Social Studies Edition March, 2014
PBS Learning Media
Greek Mythology Site
iCivics is an online education project that has the aim of teaching students about civics, thus inspiring them to participate actively in the U.S. democracy. This site includes game simulations for students and free teaching resources and tools for teachers!
U.S. and World History Resources
Mission US: A Revolutionary Way to Learn History for Grade 5-8
This site does not work on the iPad; it uses Flash, but because these games are based on decision making skills and historical facts, they work great to use as a whole class activity! There are 3 missions dealing with different periods of US History:
Crown or Colony: Revolutionary War Period
Flight to Freedom: Civil War Period
Cheyenne Odyssey: Westward Expansion Period
Games can be started and saved to access different points of the game.
There are also classroom videos demonstrating how to use segments as a group: http://www.mission-us.org/pages/classroom-videos
They also offer lots of information about using it in the classroom under the HELP menu.
Ted Ed Lessons for Social Studies
White House App: FREE
Awesome Tips for Teaching with Google Earth
Also, NEW: Google Earth is now adding 3D imagery. See the quick 45 second demo video below.
Ancient Rome in 3D with Google Earth Layers
Using "MY MAP" option in Google Maps
Use the My Map option in Google Maps (through Safari) to create your own maps, add important links and even video to a map. Great idea to use for an end of the unit project for studying new locations or historical sites. To see how this works, view the video below: