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Elementary Social Studies Methods

by Barbara Levin
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This course is for K-6 Elementary Education majors learning about how to teach the Social Studies to their students.

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WebQuest Page

Added 07/28/2006
Webquests are inquiry based lessons in which all or part of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the Internet. This website has extensive examples and provides models for how to develop your own WebQuest.

Crisis at Fort Sumter

Added 07/28/2006
"Crisis at Fort Sumter" is an interactive historical simulation and decision making program. Using text, images, and sound, it reconstructs the dilemmas of policy formation and decision making in the period between Abraham Lincoln's election in November 1

Teaching About Religion

Added 07/28/2006
The site offers educational information in the form of a worldview sampler, background information on a broad range of topics (e.g. religious liberty, teaching about religion and the nonreligious worldview, civic responsibilities), links to free lesson pl

PictureHistory: The Primary Source for History Online

Added 07/28/2006
This website has thousands of historical photographs and paintings on countless topics. You can search by keywords. Topics include "Historic Eras and Events," "Arts and Entertainment," "People and Professionals," Places and Vistas," "Social Conditions, Cu


Added 07/28/2006
This Teck Trekker wesite provides links to information about WebQuests, how they came about and how to develop them. It also contains links to many WebQuests in various topics from fine arts, to science, to foreign language, to ELA, and interdisciplinary

Project Approach in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Added 07/28/2006
A project is defined here as an in-depth investigation of a real world topic worthy of children's attention and effort. The study may be carried out by a class or by small groups of children. Projects can be undertaken with children of any age. They do no

Cyber Newseum

Added 07/28/2006
This website provides daily access to the front pages of hundreds of newspapers around the world. It also archives newspaper front pages that mark important world events. In addition the site offers multimedia exhibits of 20+ topics related to newspapers.

National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)

Added 07/28/2006
This site lists many excellent links to resources about Service Learning, but the most relevant for Social Studies is the link to resources for teachers and students, inlcuding excellent lesson plans about culture, provided by the Peace Corp at http://www

Added 07/28/2006
The Historical Voices Educator's; Forum is a rich collection of lessons and web resources for K-12 classroom teachers and their students. The Historical Voices Educator's; Forum provides an opportunity for teachers and students to explore and experience p

Archiving Early America

Added 08/29/2008
This site contains a wealth of primary source material from 18th Century America. Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, maps and writings, music, gaames, and even Flash videos created with pictures form the Early American Digital Library.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Added 07/28/2006
This is a great resource for teaching and learning about the U.S Government. The site includes a variety of historical documents such as the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, and information about how laws are made is provided. The site is organized by

Our Documents

Added 07/28/2006
This site provides images and copies of the text of 100 milestone documents of American history (1776-1965) related to the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy. Other resource material about how to use primary sources can also be found

Writing Educational Goals and Objectives

Added 07/28/2006
This site defines and differntiates between educational goals and objectives. It also provides instruction on how to construct objectives for the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domain. A quiz for self-evaluation is also included.

American Memory Primary Sources Library

Added 07/28/2006
Classroom provides this free, searchable data base of primary sources linked to the Library of Congress' American Memory project. This portal provides access to a multitude of primary source materials related to learning and teaching the Ameri

Turn-of-the-Century Child

Added 07/28/2006
By taking on the role of historians and using primary source photographs of young children of diverse backgrounds, teachers and students develop strategies for applying methods in historical inquiry, reinforcing visual literacy skills, experiencing the pr

Aaron Shepard's Readers Theater Page

Added 07/28/2006
This website offers Reader's Theater scripts, staging and presentation tips, worksheets for educators to develop their own Reader's Theater scripts, recommended script collections, and other online resources. Teader's Theater cripts represent many differe
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