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Curricular Resources in General Social Studies

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within General Social Studies. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Biomes Theme Pages

Canadian Immigration Theme Page

Countries Theme Page

Current Events Theme Page

Hazardous Wastes Disposal Theme Page

Hunger Theme Page

Over-population Theme Page

Pictures Theme Page
A set of links to web sites that have their own searchable collections of pictures, offer a search engine for finding pictures, or provide a metalist of links to photographs of a particular type.

Sustainable Development Theme Page

General Social Studies Resources

Here are a number of links to Internet sites which contain information and/or other links related to Social Studies. This page does not include sites on Canadian Studies, Environment, History, or Law as we have created separate pages for these specific disciplines. You may also find useful information (e.g., maps, country fact books, and other reference books) in our collection of Reference Materials. Please read our disclaimer. Geography
Matt Rosenberg hosts a very wide ranging meta-list for all things geographic. He has over 30 geographic categories with each category having a manageable set of annotated links.

Asia-Pacific Information
Lots of information on Japan, China, India, South Korea and Russia as well as links to other sites with related information.

"ERIC" stands for the "Educational Resources Information Center" - a U.S. federally funded national information system that provides a variety of services and products. "AskERIC", the Internet-based equivalent, contains two major components which may be of interest to Social Studies teachers: (1) the AskERIC Q&A service enables teachers to send a message requesting educational information. The Center staff will search the ERIC databases and respond within 48 hours. (2) The AskERIC Virtual Library contains hundreds of lesson plans, access to the ERIC database and ERIC Digests, topical guides to Internet resources, and archives of education-related listservs.

ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education
This ERIC Clearinghouse provides educational materials, services and coursework to parents, educators, students and others interested in Social Studies. Specific resources include electronic publications, research summaries (Digests), and links to other Social Studies sites.

Geography World
A huge meta-list of links to geographic www sites. Categories of links include: geography, Earth's surface and erosion, plate tectonics and continental drift, weather and climate, ecosystems and environmental issues, natural resources and conservation, human culture, population, world geography, maps and globes, and time.

How Far Is It?
"This service uses the University of Michigan Geographic Name Server and a supplementary database of world cities to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server."

Social Sciences Data Collection
This is a meta-list of links to Social Science-related sites, organized by subject area.

[The] United Nations CyberSchoolBus
Available at this site are curricular resources that could be used in a wide range of social studies areas. Here are some of the materials available: a curriculum project on "Fighting Disease", a curriculum unit on "Cities", short terms classroom projects (e.g., around United Nations theme days), information on global trends (e.g., population, food production), statistics on countries, profiles of world cities, and pictures from around the world.

Virtual Tourist
This site allows you to access web pages from all over the world. These pages are sorted by geographic area.

World Factbook 1998
The 1998 CIA World Factbook plus reference maps.

WWW Virtual Library meta-lists are a great resource, with information and links to other sites with related subjects.

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Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in General Social Studies. For other resources in this subject area (e.g., curricular content in Canadian Studies, law, history, mapping...), or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.

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