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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tags "social studies" & hsvt



High quality resources from recognized providers such as ReadWriteThink, Illuminations, Science NetLinks, etc.


Student News - Stories and Video from

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. - The World Is Thinking delivers discourse, discussions and debates on the world's most interesting political, social and cultural issues, and enables viewers to join the conversation. It provides deep, unfiltered content, tools for self-expression and a place for the interactive community to gather online.

Timeline - The Race to Build the Atomic Bomb

Interactive resource for students and teachers. May be helpful for the Academic Fair.

History of Lake Champlain

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.

The Mariners' Museum | EXPLORATION through the AGES

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


History and Politics Out Loud

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A searchable archive of politically significant audio materials. Funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities

Weekend Explorer - Series Description

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.

NARA - Educators and Students - For Educators and Students

Welcome to the Digital Classroom, the National Archives' gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students.

Best of History Web Sites: United States History (U.S., American)

Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

Teaching History With Technology

The THWT Newsletter offers resources, lesson plans, and tech tips to help history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses. Inquiry-Based activities, webquests, PowerPoints, Blogs

Andy's American History Worksheets

Hi. Here are worksheets for teaching American History, basically middle or high school level. They have rhyming couplets on the front and fill-in questions on the back.

The Renaissance Connection

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With the simple click of a mouse button, travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations revealed through the Allentown Art Museum's Samuel H. Kress Collection of European art.


Patriotic Melodies (I Hear America Singing, Library of Congress)

Patriotic Melodies tells the stories behind many of the songs that have now become part of the American national heritage.

Make your own "Old West" style Wanted Poster

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Upload a picture, add some text, and create your authentic "Wanted" poster online!

Miniature Earth

Compelling flash presentation which simplies statistics by scaling world population down to just 100. This thought-provoking presentation is a perfect launching point for class room discussion.

History Matters: The U.S. Survey on the Web

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Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History courses. This site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers useful materials for teaching U.S. history.

American Journeys

American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later.


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TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons and web resources for K-12 classroom teachers, their students, and even students' families. Materials are arranged by subject area and grade level, making it easy to locate lesson plans and associated web resources quickly

20th Century Heroes and Villains

The twentieth century has seen great deeds of heroism and bravery by significant leaders and the average people. It is also a time when some of those who have have risen to lead countries might classified as 'Villains'. Based on little seen documents from the National Arhives of events or episodes surrounding Churchill, Kennedy, Truman, Stalin, or Mussolini, you are asked to judge whether the figure in question is 'a hero or a villain?'

WWII The HomeFront (Great Britain) This is an investigation into life on the home front during the Second World War. There are seven galleries: preparations for war,evacuation,,bombing of Britain,Empire home front,everyday life,women at war, spies Each gallery is broken into various topics with sources and questions. The visual material is accessible to all pupils with or without teacher input. There are worksheets, timelines and a glossary. There is also a diary facility so pupils can save, edit and access their work directly from the net. The gallery contains a video archive using clips from the Imperial War Museum on many of the topics. Some galleries have additional activities to play: Lights Out; Escape the Blitz; Shelter from the Blitz; Empire Home Front; Shopping in the War; Spy Catcher. More resources available from Great Britain's National Archive.