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Social Studies Lesson Plans

Center for Social Studies and International Education
This site, sponsored by Indiana University, supports improved teaching of social studies at the elementary and secondary school levels. You'll find some web resources, but the lesson plans section is "under construction."
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DBQ Guidelines
The New York State United Teachers organization offers a downloadable guide to helping students master document-based questions, and provides valuable links.
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LANIC: Latin American Resources for Teachers
One stop shopping for all things Latin American: lesson plans, resources for language instruction, information on Central and South American countries, immigration links, and some online exhibits. Compiled by the Latin American Network Information Center, University of Texas at Austin.
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National Council for the Social Studies
An umbrella organization serving teachers worldwide, NCSS lists free teaching resources, publishes K-12 curriculum standards, and offers lesson plans, among its many features.
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New York Public Library's Digital Gallery
Over 500,000 digital images of historical materials are in this database, which is comprised of several NYPL collections. Many types of media and subject areas are included, from the middle ages to the 1950's and beyond. Site is well guided, and several collections are browsable.
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New York State Historical Association
The New York State Historical Association provides teacher and student resources through this online program. Especially explore their DBQ and Young Yorkers Leaflets sections.
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Our Documents
From the National Archives, this site features images and transcripts of 100 "milestone documents" in the history of our country, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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The Learning Page
This page facilitates teacher and student use of the vast and powerful American Memory Project, from the Library of Congress.
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