Internet is indeed an inestimable resource and a treasure trove of all kinds of learning and teaching materials for both teachers and students but unless we know how to dig and find such resources we would never be able to tap into its real potential.Unfortunately the abundance of resources online makes it way harder , especially for busy teachers, to sift through and find the best websites that work for them. You actually need to live in Internet if you want to do it. However , there are people who are very passionate about finding those hard-to find resources and share them with teachers and educators and I am one of them.
Over the last couple of weeks, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been working diligently to compile lists of free resources and websites pertaining to different subject matter. We know it is the start of a new school year and teachers would be looking for new web resources on the subjects they teach.
As for today, we are going to cover Social Studies resources. Check out the resources below
1- National Council for The Social Studies
This is a great website for teachers and students. It provides free resources relating to everything about social studies.
2- World History
World History is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.
3- PBS Teachers Social Studies
This is a web page that has great links to social studies resources organized into grade-subject categories.
4- Social Studies Theme Units
This is a section provided by Edhelper and which offers great activities and projects all geared towards a better understanding of this subject area.
Explore the library of humanities lesson plans by subject, theme, and grade level.Find Art and Culture lessons on anthropology, art history, folklore, mythology, religion, and more.
6- Smithsonian Education
Smithsonian offers great resources on Art and culture, history and travel, science. From interactive Idealabs to homework help and many more.
7- Lesson Plans for Social Studies
Dr, Marty Levine has gathered lesson plans and resources from the Internet which social studies teachers will find useful.
8- Outreach World
Outreach World is an online community of educators dedicated to showcasing the achievements of its members and strengthening vital links across the education spectrum, and between the United States and the world.
9- Documentary Websites for Teachers
This is a collection of free websites that provides documentaries on a variety of different topics.
This is a set of free tools for teachers to create awesome timelines . Check them out .