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5 Google Chrome Apps for Social Studies Teachers

February 26, 2015
Below are some useful Chrome apps we have curated from Chrome web store for social studies teachers. The post comes as response to the multiple requests we have been receiving over the last couple of weeks. This is also a work in progress and we will be adding more to this list based on the recommendations we receive from you and  through suggestions from our PLNs.

1- TimesMaps


The World History TimeMap contains over 660 history maps and 1,000 pages of high-quality supporting narrative, wrapped up in a unique interface that creates a framework for world history.You can use it to easily navigate to any time and place in history.

2- Newsela

Explore a library of high-quality, engaging nonfiction that you need to meet the new, rigorous demands of the Common Core. Newsela’s constantly expanding archive helps students develop a love of reading while they expand their understanding of the world.

3- Ancient History Encyclopedia


Ancient History Encyclopedia is a non-profit community project that uses definitions, timelines, maps, illustrations, and articles to present ancient history in a very accessible way. The aim of this project is to promote ancient history, and to make it freely accessible for everybody. It is created and maintained by the ancient history community, and every item is reviewed for quality.

4- DOGOnews


DOGOnews is the leading destination for Current Events Articles for Kids and Teachers.  Featuring award-winning content written for children, DOGOnews is rapidly becoming the defacto favorite for language arts, science and social studies lesson plans in the classroom and current events homework help at home.

5- Today in History

This application provides historical events for each day of the year.  The built-in news feed reader displays current events that will become part of history tomorrow. You can even add your own historical events.