Here's a great collection of links from the History Tech blog. From Glenn, writer of the blog: "This week’s tip is basically just a list of places online that can help you integrate literature with your social studies instruction. I’ve tried to include stuff for different grade levels."
LookyBook is here (talked about before on this blog), along with StoryLine Online where you can listen to books read aloud by members of the Screen Actors Guild, and lots of others.
I was especially excited to find American Passages: A Literary Survey. This site created by Annenberg Media provides professional development and classroom materials to enhance the study of American Literature in its cultural context. From the site: "American Passages: A Literary Survey provides professional development and classroom materials to enhance the study of American Literature in its cultural context. It is organized into 16 units, each exploring canonical and re-discovered texts, and presenting the material through an Instructor Guide, a 30-minute documentary video series, literary texts and an integrated Study Guide." Along with our students, we can find resources and and tools to use to create our own analytical narratives.
Wow, this link to American Literature is going out on email tomorrow, especially to my English and Social Studies teachers.