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History, Geography, Psychology, and the humanities.

PBS K-12 App

Oct 15, 2015

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Watch and Learn with the Touch of a Finger

Students can now access PBS and PBS KIDS learning resources on tablets through the official PBS Student app, available for free for the iPad.

American Social History Project

Oct 15, 2015

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Zoom into Pivotal Moments in History

Zoom In! helps students learn US history while also strengthening their literacy skills.

Stories from Youth Around the World

Oct 01, 2015

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Put the World in Children’s Hands

One Globe Kids lets students meet new friends online or on their iPad or iPhone. The free Globe Smart Education app presents memorable daily-life stories from youth around the world to help children in kindergarten through grade 5 gain cultural understanding, learn about other countries, and make comparisons to their own lives.

Spread of US Slavery

Sep 15, 2015

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Shape Understanding of Emancipation

University of Richmond’s Visualizing Emancipation aggregates and visualizes various information related to slavery during the American Civil War: its legality according to the US government, movements of US Army regiments, and documentation of the institution’s destruction. Learners can view maps based on particular options, such as Union Army Location, or filter by a source (for example, personal papers) or event (African Americans helping the Union). 

Study Abroad Exchange Student

Sep 15, 2015

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Build a Global Community

The US Department of State has announced scholarships for American high school students to study abroad. The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical world languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish.

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