Social Studies

A History of the World

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A History of the World

The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous objects in the British Museum but the actual contents of its inscription is less well-known. The inscription is a decree that affirms the royal cult of the 13-year-old Ptolemy V on the first anniversary of his coronation in 196 BC. The same inscription is written...
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iCivics

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iCivics

“Democracy is not a spectator sport” So says Sandra Day O’Connor in her video introduction for teachers on the iCivics web site. iCivics is a web-based civics program that the former Supreme Court justice helped to develop. (They’ve recently changed their name from “Our Courts“, so you can check them out at either site.)...
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Eyes on the Prize

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Eyes on the Prize

The landmark Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1985 television series spans 14 hours, over three decades of history, and dozens of events across the country. This feature presents 25 of the major events, from Emmett Till’s murder in 1955 to the election of Harold Washington as Chicago’s first black mayor in...
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Skipping Stones Magazine

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Skipping Stones Magazine

Where else could you read a true story by a 14 year old Indonesian girl, a poem by a 9 year old Japanese boy and see pictures drawn by kids from all over the globe? Skipping Stones describes itself as “a non-profit children’s magazine that encourages cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and linguistic...
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National American Indian Heritage Month

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Here are some resources in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month: American Indians : First People of America and Canada: Turtle Island. At this site you will find American Indian Legends, Native words of wisdom and quotes, Treaties and Agreements, Native Poems and Prayers and more. American Indian Quotes The Creation of American...
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Nomad Press’s Explore Spring!

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Explore Spring! by Maxine Anderson Focusing on the year’s first season, Explore Spring! invites readers 6-9 to become scientists in the field, conducting experiments, making observations, and creating projects that help them understand why we have spring and what happens during Earth’s most dynamic season. Projects range from tracking spring peepers to raising tadpoles,...
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Religion and Ethics Weekly- “The Life of Meaning”

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Religion and Ethics Weekly, A Production of Thirteen/WNET New York recently sent along their monthly newsletter to our office which featured their new book, “The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt and Repairing the World.” The press release reads in part: Extraordinary people will say extraordinary things, especially when it is Bob Abernethy...
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From The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

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The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. For Immediate Release Contact: Stephanie Drummonds 513-403-3301 media@sca.org Uncovering the Mysteries of Medieval Times Are you a 4th-6th grade history teacher or home school instructor looking for a way to instill your love of the past into your students? Do you want to show them that there is...
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Kid’s Guide to Asian American History

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Kid’s Guide to Asian American History More than 70 Activities Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Asian American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Asian American history. This book is broken down into sections covering American descendents from various Asian countries, including...
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Discoveries….America

Bennett-Watt Entertainment, Inc. presents: Discoveries…America 51 program series. Historic treasures, cultural icons, natural wonders and portraits of Americans from coast to coast reveal the heart & spirit of the U.S. Sixty minute video essays on each state cover a panoply of topics such as life on family farms, the bustle & rush of America’s...
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