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  53 Ways to Check for Understanding

www.sil.si.edu/SILPublications/Anthropology-K12    Anthropology on the Internet (K-12) INTERACTIVE   This site is by the Smithsonian Institution and has an annotated listing of hot links to sits with information about the field of anthropology.  There are 11 separate sections.

www.susanbanthonyhouse.org     The Susan B. Anthony House. (4/5-8) This fun web site deals with Susan B. Anthony and here home with is a national landmark.  Students can read about Anthony and her part in the Women’s Rights Movement.  You can also take a great video cyber-tour of her home.

https://sheg.stanford.edu/history-assessments   Beyond the Bubble  THis site unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create History Assessments of Thinking (HATs). Explore over 80 easy-to-use assessments that measure students' historical thinking rather than recall of facts. There are 10 “flagship” assessments, each marked with a ribbon.
www.biography.com

Biography.com -The Web’s Best Bios. (6/12) INTERACTIVE This site is the website for A&E’s Biography TV show.  Great short biographies on many of the world’s famous and not so famous people.

www.s9.com/biography    Biography Dictionary INTERACTIVE.  This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.  The dictionary can be searched by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords.

http://www.blockposters.com  Block Posters  This sites allows users to upload images and then create a poster.

www.buildyourwildself.com  Build Your Wild Self INTERACTIVE  This unique site allows students to create an  avatar of themselves.  They can create the avatar closely resembling themselves  or they can add the animal parts that are given to choose from.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America  A database of historic US newspapers

www.eduplace.com/ss/current/index.html  Current Events in the Social Studies Classroom 

www.postcardsfrom.com    Discover America Through Postcards. (4/5-12) INTERACTIVE If you teach American geography,  then you've come to the right place. Hitch a ride in our "virtual backseat" as we travel America in our RV, "Harvey the RV," and share this exciting journey through the window of an electronic postcard. Sign up today to receive FREE "live-at-the-scene" postcards delivered to your Emailbox every week.

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/debt-payoff-calculator Debt Calculator

www.alberteinstein.info   Einstein Archives Online. (6-12)  This site has 900 scientific documents and persona papers detailing the thoughts and emotions of one of the world’s most fascinating minds.  This sit is a from a creative effort between the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem and the Einstein Papers Project at the Calif. Institute of Tech.

http://earth.google.com/Google Earth Fly anywhere on earth and view satellite images. (Download required)

https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/earth.google.com/en//outreach/data/googleearthoutreach_geo_products_info_sheet.pdf

www.hippocampus.org Hippocampus  This site from the MITE provides high quality, multimedia content on all  general education subjects at the high school level

www.homeofheroes.com    Home of Heroes.  (6-12) This site is the nation's leading Web site for information about patriotism, the Medal of Honor and military history."  It is a comprehensive authority on the recipients of our nation’s highest award, the Congressional Medal of Honor. With over 12,000 pages, this exciting web-site provides extensive information you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

www.iearn.org  International Education and Resource Network. Started in 1988, iEARN is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to collaborate on projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world.

http://www.sciencegamecenter.org/games/mazefire-digital-maze-games MazeFire Digital Maze Games.  MazeFire games lead students to do something they are not asked to do enough: figure things out on their own. It is a Northeastern University spin-out providing a uniquely engaging learning environment that motivates students as well as boosts knowledge acquisition & retention through reflective learning. 

www.middleweb.com - MiddleWeb - Web portal for grades 4-8.

www.ncss.org National Council for the Social Studies

www.edhelper.com/Social_Studies.htm Social Studies Activities

http://www.teachervision.fen.com Teacher Vision.  TeacherVision® is dedicated to helping teachers save time. Find 17,500 pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources.

www.wdl.org World Digital Library.  National libraries from more than a dozen countries, in coordination with the UN's education agency, have put some of the earliest written works online.  This site can be read in seven languages.  This archive alson ontains early photographs, films and audio tracks.

www.whyville.com Whyville  Whyville is a virtual world geared for teen and pre-teen girls and boys.  Whyville's millions of registered "citizens" come from all over to learn, create, and have fun together. Whyville is their world. Whyville has places to go, things to do, and of course, people to see. Whyville has its own newspaper, its own Senators, its own beach, museum, City Hall and town square, its own suburbia, and even its own economy - citizens earn "clams" by playing educational games.

https://www.wolframalpha.com Wolfram Alpha -Computational Knowledge Engine Making the world’s knowledge computable  Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers— not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.  Wolfram|Alpha's long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.  We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/ Xpeditions  Xpeditions is home to the U.S. National Geography Standards—and to thousands of ideas, tools, and interactive adventures that bring these to life.