Introducing… new on the SOCIAL STUDIES WEBSITE Example: PBS Teachers Activity Packs provided by www.pbs.org/teachers Explore educational resources and activities from PBS with their library of Activity Packs. Each one focuses on a curricular theme and includes links to great PBS resources and supplemental activities by recommended grade level. The following categories are posted on these High School webpages: World History topic for 6th Six Weeks: “Genocide” U.S. History topic for 6th Six Weeks: “Patriotism” Government topic for 6th Six Weeks: “Constitutional Controversies” … and for Economics BrainPOP wants to help students build financial literacy skills and come to a better understanding of what they're hearing about in the news with their Spotlight: Financial Literacy -- it's free throughout April, which is Financial Literacy Month. “The Spotlight includes new movies on banking, mortgages, and more. You'll also find content covering everything from the stock market and taxes to comparing prices and credit cards. The featured quiz ("Mortgages") and all related Activity Pages are free as well. The goal of our Spotlight: Financial Literacy is to help get parents, teachers, and students alike talking about healthy financial habits. To that end, we invite you to share the Spotlight's movies on your curriculum website. You can do that by adding our Financial Literacy Movie Player. Once embedded, the player will automatically rotate one of BrainPOP’s Spotlight movies each day in April. Starting in May, it will take viewers to BrainPOP’s permanent Financial Literacy unit. Austin ISD Bureau of Curriculum; Social Studies Department April, 2009 The recent addition of these new features to the Social Studies website were made possible thanks to the continued support of our friends in Instructional Technology… thanks Hanneke!