Social Studies Tools

Showing 16 items
10x10 Every hour, 10x10 scans the RSS feeds of international news sources, and concludes about the hour's most important words. The top 100 words are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images. At the end of each day, month, and year, 10x10 looks back to conclude the top 100 words for the given time period. A constantly evolving record of our world is formed without any human input. 
7-12 Student Interactives Activities for Social Studies grades 7-12 
Arounder AROUNDER gives travelers a vivid sense of what a city has to offer: historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, breathtaking mountain-top views, quiet parks and gardens. Each issue contains a series of interesting panoramas giving you a full immersive view of the cities. Navigation is easy with Google maps of the city and surrounding area. Every issue also links to local merchants with virtual tours of hotels, restaurants, spas and stores 
eNotes Links to Topics & Authors, Law & Politics, History, Social Sciences sites. 
Flow of History On this site, you will find several hundred pages of information describing the flow of history, from the evolutionary processes that formed our bodies, to the forces of globalization that exploded in the 1990s. It is detailed, engaging reading—the result of over 25 years of continuous refinement for actual classroom use.  
Free Technology for Teachers 12 free technologies that social studies teachers should try. 
Games for Change Games for Change curates digital and non-digital games that engage contemporary social issues in a meaningful way. These games have been created by cross-disciplinary teams from around the world. If you enjoy these games, please share them with your friends, family and community. 
Geosense Online geography game.  
Guess the Flag Online game of guessing countries flags. Studying the Civil War, Revolutionary War, Pacific War or WWII, History Animated had detailed animations of major battles. This is a really cool website that will keep kids interested in learning.  
If It Were My Home is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration. 
Playing History A flurry of interest has arisen around the potential of digital games, simulations and interactives to promote humanities learning, spurred in part by a growing body of research on the value of educational games. Foundations and universities have invested millions of dollars into developing these games, yet many are built, tested, and promptly shelved, played by only a handful of students during the pilot testing phase. There is no comprehensive directory to connect teachers with these resources. If high quality educational games, grounded in current academic knowledge and at the forefront of the digital technologies, are to reach teachers and their students, there is a clear need to build a collaborative directory for reviewing and sharing information. Playing History is the beginning of just such a directory 
Qwiki Type in your search query and Qwiki will create a brief presentation with information, audio and pictures related to your topic. Good for any grade level or content area.  
Shmoop History Photo Stories US History Slideshows 
Social Studies for Kids Geography, history, current events, timelines and much more 
Tripline Language Arts or Social Studies teachers can use this site to create a visual of a journey. Plot each point and insert text, pictures, and comments for each place.  
Showing 16 items