Social Studies

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Big History Project - Read all about BHP Score Reports and how they add too teacher productivity and student writing.
Eric Langhorst - This is Eric's 8th Grade American History Google Site!
Speaking of History - Eric Langhorst is an 8th grade Social Studies teacher/Ed Tech Specialist in Liberty, MO.  This is his blog, absolutely packed with great ideas. 
Social Studies Central - Glen Wiebe is a Social Studies EdTech Consultant from Hutchinson, KS.  Here you will find his blog, podcasts, and the C4 framework he utilizes (collect, collaborate, create, communicate).

C3 Teachers - College, career and civic life, changing the way we teach social studies (utilizing inquiry).

Revolution, Reaction, Reform - the new '3 R's' in action in a 4th grade social studies classroom (Teaching Channel video/15 minutes)

PBL Econ and Government Units - 7 Econ PBL units and 6 Government PBL units that engage students in realistic problem-solving scenarios.

engageNY - Check out this K-12 Social Studies Toolkit with rich resources designed within the Inquiry Design Model.

1.)  ReadWorks  - 52 new social studies passages organized K-8 with Lexile levels provided.

2.)  Literacy Design Collaborative - This site is chock full of MLS aligned lessons and tasks built around informational text reading selections that correlate to your social studies curriculum maps/unit designs!

3.)  HTM - Historical Thinking Matters provides resources to help teach high school students how to read documents like historians. 

4.)  CCGPS - Great informational text resources for SS, ELA, SC, and Technical Subjects

5.)  Read Like a Historian - Engages students in historical inquiry with MLS aligned lessons and assessments for US and World History

6.)  Docs Teach -  Ready to use tools and access to thousands of primary sources!

7.)  Social Studies Central - Glenn is a veteran social studies/history teacher who has some incredible Common Core materials to offer; many weave together both ELA and history.  Check out his "Weekly Tip" and "History Tech Blog."

8.)  Teaching Channel - Clip of the history teacher focusing on corroborating information from multiple sources.

9.)  EDSITEment - The best of the humanities on the web (arts, foreign language, social studies, and ELA)

10.)  Kids Voting Missouri - This site provides an authentic voting experience for students K-12! 

11.) iCivics - Don’t just learn civics - play civics! Run for president. Pass new laws. Argue real cases.

12.)   Interactive Notebooks for Grades 4, 5 and 6  - Creative activities designed for use in the classroom, for the interactive notebook, or, for thought-provoking activities among students.

13.)   Facing History - MLS aligned resources for secondary history/English teachers including lesson plans, video, podcasts, and unit plans.  One of the units explores the Holocaust in great detail.  Lots of good interdisciplinary materials too.

14.)  PBS Learning Media - Amazing middle school site that offers free interactive games set in different eras of US History.  Students help characters choose the path and determine their fate.

VIDEO RESOURCES
1.  Reading Like a Historian:  Turn to Your Partner features a high school social studies class using physical position to facilitate collaboration  (2 minutes)

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