Prentice Hall Directory of Online Social Studies Resources

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A directory identifying some 1,000 sites on the Internet to assist teachers and students in finding information relevant to social studies. Each entry includes the title, the WWW address, concise description of the site, and the site sponsor. Also includes listings of relevant newsgroups and discussion groups (listservs). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136798873
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.23 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author v
About this Resource vi
Section 1 The Internet as an Educational Resource 1
What Is the Internet? 2
The World Wide Web 2
The Internet in Education 3
How Teachers Are Using the Internet 3
Student E-Mail Exchanges 4
Communicating with Knowledgeable Persons 5
Telementoring 5
Online Expeditions 6
Student Collaborations 7
Student Web Page Projects 7
Accessing Data from Remote Sites 8
Virtual Museums and Exhibits 9
Examples of Educational Use of the Internet 10
Online Courses 10
Newsgroups 11
Newsgroup Prefixes 13
Mailing Lists 15
Monitoring Student Use of the Internet 16
Copyright Restrictions 16
Section 2 General Social Studies Resources 18
Best Web Sites 19
Electronic Mailing Lists 23
Education Newsgroups 27
Section 3 American History 28
Best Web Sites 29
Electronic Mailing Lists 62
Newsgroups 64
Section 4 World History 65
Best Web Sites 66
Electronic Mailing Lists 90
Newsgroups 93
Section 5 Consumer Economics 95
Best Web Sites 96
Electronic Mailing Lists 116
Newsgroups 117
Section 6 Sociology 118
Best Web Sites 119
Electronic Mailing Lists 133
Electronic Journals 138
Newsgroups 138
Section 7 Psychology 140
Best Web Sites 141
Electronic Mailing Lists 160
Newsgroups 163
Section 8 Geography 166
Best Web Sites 167
Electronic Mailing Lists 188
Newsgroups 191
Section 9 American Government 192
Best Web Sites 193
Electronic Mailing Lists 211
Newsgroups 214
Section 10 Current Events 216
Best Web Sites 217
Online Newspapers 232
Electronic Mailing Lists 236
Newsgroups 239
Appendix 240
Online Beginner's Guides to Using the Internet 241
Books on Using the Internet 244
Glossary of Common Internet Terms 244
Reading Domain Suffixes 245
Internet Slang and Conventions 247
Common Emoticons 248
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