Social Sciences Support and Resources


Professional Organizations


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National Council for Social Studies
Florida Council on Economic Education
Florida Humanities Council
Florida Geographic Alliance
National Council for History Education
National Council on Economic Education
National Endowment for the Humanities
Save Our History
The Organization of American Historians
The American Historical Association

 


Course Resources


CPALMS- Florida Social Studies Standards and Course Descriptions

http://free.ed.gov/index.cfm

Elementary Social Studies
Harcourt Social Studies Series– A link to our adopted kindergarten through fifth grade textbooks.
Exploring Florida for Fourth Grade
The National Archives Video Vault– a site built by the National Archives nd Records Administration and Google.com to provide free access to historic films from NASA, United Newsreel and the Department of the Interior.
The Library of Congress Teacher Site– A great resource site for teachers as it relates to history and government.
Justice Teaching Program– A great website with lessons to support student learning in legal processes.
Census in Schools– A wonderful student, parent and teacher website outlining how the Census can be used for enrichment.
The Newseum Website– A rich website that allows you to view the front page of newspapers from around the world. A great resource for world events, geography and economics.
Symbols of America– A Pearson website to aid in understanding U.S. symbols.
Gamequarium– A website with social studies games online.
Jefferson County Social Studies– Website with more social studies games.
Americans at War– A great site where students use clues to determine who is represented in historical pictures. Aligns to the Common Core.
Maps for Students– A wonderful collection of historical maps from the Ancient world Mapping Center.

U.S. Government/ Civics Resources
The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship– an partnership initiative from UCF and UF to assist in civic education
UVA Youth Leadership Initiative– A website that contains lessons, free curriculum, and simulations for use in the middle and high school classroom.
Our Courts– A website spearheaded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that has helpful resources for students and lessons for teachers.
C-SPAN in the Classroom
The Livingroom Candidate– Archives of Presidential campaign commercials. This site also has lessons to help students build campaigns.
Census in Schools– A wonderful student, parent and teacher website outlining how the Census can be used for enrichment.
U.S. House of Represenatives
The Bill of Rights Institute
Politics1.com
The National Constitution Center– A site founded on the National Constitution Center Museum. This site has interpretive activites in relation to our country’s guiding document.
The Annenberg Classroom– A site driven to provide civic education resources to students and teachers. It is filled with some excellent lessons for civic ed.
The Library of Congress Teacher Site– A great resource site for teachers as it relates to history and government.
Justice Teaching Program– A great website with lessons to support student learning in legal processes.
The Constitutional Rights Foundation– A website dedicated civic education. This website has a number of lessons for teachers to use.
1 For All– A non-partisan site that has lessons for teaching the First Amendment.
ABOTA “Justice by the People Program– A great resource sponsored by Scholastic Inc. and the American Board of Trial Advocates to aid students in understand the jury trial process.

U.S. History Resources
Eighth Grade US History Textbook– A link to Glencoe’s The American Journey website.
Abraham Lincoln’s Classroom– a great site that includes political cartoon interpretation, speeches and tons of lesson plans related to President Lincoln.
The Annenberg Classroom– A website that contains lessons, video, and other websites that will aid teachers of the Constitution.
The National Archives Video Vault– a site built by the National Archives nd Records Administration and Google.com to provide free access to historic films from NASA, United Newsreel and the Department of the Interior.
The Civil War Preservation Trust History Center and Classroom– a site built by the CWPT to provide lessons, primary sources, contests and games.
Fasttrack to American History– a vendor site that has free primary document downloads.
The Library of Congress Teacher Site– A great resource site for teachers as it relates to history and government.
The Florida Virtual School Teaching American History Grant Project– A teacher resource site created by FLVS teachers for all US History topics

Economics Resources
Foundation for Teaching Economics– A great website for Economics professional development and lesson resources. Many of the workshops through this organization are free.
The Federal Reserve for Kids– A website for introducing kids of all ages on the history and organizational structure of the Federal Reserve.
The Federal Reserve Economic Education Website– A website for teachers to look at events, workshops and curriculum offered by the Atlanta Federal Reserve and its branches.
Khan Academy– A website with links to youtube video lessons of financial institutions, economics and finance. Each clip is relatively short, but useful.
The IRS “Understanding Taxes” Website– A resource with lesson plans for teaching economics. There are 38 lesson plans with a number of files for teachers to print to use in lesson implementation.
The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy- A wonderful pages of economics resources by NCEE standard.
Interbank FX”All About Money” Resource Website– A rich website with a ton of money lessons for teachers and students

Florida History Resources
Exploring Florida– A website from the University of South Florida that contains thousands of resources for the exploration of Florida history for all grade levels.

Law Studies Resources
http://www.landmarkcases.org
U.S. Department of Justice
FindLaw for Legal Professionals
Florida State Courts
LII Cornell Supreme Court Collection
Supreme Court of the United States
The National Constitution Center– A site founded on the National Constitution Center Museum. This site has interpretive activites in relation to our country’s guiding document.
ABA Law Day– A website dedicated to Law Day from the American Bar Association that contains links to websites and lessons at each grade level.
OYEZ– A website with primary media, including sound files, of landmark US court cases.
Our Courts– A website spearheaded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that has helpful resources for students and lessons for teachers.
Justice Teaching Program– A great website with lessons to support student learning in legal processes.

World Geography
Seventh Grade Geography Textbook– A link to Glencoe’s The World and its People website
Geography Awareness Week
National Geographic
Census in Schools– A wonderful student, parent and teacher website outlining how the Census can be used for enrichment.
St. Johns County GIS Website– A great website with multiple data layers relevant to St. Johns County.

World History
Sixth grade World History Textbook– A link to the Glencoe’s Journey Across Time website.
The Theban Mapping Project– An interactive website that gives tons of resources on Ancient Thebes and the Valley of the Kings.
Hyperhistory– A timeline a book formatted website with many links over the course of human history.
World History Matters– A website designed to aid teachers with resources on world history from George Mason University.
Maps for Students– A wonderful collection of historical maps from the Ancient world Mapping Center.

Psychology
Extrinsic vs Intrinsic Rewards lesson plan created by Troy Kasting


Topical Resources


African American History Resources
The Riley Museum which contains information about hundreds of sites in florida related to the struggle for civil rights.
Commissioner’s Taskforce on African American History is a site that contains a multitude of information on African American history distributed by the governor’s office. It also contains curriculum frameworks from kidergarten through 12th grade.
Palm Beach County Schools African American Studies Office which contains information about curriculum units that can be used to integrate African and African American History into multiple course areas.
Fort Mose Teacher’s Guide– A site for Fort Mose that has a number of instructional activities to promore African American history and the story of Fort Mose
Black History Month Lesson Plans– A Hotchalk website with a number of great lessons for teachers during Black History Month
Life Magazine African American Firsts– A great a photo website for African American firsts.

Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Day Resources
SJCSD Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom Week Resources

Holocaust Resources
The Florida Holocaust Museum
A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust– A website from USF that provides teacher resources, student activities, and images that will aid in providing an in-depth study of the holocaust.

Law Week
ABA Law Day– A website dedicated to Law Day from the American Bar Association that contains links to websites and lessons at each grade level.
Justice Teaching Program– A great website with lessons to support student learning in legal processes.

Veteran’s Day Resources
The National Archives Video Vault– a site built by the National Archives nd Records Administration and Google.com to provide free access to historic films from NASA, United Newsreel and the Department of the Interior.

Women’s History Month
The National Women’s History Project

Latin American History
The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida


General Education Resources


The SCORE Website– a site biult with a searchable database of history/ social science resources.
Reading Quest– a site built for reading assistance specifically for the social studies.