Social Studies Education (SSED) Club
The purpose of our club is to engage Social Studies Education Majors beyond the classroom through the exploration of teaching techniques, classroom management, the certification process, preparation for the screening process, and guest discussions with individuals involved in the education field.
Membership is open to all Fredonia students, faculty, and staff. For further information, contact either the current President or Vice-President.
Internet History Resources
These are some useful sites that can help in instructing classrooms in the study of history.
- This is a site created through the U.S. Department of Education that is designed to aid K-12 teachers by making U.S. History content, strategies, and research resources readily available.
- Contains teaching materials such as a database of lesson plans complete with reviews from other teachers.
- Comprehensive amount of content sources including website reviews, historical essays, and lists of public history resources.
- "Crash Course: U.S. History"
- This is a series of videos produced by "Vlog brother", writer, and educator John Green, specifically highlighting events in U.S. History.
- Running time usually around 10 minutes.
- Well produced and animated videos, as well as a fairly complex analysis of the content, including alternative perspectives and controversies.
- This is best used as a teaching support, not as a main source of information.
- “Crash Course: World History”
- John Green’s companion series which instead focuses events in World History.
- Howard Zinn was a historian and author of A People’s History of the United States, a history book which examines events in American history from an everyday persons’ point of view.
- The website offers more than 100 free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.
- It is associated with the Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change which both focus on the themes of social justice and change.
Kim Hodges, President
Maria Serio, Vice President
Matt DeWinde, Treasurer
Morgan Rybak, Secretary