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SST 253/453: Teaching Social Studies

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  • Best of History Websites
    Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
  • efolio Minnesota
    A multimedia electronic portfolio designed to help you create a living showcase of your education, career and personal achievements. All Minnesota residents, including students enrolled in Minnesota schools, educators and others can use eFolio Minnesota to reach their career and education goals.
  • Minnesota Council for History Education
    The Minnesota Council for History Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of history. The MNCHE is a protector and defender of everything and anything related to historical education and history appreciation in Minnesota.
  • Minnesota Council for the Social Studies
    MCSS is a professional advocacy group that encourages teachers to be proactive leaders who challenge and educate empowered students to promote human dignity in an increasingly global society through the study of all social sciences.
  • Education Minnesota
    Education Minnesota includes 70,000 educators working together for excellence in education for all Minnesota students.
  • National Council for the Social Studies
    Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.
  • Geography Lessons and Activities
    Lessons, units, and activities designed by educator's to bring good geography into the classroom from the National Geographic Society’s Geography Education Program.
  • EcEdWeb: Economic Education Web
    A portal to economic education resources in all forms and at all levels created by the University of Nebraska Omaha's Center for Economic Education.
  • Center for Economic Education
    The St. Cloud State University Center for Economic Education's mission is to help develop a well informed and economically literate citizenry in Central Minnesota.
  • Center for Civic Education
    The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.
  • PBS for Teachers
    Multimedia resources and professional development for America's pre-K-12 educators.
  • Minnesota Historical Society
    "Connect with Minnesota's people and their stories -- past and present. We've been collecting, preserving and telling Minnesota stories for more than 150 years. Discover your links to Minnesota's past."
  • Techlearning
    Free resources for history and social sciences.
  • National Student/Parent Mock Election
    "The National Student/Parent Mock Election makes students and parents aware of the power of their ballot by actively involving them in a full-fledged campaign and national election. In 2004, the last presidential election year, over 4 million students, parents and teachers participated in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 14 countries/territories around the world where Americans have schools. Over 40 million have participated since the project began. The National Student/Parent Mock Election is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization."
  • Historical Thinking Matters
    Historical Thinking Matters is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study and love of American history. The Institute serves teachers, students, scholars, and the general public.
  • Academic Search Premier (all topics) from EBSCO Authentication Required
    Academic Search Premier (ASP) contains indexing for nearly 8,050 publications, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. ASP provides full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc. Tip: Click the check box to limit to Academic (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
  • ERIC (Education) Authentication Required
    ERIC is the primary database supporting research in all areas of education, including psychology, administration, and library science. Note: Cambridge links to fulltext for ERIC documents (ED numbers) from 1996 provided by EDRS. Cambridge also provides an easy to use form to order an article through interlibrary loan. For journal articles, only citation information is provided. The Miller Center contains a wide array of journals that are cited in ERIC.
  • JSTOR Authentication Required
    JSTOR provides unique access to fulltext backfiles for more than 120 "core" scholarly journals in anthropology, ecology, economics, education, general science, history, literature, mathematics, political science, and philosophy. JSTOR's agreement with publishers provides a "moving wall" for access and does not allow access to fulltext for the most recent 2-5 years of articles.
  • LexisNexis Academic Authentication Required
    LexisNexis Academic is a collection of online fulltext databases covering News, Business, Legal, Medical, and Reference. News includes newspapers, magazines, wire services, broadcast transcripts, regional and international news sources, scholarly & trade journals, and a guide to current issues. Business includes company SEC reports, company profiles and financial data, and accounting literature and standards. Law resources include law reviews (journals), federal and state congressional laws as well as federal court cases. Includes the text of the U.S. Code as well as the Federal Regulations and CFR. It includes hundreds of scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines.
  • ProQuest Congressional Publications Authentication Required
    Comprehensive coverage of U.S. legislative information, including fulltext and current status of Congressional bills, laws, regulations,legislative histories for public laws, congressional hearings, and research publications. Also fulltext information on related public policy issues and legislative activities. Locate information about members and committees. Search the Congressional Record and Federal Register.
  • Making of America (Cornell)
    This database includes "a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology." (From Website)
  • New York Times
    One of the most respected papers in the country. Search and print full-text articles from 1995 to the present.
  • Periodicals Index Online Authentication Required
    Periodicals Index Online is an electronic index to millions of articles published in the arts, humanities and social sciences, across more than 300 years.
  • Teacher Reference Center Authentication Required
    Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.
  • WorldCat Authentication Required
    WorldCat is a catalog of materials from thousands of libraries and institutions around the world. Click on the FindIt! button and use Interlibrary Loan to request items St. Cloud State University does not own.
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