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ChatterPIX and Social Studies

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Blabbers, Content - Social Studies

Mrs. Latz’s students recently researched one Native American tribe.  They each created a ChatterPIX which we  merged to make this iMovie. Using only one iPad, we were able to finish the majority of the project using only one class period per group (there were four groups- two in each video).

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It only takes a minute

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

To nurture civic engagement.  60 Second Civics is a great way to engage your students (and if your kids have earbuds, they could listen on the Chromebooks).  While I first posted this in 2009, I think it is worth a second look.  For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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Thinking like a historian

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

Historical Thinking Skills Interactives is an interesting site from Annenberg’s American History- you can have your students explore artifacts, reading maps, even curating exhibits. For the complete post at TeachersFirst, please click here.

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Teaching the Civil War?

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

Teaching the Civil War hosts a series interactive maps.  From railroad, to industry to agriculture- these would be great for students to view and explore. For the complete post at TeachersFirst, please click here.  

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