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Social Studies Curriculum Sites: 9/11 Terrorist Attacks September 11, 2001, Hispanic Heritage Sites, Iraq and Afghanistan War/Middle East History and Culture Sites, Middle Ages/Medieval Times Sites, Migrant/Farmworkers Sites, Renaissance Times Sites, Wome
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Social Studies: 9/11 Terrorist Attacks September 11, 2001
Social Studies: Hispanic Heritage Sites
- Scholastic-Hispanic Heritage
Information and activities including “Meet Famous Latinos”, “Latinos in History” and “Hispanic History in the Americas.”
- Fact Monster-Hispanic Heritage
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. On Fact Monster, you’ll find a wealth of resources to incorporate into your celebrations. Features include Famous Firsts by Hispanic Americans, Hispanic Americans by the Numbers, Spanish Loan Words, Spanish Place Names, Notable Books by Mexican and Mexican American Authors—and more.
- A Thematic Curriculum Unit on The Day of the Dead
62-page thematic curriculum unit for Intermediate Spanish students with lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and more.
- Celebrations: Day of the Dead Mini Unit
A mini-unit with history and a glossary of words about the event and suggestions for art projects, poem writing,, a field trip, and Spanish language integration.
- Day of the Dead in Mexico
Mexican celebration with traditions, poems, recipes, photos, and other information.
Social Studies: Iraq and Afghanistan War/Middle East History and Culture Sites
- Timeline: Iraq
A brief chronology of key events covering 1922 to the present about Iraqi government and politics. Includes topics such as political history, foreign relations, Iran-Iraq War, oil, chemical weapons, Kuwait, Kurds, Oil-for-Food, weapons inspectors, United Nations resolutions, and the United States. Site also includes links to related key stories, news analysis, and a video feature for the most recent live coverage. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
- Forces: U.S. and Coalition Casualties
This site from CNN lists confirmed coalition deaths in the war in Iraq. The list reflects the names of the U.S. and British troops whose families have been notified. Includes the name, age, unit, hometown, details of death, and a photograph.
- Online NewsHour: The Iraq War
The online version of PBS's NewsHour covers several aspects of the current situation in Iraq: The Military Campaign, The International Impact, The Home Front, The Humanitarian Situation, and The Road to War. Includes key map and player sections as well as an area for students and teachers.
- Country Profile: Iraq
Profile of Iraq including the latest news, demographic and economic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and information about Iraqi leaders and media. Site also includes key stories, news analysis, links, audio features, and a video for the most recent live coverage. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
- Blogs of War
A blog (Web journal) updated many times each day with live reporting from the Iraq War front. Due to heavy server loads, this site may be sluggish or non-responsive from time to time.
- Attack on Iraq
Iraq-related news updated daily including headlines, special reports, daily summaries, audio and video features, galleries and maps, key documents, Canada's perspective, and an impressive collection of links. Searchable. From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
- A Nation at War
Complete coverage of the war in Iraq from The New York Times, with related domestic and international news. Includes multimedia coverage, wire news, interactive graphics, maps, Gulf War archived articles, and more. Requires free, one-time registration; there is a sign-up option for e-mail news alerts.
- Homeland Afghanistan
Afghanistan has served as a meeting place of peoples, cultures and influence in the ancient world—and today. Created by the Asia Society, Homeland Afghanistan explores the geopolitical and cultural heritage of Afghanistan through a humanities perspective. The history is told through 75 video episodes, featuring leading experts—as well as hundreds of archaeological finds, paintings, literary works, music, photographs and documentary films.
Animated maps of the Middle East, world religions, and democracy
Check out these animations of how the map of the Middle East has changed through the ages and how major religions and democracy have spread.
Social Studies: Middle Ages/Medieval Times Sites
- Dewey Browse for Medieval/Middle Ages
Topics are organized by the Dewey Decimal Number for that subject. Clickable links takes you to content relating to that subject. The content is from a variety of sites. Really well organized and thorough.
- Medieval Spell: The Medieval History Source
Provides exhaustive information on all aspects of Medieval Life and Culture. Includes Medieval Architecture, Knightly Life, Medieval Society, Medieval War.
Social Studies: Migrant/Farmworkers Sites
Social Studies: Renaissance Times Sites
- The Renaissance Connection
In many ways we are still living in a Renaissance world, and you can see the origins of our world in the visual arts of the Renaissance. Visit The Renaissance Connection and explore Renaissance art and history in the Art Explorer. Trace modern innovations back to the Renaissance with the Time Telescope; then create your own future innovation in Innovations 1400–2000. Hire an artist to create a work of art that gets you noticed as a Patron of the Arts. And learn about the life of an ordinary Renaissance artist in The Artist’s Life.
Social Studies: Women's History Sites