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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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Need historical maps for the United State?

January 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

Here is a great site- the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States . Created by the University of Richmond, you can view a variety of maps (some of which are animated).  Here are the sections divisions: The Natural Environment Cartography, 1492-1867 Indians, 1567-1930 Explorations in the West and Southwest, 1535-1852 Lands, 1603-1930 […]

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Docs in a Box

December 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

When I was teaching fifth grade, Labs in a Box were an easy way to save related information.  If you need historical images (although slightly limited in scope), check out Digital Docs in a Box.  Samples range from American Westward Expansion to Presidential Inaugurations. (From TeachersFirst- click here for the complete post)

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What did she really do?

December 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

Here is a video clip (as well as background information and discussion questions) about John Smith and Pocahontas.  Did she really save him?  What was the Native American tradition about adoption?

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