History/Social Studies

DocsTeach – Create activities using Primary Sources


5 Google Chrome Apps for #SS Teachers

Zoom In

Zoom In provides units of lesson plans built around primary source documents. The collection of lesson units is organized into six eras of US History.

Google Tools for Social Studies

FreeTech4Teachers author Richard Byrne recommends these 5 Google tools

  • Google Earth and Maps
  • Google News Archive
  • Google Books
  • Google Scholar
  • Timeline JS – Works with Google Sheets

Some Tools for Formative Assessment

Google Forms and Flubaroo

Kahoot – fun way to use quizzes, discussions, surveys

Padlet – electronic post-its that include photos or video

Quizizz – Fun, mulitplayer classroom activity that allows students to practice together

Follow #sschat on Twitter – for all things social studies on Twitter

Iowa AEA Online

FreedomFlix60+ multimedia units for social studies and history, grades 4-12

Britannica Digital Learningencyclopedia for research

Learn360 videos – many historical videos, can be used in student projects

CultureGrams – provides an insider’s perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.

SIRS Issue Researcher – presents the exploration of the origins, perspectives, and essential questions under debate on over 300 pro/con social issues. Review thousands of highly targeted articles, primary sources, statistics, websites, and multimedia. Articles are read-aloud enabled and searchable by Lexile reading levels.