Social Studies Resources
- History - Pacific Northwest - Primary Sources, Washington
Edmonds School District Databases:
- Today's Foreign Policy Issues: Democrats and Republicans: Up-to-date GVRL eBook showing current Foreign Policy topics from both Democrat and Republican perspectives.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Provides a range of perspectives on many Foreign Policy issues.
- Culturegrams: Information on countries worldwide. Good for gaining background knowledge on your country.
- ProCon.org: Provides well-sourced pro, con, and related research on more than 50 controversial issues. Issues covered change, so check under "Issues We Cover" for your topic.
- Council on Foreign Relations: (an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.) Primary source documents from 1689 - present. Also provides analysis and context on international events and trends. We subscribe to Foreign Affairs, the journal published by the CFR.
- U.S. Department of State: Handles foreign affairs for the U.S. government. Main purpose is to promote American foreign policy worldwide. Go to A-Z list of countries and other areas, then to U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets, etc.
- CIA World Factbook: Information on history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Good background information.
- Library of Congress: The largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts.
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA): Preserves and documents government and historical records.
- Wikipedia and Simple.Wikipedia.org:Open source online encyclopedia. Can not be used for citations. Good links to authoritative sources provided at end of articles.
- Google. site: .gov OR site: .edu and your topic. In advanced search, limit by date. For example, to search the cuba embargo, google site: .gov cuba embargo. This will limit your search to mostly government sites (or education sites if you use site: .edu.) Add 2018 to get the most up-to-date articles.
- New York Times: Highly regarded daily newspaper. Free articles from 1851-1922 and 1987-2017.
- The Economist: Weekly news and international affairs. British.
Human Rights Abuses Resources:
Rewordify: Make reading easy! Cut and paste difficult text into this free online app.
CBAs (Classroom Based Assessments):
CBA Foreign Policy Template: Use one copy of this document for note taking & citations on each source.
Social Studies Links:
Google Cultural Institute - The Cultural Institute includes the Google Art Project, which features high-resolution images of artworks from museums in over 40 countries (request copyright permission from each individual gallery); the World Wonders Project, which presents three-dimensional recreations of world heritage sites; and archival exhibitions, many in partnership with museums around the world.
Ancient Civilization Links
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Renaissance Web Links
General Renaissance Links
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