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A New Collection of Web Tools for Social Studies Teachers

November 19, 2015
Below is a collection of some very good websites for social studies teachers which we have curated from Graphite. We have particularly focused on new websites which are featured here for the first time. To check out other social studies tools we reviewed in the past, read this post. From lesson plans and classroom resources to interactive games to engage students in learning about the world, these platforms are definitely worth your attention.

1- Teaching Tolerance


‘Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. Our self-titled magazine is sent to 450,000 educators twice annually, and tens of thousands of educators use our free curricular kits. More than 5,000 schools participate in our annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day program.’

2- Gapminder


‘Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.’

3- 3D World Fact Book


‘Do you like to discover new things? Geo Walk is an interactive globe model with handpicked articles on various topics (Animals and Plants, History, People and Inventions), which are placed on the Earth with respect to their location with pictures and short descriptions making most wonderful things of the world easy and fun to discover.’

4- EDSITEment

‘All websites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and educational impact in the classroom. They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality. EDSITEment is not intended to represent a complete curriculum in the humanities, nor does it prescribe any specific course of study.’

5- Internet History Sourcebooks Project


‘The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.’

6- iCivics


‘Founded and led by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics provides students with the tools they need for active participation and democratic action, and teachers with the materials and support to achieve this. Our free resources include print-and-go lesson plans, award-winning games, and digital interactives.’