Category Archives: Social Studies


Access DropMocks and drop your photos in.  One photo is profiled while the others appear faded in the background.  A classroom presentation can be created using 5 images from FCIT, for example.  In my sample, I chose to use photos … Continue reading

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New National Geographic Site

National Geographic Education has been released in Beta.  One of the features on the web site that I like is the “Audience View”.  Simply select teacher, informal educators, families, students, or kids.  Information designed to meet individual needs are right … Continue reading

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Introduction to Florida NGSSS in Civics – May 2011

The Online May Introduction to the Florida NGSSS Civics Standards class is open for enrollment. This course introduces K-12 teachers to the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Civics.  Participants will be provided with an overview of civics education … Continue reading

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Nuclear Energy

Help your students understand the use of nuclear power and to understand the situation  in Japan.  Utilize available resources at Verizon Thinkfinity.

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Women in History

March gives us an opportunity to look back at the accomplishments of numerous individuals, especially those of women, to our country and to the world.  There are many Internet sites that will offer your students a first hand view of … Continue reading

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Creating a timeline for Social Studies instruction is a beneficial tool for students. Check this site for a brief tutorial on the basics of timelines. Consider importing clip art from FCIT to add to your timeline. A history timeline of … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Florida Social Studies Teachers

George Washington Summer Residential Teachers’ Institute Reside on the grounds of Mount Vernon while immersing yourself in the life and times of the father of our country. During these highly competitive programs teachers participate in an active exploration of 18th century … Continue reading

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Standards and Software

Standards & Software is a free teacher resource that offers suggested teaching strategies and sample lesson plans on integrating technology in the classroom using tool-based software while meeting the Florida Sunshine State Standards and the Work Force Applied Technology Standards. … Continue reading

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