Educating schools, students and teachers about Parliament | A useable, interactive and informative website with resources for all ages and levels of knowledge to teach children how the Australian Parliament works through experiential learning programs and games. #SocialStudies #EdAliveTopSites
A powerful typing tutor that teaches typing for life and motivates you to master the keyboard by revealing 16 medieval worlds. Start anywhere, adjust your goals and complete the challenge to take on the Dark Typist! Suitable for all typists including absolute beginners, “Let’s Try Again” typists and “Need a Refresher” typists. Get started straight out of the box, or take advantage of the powerful diagnostic and reporting capabilities to zero in on your learning needs. #Typing…
United Nations | The official site of the UN | The site provides detailed and current information on specific aspects of UN operations: Peace and Security; International Law; Humanitarian Affairs; Human Rights; and Economic and Social Development. #Government #EdAliveTopSites
National Council for the Social Studies | Professional support for teachers of Social Studies | From online resources to lesson plans, the NCSS website provides all teachers will material to support the social studies curriculum. #SocialStudies #EdAliveTopSites
EDSITEment | The best of the humanities on the web | Combines history with language arts, foreign language, art, and music to give students the total humanities experience through high-quality lesson plans that promote critical thinking. #SocialStudies #EdAliveTopSites
Games for teaching US based civics | Offers high-quality and engaging games for students to play and learn about US based civics. Lesson plans help teachers incorporate the games in the classroom. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. Educational resources empower teachers and prepare the next generation of students to become knowledgeable and engaged citizens. #SocialStudies #EdAliveTo
Connecting you with the United Nations | The site offers perspectives related to global issues including children's health, climate and energy, sustainable development, technology and women and population. Tackles issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations. #SocialStudies #EdAliveTopSites
Great speeches over time | Audio, video and text versions of some of history's most memorable speeches. Includes: Speech Bank, Top 100 Speeches, Rhetorical Literature, Obama Speeches, Movie Speeches, Christian Rhetoric and more. #SocialStudies #EdAliveTopSites
News from around the world | Allows students to search past news articles and archived news to find information about different periods in history or other significant events. #SocialStudies #EdAliveTopSites
Use the Australian Federation Resource Bundle to take a different approach to teaching Federation: from the assumption that it never happened! Encourage students to think about how their lives would differ, for better or worse.
Experiences of Democracy & Citizenship - Migrants - Yr6 – History > Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship: including the status and rights of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, migrants, women and children. 16 pages of thinking activities and guidance notes aligned to the Australian National Curriculum content descriptor ACHHK114, this booklet focuses on migrants.
This is a great interactive resource that helps children understand that they are active citizens. They can make informed decisions- even though they may be only a "kid". The resource looks at the steps they can take in making active and informed decisions about the world around them.
This is a great project for G+T students in fifth and sixth grade. Variations I have done include working individually and letting the students choose anywhere in the world they would like their country to be. The geography and climate of their portion of the earth affects the other aspects, such as history, customs, foods, etc.