Yup, it’s that time again for mid-year “Best” lists.
You can see all my previous Social Studies “Best” lists (and there are a lot since I’ve doing this since 2007) here. Note that they’re also continually revised and updated.
Here are my picks from the second part of 2019:
I’ll start off sharing Social Studies “Best” lists I published during the past few months:
I’ve been sharing a lot of resources related to the amazing NY Times’ 1619 Project. Now, The National Education Association is with The Times so that all educators can get a free PDF of the articles. Just go here to sign-up to get it!
How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom is by Matthew R. Kay. I’m adding it to New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism.
How Do We Teach With Primary Sources When So Many Voices Are Missing? is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using Primary Sources.
You don’t want to miss this interview with Gloria Ladson Billings that appeared in The 74. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!
Coincidentally, both The New York Times published very depressing interactives on the same day about access to water in the United States and around the world. I’m adding them both to The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day:
A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises is from The NY Times.
Mapping the strain on our water is from The Washington Post.
Here are some new additions to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change:
The BBC has a 3D map that shows the climate from the past 100 years in a location and then projects its climate for the next century. It’s called How Much Warmer is your City?
The University of Maryland has created a somewhat similar interactive map projecting the climate sixty years into the future.
Last year, TED-Ed began publishing a series of cool animated poetry videos (see TED-ED BEGINS PUTTING THEIR GREAT ANIMATED POETRY VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE). They added a new one of the famous poem on the Statue of Liberty, one that particularly important in light of the constant attacks on immigrants we’re experiencing these days. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.
Google Arts & Culture has unveiled an online exhibit about Anne Frank and her home . It’s pretty impressive – and complete. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Anne Frank. By the way, you might also be interested in JEWISH TEEN GIRL’S DIARY ABOUT LIFE UNDER NAZIS IN POLAND – BEFORE SHE WAS MURDERED – IS PUBLISHED THIS WEEK.
First You Make The Maps is well-done interactive showing – and discussing the importance – of multiple early maps. It’s from Lapham’s Quarterly.I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Historic Maps.
Google has released their third online Carmen Sandiego game. This one is called The Keys To The Kremlin Caper. Here are posts about the previous two games: