Monday, 16 April 2012

Resources to Start Off Your Week 13

     I can't believe that my student teaching placement is almost finished up! Although I have loved being in Grade 5 and having an opportunity to teach Science, my love will always be Social Studies. Here are some great resources to start off your week that could be the perfect addition to your social studies class! Remember, I will be adding these to my Favourite Websites page so ensure you head over there to check out the full list that I've complied so far.

 1 ) Standford Primary Document History Lessons
- This websites allows access to 70+ free history lesson plans that use
   primary documents ONLY.
- The purpose? Getting our students thinking like historians!

free history lesson plans, lesson plans with primary documents, primary documents resources

2 ) Tween Tribune
- This website is the one stop shop for daily news for teens and "tweens".
  Tween Tribune compiles and organizes daily news into easily navigable categories
  so students can find news that is interesting and relevant for them.
- Great for English projects and Social Studies but any subject can be searched
  if students are stuck on research project ideas or looking to find out more
  about a topic/idea.

newspapers for kids

3 ) World War II Database
- This website has put together a great compilation of World War II resources
   including topics such as important people, events, equipment, countries and
   sources such as pictures, video, text, and primary documents.

World War 2 resources
Happy Monday everyone!


  1. Hi Miss L, Thank you so much for you links the WWII and historian links are great for me at the moment, as I'm about to embark on my 5 week practical and we are doing a unit on WWII, specifically on the Atom bomb and Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and all while I'm going to give the WBT method a go!!!

  2. Thanks for vising my blog Kylie! I'm glad that some of these resources helped out. If you need anymore ideas I would check out Larry Ferlazzo's "Best of" lists, he has a great list titled Best Online Resources for Teaching & Learning About World War Two at

    Best of luck with your practicum! Update us on how it goes :)


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