Celebrating Native American Heritage Day

In his groundbreaking 1969 book, Custer Died for Your Sins, Standing Rock Sioux historian, theologian, and activist Vine Deloria, Jr. considered the place of Native […]

Free Resources for Veterans Day

In the fall of 1914, it was clear to many that the Great War would end by Christmas. But the conflict we now call World […]

What We Can Learn During Geography Awareness Week

Building a robust and useful understanding of the world around us involves understanding people, both as individuals and as groups, topics we uncover through social […]

Election Day Resources for 2020

Major civic events, like an election, can be useful ways to integrate not just lessons on citizenship, but also a broad array of social studies, […]

Exploring Local History During Remote Learning

Even when much of our time is spent at home, learners and educators can still get out and explore history. We can even do so […]

Teaching at Every Level with Data-Rich Digital Maps

If you’ve read my previous posts here on TechNotes, you may be able to guess that I’m a big fan of maps. Not only is […]

Online Resources for Constitution Day

Though it was not to take effect until ratification by the states, the United States Constitution — the foundational document of the modern U.S. government […]

The Big List of Remote Learning Social Studies Resources

Earlier this week, we took a look a several places educators can find engaging STEM and STEAM resources designed for remote learning. In this post, […]

Digital Resources for Independence Day

In the U.S., July 4 marks Independence Day, a holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration signaled a turning point […]

StoryMap JS: Creating Immersive Social Studies Education

Teaching social studies subjects — history, civics, geography, and more — can be a challenge. Multiple elements of time and space are required to create […]

Free Digital Resources for Texas History Month

Texas history is rich with narrative, with heroic scenes fit for oil paintings, and with grand changes that illustrate the trajectory of the communities and […]

Experiencing Early American History with Interactive Resources

Thanksgiving, despite not becoming a national holiday until the Civil War, is a time of year steeped in images of America’s colonial past. For educators […]

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