Social Studies

SpicyNodes

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SpicyNodes is a web-based tool that promotes understanding in a logical, visual way through interactive, 21st Century graphic organizers. Begin with an outline of information with images, website links, etc. and allow SpicyNodes to create an interactive map of that information. For all grade levels.

Shmoop

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Shmoop is a literary site flush with study guides and more, written and managed by graduate level English students whose focus is making core curriculum available to all learning levels with a comical flair. For all grade levels.

Airpano

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Have you ever wished you could take your students on a tour of some far away place? With Airpano, you can tour, drone style, 360-degree views of over 2,000 places all over the world for free. For all grade levels. 

ClassTools

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ClassTools is a collection of interactives based mostly on extension of lessons taught. Make-it-yourself activities of all sorts such as timelines, diagrams, fakebooks for historical figures, to treasure hunts based on google maps, there are many playful activities and games to extend learning on lessons already taught. For all grade levels.

Time toast

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Timetoast allows users to build timelines with photos and blurbs describing events in chronological order. There is a database of other timelines created and posted by users. One caveat, the site does not offer the ability to create timelines without creating an account so teachers will need to make one account for their classes to use. For all grade levels.

Annenberg Learner: teacher resources and PD across the curriculum

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The Annenberg Learner site is a collection of over 400 resources ranging from lesson plans, videos, professional development opportunities to online interactives for students and teachers alike. The inventory can be filtered by grade level, K-12, and subject: math, science, social studies, language arts/literature, arts, and foreign language. The lesson plans are not overly detailed and are standards-based. For all grade levels. 

National Geographic: Agriculture

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National Geographic's education website is a varied resource offering detailed lesson plans, teacher guides, videos, interactive globe, a map building feature online and downloadable, and much more. The resources range from Pre-K to post-secondary content. All of it is also a free resource. For all grade levels. 

My American Farm

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My American Farm is a web resource designed to educate students on agricultural awareness, where food comes from and how it gets to their plates. There are free games and educational resources such as lesson plans, videos, and activity sheets. The games are interactive with mini video lessons embedded in some. The content range is K-12 and can be filtered to narrow your search.  For all grade levels. 

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