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Entries Tagged as 'Content – Social Studies'

Civil War Infographics?

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

That’s Gettysburg by the Numbers. This pseudo newspaper contains a collection of  Civil War data ( I had no idea what the average soldier weighted or  how much fabric was needed for uniforms!  There is even a Teacher Section with suggestions on how to use the site.  From TeachersFirst.

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Google Slides in the Classroom

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom, Content - Social Studies, Google Tools

Pam Chartock’s students used Google Presentation to demonstrate their understanding of American Civil Rights issues.  Above are two examples.  While Google Presentation is close enough to Power Point to make it easy for the students, with Google you can publish the their work to the web!

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Editing a dystopian paper

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Content - Social Studies, Content- Cross Discipline

When I am in the Middle School library, many of the students are interesting in dystopian stories.   Here is a chance to edit a newspaper in a dystopian society.   Visit the Republia Times. You select the articles and the size in an attempt to present the government’s view and ensure the safety of your family. […]

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Old Images

March 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Content - Social Studies, Working with photographs

Looking for images from circa 1859 to the mid- 1900s?  Then check out Old Pictures.  The photos are very clear (but you do need to ignore the advertising on the side). For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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