Yup, it’s that time again for mid-year “Best” lists.
The first was THE BEST THIRTY-FIVE WEB 2.0 APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION IN 2019
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:
FANNIE LOU HAMER WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917 – HERE ARE RELATED TEACHING & LEARNING RESOURCES
“BEST” LISTS OF THE MONTH: U.S. GOVERNMENT
THE BEST TEACHING & LEARNING RESOURCES ABOUT IMPEACHMENT
THE BEST VIDEOS FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS
USEFUL RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRINGING ENSLAVED AFRICANS TO AMERICA
THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TEACHING & LEARNING ABOUT THE TERRIBLE AMAZON FIRES
THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S NEW PUBLIC CHARGE RULE WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT OUR STUDENTS & THEIR PARENTS
THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TEACHING & LEARNING ABOUT GUN CONTROL
THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT PROTESTS AGAINST THE TELESCOPE IN HAWAII
A Beginning Collection Of Resources About Books As “Windows, Mirrors & Sliding Glass Doors” – Please Suggest More.
THE BEST COLLECTIONS OF DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES’ POLICY POSITIONS
TWELVE WAYS ELLS – & ANYONE ELSE – CAN READ & DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF A TEXTBOOK CHAPTER – ADD TO THE LIST!
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.
SUPPORTING OUR LATINO STUDENTS IN THE FACE OF HATE
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.
RESPONDING TO RACIST “GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY” TROPE
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:
“WHERE ON GOOGLE EARTH IS CARMEN SANDIEGO?” IS A NEAT NEW GEOGRAPHY GAME