Ms. Boucher's Social Studies Class

 

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”

~ George Washington Carver

 

General Research Sites

Easy Bib for help with bibliography citation. Choose MLA citation.

ELMS Library Guide Page

Local Newspaper: http://www.theday.com/

NoodleTools: http://www.noodletools.com/

World Book Encyclopedia: www.worldbookonline.com/?subacct=B7164 You need username and password to access this; see Tech Resources page for online subscriptions . This is considered a reference source.

SIRS & iConn are databases and the passwords are noted on the Tech Resources pages under online subscriptions.

Maps

If you want to print out maps, check out: http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/

For world geography games, try http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_Continents.htm

For quizzing yourself on different maps in the world, check out http://www.ilike2learn.com/

Longitude & Latitude online game: http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/latitude-longitude-map-game.php

Latin America Map Games & Other Info: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/South_America_Geography.htm

https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3016?c=UQWKR

 

Country Studies

CIA World Fact Book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

CultureGrams: shows country information, as well as state and province information http://online.culturegrams.com/

If you are accessing this from home, click on http://www.proquestk12.com/ then enter username and password, then click on "My products". Then you will choose CultureGram.

Fodor's: shows tourist attractions and other information about the country you are studying. http://www.fodors.com/

Social Media Project

Go to this page & download the editable Wikipedia file. You may need to create a text box for each section in order to type into the form. Read your instruction sheet for other details connected with the project. http://socialmediainclass.weebly.com/reviewcritical-thinking.html

Interesting Links

Gender Statistics in the Media (video)

Imperial History of the Middle East

Peace Poster Contest

Sweet Search (search engine for students)

 

Instructions for checking out an ebook

  • Go to Media Library link
  • Click on “FollettShelf” tab on top right side of page
  • In search bar, type in search words for the ebook you are interested in.
  • Click on the picture of book you are interested in.
  • If you decide you want to check out the book and read it, look for icon “i”, click on this for more information and a new pop up window appears. Then click on “check out” button.

NOTE: if you changed your password this year or are a new student, you may not be able to access Destiny. If this is the case, please talk to your teacher.

 

State Maps (for 2018 - 2019 school year)

When studying the 50 states, you need to be able to spell them correctly. See below for helpful links.

If you are looking for a blank map of the United States, click here:

Here are state study game links:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/states_experiment_drag-drop_Intermed_State15s_500.html

http://www.scholastic.com/play/prestates.htm

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/Quiz/states-and-capitals.html

http://www.ilike2learn.com/ This has a state map quiz and one for capitals as well.

https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3003

There are also free state map apps for your phone, iPad, or iPod. Make sure to get approval from your parents if needed.