Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies
        Bringing Social Studies to Teachers in the Inland Empire

              A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate




   

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A California Council for the Social Studies Affiliate                          


 TEACHER RESOURCES

 
 Social Studies Student Events
Mock Trial Program 
http://www.crf-usa.org/mock-trial-program/
First Amendment Cartoon Contest
http://www.courtsed.org/cartoon_contest.htm
National History Day - California
http://www.nhdca.org/
National Economics Challenge
http://www.councilforeconed.org/events/national-economics-challenge/
We the People - Citizen and the Constitution
http://new.civiced.org/wtp-the-program
We the People: Project Citizen
http://new.civiced.org/programs/project-citizen
World of 7 Billion Video Content
https://www.worldof7billion.org/

 
American History
CRF Lessons on U.S. History Topics
http://www.crf-usa.org/bill-of-rights-in-action/bill-of-rights-
in-action-archives-united-states-history.html
National History Education Clearinghouse
teachinghistory.org
Historical Thinking Matters
http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/
Reading Like a Historian Lessons
http://sheg.stanford.edu/?q=node/21
Smithsonian History Explorer
https://historyexplorer.si.edu/
National Archives - Teacher Resources
http://www.archives.gov/education/
Lessons - National Museum of the American Indian
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/foreducatorsstudents/classroomlessons/
Presidential Libraries - National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/about/
McCrel Lesson Plan Library - US History
http://www2.mcrel.org/lesson-plans/history/historylessons.asp#ushistory
Gilder Lehrman: Institute of American History - History by Era
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/institute/era_founding.php
History Matters - US History Survey Course
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/
History Lessons Using First Day Covers
http://www.fdclessons.com/
Growth of a Nation
http://www.animatedatlas.com/
Religion in American History
http://ca3rsproject.org/3rs/religion-in-american-history/index.php
Ford's Theater Blog
https://blog.fords.org/tag/education-resources/?camefrom=EMCL_
1142915_43792495

 
Common Core Resources
Common Core and History Social Science
http://www.ccss.org/Social_Studies_and_Common_Core
Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions: One Small Change
Can Yield Big Results

http://hepg.org/hel/article/507#home
 
World History
CRF Lessons on World History Topics
http://www.crf-usa.org/bill-of-rights-in-action/bill-of-rights-in-
action-archives-world-history.html
Big History Project (must register)
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
World History for Us All
http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu/
Antiquity Now
http://antiquitynow.org/
Asia Society
http://kids.asiasociety.org/
Asia for Educators
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/index.html
Explore Byzantium
http://byzantium.seashell.net.nz/index.php
Hyperhistory
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
http://legacy.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/modsbook.asp
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
http://legacy.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/asbook.asp
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
http://legacy.fordham.edu/Halsall/sbook.asp
Early Modern Europe History Websites
http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/early-modern-europe
MCREL Lesson Plan Library - World History
http://www2.mcrel.org/lesson-plans/history/historylessons.asp#world
Armenian Genocide Resource Collection
https://www.facinghistory.org/for-educators/educator-resources/resource-
collections/armenian-genocide-resource-collection?utm_content=
003i000000ZR6PlAAL&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_
term=&utm_campaign=Teach%20the%20100th%20Anniversary%20of%20the%20Armenian%20Genocidecontent

Religion in World History
http://ca3rsproject.org/3rs/religion-in-world-history/index.php
Free Online History Courses - Academic Earth
(Search Humanities-Select History)

http://academicearth.org/online-college-courses/history/?
 
 Standards & Frameworks
History-Social Science Content Standards (1998)
http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/histsocscistnd.pdf
2016 California H-SS Curriculum Framework
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/hs/cf/sbedrafthssfw.asp
California's Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts,
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subject
s
http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards

Common Core State Standards Resources - LACOE
http://commoncore.lacoe.edu/resources/general.php
Internet Activities
ePals: Global Community
http://www.epals.com/
Online Expeditions and Virtual Fieldtrips
http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsnexpedition
International Schools Cyber Fair
http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsncf/
 
Teaching Strategies
Teaching with Primary Sources
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-eg/2.0
Managing Reading and Discussions
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-eg/3.0
Alternative Discussion Formats
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-eg/4.0
Edutopia - Core Strategies for Innovation and Reform in Learning
http://www.edutopia.org/core-concepts
Integrating HSS, ELD and Common Core - Grade 5 Road
to Revolution

http://chssp.ucdavis.edu/el-support/revolution-final.pdf
Integrating HSS, ELD and Common Core - Grade 8 -
Western Expansion

http://chssp.ucdavis.edu/el-support/western-expansion-final.pdf
Integrating HSS, ELD and Common Core - Grade 10 -
Tyranny and the Rule of Law

http://chssp.ucdavis.edu/el-support/tyranny-and-the-rule-of-law.pdf

Holidays  
4th of July - Independence Day
http://www.crfcelebrateamerica.org/
Black History Month
2016 Black History Month Resources for Teachers.pdf
Presidents Day
Center for Civic Education's Presidents Day Page
http://new.civiced.org/resources/curriculum/presidents-day
California Native American Day
Native Americans Day State Holiday in California.pdf
Chinese New Year 2014
http://ca3rsproject.org/pdfs/chinesenewyear2014.pdf
Constitution Day & Citizenship Day
Constitution_Day_2015_Resources.pdf
Women's History Month
Women’s History Month 2014.pdf
September 11 - Patriots Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance
September 11-Patriot Day Resources IECSS.pdf
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 2015
http://ca3rsproject.org/pdfs/TeachingJewishHighHolyDays.pdf
National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/hispanic_resources.html
November 1 - Day of the Dead
http://ca3rsproject.org/pdfs/dayofdeadious.pdf
Diwali - Festival of Lights
3Rs Teaching about Diwali 2013.pdf
Halloween in Public Schools
http://ca3rsproject.org/pdfs/HalloweeninPublicSchools.pdf
American Indian Heritage Month
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/american_indian_resources.html
Religious Holidays in Public Schools 2014: Passover and Easter
http://ca3rsproject.org/pdfs/passovereasterinpublicschools.pdf
Memorial Day Teacher Resources
Memorial Day Teaching Resources.pdf
Jewish Heritage Month
http://ca3rsproject.org/pdfs/JewishAmericanHeritageMonth.pdf
 CRF Lessons about American Presidents 
http://www.crf-usa.org/presidents-day/presidents-day.html
 
Economics
CA Council for Economic Education
http://www.ccee.org/economics-resources/
EconEdLink: Economics & Personal Finance Resources K-12
http://www.econedlink.org/
Online Personal Finance Games
http://www.genirevolution.org/
Financial Fitness for Life
http://fffl.councilforeconed.org/
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - Lesson Plans
http://www.phil.frb.org/education/teachers/lesson-plans/
Thinkfinity - Economics and Common Core Lessons
http://www.thinkfinity.org/api-search-standard-keyword.jspa?mode=keyword&keyword=Economics&subject=Social+Studies&search=Search
Beyond Personal Loans and Credit Cards: Economics Explained
https://www.netcredit.com/blog/beyond-personal-loans-and-credit-cards/
Online Economics Courses - Academic Earth
http://academicearth.org/online-college-courses/economics/
Economics Resources - Best Colleges
http://www.bestcolleges.com/subjects/economics/economics-resources/
Center for Economic and Civic Education
http://cesqd.org/
 
Civics/Government
Election Central 2012
http://www.crf-usa.org/election-central/election-central.html
Bill of Rights Institute Resources
http://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/
Constitutional Rights Foundation Free Lessons
http://www.crf-usa.org/online-lessons-index/free-lessons-index.html
MCREL Lesson Plan Library - Civics
http://www.mcrel.org/lesson-plans/civics/civicslessons.asp
Center for Civic Education
http://www.civiced.org/index.php?page=resource_materials
iCivics Curriculum Finder
http://www.icivics.org/teachers
EL Civics Resources
http://www.elcivics.com/civics.html
National Service Learning Clearinghouse
http://www.servicelearning.org/
First Amendment Center
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/
CongressLink
http://www.congresslink.org/
Teaching Democracy
http://chssp.ucdavis.edu/programs/programs/teaching-democracy
Newseum Digital Classroom
http://www.newseum.org/digital-classroom/video/default.aspx
California State of Mind - The Legacy of Pat Brown
http://mycalifornianow.com/
Online Political Science Courses - Academic Earth
http://academicearth.org/online-college-courses/political-science/
Center for Economic and Civic Education
http://cesqd.org/
American Government and Religion
http://ca3rsproject.org/3rs/religion-and-government/index.php
National Constitution Center
http://constitutioncenter.org/
 
Geography
Xpeditions Archive
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/matrix.html
MCREL Lesson Plan Library - Geography
http://www.mcrel.org/lesson-plans/geography/geolessons.asp#top
California Geographic Alliance
http://www.calgeography.org/
Environmental Education Curriculum
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/education/eei/curriculum/
CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/profileguide.html
Physical Environment: An Introduction to Physical Geography
http://www4.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/textbook/title_page.html
Find Your Way Through Trade
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/find_your_way_through_trade/
Thinkfinity - Geography
http://www.thinkfinity.org/search?start=0&partner_value=no&from_links=&txtKeyWord=Geography&txtKeyWord2=What+are+ you+looking+for%3F&narrow=1&chkResource[]=Lesson
 
The Clean Energy Voyage
http://www.unep.net/pdf/UNEPCleanEnergyVoyage-2013.pdf

Climate Changes and Questions of Justice
 
http://www.choices.edu/resources/scholars-climate-change.php
 
General Resources
California Subject Matter Projects
http://csmp.ucop.edu/projects

CA History Social Science Course Models
http://www.history.ctaponline.org/
SCORE H-SS
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/
CLRN - California Learning Resources Network
http://www.clrn.org/home/elr.cfm
National Council for the Social Studies
http://www.ncss.org/
California Council for the Social Studies
http://www.ccss.org/
Merlot - Humanities and Social Science
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
Newseum
http://www.newseum.org/
Teaching with the News
http://www.choices.edu/resources/current.php
There Are No Bullies
http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-45-fall-2013/there-are-no-bullies?elq=c2e4710d2afa4e4f825afa4c977baf44&elqCampaignId=
KQED
http://www.kqed.org/
World Religions
http://ca3rsproject.org/3rs/world-religions/index.php

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