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Social Studies Lessons and activities
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These Exceptional history and social studies lessons are based on PBS programs, such as The American Experience and NOVA, and may be used in conjunction with the shows' videos or used independently. To find a lesson, simply select a grade level (up to 9-12) and a topic from the pull-down list, then click the "Go" button. Created By: PBS Teacher Source, Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, VA. Dont Miss: Each lesson plan includes a link to state content standards, which is very handy.

Teacher Lesson Plans- Social Sciences
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The Education World Web site contains hundreds of great lessons. Start your search in the "teacher created lesson Plans" social sciences archives, or click on the "lesson Planning Resources" link on the navigation bar to access history or social sciences links. Created By: Education World, Wallingford, CT. Dont Miss: Still can't find what you're looking for? Then click on the "Lesson Planning" link on the navbar, and select either "history" or "social science" from the list.

Social Studies Lesson Plans
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This site offers some of the most creative lesson plans submitted by teachers around the country. Each lesson provides the authors contact information (if you require permission to modify a document.) Created By: The Educator's Reference Desk, Information Institute of Syracuse, Syracuse University. Don't Miss: The "Current Events" and "Multicultural Eduaction" sections for lessons on those subjects.

GEM Social Studies Lesson Plans
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Here you'll find more than 3,500 history and social studies lessons by educators and other members of the GEM Consortium, a nonprofit organization that provides educational resources. To choose a lesson, click on "show" and select "lesson plans." Next, click on "Social Studies" on the "Refine by Subject" list to reveal a list of lesson titles. Created By: The U.S. Department of Education and the GEM Consortium. Don't Miss: A sophisticated search funtion that lets you search by grade level or keyword.

Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers
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Visit this clearinghouse Web site to access resources for social studies lessons and online activities. Created By: Marty Levine, professor emeritus secondary education, California State University, Northridge. Dont Miss: The "Teaching Current Events" section provides time-saving links to a wide selection of newspapers and periodicals. Detour: For other useful links, visit the "History/Social Studies for K-12 Teachers" Web site, click here.