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Tool #101: Gilder Lehrman Institute of History

Type:  Online resource for American History

Teacher:  Middle/Upper Level (History, Social Studies)

Student Use:  Explore American history

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of History has a large variety of resources for the history classroom (e.g. online quizzes, historical documents, podcasts).  Information currently spans the Revolutinary War to 9/11.  Has complete teaching modules for over 2 dozen history topics.  Also sponsors essay contests for students. 

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Tool #100: Exploring the West

Type:  Online resource

Teacher:  Upper Level (History, Social Studies)

Student Use:  Increase understanding of the western United States

Exploring the West is a project of Stanford University.  Includes 3 thematic units (Urban Growth, Maps, Cowboys), lesson plans and over 100 worksheets. 

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Tool #99: The Story of Stuff

Type:  Video about Production and Consumption of “Stuff”

Teacher:  All Levels (Science, Social Studies, Environmental Club)

Student Use:   Increase understanding of environmental issues

The Story of Stuff is more than a 20 minute video (though the video is informative and engaging) … The Story of Stuff is a call to action to be conscious of how we get and what we do with “stuff.” 

If your school has an environmental club, this site is worth their investigation.  It promises a school curriculum is on the way. 

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Tool #98: Virtual Forest

Type:  Interactive on Environmental Science

Teacher:  Lower/Middle Level (Science)

Student Use:  Learn about impact of choices on environment

In the Virtual Forest, students learn how their choices in school, at home, in a park and in a store can change the environment.  Choices are given for everyday activities (e.g. charging your MP3 player, taking notes in class, cleaning up after an art activity) and the score accumulates for the health of the environment. 

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