I found this photo on the archived White House website; a marvelous shot of more than 120 Boy Scouts in the National Cathedral during the state funeral of President Gerald Ford. Ford requested that Eagle Scouts turn out to pay their respects and support him in his final journey; at every stage of his funeral journey, Eagle Scouts saluted Ford, himself an Eagle Scout and the first to serve as president.
A note from one of our school’s librarians:
Here are some web sites for Social Studies teachers:
Center for History and New Media – http://chnm.gmu.edu
Cyberschoolbus: United Nations – http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org – international issues and the United Nations
Digital History – http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu – US History
Famous Trials – http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials.htm
History/Social Studies for K-12 Teachers – http://home.comcast.net/~dboals1/boals.html – links to SS issues
Humanities-Interactive – http://www.humanities-interactive.org/a_base_UD.html
HyperHistory Online – http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html – world history
iEARN – http://www.iearn.org – online projects
Internet History Sourcebooks Project – http://www.fordham.edu/halsall – ancient, medieval history, modern history
The Learning Page…Especially for Teachers – http://lcweb2.loc.gov/learn
National Geographic Education Guide – http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education
Newsweek Education Program – http://www.newsweekeducation.com
SCORE: History/Social Science – http://score.rims.k12.ca.us
Special Projects: Understanding World Events – http://www.esrnational.org/sp/we/world.htm
Gee, didn’t I note most of those sites? If I did, it wasn’t recently enough. A good reminder (my AP government students used the UMKC site for their projects on the Scopes Trial last month). Check out each of those sites and let us know which ones you find particularly valuable.
If you thought for a moment that public schools are not engrained in the psyche and culture of the nation, take a look at the fight in Sacramento, California, over proposed closings of a few schools. From the Sacramento Bee.
Even when schools fail, they can form the heart of a community.