Five Friday Finds

Often, finding good web resources are the hardest part of the job for an educator.  With all the demands on a teacher's time, who has time to spend searching?  If this is you, here are some resources you may found useful.  Please feel free to share with others!

General-
100 Terrific Sites to Find Primary Source History Documents: http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog/2009/100-terrific-sites-to-find-primary-source-history-documents/
A list of some of the sites that “feature primary source documents, recordings, images, and more.”

Science-
National Geographic’s Great Migrations: http://www.greatmigrationseducation.com/
“This fall, National Geographic Channel will premiere a one-of-a-kind special event entitled Great Migrations. In conjunction with this compelling programming event we are pleased to offer the Great Migrations Education Initiative. The initiative features standards-based lesson plans, video content and a virtual assembly that will join students in schools around the nation with a National Geographic Explorer in the field.”

ELA-
Digital Storytelling-A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps: http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/training/archives/page10096.cfm?cg=dc
A tutorial site with tips on creating a digital video.

Science-
Easy Kids Science Experiments: http://www.easy-kids-science-experiments.com/index.html
Site compiling science experiments, many of them using free or low-cost materials.

Social Studies-
Investigating the First Thanksgiving: http://www.plimoth.org/education/olc/intro.html
Interactive site exploring the first Thanksgiving as a “history detective.”

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