Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Some interactive websites for Social Studies

Mission US
A site that features game simulations based on events in US history. Here is a description of the first game from the website:

"The first game, Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?," puts the player in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer's apprentice in 1770 Boston. As Nat navigates the city and completes tasks, he encounters a spectrum of people living and working there when tensions mount before the Boston Massacre. Ultimately, the player determines Nat's fate by deciding where his loyalties lie."

BBC - Dimensions
Compare the size of historic places and events to your hometown (or any town). It uses Google Maps to show the comparison between, the size of West Chicago to the Great Wall of China.

A site from the National Archives where you can have students examine primary documents with a series of interactive activiites.

Find interactive graphs based on social and economic data from around the world on this site.

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