Links

Vermont

VERMONT SOCIAL STUDIES PROJECT – http://www.retn.org/series/vermont-social-studies-project
A collaborative project between RETN and the Vermont Alliance for the Social Studies. This project in 2002 and 2003, travelled throughout the state of Vermont to visit classrooms with teachers and students employing exemplary methods to teach and learn a vast array of skills and concepts in social studies.

VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – http://www.state.vt.us/vhs/index.htm

VERMONT STATE ARCHIVES – http://www.vermont-archives.org

VERMONT GEOGRAPHY ALLIANCE – http://academics.smcvt.edu/vtgeographic

VERMONT RURAL PARTNERSHIP – http://www.vermontruralpartnership.org

CALVIN COOLIDGE HOMESTEAD – http://www.calvin-coolidge.org

VERMONT IN THE CIVIL WAR – http://www.vermontcivilwar.org
Documents the story of Vermonters in the Civil War, incuding previously unpublished diaries, letters and journals

VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER – http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org

THE FLOW OF HISTORY – http://www.flowofhistory.org/
A non-profit network of educators, historians, and others interested in the history of Vermont and the Connecticut River Valley in Vermont and New Hampshire, and the relevance of history to our lives today as we consider the major issues of our time.

Service-Learning and Civics

COMMUNITY WORK INSTITUTE – http://www.communityworksinstitute.org
Offers specialized support and training to assist educators in integrating place-based education, sustainability and service-learning. Their flagship event is the annual CWI Institute on Service-Learning at Shelburne Farms.

United States History

VALLEY OF THE SHADOW – http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu
The best example of the use of technology to stimulate historical inquiry by examining two communities during the Civil War, one each from the North and South. A database of thousands of primary resources allows students to ask questions as well as follow a story. Complete with teaching guides.

COMMON PLACE – http://www.common-place.org
A site for exploring and exchanging ideas about early American history and culture. Friendlier than a scholarly journal; more scholarly than a popular magazine, Common-place speaks–and listens–to scholars, museum curators, teachers, hobbyists, and just about anyone interested in American history before 1900.

ELLIS ISLAND MUSEUMhttp://www.ellisisland.com
Created by Aramark, the concessioner company at Ellis Island.

AMERICAN FAMILY IMMIGRATION HISTORY –  http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/
A robust search engine containing thousands of records of Ellis Island immigrants.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS – American Memory – http://memory.loc.gov
A gateway to rich primary sources relating to the history and culture of the United States. More than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.

SMITH COLLEGE – http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/curriculum/index.html
Lesson plans and primary documents related to women in 20th century America.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES – http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index.html 
Digital Classroom web site features educational tips for the use of primary resources as well as collections of documents related to specific topics.

MARTHA BALLARD’S DIARY – http://www.dohistory.org/
Focuses on how to use primary resource information through a case study of a midwife’s diary.

HISTORY MATTERS! – http://historymatters.gmu.edu/
Outstanding site for US History.

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG –  http://www.history.org/
The official site.

JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY – http://www.indiana.edu/~jah/

World History

iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) – http://www.iearn.org/
A non-profit global network that links teachers and students from around the world in collaborative projects. Their web site includes examples of projects and professional development opportunities for teachers.

WORLD HISTORY CENTER – http://www.whc.neu.edu/
Northeastern University offers a guide to resources in world history. The curriculum portion of the site includes lessons plans and a guide to selection of world history texts.

WORLD MUSEUMS – http://vlmp.museophile.com/world.html 
An eclectic connection to museums around the world.

ANCIENT & CLASSICAL HISTORY – http://home.earthlink.net/~aboals/class.html# 
Social Studies School Service favorite links.

Social Studies

SOCIAL STUDIES SCHOOL SERVICE –http://www.socialstudies.com
A one stop shopping for social studies resources from many different publishers as well as lesson plans and other information.

CENTER FOR HISTORY AND NEW MEDIA – http://chnm.gmu.edu
uses digital media and computer technology to change the ways that people–scholars, students, and the general public–learn about and use the past.

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE HUMANITIES – http://edsitement.neh.gov
Clearinghouse of best humanities’ sites on the Internet.

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION – http://www.econedlink.org/

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
Site for geography standards, lesson plans, and classroom expeditions.

ED SITEMENT – http://edsitement.neh.gov/tab_lesson.asp?subjectArea=3
A search engine for lesson plans for all grades in all subject areas.

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES – http://www.socialstudies.org

HISTORY SOCIAL STUDIES PAGE – http://www.execpc.com/~dboals/boals.html
Features gobs of lesson plans and information.

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR HISTORY EDUCATION – http://http://63.70.163.70/nche/

Human Rights

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL –http://’www.amnesty.org
Mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

HUMAN RIGHTS RESOURCES – http://hrusa.org/
A clearinghouse prepared by the University of Minnesota.

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM – http://ushmm.org
A living memorial to honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust will be taught in perpetuity.

FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES – http://www.facinghistory.org/
Informational site with educational materials about human rights around the globe. An emphasis on citizen education and the relationship between knowing the past and making the future.

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER – http://www.tolerance.org
A principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate’s stead, communities that value diversity.

PEACE ONE DAY – http://www.peaceoneday.org/en/my-peace-one-day?action=log-in
A free Middle and High School Peace curriculum, which uses film and a variety of great lessons and activities to consider the issue of peace (as well as inspiring all to take part in Peace Day – September 21).

Current Events

CIA FACT BOOK – http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html 

WORLD LINK TV – http://www.worldlinktv.org/
Alternative information about the world’s events, issues, and cultures.

INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER – http://www.indymedia.org/
Links to independent media organizations around the world.

CURRENT EVENTS – http://www.currentevents.com/
Top stories from all of the world’s online news services.

ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES – http://www.oas.org/