Global Studies

  • Cultural Jambalaya: Cultural Jambalaya’s DVDs (free online with login) use photography as a creative teaching tool for educators in the classroom to broaden world views of students by illustrating our diverse cultural backgrounds. Cultural Jambalaya also works with multicultural businesses and organizations as part of their diversity initiatives, and marketing or employee programs.
  • Google Earth Go to http://earth.google.com Click “Get Google Earth free version”. The following link has lesson plans you can use with Google Earth. o.http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001672.shtml
  • Maps That Teach
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • Scanned Maps of Connecticut, 1676-1900 – The University of Connecticut Libraries historical map collection consists of 287 digitized maps of Connecticut, Long Island Sound, New England, the Northeast Atlantic region, and the United States from the period 1676-1919.   
  • Asia for Educators Online features classroom materials and teaching guides on Asia for use by faculty and students in world history, culture, geography, art, and literature at the undergraduate and pre-college levels. Search for content by subject area, document type, or time period. AFE Online also features several multimedia and image-based units on various Asia-related topics, as well as maps, timelines, primary source readings, and a searchable database of recommended teaching materials from other publishers. AFE Online is an initiative of the East Asian Curriculum Project and the Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University.
  • The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: reports and resources

Join CCSS for the Annual Spring Meeting with Trivia Night

CCSS will virtually bring together colleagues for our annual spring meeting to celebrate the accomplishments of CT Social Studies with trivia. All donations will go to CT Food Bank. Register for your ticket today: http://bit.ly/CCSSTrivia21 Agenda 6:30 PM- CCSS Meeting/Voting of Officers 7 to 8:15 PM- Trivia with BarRated Trivia 8:15 to 8:30 PM- Announcements We […]

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CT History Day Needs Judges!

Sign-up here to be a judge! Virtual judges are needed for the State Contest! Judges training is Saturday, April 17. The first round results are due April 22, and the final results are due April 28.  A day of virtual State Contest activities will be held on May 1st with the Awards Ceremony on May 3 at 5 pm. […]

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News Release- Statement on History and Social Studies Education in CT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2020 Statement on History and Social Studies Education in Connecticut (Link to PDF) We are Connecticut historians, social studies professionals, and teachers, who steadfastly believe in the importance of history as a guiding and transformative way to understand our nation’s current political and cultural struggles. We are committed to helping […]

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Spotlight- Book coedited by Dr. Tully wins national prize

Congratulations to CCSS Board Member and former President- Dr. John Tully! The American Historical Association has named “Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement,” a recent volume in the Goldberg Series co-edited by Dr. John D. Tully, as the winner of the 2020 James Harvey Robinson Prize. This national prize is the AHA’s highest award […]

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Media Literacy Election Guide

Project Look Sharp Creates Media Literacy Election Guide Help your students with free media literacy resources and approaches related to the elections that will work with either online or face-to-face or instruction. View the Guide.

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2020 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year

Federico Fiondella, SCSU, M.S. ’03, 6th Yr. ’18, a teacher at North Haven High School, has been named the 2020 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education. Inaugurated in 2004, the History Teacher of […]

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Resources for Psychology Teachers

The American Psychological Association (APA) has been providing members, educators, and the public with up-to-date resources and information on topics such as stress, mental health care, and online learning.  We hope these resources will be helpful to you. The APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) has made 20 unit lesson plans and a new, searchable […]

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Tour Locally! Historic House Tours in Connecticut

Spring tours have been postponed to the summer and fall. Histoury is a nonprofit that specializes in guided architectural history tours in Connecticut. Fifteen localities will be featured this year. Each tour will have a unique theme and showcase over twenty buildings. Guests will ride on comfortable buses or old-fashioned trolleys as guides discuss the […]

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