Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Weekly Core Subjects Resources - Social Studies

Since I took a substantial vacation from writing on the blog, my Weekly Core Subjects Resources post for this week will be broken down into each subject since I got so many resources over the past 3 weeks.  So here is the fourth entry for 2011, Social Studies.

1.) Fundrace 2010 is a map program via the Huffington Post that allows visitors to track Campaign Fundraising.  Visitors will be able to see who got money, where the money came from, and how much money was donated.  It really puts local campaign fund-raising into perspective.  

2.) Mapping America from the New York Times takes all the data from the U.S. Census and puts it on a map.  The data is easy to view and understand and can take the data to a local view for students and teachers.  It really helps to put demographic data into an easy graphic to read and search through.  

3.) Open Congress is a site that allows visitors to track bills, votes, senators, and representatives in the U.S. Congress.  This would be a great site for government teachers to share with students who are doing current events that relate to how the laws are changing and what is going on with Congress, especially this year with all the change over. 

In case you missed them, here are Science, English, and Mathematics as well. 
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