking, making tables and diagrams, solving math problems and writing essays and poems. Life skills that stress the value of cooperation, persistence, creativity and ingenuity are also included. Activities organized for Grades k-12

Student News - Stories and Video from

by knann
The Student News portal from CNN provides articles and videos on top USA or International News. Free of advertising. Also available as an RSS feed for your webpage.

May 2007

Report Template

by knann (via)
An inquiry-based activity about McCarthy, Truman, and American society

April 2007

The - African American history archive

by knann (via)
The HistoryMakers represents the single largest archival project of its kind in the world, outdistancing the existing video oral history collections of New York’s Schomburg Library and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum. The HistoryMakers is unique among these other collections of African American heritage, because of its massive scope. Like other oral history collections, The HistoryMakers collection hearkens back to the earliest and most authentic efforts to capture the voice of a people, while introducing state-of-the-art technology and increased accessibility. The HistoryMakers wants to provide living proof that African American history did not begin or end with the civil rights movement, that the HistoryMakers number in the thousands and that their names are not just Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald. The initial goal of The HistoryMakers is to complete 5,000 interviews of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers within the next five years, creating an archive of unparalleled importance and exposing the archival collection to the widest audience possible. Not since the recording of former slaves during the WPA Movement of the 1930s (1936-1938), when teams of writers/researchers were sent throughout the South resulting in approximately 2,300 mostly hand-recorded interviews, has there been a methodic and wide-scale attempt to capture the testimonies of African Americans.

Historical Voices

by knann
The Historical Voices Educator's; Forum is a rich collection of lessons and web resources for K-12 classroom teachers and their students. The Historical Voices Educator's; Forum provides an opportunity for teachers and students to explore and experience primary historical aural artifacts, traditionally unavailable to classrooms. This site engages educators in more intensive ways to incorporate aural resources into the teaching practice, and at the same time allows students to explore beyond the limitations of a text book. 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.

March 2007

Old Magazine Articles

by knann
As the title implies, this site is a searchable archive of PDF images of old magazine articles. The majority is from the 20th century, although there are also entries from the 19th century. Because the articles are from magazines, they often include fantastic pictures that can illustrate fashion, culture and opinions of the time period. It's an eclectic mix of topics, with some emphasis on the early 20th century. In the Classroom: This is a fabulous primary document site packed with useful resources for social studies teachers. Because the entries are all in PDF format, each can be printed and copied for classroom list. According to the owner of the site, the information is all in the public domain and can be freely distributed. Entries are continually being added. For the serious researcher, there isn't always exact bibliographic information included with each entry for use in citations. However, for classroom use, or for use on interactive whiteboards, this archive is exceptionally useful... and it's FREE!

Wayki: Show People Where!

by knann & 4 others
Quick way for students to create map markers with photos and descriptions then share via a link. No signup required.

February 2007

History of Lake Champlain

by knann
brief history of the Champlain Valley, focused on Lake Champlain and its uses. It is by no means complete, and we are constantly adding to it as we increase our knowledge of this region, through our research and archaeological projects.

Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas

by knann
From the Mariner's Museum, an informative site about the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This site is useful for differentiation: background information for teacher's adapting materials or for higher level students working independently

The Mariners' Museum | EXPLORATION through the AGES

by knann
Interactive site with information about the explorers, their ships, navigation tools, voyage maps.

January 2007

IDB Population Pyramids

by knann & 1 other (via)
Create population pyramids for any country in the world

World66 - Your travel maps

by knann & 1 other
My World66 is a service where you can create a map of the places you have visited. Choose countries of the world, states, Candadian provinces, or European Countries. Generate the html to place in webpage or right click to copy or save image. Easy to signup.

November 2006

Ancient Greece - The British Museum

by knann (via)
Interactive exhibit that examines the following topics:The Acropolis, Athens, Daily Life, Festivals & Games, Geography, Gods & Goddesses, Knowledge, Knowledge * Learning, Sparta, Time and War.

October 2006

Weekend Explorer - Series Description

by knann
Join the adventure as Emmy awarded host Jeffrey Lehmann takes you to incredibly scenic destinations throughout North America and the world in the award-winning Weekend Explorer television series. Each episode features a unique destination and searches out that area's best kept secrets as well as exploring traditional landmarks. Experience the new spirit of travel with the host, while learning about each destination through his informative and humorous narrative that includes culture, history, nature, and wildlife.

GIS for History

by knann & 1 other (via)
This site gives history students and teachers the power of GIS to investigate critical moments in American history (for example, here's our Great Migration map). Each investigation provides an interactive GIS map for studying patterns in historical census data over a period of time, a collection of historical documents chosen to help put the data into historical context, and lesson plans created by teachers and university instructors. We hope that this site makes American history more accessible to history students of all ages. Please explore!

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