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Looking for other middle school/high school social studies teachers.  (Elementary teachers welcome also.)

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Web Resources for Social Studies

Started by Kurt Schollin. Last reply by Miss L Jan 18, 2012. 4 Replies

I recently came across/remembered some great resources/interactives for teaching and researching various Social Studies topics.  Hopefully these will be helpful to some of you. 1. …Continue

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Comment by Debra Collett on August 16, 2012 at 4:29pm

I have started a blog especially for social studies teachers called the Social Studies Coach.It will provide instructional strategies and lesson ideas for K-12 Social Studies and literacy gleaned from my many years of experience as a school district Social Studies and New Teacher Cordinator. Please come by and share.

http://www.historyquesters.com  

Comment by Matthew Sheets on May 27, 2012 at 6:07am

Hi Dan,

This is a website that I use for some of the discussion you disucss in your post.

http://www.tolerance.org/

Matt

Comment by Dan Gillmor on April 18, 2012 at 9:32pm

I recently posted this article to my blog regarding a Kony 2012 current events case study that my grade 10 students conducted. Check it out: http://dangillmor38.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/activism-or-slacktivis...

Comment by Miss L on February 29, 2012 at 11:14pm

This link will take you right to the creators website. http://www.stsintl.com/schools-charities/star_power.html I'm the first to admit that this website makes the game appear incredibly outdated, but I strongly believe that the information it teaches is still very relevant.

Comment by Dan Gillmor on February 29, 2012 at 11:10pm
Miss L I have not heard of it but I will be sure to google it unless you happen to have a link?
Comment by Miss L on February 29, 2012 at 7:34pm

Dan,

Have you heard of Star Power? Its an educational game that I feel really emphasizes have and have-not societies. We were introduced to it in our Faculty of Ed classes and my cooperating teacher played it with his Grade 11 World Issues class as well.

Comment by Dan Gillmor on February 29, 2012 at 3:10pm

All,

I am on the hunt for resources/ideas. I have a Social Justice project that I have my students do in Grade 11. It involves raising money for the international charity that builds schools in developing nations, they also raise matching funds for a local charity.

I am looking for a hook activity that is designed to help students understand how lucky they are in all that they have and or enjoy living in a nation as wealthy as Canada. Does anyone have an activity that is designed to introduce/teach the concept of the differences between have and have-not societies. Feel free to leave responses here or inbox me - either would be greatly appreciated.

Have a great Leap Day (Feb 29).

Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:43am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is: www.twitter.com/rosselmulaire

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

www.twitter.com/rosselmulaire

Comment by Michael Dunagan on February 23, 2011 at 9:30pm
Well, I am sitting on a committee to look at this issue as well as how to up the technology at my school.  We have our first meeting in March.  I have tons of ideas.  Lets see what can be done.  I fear our issue will be funds and not the teachers.  Hopefully my experience will help.  I sure hope to include tech as top priority once I am an administrator.
Comment by Michael Hutchison on February 23, 2011 at 9:11pm
I'm from Indiana, too. As a public school teacher, I agree it's a dangerous time. (I don't know if anyone in the group is from Wisconsin, but they definitely would understand.)

the point you raise about computers wasted is a good one. The question is, though, how do we encourage/require teachers to more effectively utilize technology in their classrooms? Do we make this an evaluation issue? My hope is that younger teachers are trained and exposed enough to technology as undergrads (and maybe even as high school students in their own educational experience) that they'll understand and expand on technology use in an educational setting.

Michael H.
 

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