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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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6 Degrees Dictionary - 12 words redefined
From the web site: "The 6 Degrees Dictionary, a new project of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, offers a user’s guide to inclusion. We start with 12 words, the currency of so much disagreement and misunderstanding, and recast them to provoke and inspire." These 12 words are central to much of what is taking place in the world of 2018. Take a look.

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Additional Resources to understand Black History in America
In this section of the Tutor/Mentor web library you can find links related to poverty, inequality, law, social justice, etc.

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African Americans in STEM - Wiki site
This site is a growing list of past and living African American heroes in technical fields. (STEM = science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Created as part of a collaborative hack-a-thon organized by the White House in Feb. 2015.

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American Panorama - Atlas of US History
From the web site: "American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps."

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America's Long (unaddressed) history of class
This article shows how class differences, not just racial discrimination, has been a long feature of American life.

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Atlas Obscura site opens wonders of the world to web travelers
I found this site by looking at this article showing a 1940 map of immigration patterns in the US. Social studies teachers might use this to expand the curiosity and world view of their students.

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Black Quotidian - Everyday History in African American Newspapers
From the web site: "Black Quotidian is a digital project designed to highlight everyday moments and lives in African-American history. By emphasizing the ordinary or mundane aspects of history I hope both to call attention to people and events that are not commonly featured in textbooks, documentaries, or Black History Month celebrations, while also casting new light on well-known black history subjects."

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Building Community Through Creativity - student engagement activities
This blog has a great list of activities that could take place in a classroom, an entire school, or in neighborhood non-school tutoring and/or mentoring programs.

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Chicago City of Learning - open to all Chicago youth
From the web site: "The first effort of its kind to take place in a major city in the United States, Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) is a groundbreaking initiative that joins together learning opportunities for young people in a way that allows them to think about, pursue, and develop their interests. CCOL breaks down the false barriers between learning that happens in school and learning that happens outside of school. Through CCOL young people can take new paths of discovery, explore the city's rich resources and find out what they can learn, make, do, and ultimately become.

CPS students already have accounts waiting for them! All they need to do is visit ChicagoCityOfLearning.org/CPS and enter their name and CPS ID# (located on report card or ID card) to claim the account. Those who are not CPS students should visit ChicagoCityOfLearning.org and click on SIGN UP to create an account."

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Chicago Public Libraries offer free homework help
Since September 2017 Chicago Public Library locations citywide offer the free, drop-in Teacher in the Library program for school aged kids. Live online tutoring is available on CPL's website through Brainfuse. Visit the web site to learn more.


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Consumer Finance - resources for parents and caregivers
From the web site: "Children learn from watching you earn, shop, save, and borrow – you’re the top influence on their financial lives. And you don’t need to be a money expert to help them start out strong.

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Creating comic-formatted textbooks and learning materials
The Illustrated Textbook is just one visual project on a site titled The Human Imprint created by a geography teachers from the US Midwest. There's a lot to see on this site, so take some time to browse and learn.

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Creating Story Animations Using Inkscape and Animatron
Volunteers in tutoring, mentoring programs could teach youth how to create stories using free applications like inkscape and animation, and might teach themselves at the same time. Here's a blog article with tutorials and suggestions.

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Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites - extensive library
From the web site: This is "The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents. Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience. "

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Educational Web Sites for Teachers - multiple subjects
Visit this site and you'll find a graphic showing 32 educational web sites, in eight categories. You'll find another link in the article, to a page with links to each of the sites shown. Take a look.

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Educators Guide to Teaching History US Slavery using GIS maps
While this link points to a section titled The Slave Trail the section is part of a larger teaching guide titled In Time & Place.

From the site: "In Time & Place is a growing library of teaching materials for classroom, distance, or home use focusing on selected topics in American history. You will find many traditional reading, map, and photo related resources, but you will also find GIS (Geographic Information System) data and activities as well. All of the materials can be used individually or as a whole to build a unit on each topic in a way that best suits your and your students' needs. There are suggestions in some cases that the materials are well suited to group work or jigsaw type sharing activities. But these are not pre-packaged lessons; rather collections of resources that you can adapt to your style and specific classroom needs."

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Ferguson Syllabus - From Wikipedia
From the site: "Ferguson syllabus is a crowdsourced syllabus about race, African American history, civil rights, and policing. [9] Ferguson syllabus was created as a way to integrate conversations of what happened in Ferguson into classrooms." Use the resources in learning about race and inequality in America and to find strategies for engaging students and others in this effort.

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Games for Change - use games to stimulate learning
From the web site "Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.

We aim to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good. To further grow the field, Games for Change convenes multiple stakeholders, highlights best practices, incubates games, and helps create and direct investment into new projects."

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Geography resources for teachers, students, tutors - #worldgeochat
One great, on-going resource for geography teachers and students is the #worldgeochat that takes place weekly on Twitter. You can join in. You can just follow and get ideas. You can search for the hashtag #worldgeochat at any time to find the chat and archives. A great resource.

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Giant Learning Games from David L Hoyt Foundation
David L. Hoyt is the inventor of on-line strategic games like a word game called Word Winder. He has created a "giant" version of the game for classroom and group use. Take a look. http://www.davidlhoytfoundation.org/giant-games.html

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Grammar Education Resource Guide
This is an extensive library of links that focus on grammar. The web site introduction says "There’s no way around it: Good grammar matters. And that doesn’t just apply to English class. Like it or not, people will judge you negatively for your grammar faux pas. So, if you’re looking to improve your grammar skills – whether for school or for life – this guide is for you. In addition to resources for students (or anyone who speaks the English language), this guide includes resources for teachers. Keep reading for some 40 individual resources in six sections, including general resources, reference resources and study resources, among others."

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History of Philosophy Library - Section on Africa
Through a series of podcasts "Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps." The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition."

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History of Slavery (H-Slavery) - links page
From the web site: "H-Slavery seeks to promote interaction and exchange among scholars engaged in research on slavery, the slave trade, abolition, and emancipation. It is dedicated to the dissemination of information about the history of slavery and antislavery in all time periods and parts of the world. H-Slavery’s new network format now offers opportunities for exciting new forms of digital collaboration utilizing built in platforms and multiple forms of media."

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How to spot fake news - slide presentation
There are many resources to help you spot fake news. This presentation is one.

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Integrating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Lesson Plans
From the web site: "This publication has a twofold aim – to help students learn a language creatively whilst at the same time raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through bringing together a range of innovative ideas for teaching creatively and addressing these key issues. The activities include enabling students to think creatively about sustainable food and food supplies, creating energy which does not harm the environment, and collaborating with other students globally to diminish the digital divide."

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