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Social Studies

Interactives and Support Resources
C3 Inquiries -
NYS K-12 Social Studies Toolkit project.  Available to teachers across the state.  
84 curriculum inquiries—six at each grade K-11 and twelve at grade 12.  Accessible by grade level and topic.  Downloadable in both PDF and Word formats.  

New York C3 Hub / Toolkit in development  -
  • Conceptual Foundations document - Rationale grounded in research.  Practice for the Toolkit project in general and for the Inquiry Design Model format.  

  • Toolkit Professional Development Materials - Power Point slide decks that introduce the Toolkit project and then present the three key elements: questions, tasks, and sources.

  • Toolkit Video Series - Showcases teachers and students discussing four important features of the inquiries including the overall approach, questions, arguments, and taking informed action.

Revolver maps -
Free, highly visual resource with displays 3D images.  

National Museum of American History -
Mission  US 
Interactive historical activities, grades 5-8
Elections - Resources to support Election Activities
Library of Congress -  - Primary source materials
  1. Amercian History & Culture;
  2. Performing Arts;
  3. Historic Newspapers;
  4. Prints & Photographys; International Collections; Veterans History; Legislative Information;
  5. Early Sound Recordings;
  6. Browse by Topic;
  7. Web Site Archiving
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
 US History Topics  -
 US Time Periods -
U.S. Department of Education website that compiles free teacher resources available from dozens of federal agencies. 
Browse by topic, from music history to life sciences
World and I - Cultural information - 
Country Watch Youth Edition - Basic facts about countries  -
Country Watch Advanced - Detailed information for advanced studies on countries -  
Video On Demand   
Kahn's Academy - Playlists -
Regents Support
Global History and Geography Regents Support Page - 
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