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      Here are some websites that will help you in Social Studies.

      Instructional Resources for History

      National Council for the Social Studies
      National Council for the Social Studies engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating the teaching of social studies. Their Web site provides teaching resources, lesson plans, information on professional development opportunities and more.

      American Historical Association
      The American Historical Association has a long-standing commitment to teaching and history education at all levels. This Web site gathers together links to a wide range of publications on the AHA web site as well as links to other historical organizations.

      National Council for History Education
      NCHE links history in the schools with many activities sponsored by state and local organizations, providing a communications network for all advocates of history education.

      Library of Congress
      The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world. The Web site provides resources and services for teachers, including a wealth of primary sources and lesson plans.

      American Memory
      The Library of Congress' American Memory Web site provides access to collections on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, African American History, Government/Law, Native American History, Presidents and Women's History.

      Organization of American Historians
      The Organization of American Historians provides such teaching resources as units, publications and activities.

      National Archives
      Use the Web site of The National Archives to access resources for teachers and students, including lesson plans and information on exhibits, workshops, training and primary sources.

      Child Labor in America
      This Library of Congress lesson uses primary source material (including rare photographs) to show students contributing factors to the American Industrial Revolution.

      What Are We Fighting for Over There? Perspectives on the Great War
      This Library of Congress lesson utilizes primary sources to illustrate the World War I era.

      The 1930s: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures
      This Ohio Department of Education unit helps students understand the Great Depression and the New Deal. It includes three lessons about the time period.

      National Security - Japanese Internment
      This Ohio Department of Education lesson about the Japanese-American internment camps teaches students about national security and individual rights. Students formulate and present a persuasive argument challenging or defending the government's actions.

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