This site is intended to be a categorized list of resources for social studies teachers, specifically in districts with 1:1 computer initiatives.

Click the tabs above to find resources.  Each page has a list of resources that are arranged by topic.  You can click the "Sort" button at the top of each column to resort the list.

This is a work-in-progress.  If you have requests, additions, corrections, suggestions, or comments, please contact Seth Denney, Instructional Technology Specialist, Great Prairie AEA.


General Social Studies Resources:


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Beyond the Bubble Unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create a new generation of history assessments. 6-12 http://beyondthebubble.stanford.edu/ Assessments 
Problem-Attic Problem-Attic gives you access to about 80,000 questions from a variety of sources, all for free! Use these questions to easily create your own teaching materials, from tests and worksheets to flashcards and calendars. Various http://www.problem-attic.com Assessments 
History Tech Blog Ideas, tools, and best practices in the social studies Various http://historytech.wordpress.com/ Blog 
IPTV Social Studies Connection Site for teachers to find and use high quality, innovative resources and gain access to timely, relevant news on the current trends in education Various http://www.iptv.org/classroom/subject.cfm/social-studies Blog 
PBS LearningMedia Strategies, tools, and professional development resources needed to fully utilize digital learning Various http://iptv.pbslearningmedia.org/search/?q=*&selected_facets=supplemental_curriculum_hierarchy_nodes_exact:62e1f8fc-e836-4f15-8130-9c6f1927720b&display=Social%20Studies Blog 
Meograph digital storytelling Meograph helps easily create, watch, and share interactive stories. Our first product combines maps, timeline, links, and multimedia to tell stories in context of where and when. Various http://www.meograph.com/ Digital Storytelling 
SAMR Model - Background and Exemplars A technology integration model: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. Various http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/archives/2012/08/23/SAMR_BackgroundExemplars.pdf Instructional Tech Models 
TPACK - Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge The goal of this model is to combine the right content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and technology knowledge in your classroom. Various http://tpack.org/ Instructional Tech Models 
EDSITEment! History and Social Studies Lesson Plans - National Endowment for the Humanities History and Social Studies lesson plans, sortable by grade level, subtopics, and number of class periods. Various http://edsitement.neh.gov/subject/history-social-studies Lesson Plans 
National Archives and Records Administration - Teachers' Resources Lesson plans for using primary sources. Various http://www.archives.gov/education/ Lesson Plans 
Google Earth Teach - Google Earth plugin Overlay physical geography, human geography, historical maps, and CIA World Factbook information onto Google Earth. Various http://geteach.com/ Map 
Google Cultural Institute Digital exhibits with photographs and quotes. 9-12 http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/home Primary Sources 
Library of Congress Primary sources Various http://www.loc.gov/index.html Primary Sources 
QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator Input a series of questions and answers, and it will generate a QR code for each question. Place the QR codes around your room or school. Various http://www.classtools.net/QR/index.php Simulation/Game 
SMS Generator Create a chat between two historical or fictional characters. After saving, you can generate a QR code or embed the chat in a web page. Various http://www.classtools.net/SMS/ Simulation/Game 
Iowa Core Social Studies Standards Iowa Core Social Studies Standards Various http://www.educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2331&Itemid=4343 Standards 
National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards Descriptions of the 10 NCSS Social Studies Standards Various http://www.socialstudies.org/standards/strands#1 Standards 
Go Social Studies Go A digital textbook with pictures and some videos. 6-8 http://www.gosocialstudiesgo.com/ Textbook 
Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines Interactive timeline tool. Various http://www.dipity.com/ Timeline 
Timelines.tv - History, documentary and television on the web History videos, on a timeline. Various http://timelines.tv/ Timeline 
TimeRime.com - Create and Share Timelines Timeline creation tool. Various http://www.timerime.com/en/page/introduction/360288/ Timeline 
Social Studies Skills Tutor For students that need practice with specific skills, like sequencing, recognizing bias, and problem solving.  9-12 http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/ss_skills_tutor/content/pop.html Tutorial 
Digital History A digital textbook with primary sources and multimedia. 9-12 http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ Varied Resources 
GPAEA Media Resources Links to GPAEA Media Resources Various http://podcast.gpaea.k12.ia.us/groups/gpaeamedia/wiki/ebb68/Core_SocialStudies.html Varied Resources 
History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research An educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of an historian. 6-12 http://historyengine.richmond.edu/pages/home Varied Resources 
Iowa AEA Online Databases Tools and resources for researching and creating, provided by Iowa's Area Education Agencies. Various http://www.iowaaeaonline.org/ Varied Resources 
Social Studies Classroom Resources from American Graduate A variety of interactive resources. Various http://edu.americangraduate.org/category/resources/subjects/social-studies/ Varied Resources 
Stanford History Education Group Lesson plans and assessment resources for history teachers. Various http://sheg.stanford.edu/ Varied Resources 
Teachinghistory.org Lesson plans, teaching guides, website reviews and more. Various http://teachinghistory.org/ Varied Resources 
Teaching with Primary Sources Resources to teach with primary sources. Various http://www.mscd.edu/tps/resources/ Varied Resources 
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