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Web 2.0 Tool Name URL/Website  Description  Lesson Example
Altapedia http://www.atlapedia.com/ contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world assign students a country and have them draw it out and provide information about that specific country (can be done in groups) 
American History http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/exhibition/ come along on a journey through America's past. America on the Move explores the role of transportation in American history. Visit communities wrestling with the changes that new transportation networks brought. See cities change, suburbs expand, and farms and factories become part of regional, national, and international economies. Meet people as they travel for work and pleasure, and as they move to new homes.
Best History Sites http://www.besthistorysites.net/ different history sites a list of different websites in American, Modern, World War II History 
Chronology of US Historical Events http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/ timeline of history with great information reduce time from researching unnecessar websites
erepublik   http://www.erepublik.com/en a social and political simulation game, online game, free  A student can conquer a country and extend its territories. They can also claim land develop its economic empire  
History Net  http://www.historynet.com/  History articles to incorporate in digital storytelling, presentations, or on to make posters on edu.gloster  Find history articles from magazines to incorporate in digital storytelling.  Take the history daily quiz or check out events that happened on this day in history! 
Historical Newspapers Online http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/guides/hist/onlinenewspapers.html  guide to history databases  access to historical  U.S. newspapers
icivics

http://www.icivics.org/

create your own law firm interactive personalized attorney character makes decisions based on the needs of the clients. It only takes a few minutes to make important decisions! Students may log on as guests and be hooked immediately! 
Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html great informational website access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience
Mash pedia http://mashpedia.com/ real-time encyclopedia online encyclopedia that helps research any history moment thru images, video,
Nation States   http://www.nationstates.net/ nation simulation game create a nation according to your political ideals and care for its people. Or deliberately oppress them. It's up to you.Can be used when studying different governments 
National Geographic News http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/ current news of geography and  social studies topics. teachers can use the news to teach different topics in geography and other social studies content
Open Congress http://www.opencongress.org/ find information on congress by typing in a zip code track the actions your elected officials are doing and how the community is responding to them 
History Happens http://www.ushistory.com/  collection of music videos about characters from American History 

teach students about the American History through a dramatic song

 

Professional

Cartoonists' Index

http://www.cagle.com/teacher/  a teacher's guide to using political cartoons in the classroom at all grade levels. use a political cartoon and use them for teaching current events
Texaslre http://www.texaslre.org/ our hope is to make this site a favorite for the latest in civic and law-related education materials and programs. Our pledge is to provide pre-service and kindergarten through high school teachers updates on quality professional development opportunities, information on available curriculum, and teaching resources such as the "Lesson Plan of the Month" feature. additionally, teachers and students alike will be able to access fun, interactive web games built around key civic knowledge and skills
US History http://www.ushistory.org/ online resource of US History. articles for students to use for information on any part of history. This site also has teacher templates on certain history to use in the classroom

 

 

 

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