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When you just need the facts

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

While I was a big user of the CIA World Factbook when working with geography classes, I think Knoema’s Data Atlas might be easier to use.  Just search for your country and find the key metrics- from agriculture to world rankings- this site has it all! For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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Political Cartoons

November 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

Looking for another way to help your middle and high school students understand current events?  Try Cartoons for the Classroom.  There is a new lesson each week with a chance to add your own captions! For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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2 Thanksgivings?

November 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

When I first read this, I thought it was a joke- clearly I don’t know my US History as well as I thought.  This brief summary (as well as a series of primary documents) might be interesting to your older students. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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For what we are truly thankful

November 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies, Content- Cross Discipline

From Twitter Gobble gobble. We’re sharing all things #Thanksgiving at #scholasticturkeyday! Learn more: http://t.co/TBZX6JshEQ pic.twitter.com/lBGKXFsSnL — Scholastic Teachers (@ScholasticTeach) November 10, 2014 I followed the link and found Scholastic has published a series of lessons plans (grade based) to assist in your Thanksgiving planning.  Please visit their site here. It includes print as well as online […]

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