Resources for Teaching Humanities

Use these databases as teaching tools, not just for student research! Contact me for more information, assistance, passwords etc.

Web Resources for Teaching Social Studies
Digital History is an online textbook that provides a chronological overview of American history. It also includes primary sources and detailed features on topics such as ethnic America, Abraham Lincoln, Reconstruction and controversial topics of today.

If you are doing a project that requires primary sources, start with or direct students to this site. Only 2 Clicks has links to 75 separate sites that contain repositiories of primary sources for you and your students to use. In one place, it contains links to government sites (National Security Archives), libraries (New York Public Library, Library of Congress), colleges and universitites (Harvard, Yale, UC Berkeley), presedential libraries, and sites devoted to preserving and making available primary source documents (Project Gutenberg, Source Documents in US History).

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Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

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This infographic created by The Daring Librarina. Click the image to go to her Flicker page, you can download this in different sizes.

Primary Sources
Great site for Primary Source Documentsor cross-search all 70 sites at the same time using our Primary Source Google Custom Search!

Current Events
We subscribe to the Weekly News Quiz Game that you should receive weekly by email.

There are links to local and national newspapers and news stations on the News & Newspapers page.
For Daily Student News Videos, Quizes and Discussion Topics, Check Out:
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program for middle and high school students produced by the journalists and educators at CNN.
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program for middle and high school students produced by the journalists and educators at CNN.

Where can I find CNN Student News?
You can record the program on HLN from 4:00-4:10
a.m. ET Monday through Friday. You can also see it
as a streamed video on our website
or download it as a free podcast. The program is free
and accessible to anyone who wants to watch; there are
no subscription charges or contracts to complete.

This information and more from the CNN Student News website
What materials are available to use with
the show?
At [[/studentnews/|]], you'll find a wealth
of teacher materials presented free of charge,
including Daily Transcripts for each show, Daily
Discussion questions, the Media Literacy Question
of the Day, downloadable Maps and additional
support materials to help students understand
the news.

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Seinfeld ran for nine seasons on NBC and became famous as a “show about nothing.” Basically, the show allows viewers to follow the antics of Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer as they move through their daily lives, often encountering interesting people or dealing with special circumstances.--This site identifies Seinfeld video clips to highlight economics concepts.

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Here's our goal: To empower real people to get a better understanding of the stock market through the things they already know and love — the clothes they wear, the cars they drive (or the bikes they ride), and the burgers they eat.