Tools to Help Inspire Your Social Studies Classes
Social Studies is a broad subject that covers topics ranging from history to current society. A good Social Studies teacher’s job is to connect the past with the current day and show students how it all impacts them. To help inspire students in your Social Studies classes, here are some amazing sites that will have all your students interested in learning more.
With this site, you can organize your research into a visually stimulating and interactive timeline. You can import content from other sites and share the timeline with a unique embed code.
Project Explorer has videos and lesson plans that focus on various cultures around the world. These can be used to enhance your lesson and connect students to other cultures.
iCivics offers a variety of games to get students learning about real-world topics. These topics include voting, understanding rights, and getting involved in the community.
National Geographic Education
This site offers a ton of resources. These include an interactive map maker, activities to teach your students about the National Parks, and educational games.
The Library of Congress
Through The Library of Congress, teachers and students can access tons of historical documents. These include historic photos, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts.
HistoryPin is a contributor-generated archive of historical photos and videos. Teachers and students can submit their own contributions for documenting the history of their own community.
What tools do you use in your Social Studies classes? Share your ideas in the comments below.
About the Author
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.