This is a list of resources I sent out to the Social Studies Department at the high school via their Google Group (which is working out famously):
I am a huge fan of teaching through the use of timely statistics and facts delivered alongside stunning visuals (among other methods as well). These are a few of my favorite resources that combine both:
xTimeline: allows students, or teachers, to create timelines and view others created by students. Loads of topics to choose from.
270toWin: great site to show the visual map of the electoral college process and the states required to win. Timely.
Daylife: news site that relies very heavily on photojournalism to highlight the days events and most popular stories. Dig deeper and find all sorts of connections between the participants in the stories.
Maps of War: from their site “Maps-of-War presents a special list of the best multimedia war maps from across the world wide web.”
Social Explorer: uses U.S. Census Data to show how demographics have shifted in the U.S. and cities since 1940. Great visuals based on solid data.