10 Must Like Facebook Pages for Social Studies Teachers
It seems like everyone has a Facebook page. Companies, organizations, schools. I’m pretty sure my Jack Russell terrier has her own page. So where to start? Are there pages worth liking? Try the 10 below:
1. Library of Congress
The Library’s mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity
2. US National Archives
The official Facebook page for public news and events at the National Archives.
3. Today’s Document
A great way to access the daily primary document posted by the National Archives.
4. Smithsonian Institution
The world’s largest museum complex & research organization composed of 19 museums
5. National Museum of American History
The National Museum of American History collects, preserves and displays American heritage in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history.
6. Civil War 150
Explore the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through the collections of the Smithsonian Institution.
7. NY Times Disunion Civil War
The Disunion series from The New York Times revisits and reconsiders America’s most perilous period. It will use contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical analysis to follow the Civil War as it unfolded.
8. National History Day
The Official Page for National History Day! NHD makes history come alive for America’s youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past.
9. Williamsburg for Teachers
The department of Education Outreach is dedicated to bringing the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to new and distant audiences. Through the Electronic Field Trip Series, Teacher Institute, off-site teacher development programs, and curriculum for grades K-12, Education Outreach reaches thousands of teachers and students every year.
Williamsburg has tons of other pages on Facebook. Check ‘em out here.
Edutopia is where The George Lucas Educational Foundation’s vision to highlight what works in education comes to life. Edutopia provides stories integrating creative uses of technology with effective teaching and learning.
Facebook in Education
Facebook in education examines ways in which Facebook is being used in an educational context.
On each page, click the Info link on the left-hand side. Scroll down and see what other Facebook Pages are “liked” by the page you’re on. Crazy amounts of more stuff.