Monday, June 11, 2012

Resources to Start Off Your Week 21

     I found two GREAT Resources to Start Off Your Week that can add so much to our student's classroom experiences. Both of these websites have so many possibilities in our classrooms and can be used for Social Studies, English, History, Geography, World Issues, Math, etc! As always, I will be adding these to the lists under my Fav Websites page.

1 ) Women in World History
- Created by The Center for History & New Media (CHNM), this website houses
   a collection of primary documents, support materials and lesson plans centered
   around women and women's issues throughout world history.
- The CHNM has a strong focus on comparing women in different societies, the
   contact different societies have had with one another and how global issues such
   as technology have impacted women.
- Well this is obviously perfect for a history classroom this website could also provide
   valuable insight if you are studying a novel such as Lives of Girls and Women by
   Alice Munroe.
- http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/modules.php

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2) Google World Wonders Project
- This Google endeavour is currently a virtual encyclopedia of 132 historic sites
   from five different continents. Not only do users have imagery from Google
   Streetview and Google Earth but they also have information from UNESCO
   World Heritage, pictures and videos!
- World Wonders has a specific tab for Education where teachers can download
   resource packages that have some pretty interesting project ideas that could
   work with math, English, social studies or science curriculums.
- Google will continually be adding more sites to the list which I think is good
   because I was disappointed that entire continents were left out and they didn't
   have the pyramids of Egypt.
- http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/worldwonders/

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Happy Monday everyone!

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