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Curricular Resources in General Social
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
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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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,
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
Sciences Data Collection
- This is a meta-list of links to Social Science-related sites, organized
by subject area.
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.
- This site allows you to access web pages from all over the world. These
pages are sorted by geographic area.
- The 1998 CIA World Factbook plus reference maps.
Virtual Library: SOCIAL SCIENCES
- WWW Virtual Library meta-lists are a great resource, with information and
links to other sites with related subjects.
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
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