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Student interactive

Plot diagram

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/plot-diagram-30040.html


Story map

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/story-30008.html


poetry and song

Grades 7 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson

Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM

Students research engineering careers and create poetry to understand the vocabulary of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson


Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song

Students compare the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” then create their own poetry about a historical event.


COMIC CREATOR

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/comic-creator-30021.html
Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing




The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.
Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing

The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays.

Classroom Resources|Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This tool allows students to complete crossword puzzles on a variety of grade-appropriate topics, and also create and print their own crossword puzzles.
ECLIPSE CROSSWORD PUZZLE CREATOR
Free and works (creates puzzle) only on a PC. Puzzles can be printed out or can be saved as html to put on a website. Students can fill out answers and grade online and send the teacher results. 

Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing

The interactive Cube Creator helps students identify and summarize key elements. It can be used as a prewriting or postreading activity.
Classroom Resources|Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry

This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.
Classroom Resources|Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Students analyzing a play can map out the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution for a variety purposes. This interactive is aimed at secondary students.
Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.
Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 5 | Student Interactive | Learning About Language

The activity includes a series of exercises, in which students view the literal representations of idioms and then examine the metaphorical meanings of the idioms.

Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.

 Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Graphic Map assists teachers and students in reading and writing activities by charting the high and low points related to a particular item or group of items, such as events during a day or chapters in a book.

 Classroom Resources|Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Students can use this tool to learn about the elements of the hero's journey, analyze a text that follows the hero's journey pattern, or start creating a hero story of their own.

 Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

Classroom Resources|Grades K – 8 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Postcard Creator helps students learn to identify all the typical parts of a postcard, and then generate their own postcard messages by typing information into letter templates. After printing their texts, students can illustrate the front of their postcards in a variety of ways, including drawing, collage, and stickers.

 Classroom Resources|Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.

 Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hyper-textual thinking and writing.

 Classroom Resources|Grades 9 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This tool guides students through the creation of a resume that can be saved and edited. Written and audio tips provide extra support.

Classroom Resources|Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Students can generate descriptive timelines that can be plotted with their choice of units of measure (date, time, event, entry, or other).

 Classroom Resources|Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.

  Classroom Resources|Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain two overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

  Classroom Resources|Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing


This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 Panwapa

http://www.panwapa.com

(which in the Tshiluba language means "here on this earth") aims to foster a foundation for global citizenship and community in children around the world. Through this Site, Sesame Workshop aims to extend their mission to use educational media to help children reach their highest potential, celebrate cultural diversity, and build global understanding. Visit Panwapa, it's both educational and fun!


Test your knowledge of world geography by playing Geosense, alone or with a partner. Grades 7+


iCivic
a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and about our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. There are teaching games on this site.


Latitude and Longitude 
http://www.wcrl.ars.usda.gov/cec/java/lat-long.htm

Enter two global coordinates and receive the crow's flight distance between the two or examine the
distance between many large cities on the planet. Grades 5+

Don't Gross Out the World
Cute - International Dining Etiquette Quiz


Mr. Nussbaum Social Studies
Games, maps, history

Museum Box
provides tools to build a description of an event, person or historical event by placing items in a virtual box.

Google Earth


Seterra


CommonCents!
Interactive economics by grade level

Growth of A Nation

http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie.html

Explore the animated timeline that traces the growth of the United States at the animated atlas. Grades 3+


Fact Monster
Atlas, encyclopedia, current events, daily facts and more


Ref Desk
A collection of references: encyclopedias, newspapers, language translators and more

Net Detectives
Interactive role playing

Kids NewsRoom
This week's news written just for kids.

dMarie Time Capsule
Plug in a date & find out what music, books, famous people were 'happening'


BuzzTracker
Shows relationship between news stories. Great for current events!

Sim City
FREE online Classic version.

City Creator
For the younger kids

History Mystery
From Scholastic Gr 4-9
Flags of the World

Lemonade Stand 
Great way to apply economics

Bayeux Tapestry Activities
World History: Complete the tapestry, build a Norman ship, etc
Archiving Early America

http://earlyamerica.com/series.html
This site contains movies based on the 'Famous Moments' series which highlight a true story of historical significance, providing 'students' of early America with a better understanding of the people, places and events of this important era. Grades 3-8


A collection of 341 Edison films, including 127 titles made from 1891 to1918. For best results, right-click and save file to computer. Grades 2-12

Take the Worldwide Table Manners Flash Quiz 
and find out how much you know about customs around the world. Grades 2-8


Wicked

http://www.tki.org.nz/r/wick_ed/science/what_on_earth.php

Interactive shockwave quizzes on topics of geology.


Geocaching
Got a GPS unit? This site will help YOU be the search engine, then try 
PodCacher,a weekly podcast all about geocaching.


FactFinder Kids' Corner:

http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/kids.html

A super site for kids to learn U. S. census information. Includes an interactive map students can click on to learn information about each state. Also includes online quizzes. Grades 2-5


National Geographic's "Xpeditions":

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/hall/index.html

Check out this interactive "museum" that will take on geography journeys. Come in and visit an archeological dig or climb a mountain. This site includes lesson plans, games, maps, activities and more. Grades 5-8


Virtual Tourist

At this site there is an interactive world map and you'll be instantly transported to a large collection of online sites located in the continent, country, city, or town or your choice. Grades 6-12

There are many time capsule sites available on the web and this is just one that students can use. At this site you can type in a specific date and see the highlights including music, politics, TV, movies, prices of goods, etc. Grades 3-8

Kid Port

· Grade 6 Games http://www.kidport.com/Grade6/SocialStudies/SocStudiesIndex.htm

· Grade 7 Games http://www.kidport.com/Grade7/SocialStudies/SocStudiesIndex.htm

· Grade 8 Games http://www.kidport.com/Grade8/SocialStudies/SocStudiesIndex.htm


Gameaquarium

http://www.gamequarium.com

A collection of language arts, math, science, and social studies. Grades PreK-6


Fun Brain

http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/getskill.cgi?A4=1

This site contains a variety of edu-taining activities covering areas of math, language arts, social studies, and science. Grades K-6


+++++++++This site provides interactive timelines, essays, visual histories, and a reference room with speeches, music, images, maps, and more from various periods of American history. Ask a professional historian questions, play games, or watch a flash movie. Grades 3-12

Consumer Kids

http://www.consumerkids.govt.nz/english/index.html

Economics for the 8-10 year old.


GeoSpy
Geography game from National Geographic


Puzzled States 
US puzzle from Scholastic

The Road to Revolution-
1763 from PBS

SavingsQuest-
Savings & budget game for kids

World Magazine

This e-zine from National Geographic provides articles, online games, brainteasers, plus lots of other
surprises. Grades 3+

The Seven Wonders of the World

Take a virtual tour of the seven wonders of the world and and learn about The Temple of Artemis, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Great Pyramid, The Lighthouse of Alexandria plus three others.



Maps

MAPS THAT TEACH- 
Interactive map races that teach students the location of many places on earth while timing their effort
Great for the Smartboard


World Atlas.com
Plug in a date & find out what music, books, famous people were 'happening'

Google Earth
Free download of satellite images and local facts.


Earth Contest
Free way for encourage students to USE Google Earth!

Google Earth Touring
How to create a Google Earth tour.

Google Moon
NASA images and Google maps

Google Mars
NASA images and Google maps let you visit Mars

NASA World Wind
Free PC download enables zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth

Map Machine
National Geographic

InfoNation
Lets you compare countries
NationMaster and StateMasterlet's
you compare statistics for countries and states

Maps
provides outlines of states, countries, & continents

How Far Is It?
Measure destinations of two locations to find the mileage & latitude and longitude

Maps
Outlines of states, countries, & continents

Gmaps Pedometer
Track your walks

Map Maker
Make your own map from National Atlas

Earth Album
Google Earth and flickr shares photos around the world

Google Earth file: Extent of sea ice
downloads directly to Google Earth

Global Temperature Trends for Google Earth
Download this set of .kmz files to get data on temperature trends

US Map practice
How well do you know the US?



 I Know That Social Studies Games

http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=L2_SocialStudies


Social Studies Basic Skills and Games
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/socst.html


John Adams

His father was a Braintree, Mass., farmer and shoemaker. Although Adams was able to attend college, his two younger brothers did not, and became farmers.

In 1770, Adams defended the ...read this biography

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Samuel Adams

As one of the chief organizers of protests against British imperial policies, Adams was, in Thomas Jefferson's words, "truly the man of the Revolution." A founder of the Sons of Liberty, the ...read this biography

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John Hancock

Best known as the bold first signer of the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock played a key role in the formative years of the American nation. Born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, Han ...read this biography

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Parick Henry

Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia. Elected to the house of burgesses in 1765, he became a leader in Virginia's opposition to the Stamp Act. In 1775, as sentiment for independence rose ...read this biography

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Thomas Paine

"I know not," John Adams wrote in 1806, "whether any man in the world has had more influence on its inhabitants or affairs for the last thirty years than Thomas Paine." After endur ...read this biography

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George Washington

Our nation's capital, a state, and a soaring obelisk represent monuments to George Washington. He gained an international reputation when he surrendered his sword to Congress after he resigned as comm ...read this biography

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Richard Henry Lee

Fifth son and seventh of 11 children, Lee was born in 1732 along the Potomac shore at Stratford Hall. His initial tutorial education was supplemented by extensive study at Wakefield Academy, in Yorksh ...read this biography


George Mason

In 1725 George Mason was born to George and Ann Thomson Mason. When the boy was 10 years old his father died, and young George's upbringing was left in the care of his uncle, John Mercer. The future j ...read this biography

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General- FOR ENGLISH, SOCIAL STUDIES, TEACHERS, ETC.

Games, worksheets, etc- great for both TEACHER AND STUDENT ALL GRADE LEVELS

American History
Outlines, PowerPoints, Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Maps, and More


 MORE FUN

U.S. Constitution Trivia
State Web Games
Look-up Latitude and Longitude - USA
Compass Quiz
Geographical Superlatives
Map Maker
GeoNet Game
Geography Hangman
QUIA Geography Games


Interactive Maps:

Europe
Asia
United States
Atlas of World Maps
InfoPlease Atlas.. Interactive Map of the World Regions
InfoPlease Atlas... Map Index
GeographyIQ (world map info, currency convertor)
Travel Bureau
Road Maps
TerraFly Over the US
Interactive Map
United States Quiz Game
Travel Bureau
Time Machine... Revolution
The British Are Coming!
Hyper History Online
History Review
US History and Government Review
Lewis and Clark
The Oregon Trail Adventure
Early Colonies
Grade 6 History
Presidential Trivia
History Mystery
Presidential Matching Game
3 Parts of Government
World Quiz
Fact Finder from the U.S. Census
Hiroshima Quiz
GeoSpy
Archiving Early America
World Fact Book
World Capital Concentration
Travel Bureau
Lonely Planet
Iron Production
Europe
The World
Treachery on the Titanic
Castle Tours

HISTORYFEED- ON YOU TUBE 

THE Presidents – Washington to Monroe

http://youtu.be/qNSpEpgiQGI

Jamestown: Against All Odds

The Road to Fort Sumter

REVOLUTION- INTO THE HORNETS NEST

The Revolution- Hornet's Nest

The Revolution- Treason & Betrayal

The Revolution- Path To World War

The Revolution- The War Heads South

The Real West - Legendary Cowboys




THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS-

1. alphabet of nations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6h7LEru69U&feature=share&list=AL94UKMTqg-9DtSX7gh0ngMgDak7-cGMuc


2. ISTANBOL NOT CONSTANTINOPLEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIBRw0dSu34&feature=share&list=AL94UKMTqg-9DtSX7gh0ngMgDak7-cGMuc

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MANKIND THE STORY OF US

1865-

MANKIND, THE STORY OF US

http://www.history.com/shows/mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us/videos?fbid=HHO0TNCnKe-#mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us-new-frontiers



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