SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM RESOURCES
Teaching With Documents a guide to document- based instruction. Winner of
Great Debates in American History units feature the conflicting viewpoints of two or more historical figures or organizations and a worksheet that helps students analyze the debate through a series of comprehension and critical thinking questions.
Mock Trials for the Classroom Mock trials embody critical thinking in the classroom. Over the years I wrote a number of cases which proved to be effective tools for improving student analytic skills.
Rigor and Relevance - master rigor and relevance in your social studies classroom - lessons, activities, assessments and standards.
Work, Culture and Society in Industrial America Document based questions that explore the new opportunities and social problems of the industrial era
Civic Decision Making each activity defines an issue, gives background information, and summarizes arguments for and against a particular solution to a problem.
Sociology a good model of how you can use a website to support classroom instruction. Makes use of a variety of on-line resources
The African American Mosaic - A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture.
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library - This Library is a global collaborative project which provides access in bibliographic and in hypertext terms to networked scholarly documents, resources and information systems concerned with a given field of expertise. All links are inspected and evaluated before being added to this Virtual Library.
Hispanic America USA - Hispanic America USA, Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization that provides an overview of Contributions of Hispanics & Spanish speaking America - World and United States History.
Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections - The IECC (Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections) mailing lists are provided by St. Olaf College as a free service to help teachers and classes link with partners in other countries and cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges. Since its creation in 1992, IECC has distributed over 19,000 requests for e-mail partnerships. At last count, there were more than 6500 teachers in approximately 70 countries participating in at least one of the IECC lists.
Kid's Web - Kid's Web goal is to present students with a subset of the web that is very simple to navigate, and contains information targeted at the K-12 level.
The Library of Congress - Houses documents, photographs, movies, and sound recordings that tell America's story. Find things like The George Washington Papers and Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library.
National Council for the Social Studies - The mission of the National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all Social Studies educators..
National Geographic - The Web site of the National Geographic Society. Links to National Geographic for Kids magazine, television programs, items for sale, and more.
University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology - The Museum of Anthropology is one of the major archaeological research and teaching facilities in the United States. The Museum does not maintain exhibit space and its collections are usually not available for public viewing. This web site is designed to make available images and information about selected collections from the Museum holdings. We also provide information about our publications, archaeological site lists for the state of Michigan and NAGPRA