Social Studies Books, Games & Crafts (CSAW)

December 3rd, 2009 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, December 3, 2009 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website
A Book In Time
http://www.abookintime.com/

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12)

I reviewed this website several years ago, but was reminded by the site owner that it has been updated and expanded. That’s an understatement. What was once a list of great books for supplementing history studies along with supplemental crafts now includes:

*Reading Lists – A chronological listing of the best fiction and nonfiction books for kids and teens about important people and events in the Ancient World, Middle Ages, Age of Discovery, World Wars I & II, and The Present Era. Book titles are linked to site affiliates for ease of purchase. You can also look for the titles at your library.

*Period Crafts & Projects – Get craft activities that extend learning about any era in American and World history. You’ll find instructions for making Corn Husk Dolls, an Egyptian Pharaoh’s Death Mask, Origami Dinosaurs, A Knight’s Helmet, recipes for authentic foods of different historical eras, and much more! Some require purchase of materials to do the craft, which are linked to this sites affiliates.

*Interactive Games & Activities – Here you’ll get links to a terrific selection of online games (many hosted by museums) that boost learning about history and geography. Enjoy games about Mesopotamia, Egypt, ancient Greece, Rome, Israel, China, Japan, Incan & Aztec Empires, Middle Ages, Vikings, The Black Plague, Renaissance, Shakespeare, Victorian Era, and much, much more! The activities I visited were free or free with registration.

*Maps & Timelines – This section recommends some innovative ways for students to use maps and timelines as they study history. There’s a selection of books, kits, maps and timelines for sale, and also free instructions on how to make your own materials along with links to websites that provide free resources such as printable maps.
 
Most of the information at this site include suggested grade levels from Kindergarten through High School. The site is well-maintained. I only found a few links that led to error messages which is unusual for a site with so much content.

Book mark this website – it’s a fabulous resource for finding books and activities to supplement and develop a history and social sciences curriculum or unit study. You’ll want to return often.

ABookInTime.com earns the ClickSchooling Award (CSAW) for excellence in combining education with technology. 

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