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Interactives and Support Resources
 
C3 Inquiries - http://www.c3teachers.org/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  - http://www.c3teachers.org/new-york-hub/
  • 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 - http://revolvermaps.com/
Free, highly visual resource with displays 3D images.  

National Museum of American History - http://americanhistory.si.edu/ourstory/
 
Mission  UShttp://www.mission-us.org/ 
Interactive historical activities, grades 5-8
 
Elections - Resources to support Election Activities
 
Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/teachers/  - 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  - http://free.ed.gov/?page_id=6&query=U.S.%20History%20Topics&subject=5
 US Time Periods - http://free.ed.gov/?page_id=6&query=U.S.%20Time%20Periods&subject=6
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
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Databases
 
World and I - Cultural information - http://www.worldandi.com/subscribers/toc.asp 
 
Country Watch Youth Edition - Basic facts about countries  - http://www.countrywatch.com/youthedition/
 
Country Watch Advanced - Detailed information for advanced studies on countries - http://www.countrywatch.com/  
 
 
Video On Demand   
 
Kahn's Academy - Playlists -
 
 
Regents Support
Global History and Geography Regents Support Page - http://yps.yonkerspublicschools.net/testprep/regents/global-history 
 
 
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