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I was just informed that I will be assigned to one of my districts high schools as a social studies teacher. With middle school SS experience, and district instructional technology experience, I am looking forward to this transition. I was wondering if anyone in the group could recommend online High School SS sites/resources . I have quite a few in my diigo already, but am always open to what other people are using/referencing. Thanks!
I guess a lot of things depend on what high school level you will be teaching. My thought is that if you are teaching 9th grade, it probably won't be a huge shift for you. If you're teaching 11th or 12th grade, the maturity level difference will be significant, I guess, but you probably will do well.
You might check the NCSS Network (http://ncssnetwork.ning.com). Similar to what I hope we could do here, there's a lot of discussion opportunities. Also, while it's a commercial site, Social Studies School Service (http://www.socialstudies.com) has a lot of free information that you can use.
I've also become a fan of Twitter over the past few months. So, there's a good possibility for interaction there.
Hope this helps.
look up tag sec-hs_social_studies I add things as I find them for my co workers