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American History and Civics
Classroom Resources
Constitutional Law
Foreign Affairs
Local to Greenwich, CT
World Themes

 


Advanced Placement
College Board AP Central - Online resources for Advanced Placement courses.

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American History and Civics
America Past and Present - This is a great collection of maps from the online support materials for the textbook America Past and Present.  This is absolutely worth while for anyone teaching or studying U.S. history.

Brittanica Blog - This is a blog conversation by historian Joseph Ellis about the Founding Fathers.

Community Service - Armagh & Dungannon Volunteer Center.

GI Roundtable - This site provides primary and secondary sources regarding America's transition from wartime to peacetime following World War Two.

Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History - Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study and love of American history.  The Institute serves teachers, students, scholars, and the general public.

Justice Learning - Civic education in the real world.  This site is a collaboration of NPR's Justice Talking and The New York Times Learning Network.

Justice Talking -

Measuring worth - This website allows you to compare the value of money in the United States for any years between 1774 and 2005.

The Living Room Candidate - This site shows all presidential campaign commercials since 1952.

United States Presidential Election Results - This website provides election information from every presidential election in the nation's history.  Check it out; you won't be disappointed.

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Classroom Resources
American Rhetoric - This website is a great collection of audio files and speech transcripts, as well as a variety of other sources.

CIA World Fact Book - This site provides a wealth of demographic information on nations of the world.

Facing History and Ourselves - Since 1976, Facing History has been engaging students of diverse bacrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.

Fordham University - This website contains an excellent collection of primary sources for the World Themes curriculum.

Frontline news stories - This website has streaming video of recent frontline news stories.  Each hour long story is broken into chapters for easy viewing.

Intel Education - This site provides anecdoes describing technology-based units implemented by various teachers. It can be searched by subject area and grade level.

Multimedia Learning - This looks like a good resource for U.S. and world history, although it seems you have to buy some of the PowerPoint presentations and other materials.

New York Times lesson plans - This site provides great lesson plans for current event issues.

Saskatchewan Learning - The url for one of the specifically history related pages is http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/history20/summa.html.

The Center for Teaching History With Technology - This site provides many practical ideas for integrating technology into history lessons.

Time - Time magazine's website has every single issue since 1923 in its entirety including the images of every cover.

United Nations Cartographic Section -

Youth Leadership -

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Constitutional Law
Bill of Rights Institute - This site has resources and lessons pertaining to the Bill of Rights.  Here is the site's page of the actual Bill of Rights.

Exploring Constitutional Law - This site is a great resource for court cases and litigation campaigns sorted by topic.  Each topic provides multiple perspectives.

Index to the United States Constitution - This site provides a list of terms used in the Constitution and matches them with where they can be found in the document.

National Constitution Center -

Oyez - U.S. Supreme Court media, including streaming audio of oral arguments.

PBS Supreme Court Special - This website contains information pertaining to a PBS series on the Supreme Court that aired on January 31st, 2007.  There are lesson plans and other materials included.

United States Constitution - This website, published by Cornell Law School, summarizes each section of the Constitution and allows you to link to the desired section.

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Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs - Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.

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Local to Greenwich, CT
Bruce Museum - Visit the webpage of the Bruce Museum, which is located in Greenwich, CT.

Greenwich Library - Visit the Greenwich Library website.

The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich - Welcome to the Bush-Holley House Historic site.  Since its founding in 1931, the Historical Society has been a leader in fostering appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of Greenwich and is the steward of a legacy of over 350 years of history and change.

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World Themes
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity - This is an excellent website on the French Revolution.

World History Textbook - Here is online support and reference for the book used in 9th grade world themes.

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Mr. Richard Alessi
Social Studies Program Administrator
203-625-8029
Richard_Alessi@greenwich.k12.ct.us




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