Monday, October 05, 2009

Paperless Social Studies

At this week's weekly social tech in ed session at Hopkins, we're going to be taking a look at running a paperless social studies class.

I'm kind of excited because, come second semester at my high school, I'll be teaching World History to two sections of 9th graders. This'll be my first time formally teaching social studies, though I teach history extensively in my Latin classes and of course in Art History.

So I've been thinking about great social studies related sites online.

The Library of Congress's TPS, the CIA Factbook, and the BBC's extensive history section all came to mind. On the homefront, Studs Terkel's Conversations with America is a personal favorite; and for the music-loving social studies teachers among us, the Smithsonian Folkways' site is chock full of music from around the world.

I'd love to hear some of your favorites. And I'm not looking for just good clips of video; I'm looking for sites that offer different ways of looking at history and world cultures.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, this is my first comment here. I just love your blog.
    World history is really an interesting subject to teach. What do you think of Microsoft photosynth? There are many synths of historical buildings.



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