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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Police Action'': The Korean War, 1950-1953     
Description: In this EDSITEment lesson, students learn about the Korean War by reading the most important administration documents related to it. Students explore four major issues: Truman's decision to send troops to Korea; the decision to cross the 38th Parallel into North Korea, at the risk of a wider war with China; Truman's decision to fire General Douglas MacArthur; and the war's growing unpopularity in the United States.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: 'The Missiles of October'': The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962     
Description: In this EDSITEment lesson, students examine the development of the Cuban Missile Crisis. They consider the Kennedy administration's response and the situation's ultimate resolution. By examining both government documents and photographs, students put themselves into the role of President John F. Kennedy during this crucial period, weighing the advice of key administration figures and deciding on a course of action.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Cold War International History Project      
Description: From the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Cold War International History Project disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular new findings from previously inaccessible sources on '' the other side'' -- the former Communist world.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: C1,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts,Language Arts,Mathematics,Science,Social Studies,Geography
Title: The Internet Public Library      
Description: The Internet Public Library, and EDSITEment-reviewed Blue Ribbon resource, offers a collection of online resources in a variety of subject areas. IPL provides dictionaries, atlases, other basic reference resources, online exhibits, texts of classic literature, links to newspapers and serials, and other resources for both adults and children. IPL also offers two ask-a-librarian services, where users can submit questions via e-mail on virtually any topic.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Preparing for the Oath: The 1900s     
Description: Use short videos, mini-activities, and practice questions to explore American history from the 1900s in this segment of Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship. The nine questions included in this segment cover topics such as World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, and September 11, 2001.This site was designed with the needs of recent immigrants in mind. It is written at a low-intermediate ESL level.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts,Social Studies
Title: Interactive: La Vida y Musica de Celia Cruz     
Description: In this online exhibition from the Smithsonian s National Museum of American History, students can explore the life of Celia Cruz, an enormous talent who had an impeccable sense of rhythm and an inimitable style. She became an influential and legendary musical figure both in her native country of Cuba, and the United States, her adopted country. Students will connect her life to a variety of subjects including immigration, history, geography, music theory, music history, and art. This information is presented in Spanish.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts,Social Studies
Title: Interactive: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz     
Description: In this online exhibition from the Smithsonian s National Museum of American History, students can explore the life of Celia Cruz, an enormous talent who had an impeccable sense of rhythm and an inimitable style. She became an influential and legendary musical figure both in her native country of Cuba, and the United States, her adopted country. Students will connect her life to a variety of subjects including immigration, history, geography, music theory, music history, and art.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Cold War     
Description: Students will learn how a "cold war" between the United States and the Soviet Union began after World War II in this section of the online exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War . Americans led Western efforts to contain Communism. The Marshall Plan, the Berlin Airlift, the origins of NATO and the arms race that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis are all discussed. A non-flash version of this site is available: http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/printable/section.asp?id=11" The Cold War .
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: science, social studies
Title: Europe MapMaker Kit     
Description: MapMaker Kit. Download, print, and assemble maps of Europe in a variety of sizes. The mega map occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. It is made up of 112 pieces; download rows 1-8 for the full map. The tabletop size is made up of 12 pieces and is good for small group work.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,12



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