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Get your students excited about Geography, History and more with these innovative Web 2.0 websites and tools. Energize your instruction and encourage your students to explore a wide range of Social Studies and Social Science subjects. All of these great resources have been designed to help engage students and improve knowledge retention through the use of interactive online resources. Enjoy!

Grades K-2
On This Day – A website that lists events from dates in history
Woices – Students can create audio tours of their own town with this great tool, or they can research a historical city and build an audioguide for it
National Geographic – Interactive activities, lessons, and more from National Geographic

Grades 3-5
Scribble Maps – Students can draw on maps, create maps and show what they learned about different locations around the world
America on the Move – A visual way to view historical tours of American history
Jeopardy Labs – A fun review where students can create Jeopardy games for other students to play

Grades 6-8
Dipity – Students can create, share and collaborate on interactive timelines that incorporate video, audio, texts, links and images
World Navigator – This site offers interactive maps where students can explore different places and time periods
ePals – A way to create a connection for students with other children from around the world

Grades 9-12
X Timeline – Students can create an interactive timeline on any event or time period using pictures and words
Animaps – Students can create and view interactive maps on this engaging website
Historical Scene Investigation – Students solve historical cases as if they were historians themselves

Do you have a favorite Web 2.0 Tool or website that you use in your Social Studies classroom? Let us know about it!

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