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Looking for inspiration?  

These resource lists were assembled to assist with lesson creation, professional discovery, or just to play around. I hope you find them useful.  If there is one you would like added let me know at torressh@northvilleschools.org.

Current Events and Literacy

ReadWriteThink - lesson plans and ideas provided by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
ReadWorks - "The solution to reading comprehension."
StudentGuide - Useful lists on a variety of topics and themes including; study habits, writing skills, organizational skills, and analytical skills
Teaching the Core - Blog by Dave Stuart Jr. on teaching ELA.
Literacy Design Collaborative - Common Core lesson sharing
Center for Digital Education - "Our mission is to nurture a community of thought leaders who are rethinking education with technology as the catalyst. Our  Vision is to make education relevant and accessible for students worldwide. 

History/Social Study

Digital History - American history reviews with built-in primary sources including audio, photos, movies, documents and topical links.
The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students - Information provided by the Unites States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
I-Witness-  iWitness is an educational website developed by USC Shoah Foundation that provides access to more than 1,500 full life histories, testimonies of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides for guided exploration.
US History - Free online history textbooks covering US history from Native American Society to the new millennium;  Ancient Civilizations from "How We Know" to Central and South American Empires.
OxFam Education -Oxfam Education offers ideas, resources and support for developing global learning in the classroom and school.
National Geographic - Teacher Edition
Taking It Global - By bringing together Digital Youth Engagement, Global Education and Social Innovation programming, we seek to empower youth and their allies to ensure every young person and their interest has a place to learn, grow and flourish.
Newseum - "There's more to every story."
USA.gov - Statistics and information on American policies. 
DOCSTeach - The online tool for teaching with documents sponsored by the National Archives.