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Technology in Social Studies

Social Studies Internet SitesEdit

This list includes the title of the title of the website, a link, and a description of the website.

  • Marco Polo

Good resource designed to aid teachers in incorperating the internet into instruction. Provides standards based lesson plans as well as staff developement resources.
http://www.marcopolo-education.org/teacher/teacher_about.aspx

  • BBC America

Includes great flash information on a variety of topics including Greece, Rome, Indus River Valley, English history and more.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/4_11/history.shtml

  • National Geographic

Good resource for teachers and students. Student page has interactive topics on multiple discplines.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/homework/

  • Discovery School

Teachers: can create puzzles and connect to clip art as well as lesson plans, connection to United Streaming, big teacher resource center.
http://school.discovery.com/
http://education.discovery.com/index.cfm

  • Smithsonian Institute

Provides resources for both teachers and students.
http://smithsonianeducation.org/

  • The British Museum

Provides resources for both teachers and students over a variety of historical subjects.
http://www.thebritishmuseum.com

  • Houghton Mifflin Publishing Website

Good resource to go with a middle school textbook provider that matches curriculum standards.
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/6/index.html

  • United States Geography Games

This site provides numerous games, each with multiple difficulty levels, that teach U.S. Geography. It is a great resource when teaching the States and Capital Cities of the United States.

  • Teacher Vision

Agreat resource for lesson plans and activities to help students understand the 2008 elections. http://www.teachervision.fen.com/elections/teaching-methods/56372.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

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