OCSS Channel

ocss channel

OCSS is dedicated to bringing our members high quality professional development and the latest social studies news.  We will continue to keep you updated through our publications and a great annual conference, but as technology progresses we can now let people know about opportunities available online from services like YouTube, Vimeo, and the Teacher Channel.

Historical Thinking Professional Development Videos for Secondary Teachers


Stanford History Education Group YouTube Channel

Stanford History Education Group Teacher Channel Videos

Historical Thinking Professional Development Videos for Elementary Teachers

  Bringing History Home        

Bringing History Home YouTube Channel Videos  https://www.youtube.com/user/bringinghistoryhome?feature=results_main

Social Studies Best Practices and ELA Common Core Integration

TV Episode 7:  Social Studies Essentials (Grades K-12)  https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/tch-presents-social-studies-essentials

ELA Common Core Standards:  Elementary School  https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/common-core-state-standards-elementary-school

ELA Common Core Standards:  Middle School  https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/common-core-state-standards-middle-school

ELA Common Core Standards:  High School  https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/common-core-state-standards-high-school

Social Studies:  The Kindergarten Experience  https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching-kindergarteners-social-studies

Antiques Roadshow:  Show and Tell  https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/show-and-tell-themes

Exploring Emigration: Maps & Migration    https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching-human-migration

Geography: A Sensory Approach   https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/geography-lesson-idea-rain-forest

Structured Groups: Making Group-Work Work  https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/structured-groups

FREE Founding Documents Webinars and Workshops 

Creative Learning Factory by the Ohio Historical Society   http://www.creativelearningfactory.org/programming/webinars-workshops

Professional Development for K-5 Social Studies Teachers

Social Studies in Action:  A Methodology Workshop K-5  http://www.learner.org/workshops/socialstudies/

History and Social Studies Tutorials


Khan Academy History Tutorials   http://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/history

Khan Academy Microeconomics Tutorials    http://www.khanacademy.org/finance-economics/microeconomics

Khan Academy Macroeconomics Tutorials    http://www.khanacademy.org/finance-economics/macroeconomics

Crash Course Tutorials – World History http://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

Historical Thinking for all ages

History Detective Videos from Seasons 1-10  http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/videos/

Global and Current Issues

TED http://www.ted.com/

TED ED Youtube Channel  http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation

BBC World News  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/

Help us grow our list of quality online professional development videos for the Social Studies by posting the link and a comment to this page.

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