1 ) Top Documentary Films
- Top Documentary Films has compiled over 1000 documentaries,
organized them by topic/genre and provided current links to where
they can be viewed online.
- This can be a great website for finding documentaries that can be
viewed in your classroom or, if you can't watch online, it can serve
as a search list that you can use to find hard-copy version.
- I really like this site because I love the discussions that can come out
of watching thought-provoking documentaries but am not always sure
what documentaries are out there. It also features a lot of older films
that are now public domain!
2 ) The Story of Stuff Project
- The "Story of Stuff" is an awesome animated short feature about the
amount of trash that is created in the world and touches on a lot of
environmental and consumerism themes.
- This accompanying website features a blog, other movies by the author,
podcasts, classroom resources, and various downloads. The videos and
podcasts can easily be used to incorportate a "flipped classroom" lesson
and the resources and blog has a lot of great project ideas to build on the
themes brought up in the video.
*The "Story of Stuff" video can be found on YouTube, I've embedded it
3 ) Resources For History Teachers Wiki
- This wiki, created by education students at the University of Massachusetts,
features hundreds of great resources for social studies teachers! Resources
are organized by grade level and topic area and are specifically organized
by specific learning outcomes. Each outcome features textual information,
video clips, maps, images and/or sound clips that can utilized in the classroom.
- These resources align with the Massachusetts, United States curriculum but can
be utilized to fit the needs of any classroom. I can't imagine how useful this would
be if I was actually in Massachusetts; all of the work is done for you!
* Thank you University of Masachusetts!
Happy Monday everyone!