Monday, January 14, 2013

Resources To Start Off Your Week 49

     Term 2 is well underway and I am excited to be sharing some new Resource To Start Off Your Week! As always, I will be adding these to my lists of favourite resources under the Fav Websites heading.

1 ) Easy Moza
- Easy Moza is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to make photo
  mosaics using hundreds of your own photographs. I think this is so neat
  and you could use it to create interesting mosaics for any number of
  projects or subjects!
- Thank you to a fellow blogger, Mr. L, for introducing me to this
  resource.
* Here is one I created of my blog button using pictures from my student
  teaching, blog and clipart!
easymoza.com
photo mosaics, photography

2 ) Out of Eden
- "About 60,000 years ago, our ancestors took the first steps out of their
  prehistoric African "Eden" to begin exploring the Earth. In early 2013,
  reporter Paul Salopek will follow in their footsteps during an epic on-foot
  journey that will take seven years."
- Sponsored by National Geographic, this project will explore several 
  different countries, languages, ethnic groups and landscapes as Paul makes
  his way up through Africa, across Asia, up to Russia, across to North 
  America and down through to the tip of South America.
- I can't imagine undertaking a journey of this magnitude! There are so many
  different learning experiences that could come of a project like this. Students
  could follow his walk and do case study projects based on his location.
http://www.outofedenwalk.com


3 ) Social Studies Writing Prompts
- I think the traditional essay is so overused in History classrooms so this
   resource got me really excited! Through images and text, these writing
   prompts provide interesting and creative ways for students to begin
   writing. They are actually entertaining which makes it easy and fun for
   your students to begin writing from a historical perspective.
- Even if the specific prompt doesn't match what your class is doing at
   a certain time, they provide a great example for you to make your own!
- I came across this Tumblr account through one of my favourite Social
  Studies blogs, World History Teachers Blog, I definitely recommend
  you check them out too.

social studies writing prompts, engaging writing activities, social studies writing activities

Happy Monday everyone!

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