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Academy Social Studies Curriculum Exchange Elementary School (K-5). 50 lesson plans for primary grade students.

Academy Social Studies Curriculum Exchange Intermediate School (6-8). 80 lesson plans appropriate for grades 6-8.

Academy Social Studies Curriculum Exchange High School (9-12). 95 lesson plans suitable for the high school level.

Academy Miscellaneous Curriculum Exchange Elementary School (K-5). 36 miscellaneous lesson plans for students in grades k-5.

Academy Miscellaneous Curriculum Exchange Intermediate School (6-8). 25 miscellaneous lesson plans for the middle school.

Academy Miscellaneous Curriculum Exchange High School (9-12). 14 miscellaneous lesson plans for the 9-12 grades.

Age of Imperialism (Lesson Plan). The Age of Imperialism represents one chapter of An On-Line History of the United States, a new program for high school students that combines an engaging narrative with the broad resources available to students on the Internet. Teachers can use this chapter with its accompanying Internet based lesson plans in place of a standard textbook or they can use it to supplement existing social studies materials. A unit test and answer key are included.

American Civil War (Teacher's Guide). The Guide provides a variety of lesson plans, thematic units and teaching ideas for intermediate and secondary level students who are studying the American Civil War.

American Slave Narratives: "Been Here So Long." The site, from the New Deal Network, presents a selection of seventeen interviews of former slaves conducted by members of the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Also provided are Lesson Plans , and an annotated guide to related online resources. Suitable for senior high school students.

Amistad Case. The National Archives and Records Administration presents the Amistad Case, a Supreme Court case in 1839 that involved a group of illegally-captured Africans who had seized their captors' ship and killed the captain. The subject has taken on new interest by the release of a major Hollywood movie. The site includes hand-written documents from the case and Teaching Activities designed to correlate to national standards for history, civics and government.

Ancient and Modern China. The site, developed by Don Donn, provides middle school teachers with a wide selection of lesson plans, activities, and projects for teaching about ancient and modern China.

ANCIENT EGYPT Lesson Plans for Teachers. Sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Art, the site offers elementary and middle school teachers cross-curricular lesson plans for enriching the study of Ancient Egypt. Students can write their names using hieroglyphs, construct a canopic jar, create an equation quilt, participate in an Egyptian market day, and transform a cardboard box into a mummy case.

Ancient Greece. Don Donn of the Corkran (Maryland) Middle School has designed a complete unit with 17 daily lesson plans and unit test for sixth graders. The unit has two parts: The Early Greeks and Classical Greece.

Ancient Greek Olympics in the Classroom. Lin and Don Donn, two Maryland (U.S.A.) middle school teachers, have developed this four-day unit which includes lesson plans for teachers and activities for students.

Anne Frank in the World, 1929-1945 Teacher Workbook. The Workbook is provided by The Friends of Anne Frank in Utah and the Intermountain West Region. It includes lesson plans and activities for grades 5-8, lesson plans and activities for grades 7-12, readings and overviews, timelines, and a glossary.

Apple Picking Time. Sponsored by the Montgomery (Maryland) County Public Schools, this is one of a series of lesson plans that uses literature to develop economic and geographic concepts for primary level students. In this plan, students are shown the economic choices involved in providing this fruit. Other lesson plans in the series include Bananas-From Manolo to Margie where students learn about production and shipping, Pancakes, Pancakes, where they learn how capital is used, and For Rent and Chester Town Tea Party where the concept of scarcity is treated.

Art and Life in Africa Project. Based on the project's CD-ROM, the site contains information on106 African peoples, profiles of 27 African countries and an online searchable Catalogue of the Stanley Collection of Africa Art (with images and descriptions of over 500 items). For 47 lesson plans from K-12 teachers in Iowa based on the CD-ROM, click on Data Bank of Unit Designs (Lesson Plans) for K-12 Teachers.

AskAsia. Developed by The Asia Society in cooperation with several partners, AskAsia offers high-quality, carefully selected resources for the classroom. Click on For Educators and then on Instructional Resources to find lesson plans, readings, and a resource center locator. All lessons, images, and maps in this area have been copyright-cleared and can be downloaded to use in the classroom. Lesson plan topics include: Global, Asia-General, Asian American, Central Asia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Middle East, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Awesome Library Social Studies Lesson Plans. A large number of links to a variety of lesson plans representing all areas of the K-12 social studies curriculum.

Beyond the Playing Field: Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate. The site, provided by the National Archives and Records Administration, features nine primary sources (letters, telegrams and photos) with accompanying lesson plans related to the documents. The lesson plans include objectives, materials, procedures and follow up. Also included are Robinson Quotes.

Blue Web'n Learning Sites Library. Provided by Pacific Bell, the Library includes 17 units and lesson plans. Scroll to Browse the Content Table and find History & Social Studies.

CEC Lesson Plans. The site, sponsored by the Columbia Education Center based in Portland, Oregon, features a large assortment of lesson plans created by teachers for use in their own classrooms. Click on Elementary (K-5),Intermediate (6-8), and High School (9-12) to find lesson plans to fit your needs.

Celebrations: A Social Studies Resource Guide For Elementary Teachers. The site, developed by students at Utah State University, features lesson plans for 50 holidays and celebrations. Included are April Fool's Day, Cambodian New Year, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Cinco de Mayo, Columbus Day, Day of the Dead, Halloween, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Martin Luther King Day, Mexican Independence, Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah, and Thanksgiving.

Center for Civic Education Lesson Plans. Sample lesson plans for upper elementary, middle and high school levels. Can be used in U.S. History and government classes for teaching about the Constitutional Period.

China: Dim Sum: A Connection to Chinese-American Culture. Developed at Angier School, Newton, Massachusetts, the site is a thematic, cross curricula, integrated resource for elementary classrooms which enhances awareness and understanding of Chinese-American culture while building basic academic skills. It includes Social Studies lesson plans and activities.

Civics Jeopardy Game. Appropriate as a semester review for grades 9-12, the game board requires a blackboard or overhead. Each student needs a copy of the rules which is provided at the site.

Civics Online. Sponsored by Michigan State University, the site provides K-12 teachers, students, and parents with an array of multi-media primary source materials, learning tools and professional development resources to enrich teaching civics in the classroom. Each day Civics Online features a web site that provides rich materials for civics and social studies classrooms.

Classroom Ready Lessons and Activities. Lesson Plans section of Smithsonian Education on the Web designed for upper elementary and middle school students. 

CNNfyi.com. CNNfyi provides teachers with instructional materials for integrating current events across the curriculum. A student section keeps students in grades 6-12 aware of the latest news of interest to them. Lesson plans, background material, profiles, links to useful Internet sites, and forums for interaction with other teachers are also included.

Congress Link. The site presents up-to-date information about Congress and how it works. Teachers will find lesson plans, assessment rubrics, resources for lesson planning, and an annotated version of the Constitution with hyperlinks. Middle and high school students can type in their ZIP code and receive detailed information about their representatives. Experts are available to help students locate, evaluate, and analyze information.

Constitution Day. The National Archives and Records Administration presents activities and information about the U.S. Constitution. Additional Information about the Constitution, a lesson plan related to the ratification of the Constitution, and biographies of each signer are also available online.

Constitution Community. Thirty-five lessons about issues and events in U.S. history since the American Revolution have been developed by classroom teachers in partnership with National Archives and Records Administration education specialists.
Copernicus Election Watch. Teachers and students can explore democracy, voting, and political history within the context of the 2000 U.S. presidential election. Copernicus Election Watch offers candidate profiles, historical timelines,lesson plan ideas, and election-related news activities from USA TODAY. The site will be complete on September 5, 2000.

Core Knowledge Lesson Plans and Units. This collection contains units and lesson plans developed by teachers in Core Knowledge schools. Although written for K-8, they can be adapted for other levels. Additional plans can be found by clicking on Baltimore Curriculum Project Lesson Plans.

Curriculum of U.S. Labor History for Teachers. A curriculum guide sponsored by the Illinois Labor History Society. The guide features thirteen lesson plans which integrate labor history into the U.S. History curriculum from the Colonial Period to the Present. Objectives, procedures, and documents are included for each lesson plan.

Cyberlearning World. Cyberlearning World is produced by George Cassutto, teacher of Social Studies and Computer Applications at North Hagerstown High School(Maryland) and features a variety of resources and materials. To find semester lesson plans for secondary level students, click on U S Government and U S History.

A Day in the Life of Children: Then and Now. Students compare and contrast a day in their lives with a day in a child's life in history in order to explore the relationships between rights and responsibilities. The site was developed by Kathleen Webb and is appropriate for the elementary and middle school level.

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt. During the Great Depression, thousands of young people wrote to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for help. They asked for clothing, money, and other forms of assistance. This site presents some of these letters, Mrs. Roosevelt's response, and lesson plans for integrating this material into the middle and high school course of study.

Decoding the Past: The Work of Archaeologists. Three hands-on lesson plans provided by the Smithsonian Institution enabling middle school and high school students to simulate the work of archaeologists.

Discovery School.com. Find hundreds of original lesson plans, K-12, all written by teachers for teachers. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, or both.

EcEdWeb. Lesson plans and curriculum materials from EcEdWeb, the Economic Education Website, whose goal is to provide support for economic education from K-12 to the college level. Teacher guides, lesson plans, and activities are featured.

Economics and Geography Lessons for 32 Children's Books. Developed by Patricia King Robeson and Barbara Yingling, and sponsored by the Council on Economic Education in Maryland and the Maryland Geographic Alliance, the site provides lesson plans suitable for grades 1 through 5. Included are objectives, vocabulary, materials, and teacher background.

edHelper.com. Currently 9572 Lesson Plans, 1169 WebQuests, 679 File Downloads, 8641 Additional Educational Sites, 350 Free Worksheet Generators, and Educational News Updated Daily.


Empires. EMPIRES is a collection of epic historical miniseries, developed jointly by PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE). Each tells a story of a great Empire - its people and passions which changed the world. Titles include: The Greeks, Napoleon, Islam (April, 2001), Queen Victoria (Spring, 2001) Roman Empire (Fall, 2001), Egypt (Fall, 2001) and The Kingdom of David (2002). Included are lesson plans and activities.

Education World Lesson Plans: Social Studies. More than 200 social studies lesson plans, K-12, selected by Education World.

Environmental Education: Cornell's Solid Waste Activities. Help your students clean up America. Lesson plans and activities for K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12. The site contains background information on solid waste and a glossary of terms.

Activities for Kids.  Games, parenting and teacher help.  Also Links.

Est. of Hans Jensen v. The White Star Line. The site, created for grades 6-12, allows students to reenact the civil trial brought by Carla Christine Jensen against the White Star Line, the company that owned the Titanic. Also featured is a teacher's guide with helpful tips on how to set up the trial in a classroom setting.

Exploredc.org: Gateway to America's Capital. A production of WETA, this Web site contains information about local history, Federal City, the Presidents, and the importance of the African American community in the US Capital, accompanied by lesson plans and class activities. Also provided is a timeline and a list of audio files. The site is appropriate for grades 7-12.

Five Times Five: Five Activities for Teaching Geography's Five Themes. Presented by Education World, the site features 25 activities for students at every grade level.

GEM: The Gateway to Educational Materials (Lesson Plans) This is a searchable (keyword and subject) database for lesson plans in many curriculum areas including Social Studies.

Geography Educators' Network of Indiana (Lesson Plans). Over 20 lesson plans teachers can printout and which are suitable for elementary and secondary school classrooms.

Geography Lessons and Activities. Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the site provides lessons, units, and activities designed to bring good geography into the classroom. Click on Kindergarten-4th grade,5th-8th grade and 9th-12 grade to find the lesson plans and activities of your choice.

Geography Lesson Plans and Teaching Tips from Nystromnet. The site contains quizzes, lesson plans for the primary, intermediate and high school levels, geography literacy games, and links to additional lesson in cyberspace.

George Washington Biography Lesson. This Biography Lesson is written at the fifth grade level and contains over a dozen images, an interractive quiz and a time line that is user-activated. Teachers will also find a lesson plan, background notes, and discussion questions.

Global Education Lesson Plans. The lessons, developed by the Peace Corps for students in grades 3-12, help teachers integrate global education into daily activities.

Going to a Museum? A Teacher's Guide. Are you planning a trip with your class to a museum? This site features a compilation of resources in a variety of subject areas for classroom visits to several specific museums. The site provides a Field Trip Planning Guide, Sample Lesson Plans, and Other Internet Resources. To find social studies lessons, click on Social Studies Lesson Plans.

Great American Speeches. Eighty years worth of great speeches suitable for high school students are featured at this site. Also included are lesson plans and activities to enrich the social studies classroom.

Historian's Sources Lesson Overview. Provided by the Library of Congress Learning Page, this lesson introduces secondary level students to primary sources. Students learn techniques for analyzing primary sources and then apply these techniques to analyze documents about slavery in the United States. The site includes Teacher Material and Student Lesson.

History Channel Classroom Materials. Materials and activities intended to accompany The History Channel Classroom programs. Teachers may print the pages for classroom use.

History Matters: Teaching Assignments Using Web Resources. This digital blackboard provides successful Web-based assignments for senior high school and college level students. Some were developed by the American Social History Project, while others were developed by the Library of Congress and the National Archives to serve as practical models for integrating new media into the classroom.

Inaugural Classroom: The Presidential Inauguration in American Democracy. Lesson plans dealing with the American Presidential Inauguration and its role in American democracy provided by George Cassutto, Teacher of Social Studies, North Hagerstown High School. A few of the topics included at the site are: Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Jackson, McKinley, FDR and Clinton.

In Congress Asssembled: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States. This unit includes four lessons using primary sources to examine continuity and change in the governing of the United States. The lesson plans are suitable for senior high school students.

Japan Lesson plans. Lesson plans for K-12 Teachers. To see all of them, select the "Browse" button. Plans contain objectives, materials, suggested classroom time, procedures, extension ideas, teacher background information, and student worksheets.

John Muir Day Study Guide.The study guide contains lesson plans for K-12 with resources and activities for teachers. Lessons may be used throughout the school year to link environmental issues to a variety of social studies curriculum areas.

Judges in the Classroom. This Web page was developed under the auspices of the Washington State courts. Although the lesson plans found here were designed to help judges teach in K-12 classrooms, they can be adapted by social studies teachers with an interest in teaching about the law and the Bill of Rights. The site features judicial lesson plans for Elementary Classrooms, Middle School Classrooms, and High School Classrooms.

Learning Adventures in Citizenship. Over 35 original lesson plans (K-12) that provide activities for good citizenship and which can be implemented on- or offline.

Lesson Plan Search. More than 75 social studies lesson plans for students in grades K-12.

Lesson Plans and Activities from Houghton Mifflin. Click on browse activities by theme for a list of K-8 plans. Included are lesson plans for Ancient Civilizations, Community, School, Survival, Travel, and USA.

Lesson Plans for Teaching About the Americas. Provided by RETANET, the lesson plans were written by secondary teachers and are organized around these topics: Latin America Overview, Mexico, Indigenous Issues, African American and Carribean Issues, Immigration, Geography, and Miscellaneous Subjects.

LessonPlansPage.com. Home to over 1,000 free lesson plans including social studies.

Lesson Plans: teachervision.com. Hundreds of lesson plans for a variety of subject areas including social studies. Teachers can search by grade level, subject and theme and can submit their own lesson plans.

Lesson Plans: The Civil War. The following lesson plan for an upper elementary unit on the Civil War includes objectives, recommended trade books, additional materials, building background, genre study: historical fiction, integrating reading and writing, enrichment activities, unit wrap-up, publishing on the web, and links to other Civil War sites.

Lesson Planz.com. The site provides social studies lesson plans for Preschool, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Also available is a search engine.

Lewis and Clark: A Film by Ken Burns (PBS). A companion site to Ken Burns' new film, which aired on November 4 and 5, 1997, features a timeline of the Lewis and Clark expedition, a collection of related links, an extensive bibliography; and over 800 minutes of unedited, full-length RealPlayer interviews with seven experts featured in the film (transcripts also available). Teachers can find classroom resources which feature Lesson Plans and Activities.

Library in the Sky Lesson Plans. Links to lesson plans in a variety of social studies areas including: Current Events, Economics, General Social Studies, Geography, Government, Helping Others, History, Integrated Curriculum, Multicultural, Multidisciplinary, and News Standards.

Little Rock 9, Integration 0? Little Rock Nine, Integration 0? is a type of class activity called a WebQuest, an inquiry-based activity that uses Internet resources, collaboration, and scaffolding to promote critical thinking. Suitable for the middle and high school level, the activity can be used by students collaborating across schools to gain a broader perspective or even participating in a special Civil Rights videoconference with the Museum of Television & Radio. Teacher's Guide is available.

Making Multicultural Connections Through Trade Books Lesson Index. The site features multicultural tradebooks for elementary aged children provided by the Montgomery (Maryland) County Public Schools. In some instances specific lessons are included to illustrate how the tradebook can be used as a classroom activity. Bibliographical information and a very brief synopsis are also provided for each book.

The Mint. A collaborative effort between the National Council on Economic Education and the Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation, this site offers lessons,quizzes, and activities to teach secondary students basic economics and money management. 

Mock Trial: The Titanic The site was designed for teachers and students to participate in a mock trial involving the tragic story of the Titanic. The Teacher's Guidewill help prepare the class for the trial by covering such issues as Assignment of Roles, Timing of the Trial, Legal Issues and Skills.

Mr. Donn's Ancient History Page. Designed for middle school students, the site features lesson plans, work sheets, time lines, clip art, and maps for Archeology, Early Man, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, India, Africa, Inca/Maya/Aztecs/ and others.

Mr. Donn's U.S. History Lesson Plans and Activities. Units, Lesson Plans, Activities and Resources for teaching about Native Americans, Colonial Period & Revolution, Western Expansion, Civil War, Modern America Emerges, 20th Century and much more.

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport Download Page. Mike Dowling has prepared study guides, homework assignments and exams for sixth and seventh grades for a variety of social studies curriculum areas that are free and available for teachers to print or to edit.

Multicultural Pavilion Teacher's Corner. The site provides relevant K-12 resources. These include theMulticultural Activity Archives which features a series of lessons and activities.

National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies. The site includes Lesson Plans, Teaching Resources, Internet Resources, Publications, and a Database Search.

Nebraska Social Science Resources Home Page. The site, sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, provides a range of useful materials and references. Click on Lesson Plan Search for a search engine that will lead to lesson plans developed by teachers.

Neferchichi's Tomb. In addition to lesson plans for teachers, the site allows elementary and middle school students to find Egyptian graphics for their web pages or school reports, an Egyptian clip art font, and a lesson in writing with hieroglyphs so they can spell their names. Students can also learn about mummies and phraohs, participate in a mummification simulation and access a Kids Page.

New Deal Network Classroom Lesson Plans. Featured at the site are lesson plans for these New Deal topics: TVA: Electricity for All, Dear Mrs. Roosevelt, and Rondal Partridge NYA Photographer. Also included are classroom activities, online resources relating to the New Deal, and a document and image library.

New York Times Learning Network. Among its contents is a Daily News Quiz, a Daily Lesson Plan, a Lesson Plan Archive, and Teacher Resources.

Papyrus Lesson Plan. This middle school lesson plan includes Student's Information Sheet, Student's Assignments, Teacher's Notes and an Assessment Rubric.

Peace Corps: World Wise Schools. Elementary and secondary teachers will find a variety of instructional resources, cross-curricular lesson plans, guides, and more for teaching about culture and countries provided by the U.S. Peace Corps.

Primary Sources and Activities. Secondary school teachers can find reproducible primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States with accompanying lesson plans correlated to the National History Standards. Lesson plans include: (1) Jackie Robinson: Beyond the Playing Field (2) The Zimmermann Telegram, 1917 (3) Constitutional Issues: Separation of Powers--Franklin D. Roosevelt's attempt to increase the number of Justices on the Supreme Court (4) Constitutional Issues: Watergate and the Constitution and (5) The Amistad Case and many others. Additional links to primary source documents are also included.

Project WhistleStop:Harry S. Truman Digital Archive on the Web. Over 7000 document pages, photos, letters, cartoons, speeches, etc pertaining to the life and presidency of President Harry S. Truman. The site includes Teaching Resources which feature lesson plans and student activities incorporating inquiry-based learning, technology, and primary sources. Also included is a Student Guide .

Retanet Resources for Teaching About the Americas. Teachers can access over 65 lesson plans dealing with Latin America, the Caribbean and culture studies. The original 65 lesson plans were written by secondary teachers in 1995 as part of a summer institute at the Latin America Data Base.

Revolutionary War: Teacher's Corner. Classroom activities for teaching about the American Revolution.

School Kits on the United Nations. Table of Contents and Sample Units for teaching about the U.N. for primary, middle and secondary school students are featured. Ordering information for complete units is provided. Kits are also available in Spanish and French.

Sixth Grade Ancient History Page. Units, lesson plans, and activities for ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome, China, Africa, India, and Aztecs. Other topics at this site include: Canada, Map Skills, Holidays, and more.

Social Studies Lesson Plans &Ideas. The University of Saskatchewan presents more than 60 unit and lesson plans for a variety of social studies topics suitable for elementary and secondary school students.

South Carolina ETV's Holocaust Forum A forum on the Holocaust to provide teachers in grades 7-12 access to a variety of resources for teaching students about this tragic chapter from human history. To find 11 lesson plans, 34 student handouts, two series of taped interviews, a bibliography, and related sites to other curriculum resources, click on South Carolina: Lessons from the Holocaust..

Special Units and Themes. The North Canton (Ohio) Elementary School has prepared 25 thematic units for the elementary school level. Social studies units include: 1800's, Communities, Farm Unit, Government Studies, Map Skills, Native American Unit, Revolutionary War, and The Titanic.

Stock Market Project and Lesson Plans. Welcome to the Good News Bears Stock Market Project,an interdisciplinary project specifically designed for middle school students and teachers. Includes lesson plans that can be used independently of the project in U.S. history and economics classes.

SuccessLink. Click on Search Need a Lesson? to select from a data base of lesson plans for a variety of subject areas including social studies.

Teacher's Corner. A place for primary and intermediate level teachers to find lesson plans and resources. Includes social studies among its selections.

Teachers First (Lesson Plans). Prepared by the Network for Instructional TV, Inc., the site offers a variety of lesson plans for the social studies teacher. Click on Content Matrix under Classroom Resources to find lesson plans for Current Events, Economics, U.S. History, and World Cultures. Also available is a Keyword Search tool.

Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust. The site, provided by the College of Education, University of South Florida, features student activities, teacher resources, and lesson plans for studying about the Holocaust.

Teachers Helping Teachers. A forum where teachers share lesson plans and teaching tips. Includes links to other educational resources. Updated weekly.

Teachers.Net Lesson Plans Exchange. The site features a variety of lesson plans submitted by teachers. To find lesson plans for History and for Social Studies, click on Select category under Browse lessons by category.

Teachers.Nick.Com.(Nickelodeon's Web Site for Educators with Nick News) The purpose of this site is to inform pre-school, elementary, and middle school teachers about Nickelodeon's daily educational television shows (5:30-6:00am). The site includes a Monthly Program Calendar with accompanying lesson plans.

TeacherVision.com. Social studies lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school levels. Teachers can also find free and easy-to-use online software to create a class web page, class enrichment activities, and helpful reference sites and articles for teachers.

Teaching Information Processing Skills: Sample Collaborative Unit Lesson Plans. Presented by the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, the site features sample unit lesson plans for teachers and library media specialists for Grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

Teaching the Holocaust: Grades 4-12. Teresa Morreta has prepared this site which includes lesson plans, timelines, internet research, vocabulary and book reports.

TeAch-nology.com's Lesson Plan Center. Teachers can search over 17,000 lesson plans, teaching ideas, and worksheets for K-12 including Social Studies, Economics, and Current Events.

Unicef Teacher's Guide. The guide contains teaching activities for students in grades 1-9 that helps them gain a better understanding of the causes of conflicts, both on a personal level and a global scale-and how to resolve them peacefully. A Spanish version of the Teacher's Guide is also available.

Using Oral History. Using excerpts from the American Memory Collection (American Life Histories, 1936-1940 collection), students study social history topics through interviews that recount the lives of ordinary Americans. Based on these excerpts and further research in the collections, students develop their own research questions. They then plan and conduct oral history interviews with members of their communities. The site contains teacher and student materials.

Using Primary Resources. Suggestions for student activities which can help teachers enhance their social studies curriculum using authentic artifacts, documents, photographs, and manuscripts from the Library of Congress Historical Collections and other sources.

Utah Centennial Studies. The purpose of the Utah Centennial Studies project was to provide teachers with creative, innovative lessons on a wide variety of Utah history topics and issues. This site contains 20 lesson plans written or adapted by Sheri Sohm and Mari Domanski and suitable for social studies teachers at various grade levels.

Web-Linked Lesson Plans and Activities. Sponsored by McGraw-Hill School Division, the site features social studies lesson plans for online pupil activites for U.S. history, world history, and geography suitable for pupils in grades 1-6. Worksheets are included.

Women in World History Curriculum.Intended primarily for teachers, teenagers, and their parents, the site includes a Lesson of the Month and a Heroine of the Month.

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Teaching Strategies

Create Your Own Online Activities for Your Students (Filamentality) Pacific Bell Knowledge Network's Filamentality offers step-by-step procedures for creating a hotlist page, a treasure hunt, and a web-based activity page. Each page is accompanied by a description and an online example. For online help, tutorials, and guidelines for creating your own Web documents, click on Beyond the Son of Filamentality.

K-12 History on the Internet Resource Guide. Everything you always wanted to know about how to put students online in your social studies classroom. Includes links to Internet sites that can be used to enhance students' online educational experiences as well as to stimulate interactive class activities using e-mail.

Teacher's Edition Online. Designed by teachers for teachers, this site offers lesson plans, teaching tips, and ideas for classroom management in all curriculum areas. You can also request a free e-mail newsletter.

Teacher Talk. An on-line publication for preservice, secondary school teachers developed by the Center for Adolescent Studies at the School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington. Features lesson plans and ideas for classroom management and building rapport with all types of pupils.

WebQuest Page. The site highlights new and innovative ways to bring the Internet into the K-12 curriculum. Links are provided to training materials and sample web activities.

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