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Advisory.  This page is a list of sources and links that have been recommended by others.  It is not intended to be used by students directly without teacher supervision.
 General source on World History: visuals, worksheets, ppts etc.  http://www.studenthandouts.com/gameboards.htm

General Source on World History: docs, worksheets, visuals http://www.studenthandouts.com/gameboards.htm  

Student Sources:
Culture in selected countries worldwide:  easy and very kid friendly-introductory info, good for lab activity:   http:www.exploreandmore.org/world/default.htm   
Gov Types Middle Ages Dustbin Game 
Europe Vocab Game --flash cards  http://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_3/9Esdo.htm
Europe Vocab Game on Steroids -- arcade games  http://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_4/PS6c9.htm
Kidipede  a history encyclopedia for kids.  
Prentice Hall map site--historical maps etc.
General Sources:
Washington Post: 
Mega page-lots of different teacher aids. 3/13.  http://www.neotys.com/Testing-School-Performance-Tools.html 
Jeopardy Generator--stores on site.  superteachertools.com   flash jeopardy game/contact us(on tool bar)/"Jeopardy Game Finder"/ (enter the game no. that teacher saved)/ recover game link/online game link/ now play jeopardy
Game Generator:  Quia  See Many examples at http://salem.k12.va.us/staff/mingerson/assignmentpage.html
PBS Media Learning site-- good original sources, pbs clips and lesson plans  user name:  mmacadams  pw donkey13  http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/?utm_source=110512&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=affinity
Videos from many sources  Watch/Know/Learn  http://www.watchknowlearn.org/default.aspx 

http://www.truetube.co.uk  many shorts on cultural differences 

http://www.sharemylesson.com/   includes lesson plans, many use truetube videos, see above.
Username --peraacps  PW earachegrouch
State Vol. Standards for Soc.Studies (smartbd link)
Blackboard: curric guide/links/  see also 7th grade sources NationMaster site to compare countries  
Large collection of kid produced web sites on many different topics.  www.thinkquest.org/library/  divided by age 12 and under, 16 and under, etc.  Useful for webquests on given topic.
Geography Sources
AAG  http://www.aag.org/cs/mycoe/digital-library/project-toolkit/finding-your-topic  major geo association with info on how to do GIS projects  web connections to major data bases.
Geography Alliance of Delaware  http://hydro.geog.udel.edu/DGA/index.php  use model units for middle east, lesson on discussion of borders, etc.  also find links for geo activities,  explore this regularly...use some for foundationunit...also see environment sea level rise on east coast...compares to Bangladesh.  See also regional planning project analyze by wealth, occupation, life expectancy, econ change, industrial location, question:  why site industry here?
GIS Mapping tool  http://edcommunity.esri.com/
ESRI web access mapping tool free to educators  GIS 
GIS Mapping with NatGeo  tutorial to tell you how to construct maps.   http://ngeo.fieldscope.org/  This is really a pretty cool way to look at any place in the world and easily switch the type of map you are looking at.  It allows you to mark the map with various icons, use a pointer that is automatically able to show latitude and longitude.  Should be very handy 'go to' map when presenting to class.  Also interesting way to get kids involved in creating maps.  Need to explore how to save or print...may only do screen capture.
Worksheets: mapping, population, human development, impact ofhumans on environment.  http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/socstud/foundation_gr7/blms/index.html
School Start: 
Reading Strategies
worksheet on predicting--why you do it and how.  5th grade level.  http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension/Gr5_Wk20_Making_Predictions.pdf
Maps - Online maps that teach/interactive and simple   also includes simple puzzle interactive      http://www.proteacher.com/cgi-bin/outsidesite.cgi?id=11527&external=http://www.yourchildlearns.com/owlmouse.htm&original=http://www.proteacher.com/090027.shtml&title=Map Puzzles

The Nystrom Atlas of World History:  www.worldhistoryatlas.com  un January  pw 16x10w  /  January  35v45

The Nystrom Atlas of US History:  www.ushistoryatlas.com

The Nystrom World Atlas:  www.nystromworldatlas.com

Maps 101
www.maps101.com  (click subscriber log-in) Username:  southernms    Password:  maps
Prentice Hall maps -- look through search engine.
   Planning sources
http://www.teachingmadeeasier.com/        flash cards and puzzle maker
pw "street on Eastern Shore
quizmaker single uses, mult ch, t/f, etc.    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/user.php?login=macadams  un minus m  and dad's friend
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/quizcenter/quizcenter.html  puzzle maker, quiz maker, curric materials
http://tweentribune.com/join  news site for middle school
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/    lessons and games avail thru aacps.crmdl  sp?
http://www.sde.com/Downloads/TeacherResources/JimGrant/Anticipation_Guide.pdf  anticipation guide example, good visuals for teaching QAR various levels of questioning for use with text; planning guide for modifying text
http://www.curriculumenrichmentpublications.com/differentiated_instruction3.ppt  differentiation ppt - lots of ideas from betty hollis  checklists for planning
http:www.xtimeline.com   time line creator compare to program on aacps
http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu/   world history curriculum. see lessons and "big era" timeline arrows for context of timing.
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html  history channel site that shows timelines throughout history of all civilizations


World history powerpoints--everything but China  http://www.pptpalooza.net/  (high school level)
Worksheet templates on fact and opinion- a nice variety  http://www.worksheetlibrary.com/subjects/graphicorganizers/factopinion/
Feel Good Stuff
Lotsa puppies being cute http://www.dogwork.com/feeling/ 
Interactive Games
Sheppard map games
Map quiz by continent or World http://geography.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=geography&cdn=education&tm=14&gps=61_436_869_567&f=00&tt=14&bt=0&bts=1&st=38&zu=http%3A//www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/index.html  good map quiz-- name countries by continent.  Use first week on smartboard:  The World.  do teams?
Game-a variety of topics level appropriate http://www.eduplace.com/geonet/geonet.html  geonet game-- offers a variety of levels and topics.  Can focus on one continent.  Use this with each unit, do North America with foundation unit.
http://www.peacecorps.gov/kids/    fairly easy interactive on contaminated water and illness in subsistence societies.  Could use in India or Africa.
http://www.quia.com/jg/4179.html  this site allows set up of concentraion, matching flash cards and memory games using vocab lists
Smartboard  http://exchange.smarttech.com/search.html?tab=resources&p=7&sf=d&m=01  SEE P. 13  LESSON AXTIVITES  smart toolkikt  tons of games
Continent Game http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/geographygames/copycat/  (wont open at home --looks nice and simple with many levels-learn continents. Lab or smartboard
Technical Assistance--
URL: http://professionaldevelopment.AVISPL.com/
Username: mmacadams@aacps.org
Password: W8LDJZ
Econ Sources
wiggio.com  groupname:  MCEE Technology In Economics  PW  Adam Smith
  my sign on- use aacps address plus pet  will yield powerpoint that (new blooms taxonomy)  includes   lots of sources.  Can use wiggio for econ blog and polling  NOTE: see folder for various sources
Circular flow model- animated/music- use to show GDP(cash/blood) and major sectors of econ: gov/business/households  http://wiggio.com/yui/folder/stream_file.php?doc_key=/xbLO0uTO//BgKGYFqvZVK2BiNw28JIqDA2+xLJvngw=   from seth roberts
historyteacher.net  AP Euro teachers  pw seth.Roberts@FCPS.org
dismal.com  user n.  seth.roberts@fcps.org  pw supply.   use to generate tables (historicaon      GDP)
World Mapper  - use for animated maps showing major stats e.g. GDP
gapminder.org  -- focus on ending world poverty (play global trends...make preditions and see what happens with data)
www.crisisofcredit.com  explains the recent recession
dippity.com  good for airliner ed tech
Grapher tool  myeconlab  comes with Pearson textbooks
inflation calculator
Converter -- https  per zamzar
Circulator econ map -- need address
Easy comparative economic systems:http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Economic_Systems.htm 


Port of Baltimore -- Econ and Geography and World Trade
http://www.mpa.maryland.gov/content/interactive-map.php  nice active visual map of bay route to Port of Baltimore
http://www.worldportsource.com/ports/USA_MD_Port_of_Baltimore_311.php  background on port of balt hist and description
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Port/baltimore/Events.html  cool actual vessel tracker site.  can analyse size of ship currently moored or just unmored,
their flag ....and some other location stuff in Baltimore and around the world.  Daily news posted afffecting shipping, e.g. weather, detention for a local violation....can't track a single actual vessel without signing in as a member.
http://www.worldportsource.com/shipping/ports/USA_MD_Port_of_Baltimore_311.php  lists the container shipping lines that go into Balt, and you can also find what other ports each line serves around the the world.  Look at Maersk!  Could use this as a mapping and sea route exercise.  Need some criteria for planning sea routes.
http://www.worldportsource.com/trade/USA_MD_Port_of_Baltimore_311.php  import export comparisions for just the port of balt.  Great bar graph.  Could be used for lots of analysis.  Not too complicated.  See other tabs on this site--great youtube videos of ports around the world.
http://www.pobdirectory.com/  port of Balt directory -- daily news, activity of various types of carriers, customs information

Latitude and Longitude explanation worksheet 5th grade level  http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension/Gr5_Wk12_Absolute_Location.pdf
World Map Practice:  Continents/Countries.  Easy and interesting natural and man made tourist spots on 5 continents. Kid produced.  Need a web quest guide.  http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/01050/
Environment- a kid oriented site about sustainability.  Nice videos, a somewhat lame game, lots of info on events and inspiring people.  Use as a webquest.  http://library.thinkquest.org/07aug/00524
http://www.eduplace.com/geonet/geonet.html  geonet game-- offers a variety of levels and topics.  Can focus on one continent.  Use this with each unit, do North America with foundation unit.
http://geography.about.com/library/misc/blhumor9.htm  map humor -- lost for map lessons.
http://geography.about.com  this is a good geography site.  Use as reference and ideas.  See videos onfive themes of geography.
http://geography.about.com/library/misc/bltimeline.htm  a huge timeline of geographical history-- use to locate 0 - Birth of Christ, introduce how timelines work.
http://geography.about.com/od/photosofplaces/Photos_Galleries.htm  photo sources- use big blue marble photo of earth for day 1
Weather http://www.spc.noaa.gov/  shows live weather map
Day 1-2
neighborhood mapping
  user name:  mmacadams@aacps.org, pw  macadams click on USA resources
  user web site for pictures and film clips.  see also class copy of CD
  this makes a good first project series, for Peace Day Sept 21.
Types of Government
Why study history?
UNDERSTANDING HISTORYPT 1  SEARCH HISTORY  LOOK AROUND P. 20  GOOD WARM UP FOR FIRST WEEK BCK IN JAN  http://exchange.smarttech.com/search.html?tab=resources&p=7&sf=d&m=01 
Global Citizenship
http://www.chf-partners.ca/global-education-program/education/lessons-7-10/global-citizenship.html  good brainstorm and sources  See MacAdams reworked bingo in File Docs
Immigration to USA  - census  http://numbersusa.org/
Lat/Long smartboard http://exchange.smarttech.com/search.html?tab=resources&p=7&sf=d&m=01   SEE LAT LONG LESSON  PAGE 11?
Anchor Projects
Set up a long term research activity on Balt. Harbor.  Can borrow laptops? 
National History Day (see National Archives for sources links)  V
http://www.slideshare.net/CThistoryday/2009-ct-history-day-intro-presentation" title="2010 CT History Day Intro">2010 CT History Day Introhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=2009-hd-intro-for-students-and-teachers-1224173323827298-8&stripped_title=2009-ct-history-day-intro-presentation&userName=CThistoryday" />http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=2009-hd-intro-for-students-and-teachers-1224173323827298-8&stripped_title=2009-ct-history-day-intro-presentation&userName=CThistoryday" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="355">
National Archives Doc lesson  http://docsteach.org/   can create a lesson finding relevant orig. docs.  Fussy site, needs log on, free.
http://www.slideshare.net/CThistoryday/2009-ct-history-day-intro-presentation     good explanation of NHD done by Connect.  Lots of Exhibit examples.
Europe & Russia
Age of Explorers  http://www.mce.k12n.net/exploreres/explorers_start.htm  good readings plus quizes and other activities--good lab or group activity
    http://www.cccoe.net/lifeatsea/student/navtools.htm  some nice concrete stuff for age of explorers (probably related to a "doyle" novel activity) 
Games about British History: "hard" is middle school level  http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Explore-online/Games/   There are also other resources at this site, including readings about history.
Crossword puzzle Capitals of Europe  Printable
Urban character of Europe/ use this chart for chart practice:  http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa060997.htm
Largest cities throughout history:  shows movement in power  http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa011201a.htm
   refer back to this as timeline builds
Feudal Period
  Feudal, Midieval, Crusades (Mr. Donn) http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/lessonplans.html
  Lesson ideas: journal response peasants, etc. Comparison T on pro con arguments, web sources
   Visual presentation, could use with smartboard for written comment, structure of society visual, monastery, q&a http://yourhistoryteacher.com/Textbook/CJ6_290-297.pdf
Feudal vocab - interactive memory game  http://www.quia.com/jg/4179.html  try on smartboard http://www.quia.com/mc/4179.html    This is very nice, easy, good for smartboard.  Quia is a pay site so access to this may disappear.
    http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/misc/gregorian.html   fact page on gregorian chant
   Silk Road  smart board map  http://edsitement.neh.gov/M_Polo_flash_page.asp
GDP  introduce ideas of wealth distribution in world. Fun w/ candy. Very visual
GDP  Advanced lesson on what GDP is.  Detailed explanation and handouts.  Directions to map GDP   http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/feogx.htm
Map of Europe- Interactive Big Shows Cities or Plain-Thumbnail description from CIA
Map Game Puzzle- simple and clear shapes put in place with names
Natural resources map: use a black line of western Europe. Give students list of natural (productive) resources found in western countries.  they create up to ten symbols in key and locate the symbols, after country lables.  Create questions they answer if symbols are correct. *relate to question on benchmark for productive resources.
United Kingdom Imperialism and Trade  worksheets
WWI  PPT  http://mfg202.groups.et.byu.net/pages/lectures/powerpoint_ppt/24%20WWI.ppt  (some good photos --also includes middle east issues)
WWI animated map of assassination of Archduke Ferdie  http://www.the-map-as-history.com/demos/tome06/index.php
WWI  PPT  Versailles Treaty - simple, shows actors and viewpoints compare contrast points of view.  http://www.kgv.edu.hk/history/Y9/WW1/THE%20TREATY%20OF%20VERSAILLES.ppt
Russia pre WWI conditions, interactive game and worksheet plus class activity  http://www.activehistory.co.uk/Miscellaneous/free_stuff/yr12_russia/frameset.htm
Russian Rev. DBQ simple set up on Marx and commuism applied to Czar  http://www.rvrhs.com/ourpages/auto/2008/10/6/1223343239400/DBQ%20RUSSIAN%20REV.doc
Russian Revolution:  teach basic ideas and reasons.  Then, do this simulation so students see how unfair rules or 'stacked deck' can promote revolution.
Russian Rev. worksheet, see also general revolution organizer http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/
REvolution worksheet model.  REdo,using this format, for Russian REvolution.  5th grade read level.  http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension/Gr5_Wk35_Dear_King_George.pdf
Marx/communism:  simple ppt on his view of how human economy has evolved, need simple worksheet plus T charts to evaluate what Marx says--USE THIS!  http://www.learnhistory.org.uk/website/communism.ppt  see worksheet below.
worksheet on bartering in Native American tribes to use with above powerpoint on communism - economy with no money.  http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension/Gr5_Wk6_Bartering_for_Basics.pdf   follow up questions:  is money itself bad?  How might it cause trouble?  what if we stopped using money? T chart on pro's and con's.
see brainstorm instructions for alternatives nations have to war, to protect national interest
WWII powerpoints with worksheets
Map of russia--easy--focus on major rivers and cities and not to complicated. World Studies text map and class atlas as sources. http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/uk/russia_map_key.pdf
Timeline activity-- needs to be rewritten for CMS.  Covers concepts such as timeline, primary source, historian, good graphics.
Cold War - origins and nice map activity. Econ and Pol ideas.  iCivics lesson  Good visuals and worksheets.  http://www.icivics.org/sites/default/files/International%20Influence%20PRINT%20ALL.pdf
Cold War  Why The Soviet Union Fell & Fell Apart -- good readings for advanced classes on econ,military  glasnost http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/russia.htm
Cold War:  good map activity including communism in world.  Student worksheets (if this site doesn't work, go to discovery map of nato and warsaw pact.)
Cold War:  primary source lesson on how the cold war got started. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2011/lp3.php
Collapse of Soviet Union.  Good ppt with good pictures but very long. Split up and use visuals for Bosnia War, Fall of Wall, Collapse of USSR, Russia Today  http://www.albany.k12.or.us/wahs/teacherpages/satakjune/class1/documents/apeuroFallofCommunism.ppt#292,39,Slide 39
Collapse of Soviet Union. Good ppt, some better graphics than above (charts) but very long  http://online-history.org/us2-docs/The-Collapse-of-the-Soviet-Union.ppt#270,34,Remaining Communist Countries
Cold War Moscow Olympics -- Middle School lesson (bias)  http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2010/lp3.php
                                             Central Asia
                                      West Asia
Maps Black line masters activities http://www.proteacher.com/090066.shtml
Afghani Flag and quiz  Color/Read/ Soviet hist  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/asia/afghanistan/flagold/
Nomad to Farmer.  5th grade reading level.  native american theme.  http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension/Gr5_Wk1_From_Nomad_to_Farmer.pdf
Traditional economy.  Start with this worksheet on Native Americans- traditions or modify worksheet to include traditional economy term.  http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension/Gr5_Wk3_Customs_and_Traditions.pdf
Afghanistan  interactive map (shows Eurasia) and facts about  http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/af.htm
History one page with good burka picture http://www.mrdowling.com/608-afghanistan.html

Conflict over boundaries in Middle East --good activities based on human geography mapping concepts  --jerusalem and Iraq http://hydro.geog.udel.edu/DGA/resources/model_units/6-8/conflict_and_cooperation/ConflictCooperation_1-11.pdf   see also lesson on how people form political boundaries. 
Oil Flow world wide  Includes map and lesson persian gulf a bit dated but still gets the point  Could use with FieldScope Nat Geo mapping system and data on oil flow to do an updated map?  http://hydro.geog.udel.edu/DGA/resources/plans_and_ideas/9-12/DireStraitsOilFlowsPersianGulf.pdf
Good source for lessons on Middle East  http://cmes.arizona.edu/node/638
Nomad to Farmer.  Worksheet on Native Americans. 5th grade read. Revise for middle east?  http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension/Gr5_Wk1_From_Nomad_to_Farmer.pdf
Water Water Everywhere worksheet on scarcity of water.  Need to add term "irrigation" to this activity.  5th grade level.  http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension/Gr5_Wk23_Water_Water_Everywhere.pdf
Land & broken promises.  modify this worksheet to show story of Palestine and conflict over land/religion  5th grade read.  http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension/Gr5_Wk24_Broken_Promises.pdf 
Go Down Moses  Haarlem Gospel Singers 
Ethnic conflict:  use file of animal pictures in Mmacadams drive MiddleEastethnicconflictanimal pics  various types getting along with each other and pithy sayings.
Political Cartoons Cold War & Middle East  http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/valtman/presentation.html
East and South Asia
Anchor Activity  Class groups put together their own developing country.  Have weekly news alerts they have to respond to (flood, war)
Culture for kids (easy/fun lab activity)  use also for Vietnam  and Japan  http://www.exploreandmore.org/world/default.htm  
European Imperialism & Exploration 1400s  worksheet/reading 5th grade level.  http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension/Gr5_Wk13_Colonization.pdf
Maps & good variety of blackline masters http://www.proteacher.com/090066.shtml 
Ancient china, games, slavery etc.
Foot binding- see file in home computer
Mao period Great Leap Forward Good Photos  http://www.high.org/res/download/HMA_CB_ResourcePresentation.pdf
find lesson on urban rural china -- pretty good lesson
Cold War Political Cartoons Russia/China  http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/valtman/presentation.html
Cultural Revolution Red Scarf Girl web site w/pics and simple timeline student produced  http://53732804.nhd.weebly.com/index.html
Red Scarf Girl:  see book of activities based on the novel.
Easy comparative economic systems:http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Economic_Systems.htm
Population  census/USA/immigration  http://numbersusa.org/
Silk Road
   Silk Road  smart board map  http://edsitement.neh.gov/M_Polo_flash_page.asp

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