________________ CM . . . . Volume III Number 15 . . . . March 28, 1997

Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers

URL: http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/

Review by Tayne Moore.

Reprinted from the EdRes mailing list.


This site is created by Dr. Marty Levine, professor of Secondary Education at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN). The site is intended to provide quality social studies resources that a teacher, student and anyone interested can access through the Internet. As Social Studies integrates well with other subjects, this site also has potential resources for Language Arts, Geography, Home Economics, Science, History, Law, Economics and other subject teachers.

The site uses a navigational grid, with the following catagories:

  1. Lesson plans, online activities and teaching strategies
  2. Newspaper and mailing lists
  3. Social Studies School Service
  4. Teaching current events
  5. National Council for Social Studies
  6. Educational Standards and Curriculum frameworks
  7. Other social studies resources
  8. California council for social studies
  9. What's New this month
Following these links, specifically (links 1,2,4,7,9) provides a list of resources in alphabetical order. Each separate resource also includes a brief description of its contents and its grade level appropriateness.

Links to The National Council for Social Studies (http://www.ncss.org) and Teaching current events lead to separate web sites.


The download time for this site is fairly fast, with text-only options available for pages that have numerous graphics. The site is essentially a large list of links which are updated frequently (last update March 11/97).

As an American based website many of the links are to national and state associations. Associations from other countries are not listed as of yet.

Overall, this site can link teachers, students, curriculum developers to quality resources such as: lesson/unit plans, activities, on-line games and puzzles, etc. The home page is easy to use and understand. The Resources provided are very interesting and can be applicable to a variety of subject areas. Any subject teacher will be able to find something they can use in their classrooms through the easy to browse resource listings.

DISCLAIMER: We do our best to verify the information in C-EDRES posts, but we do not guarantee accuracy nor agree with every opinion expressed. Please report inaccuracies to C-EDRES-request@unb.ca. For questions about this resource, please contact the site, not C-EDRES.

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