SOCIAL STUDIES...
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see also UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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begining of the USA, 13 colonies, new settlers, etc.....click here
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don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.pngIt's Too Late to Apologize--A Declaration... Soomo Publishing ... Declaration of Independence ...

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don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.pngSCHOOLHOUSE ROCK videos ... Kideos Videos for Kids ... kid-safe videos
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Boston Tea Party ... song ... Mighty Books
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Technology & Social Studies ... click here
  • see examples of using Voicethread and iPods for project based learning
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Social Studies articles & webcasts ... Nystrom
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Social Studies Activities: The United States ... Pearson
Here are the units:
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Social Studies Library ... Pearson
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Know Your States & Capitals ... Pearson
Click on a state....then choose the capital from 3 choices. When you pick the correct capital you will see some facts about that city.
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Countries of the World -- Fact Monster Almanac ... Pearson
Each country profile provides information on: Geography - Maps - Flag - History - Current Rules - Area - Population - Capital - Largest Cities - Languages - Ethnicity/Race - Religion - Literacy Rate - Economy - Government
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U.S. Constitution ... complete text ... Nystrom
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Then & Now -- name changes for places in the world ... Nystrom
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Maps of the Month -- Boost your students geographic awareness with these free social studies & geography maps and lessons -- (maps & lesson for 29 different places) ... Nystrom
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First Grade Famous Americans ... a student project on Vimeo
I decided to do a new version of the Famous Americans for 1st grade. The students use their information to complete the text boxes on each page. They can change the transitions and builds, the timing is already set for them. An extra extension is giving them a choice of music to add to the project as well.
Below is Rachel’s project. She changed the transitions, builds, and picked out some music.

1st Grade Famous Americans from Frank Fitzpatrick on Vimeo.




Here's an example of 4th grade students who made "virtual posters" on glogster for a study of 'states.'



The 50 States Song ... names the states from left to right across the U.S.A.

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50 State Capitols (with subtitle lyrics) ... Animaniacs

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Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors. Discretion is advised.
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ncludes:
  • 2 cartoons for each issue
  • Talking Points questions
  • Between the Lines -- quote & additional resources
  • lesson plan
  • blank cartoon for students to caption & draw their own conclusions
    • PLUS a Cartoon Evaluation Worksheet students can use in class, and teachers can use to create custom lessons from the cartoons in the newspapers for their cities
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