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Social Sciences Gateways and Resources

The Social Sciences Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of web portals, web sites, and individual digital resources devoted to the interplay of science and the social realm, as well as social-science materials that draw heavily upon or are closely related to the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and/or technology: for example, archaeology, physical anthropology, economics, human geography, linguistics, and psychology. Here may be found materials for educators and learners (early childhood through graduate school), resources intended for the general public, and materials aimed at research communities at the nexus of the social, physical, and life sciences.

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Centre for Science and Environment
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The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public-interest research and advocacy organization based in New Delhi, India. CSE promotes environmentally sound and equitable development strategies, with an emphasis on Indian environmental issues. The CSE web site includes pages on CSE initiatives: education and training programs, pollution monitoring, research and advocacy, and dissemination of information on a variety of issues, including air and water pollution, automobiles, diesel-powered vehicles and equipment, industry and mining, rainwater harvesting, conservation, and many others.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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NSDL Staff
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Social Sciences Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
01/16/2005
Curriculet
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Curriculet is a dynamic eReading web browser-based platform for schools that allows teachers to place a layer of questions, quizzes and rich media on top of books they teach. Teachers can deliver customized, Common Core aligned learning and digitally create and share their curriculum and lesson materials. Public domain books are available for free, though the company has also partnered with publishers to provide new titles at a low monthly subscription cost.

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Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Textbook
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NSDL Staff
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Social Sciences Gateways and Resources
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Curriculet
Date Added:
05/15/2014
Digital Archive Network for Anthropology and World Heritage
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The Digital Archive Network for Anthropology and World Heritage (DANA-WH) is network of a interoperable databases housed at multiple institutions, providing access to and preservation of human cultural heritage materials. The network contains an array of textual, metric, and visual information about human heritage objects, including textual descriptions and metric and nonmetric attribute information about each object, two-dimensional images of artifacts, and three-dimensional models of artifacts that can be manipulated in virtual reality. Currently included in DANA-WH are databases of Samoan and Fijian artifacts from North Dakota State University; Samoan stone adzes from the Bishop Museum, Honolulu; artifacts of the Native American Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes from the State Historical Society of North Dakota; archaic projectile points and other Northern Plains lithic artifacts from the Minnesota State University at Moorhead; and pottery from HNB Garhwal University, Srinigar, India. DANA-WH is currently limited to these archaeological collections; collections in biological anthropology, ethnography, and linguistics are in development or planned but not yet implemented.

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Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
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NSDL Staff
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Social Sciences Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Native American Case Studies
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The Native American Case Studies collection includes more than 80 original, research-based teaching cases focusing on contemporary issues in Indian Country. Teaching notes accompany each case. These can be downloaded and used at no cost. Additional website resources include information on teaching with cases and assessment. Guidelines for submitting cases are also available.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Social Sciences Gateways and Resources
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Grays Harbor College
Northwest Indian College
Salish Kootenai College
The Evergreen State College
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Noba Psychology Collection
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Noba is an online tool that allows teachers to create their own free psychology textbooks by using provided content. Noba consists of nearly 90 short (2500-4000 word) chapters authored by leading instructors and researchers including 7 winners of the William James Award. Chapters are organized in familiar categories (Development, Learning & Memory, Personality, etc.) for easy reference. All Noba materials are licensed through Creative Commons under the CC BY-NA-SA license terms.

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Education
Life Science
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Social Sciences Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
04/03/2014
Science: News
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This online news digest features daily news from ScienceNOW and weekly news articles and features from Science magazine. The site provides free access to daily news articles less than four weeks old; accessing other news content requires a membership or subscription. Articles are searchable by keyword or term. Users may also register for email news alerts and RSS feeds.

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NSDL Staff
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Social Sciences Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Sheppard Software: Learning Games
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This collection of games, puzzles, and quizzes helps students learn world and U.S. geography, vocabulary, and trivia. There are also games for chemistry and math, and quizzes on animals, health, astronomy, and puzzles on endangered animals.

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Life Science
Mathematics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Social Sciences Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
11/07/2014