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First part of the K-12 Social Studies Toolkit is now posted on EngageNY: https://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-k-12-social-studies-resource-toolkit

 

Below are the links for the resources and tools being shared on the May 20, 2015 Social Studies workshop at Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES.  The below links are either short term trial links or internal Monroe 2 BOCES use links.  Please see your building librarian for links to the resources available at your school.

Session 1:

  • Pebble Go & Brain Pop
    • Pebble Go: Contains information ideal for K-2 Social Studies.  Interactive and intuitive to use. 
    • Brain Pop and Brain Pop JR (use standard Monroe 2 password for username and password): Animated videos to engage students in learning with short quizzes for students to complete.
  • Spotlight eBooks from Rosen
    • Rosen eBooks: Interactive eBooks containing lesson plans, Common Core alignment, Primary Source Documents.  Series include: NY State, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Ancient Egypt.  Coming soon: American History.
  • NOVELny Secondary
    • Opposing ViewPoints: Presents both sides of current social issues.  Contains Newspaper, magazine, eBook, Primary Sources, Interviews, multimedia.... 
    • Gannett newsstand: contains access to the Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper archives from 1999 through today.  Use filters on the right to narrow to D&C. 
    • Scholastic Go!: A collection of various database specific encyclopedias from Grolier. Most relevant will be America The Beautiful and Lands and People. 

Session 2:

  • Free Online Resources
    • New York Heritage: This is a collection of primary source documents (correspondences, directories, maps, newspapers, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks and yearbooks) culled from libraries (public, academic, some K-12 schools) across the state.  It is funded by the NY3Rs which receives funding from NYSED’s Department of Library Development.

    • America in Class: From the National Humanities Center, this site features primary and secondary resources, webinars and lessons for history and literature teachers. 

    • New York State Historical Newspapers: The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history.

    • American Memory This is from the Library of Congress.  There is a huge collection of information found here. 

    • Digital Public Library (DPLA): This is a fairly new site which is trying to tie in all the various online sources from libraries, archives, and museums across America.  Note- the New York Heritage resources are not in here yet, but they are working on bringing it over.  This is a HUGE site that is easy to get lost in. 

    • 100 Milestone Documents: The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965. 

    • Teaching with Primary Sources Treasure Box: Each American Treasures boxes and Resource CDs is based on a specific topic from American history. The American Treasures boxes consist of a Resource CD, printed documents and images from the Library of Congress and ideas on how they can be incorporated into the classroom.

    • World Digital Library Search 11,324 different items from 194 different countries from 1200 BCE to 2000 CE.

    • Newspaper Map: Navigate around the world to read newspapers translated in English.

    • History Unbound.  locate and review documents that conform to the Social Studies New York State Common Core standards and improve student preparation for the NYS Regents Examinations by pointing to the Library of Congress Primary Sets, New York Heritage collections and secondary literature including lesson plans and web-based and regional face-to-face workshops on inquiry based learning.  NOVELny Elementary

    • Kids InfoBits: General reference resource for Elementary (and middle school) students.  Click on subject area or do a keyword search.  Contains Newspaper, magazine, eBook, Primary Sources, Interviews, multimedia.... 
    • Scholastic Go!: A collection of various database specific encyclopedias from Grolier. Most relevant will be America The Beautiful and Lands and People. 
    • Gannett newsstand: contains access to the Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper archives from 1999 through today.  Use filters on the right to narrow to D&C. 
  • Gale In-Context Databases
    • US History in Context: Find information on US History from a variety of resources.  Use the  Browse Topics tab.  Contains Newspaper, magazine, eBook, Primary Sources, Interviews, multimedia.... 
    • World History in Context: Find information on World History from a variety of resources.  Use the  Browse Topics tab.  Contains Newspaper, magazine, eBook, Primary Sources, Interviews, multimedia....  
    • Biography in Context: Find biographical information from a variety of resources.  Use the  Browse Topics tab.  Contains Newspaper, magazine, eBook, Primary Sources, Interviews, multimedia....  
    • Student Resources in Context:  Find information on most subject areas from a variety of resources.  Use the  Browse Topics tab.  Contains Newspaper, magazine, eBook, Primary Sources, Interviews, multimedia.... 


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