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 Posted by on January 17, 2018  Content Recommendations, Social Studies Resources  Comments Off
Jan 172018
 

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to use social studies manipulatives to foster concept development.

jan1Map Maker Interactive

Create a customized map! Zoom in to a chosen area of the United States. Then select the features you would like to see represented by checking and unchecking boxes. It includes a point tool, line tool, ruler, and icon set.

jan2Landscapes Map Skills

Click on each of the four map skills (compass skills, grid references, symbols and keys, scale) to learn about them and practice what you have learned.

 

jan3Adventure Island

Learn how to read symbols and a map key to help Kimo navigate Adventure Island.

 

jan4Reading a Topographical Map

Learn how to read a topographic map of a national park.

 

jan5Roadmap

Answer questions using a roadmap and a mileage table.

May 012017
 

treasuresEach Friday on Facebook and Twitter, we share a curated digital resource from our library that is one of our favorites.  In April, we focused on social studies resources.  Here’s what we shared:

Civil War Soldier

Choose a side, enlist, and follow an actual regiment as a civil war soldier.
https://www.nps.gov/webrangers/activities/civilwar/civilwar.swf?activityID=3&userID=

Treasures of Congress

Explore historical artifacts from the beginning of our government to the present day.
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/treasures_of_congress/page_1.html 

Pathways to Freedom

Step through a journey on the underground railroad. Roll over images to collect clues that may help on your journey.
http://pathways.thinkport.org/flash/ftf_1_0.html

Go West with Lewis and Clark

Travel westward with Lewis and Clark and make decisions along the way to ensure a successful journey.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/

Nov 012016
 

united statesEach Friday on Facebook and Twitter, we share a curated digital resource from our library that is one of our favorites.  In October, we focused on social studies resources.  Here’s what we shared:

Place the States

There are lots of options with this interactive for learning states and capitals.
http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us_menu.swf

For Crown or Colony

Become a 14 year old living in Boston when the Revolutionary War begins. What will you do?
http://www.mission-us.org/pages/landing-mission-1

Strike It Rich

Become a miner and see if you can strike it rich!
http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/sfeature/game.swf

Who Do You Want To Be?

Become an Immigrant and make your voyage to America.
https://tenement.org/immigrate/