• NYState Standards

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Social Studies Curriculum

  • Middle School Social Studies Core Curriculum
http://schools.nycenet.edu/offices/teachlearn/ss/SocStudScopeSeq.pdf

  • US History and Global History Core Curricula
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/pub/sscore2.pdf

  • Government Core Curriculum
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/partgov.pdf

  • Economics Core Curriculum
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/pub/economics.pdf

Civics Education Toolkit
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/civics.html

Great Irish Famine Curriculum
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/nysssa/gif/curriculum.html

Regents Prep Resources
http://www.regentsreviewlive.net/rrl/social.html
http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/lockwoodm/
http://regentsprep.org/
http://www.regentsreviewlive.net/
http://mmoloneyiths.com/rrnotespage.html
http://www.historyteacher.net/
http://www.reviewsheetscentral.com/?/rs/10/regentsreview.htm
http://schools.nyc.gov/documents/TeachandLearn/LearnatHome/Regents/American-History-Regents-Review-FINAL.pdf
http://schools.nyc.gov/documents/TeachandLearn/LearnatHome/Regents/Global-History-Regents-Review-FINAL.pdf
http://www.homeinstructionschools.com/ahreview2.htm
http://history.hippocampus.org/
http://www.hippocampus.org/American%20Government


Assessments
These websites show you the scoring criteria for each bullet of the thematic and document-based essay rubrics. This is a great tool for assessing students and setting goals with them on how to improve their writing.
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/osa/socstre/AppendixFComparisonbybulletDBQ.htm
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/osa/socstre/AppendixEComparisonbybulletThematic.htm

These websites show you the generic scoring rubrics for the thematic and document-based essays.
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/osa/socstre/appendix_b.html
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/osa/socstre/appendix_a.html

Old Regents exams are a wonderful way to assess students' readiness for the state exams as well as a great resource from which to draw multiple-choice questions, thematic essays, and DBQs.
http://nysedregents.org/

Instruction/Strategies
Here are links to Webquests you might use with your students to research, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information surrounding historical events and hot topics.
http://webquest.org/search/webquestresults.php?grade=grade912&curr=currsocial&statuslevel=3

PBS has TONS of resources that you can use. Wide Angle has lesson plans and a video bank sorted by theme and location that will give your students a more global context in which to study and evaluate themes across history.
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/wideangle/
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/

The NYC Dept. of Education has also provided many links to educator resources.
http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SocialStudies/EducatorResources/Social+Studies+Curriculum+Links.htm
http://schools.nyc.gov/Teachers/Resources/Classroom/SocialStudies/default.htm

The NYS Dept. of Education has provided a Global History and Geography Resource Guide.
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/ghgonline/home.html

Democracy Web offers teachers comparative studies and information on democracy and freedom.
http://www.democracyweb.org

The AFT provides many resources, lesson plans, articles, etc. on their website.
http://aft.org/teachers/index.htm (General Resources)
http://www.aft.org/takeastand/ (student activism around the world)
http://www.ourownbackyard.org/ (child labor in the US)

Inflation Calculator Website
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/historic-inflation-calculator

Delicious is a FREE website that allows you to tag and save your favorite websites in one convenient location. It can also be used as a search engine.
http://delicious.com/

FREE websites that allow you to create blogs to post news, share classroom events, and continue classroom discussions online.
http://edublogs.org/
https://www.blogger.com/start

Create FREE websites at webs.com. This website is extremely user-friendly and will guide you every step of the way.
http://webs.com/

Free e-books are available through Big Universe. Students can also publish their original children's books here as well.
http://www.biguniverse.com/

Ms. Ellner has created a website for the school library that has many resources for students, parents, and teachers.
www.nylearns.org/gellner

Free Political Cartoons Database
http://www.liberty-news.com/showCartoons.php?src

Free Lesson on Branches of Gov't
http://www.congresslink.org/print_lp_metaphor.htm

Free Software that Converts Text to Speech on Any Computer
http://www.naturalreaders.com/

Research Resources
http://www.nettrekker.com/us/overview
Student username: brooklync
Student password: student
Teacher username:DOE username + bc (ex. nlockebc)
Teacher password: nettrekker (please change to a personal password after your initial login)

Free Videos
www.watchknow.org
www.neok12.com
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/edvideo/index.html
http://vital.thirteen.org/vital2td.html
http://www.archive.org/details/movies
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/
http://alexanderstreet.com/UShistory.htm
http://awesomestories.com/

Free File Conversion
www.zamzar.com

Improving Literacy Skills
www.schoolwidenetwork.com

Distance Collaboration
Students can work on projects with students around the globe.
http://www.kidzconnect.org/

Freebies for Teachers
www.teacherfreebies.com

World War II National Archive Color Naval Image Collection
www.historylink101.com

Regents Essay-Writing Strategies
http://www.mcs.k12.ny.us/pages/jmittiga/AIS%20Documents/Writting%20Regents%20Essays.ppt#256,1,How%20To%20Write%20A%20Regents%20Essay
http://www.cccsd.org/CurriculumContent/ghg2004/HOMEPAGE/faqhelppractice.htm

Resources for Using Technology in the Classroom
http://www.angelfire.com/ny/lieez/pacbell.html
Primary Sources and DBQs
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listdocumentpa.html