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Teaching about Genocide in a New Millennium

Should digital simulations be used to teach about such tragedies as the genocide in Darfur?
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Lesson Whatdunnit? The Great Depression Mystery

This simulation activity offers clues to why the American economy went from unprecedented prosperity in the 1920s to unprecedented misery in the 1930s.
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Building Connections and Community: The Roles Self-Reflection and Technology Can Play in Tolerance and Democratic Education

Participants in this international expedition are using new forms, such as I-movies, chat rooms, and posting narratives and images online, to record and share their experiences.

Discovering Africa through Internet-based Geographic Information Systems: A Pan-African Summit Simulation

World geography students discover Africa on their own with Internet-based interactive maps and geographic data.

Exploring Complex Social Phenomena with Computer Simulations

New technological tools that imitate real life phenomena, such as agent-based modeling and simulations, help students explore how individual actions can contribute to the emergence of social patterns.

For Kids, By Kids: Our City Podcast

Young people eagerly plan, research, write, and edit a podcast that tells the history of their city when they know that this creation will have an authentic listening audience.
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Sounds Good to Me: Using Digital Audio in the Social Studies Classroom

Recent innovations in audio content, such as streaming, podcasts, and vodcasts, engage auditory learners and enrich the classroom experience.

The Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century

This interactive website with digitized resources from 12 presidential libraries offers students a close-up look at key moments of a president's term.
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Teaching Historical Analysis and Thinking Using the Internet

The websites highlighted in this column offer lesson plans, activities, and resources for teaching students to analyze the past and make better decisions about the future.

What Websites Are on My Favorite List?

The author presents his favorite websites, focusing on those that are interesting, well designed, and useful to social studies educators.

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