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A&E - Classroom Cable TV's Arts and Entertainment Network presents study guides that facilitate implementation of the channel's programs into the classroom. AskAsia K-12 resource for students interested in Asian and Asian American culture and history. Classroom materials, games, and activities. Books Alive! Colorful resource profiles and sells history and biography books for kids. Also find student-friendly learning links and curriculum freebies. CaseNet Information for teachers interested in the case method for teaching international affairs. With details of other agencies. Center for Civic Education Teachers may utilize free instructional materials and lessons on democracy. Browse news articles, catalogs, research programs, and curriculum. Choices Education Project Education resources for public policy issues, both current and historical, for high school students (grades 9-12) and community groups. Close Up Foundation Civic education group that teaches responsible participation in the democratic process through its programs on government and citizenship. CommunityNet Online cross-disciplinary project, to be integrated with a teacher's current lesson plan, has children exploring their local environment. Cornell Theory Center Resources for K-12 students and educators in the areas of languages, the fine arts, social studies, and history. CultureQuest The Adventure Begins - Explore Hispanic cultures, view the slide show images, complete the questionnaire, and purchase products. Also contains related links. ERIC on Social Sciences Issues related to the teaching and learning of civics, geography, history, economics, and other social studies. Education Menu Teachers can use news stories for group activities, and a feature story is abbreviated, outlined, and edited for easier reading. Fifty Years of UN Peacekeeping Teaching units provide an explanation of facts and ideas with instructions for activities. See transcripts of letter responses from peacekeepers. Global Learning On-Line Collection of project ideas and online activities for anyone interested in teaching or learning about global issues. With news and links. Going to a Museum? Teachers Guide Planning and lesson ideas for museum field trips, with a compilation of lesson plans for a range of subjects. History Lesson Ideas - Ideas for the classroom include teaching about the other side of Christopher Columbus and taking a look at historical figures. History and Social Studies Documents for teachers, including genealogy, archeology and European history for middle school and secondary level. Human Rights in Action - UN CyberSchool Bus Explore key issues and find suggestions for classroom interaction. Contains personal accounts of students and teachers, and offers resources. James Madison Foundation This memorial fellowship foundation aims to strengthen secondary school teaching of the principles and framing of the US Constitution. K-12 Guide to African Resources Resources exploring Africa and the African diaspora for students and teachers. Includes lesson ideas, and library holdings. Karina's Educational Cybersite From a secondary school teacher wishing to help others in implementing computer technology, a categorized list of educational links. KidNews Free news and writing service for teachers and students. Submit a story, use the news in classroom activities, or post your opinions. Lesson Plans for Dear Mrs Roosevelt Former social studies teacher Rachel Yarnell Thompson contributes lesson plans focused on the Great Depression and this First Lady. Library of Congress - History Educator page leads to information on primary sources, lesson plans, profession-related web sites, and FAQs. Look Who's Footing the Bill Program allows students to learn about democracy and the national debt. Find games, tools, facts, and related links. Multicultural Pavilion Provides instructional resources for those creating a multicultural curriculum, along with a discussion board dealing with diversity. National Council for History Education Get an overview on this organization, read the monthly newsletter, and become a member. Submit comments, review the calendar, and find links. Online Idea - For Teachers Minneapolis newspaper, the Star Tribune, presents news quizzes, articles modified for easy reading, and some suggested classroom activities. Personal Growth Lesson Ideas - Instructors may learn how to teach flow chart skills and understanding new and different perspectives. Outlines preparation and procedures. Project GeoSim Geography education modules for introductory courses can be downloaded from this research program at Virginia Tech. Puzzles Of The Earth Features geography theories, including Plate tectonics. With a tour of the earth, interactive tests, puzzles, and a discussion forum. Retanet Resources for secondary educators on Latin America, Spanish Caribbean, and US Southwest including lesson plans, database, and photo archive. SCORE History/Social Science Access search tips, classroom projects, museums, and field trips. Also find resources, lessons, and activities according to grade level. Searching for China Explore this Asian country through descriptions and images. Participate in this group activity and submit a report. Smithsonian Institution Direct access to the vast educational resources of the museum, including online activities, and lesson ideas for teachers. Social Science Education Consortium Non-profit organization in Colorado provides publications programs, cultural projects, and monthly featured lesson plans. See staff contacts. Social Sciences HomePage Links to resources in a range of areas including civic ideals, history, continuity and change. With online programs. Social Studies - Teachers Helping Teachers Features lesson plans with a list of materials and outlined methodologies submitted by teachers across the nation. Includes relevant links. Social Studies Center Offers k-8 resources and learning tools including the current events challenge, history, maps, discussion forums, and bilingual resources. Social Studies School Service Purchase class materials from the online catalog. Free teacher's guides and extended review of popular products. Social Studies Lesson plans and project activities in a range of areas including ancient worlds, geography and multimedia studies. Society Lesson Ideas - Find lessons on neighborhood awareness, Presidential campaigns, traditions, and recycling. Gives teaching tips, procedure ideas, and links. South African Notebook Assignment Outlines this project to investigate various aspects of this country. Gives instructions, resources, and the correct way to cite sources. Understanding Developing Nations Lists countries including Angola and Kenya with geographical, political, and social info. Assignment calls for specific questions answered. United Nations CyberSchoolBus Educational project launched by UN Publications. With lesson plans and activities on world issues, photo competitions, and education resources. Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition Find out how to subscribe to the edition of the Wall Street Journal made specially for classrooms, or check out sample articles and lesson plans. World of Social Studies Comprehensive guide contains lesson plans, historical pages, project tips, and related links. Read social studies poetry and articles.