I’ve messed with Sweet Search and findingDulcinea in the past but haven’t spent a lot of time over there. During a recent conversation with Mark Moran, founder of both tools, he shared a Sweet Search page that looks very useful.
Using the Web and Technology in Social Studies Class has a wide range of resources that can help you as you integrate technology and online tools into your instruction. I especially like the web research tips and specific topic collections like Conflict in Pakistan.
There is also a nice link titled 101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class that lists some very cool places.
And while these resources are designed for teachers, Sweet Search is actually aimed at students. Searching a very small database, Sweet Search provides a nice alternative to Google and other like-minded search tools.
We search only the 35,000 Web sites that our staff of research experts and librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved when creating the content on findingDulcinea.
SweetSearch helps students find outstanding information, faster. It enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources.
So . . . start with the handy social studies resources and then give Sweet Search a try. And be sure to pass it on to your kids!