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  • Abraham Lincoln -The site features a quiz written and illustrated by first grade students, a treasure hunt, curriculum guidance, links to similar sites and a "Pioneer Life" picture show. Teachers and young students will enjoy studying the memorable author of the "Emancipation Proclamation."
  • Ad*Access - this great site has over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955
  • African Resources - a K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet.
  • AlternaTime Timelines - Browse the Past and some Futures... a collection of Timelines on the Web
  • Amazing Picture Machine - a searchable index of Internet graphics will help you find images for your lessons. Supporting a wide variety of topics from historical photos to science diagrams, this site also includes lesson ideas and search tips.
  • American History Archive Project - helps middle and secondary level students find digitized artifacts and historical commentary, and encourages their contribution to ongoing scholarly examination of these resources through linked hypertext essays.
  • American Studies Web - American Studies Web includes Economy and Politics, Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Social Science, Current Events and Legal Studies, and more.
  • Ancient World Web - this site is a compendium of sites spotlighting the Ancient World and the valuable categorizing makes this site more useful than a mere list of links.
  • Anyday in History - a great way to incorporate history in your classroom. Check out birthdays, death dates, and special events that happened any day of the year
  • Ask Eric - Social Studies lesson Plans
  • The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School - an incredible resource for students and teachers alike. Historical documents dating back to the 12th Century are presented in entirety, with links to supporting documents, glossaries and indexes for each one. Major documents relevant to Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government can be found at this site.
  • Benjamin Franklin : Glimpses of the Man - at this site, students can find out almost everything there is to know about Benjamin Franklin, the inventor, philosopher, writer, and diplomat. Included are lesson plans (ie. Solar energy, electricity, and hot air balloon experiments) that focus on current implementations of Franklin's ideas.
BIOGRAPHIES
    • Biography - This A&E's Biography web site includes a searchable and browsable online collection of 15,000 cross-referenced biographies from the Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia. The site provides selected opening chapters and reviews from best selling biographies, a quiz and anagram game, chatboards, and schedules of upcoming episodes of the Biography television program.
    • Biographical Dictionary - this biographical dictionary contains basic information on over 27,000 people from ancient times to the present day.
    • Biographies - this site has links to common biographies students need for reports
    • Biographies from Homework Central - a great collection of biography sites on the Internet
    • The Biography Maker - online lessons explain what a biography should be and walk writers through questioning, learning, synthesis, and storytelling, includes embedded links to relevant Internet resources and tips for effective writing.
    • Lives, the Biography Resource - Links to thousands of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, narratives, oral histories and more.
  • Black History Month: Exploring African American Issues on the Web - offers five different activities you can use depending on your learning goals and students
  • Cameron Balloons Virtual Factory - this site was designed for undergraduate students new to business studies and it offers an overview of the way a company is organized by function (production, marketing, accounts, design, and purchasing). Each function includes explanations, worksheets, theories, issues, and more.
  • Cam World - Cam World features organized links to thousands of "Webbed" outdoor cameras around the world. Includes information links for every cam listed. This could be a wonderful fun resource when students are learning about a region or time zones.
  • Castles on the Web - this site links the castle resources on the Internet including history and photographs
    Celebrating Women's History - this site has over 100 biographies, activities, resources, and much more to help integrate the celebration of Women's History Month
  • CIA World Fact book 2000 - The CIA World Factbook includes information on every country in the world.
  • Updated CIA World Factbook & Intelligence Fact Book - Statistical information on nearly every country in the world, plus an incredible amount of maps, graphics, country flags, and more.
  • City Net - This comprehensive reference on geography and cultures is updated daily and provides easy and timely access to information on regional travel, entertainment, local business, government, and community services.
    CIVICS
    • Idea Central - provides timely information and ideas about national politics. Themes include Civic Participation, Health, Economics and Politics, Welfare and Families, and Media.
    • Learning Adventures in Citizenship From New York to Your Town - this is companion to a PBS documentary, this site includes inquiry-oriented activities in citizenship for upper elementary and middle school students and includes a parents and teachers guide
    • Rock the Vote - Rock the Vote is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and to helping young people realize and utilize their power to affect change in the civic and political lives of their communities.
    • Teaching with Historic Places - this site offers lessons and resources that support history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. The lessons are based on historic sites and include readings, images, questions, and ideas for extension activities.
CIVIL WAR
    • Abraham Lincoln - The site features a quiz written and illustrated by first grade students, a treasure hunt, curriculum guidance, links to similar sites and a "Pioneer Life" picture show. Teachers and young students will enjoy studying the memorable author of the "Emancipation Proclamation."
    • The American Civil War Homepage - this site has links to the moXpeditionst useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865). The page opens a gateway to multi-formatted resources about what is arguably the seminal event in American history and a great Website for those studying the Civil War.
    • Civil War Photograph Collection - The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Includes everything but the smell of the gunpowder.
    • The History Place - this site offers graphically enhanced timelines of World War II in Europe and the life of Abraham Lincoln. It also includes are a photo journal on the life of John F. Kennedy, a featured speech of the week and a hotlist of historically related tourist sites across the U.S. The available topics are continuing to increase (including the Holocaust and Civil War), so come back often to see what's new.
    • Selected Civil War Photographs - this site has over 1000 high quality photographs can be searched for by keyword or browsed from a less-friendly table. Students and teachers can freely download them for educational use. Also, this is a good chance to teach students about proper citation and crediting of sources because the Library of Congress is meticulous in providing such information for each image.
    • Time Detective (from) American History Archive Project - Time Detectives identify found objects from America's past (Revolutionary and Civil War eras)." An Introduction provides an overview of the project and tips on prompting student learning.
    • The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War - this site provides access to thousands of primary resources and online lesson plans with student activity pages
    • Very complete Battle of Gettysburg web site (many links) - a wonderful site to visit when you are studying the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Clicking Anastasia: an Internet Adventure - in 1918, Nicholas Romanov, former Tsar of the Russian Empire, his wife Alexandra and their five children, have been captives of Communist revolutionaries for more than a year. On the night of July 16 they are killed by Bolshevik Soldiers. "What happened to the Romanov fortune? Was it lost? Or hidden? And if hidden, where? Play the game, or read the background information
    COLONIAL AMERICA
    • 13 original colonies (5) - You need the HyperStudio plugin to look at these links..
    • Native American Crafts Unit - Children in the American colonies frequently learned how to make toys and other crafts from the Native American children who lived nearby. The activities at this site illustrates some of the crafts, techniques, and materials which Native and Colonial children might have used for their toys and crafts.
    • Pilgrim information (2) - While the Mayflower Web Pages are specifically designed for genealogists and academic historians, it can certainly be utilized by teachers and students during the Thanksgiving season
  • CNN Interactive Cable News Network Website - CNN's home page covers breaking news, sports, health and showbiz stories, each nearly always including pictures grabbed from CNN's video cameras and it offers a few video clips with a search feature that quickly calls up stories on a topic of your choice
  • Collapse: Why do Civilizations Fall? - Explore theories on what caused Mesopotamia, Teotihuacan, Chaco Canyon - they were once flourishing, vibrant communities that have all but disappeared from Earth.
  • Country Studies - When military or diplomats' families receive "traveling papers" to a distant country, they look to the Department of the Army's Country for information about 85 countries. Students can search for information about each country, compare social and political life, and learn about current events.
  • Cranes for Peace - students from 41 states folded paper cranes and sent them to students in Japan on the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.
  • The Crusades: A View From Jordan - created by a sixth grade class, this project looks at the Middle Ages and Crusader Castles in Jordan. Read fictional journal entries, peruse timelines, or take a virtual tour of castles in Aqaba, Ajlun, Shobak, and Kerak. A teacher resource section includes lesson plans for those interested in guiding their students in a similar project, and an accompanying web site covers Roman Ruins.
  • Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court - this site provides information about the Supreme Court as well as their recent and past decisions.
  • Deep in the Bush, Where People Rarely Ever Go - African culture becomes alive in the classroom with folk tales and accompanying activities at this creative site. Included in this site is an extensive teacher lesson page, African recipes, links to other African resources, and ideas for your students to create and produce their own plays.
  • Discoverers Web - this site has a text-based page with hundreds of links to information on discoverers and explorers, from prehistoric man through modern day
  • Discovery Channel's Galapagos Islands Tour (1) - Discovery Channel online's first ever virtual Internet expedition to the Galapagos Islands.
    ECONOMICS
    • The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School - an incredible resource for students and teachers alike. Historical documents dating back to the 12th Century are presented in entirety, with links to supporting documents, glossaries and indexes for each one. Major documents relevant to Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government can be found at this site.
    • CCER National Budget Simulation - There are three ways to play this game: a simple version that challenges you to cut major categories of spending or eliminate tax loopholes without knowing the total amount already being spent, a longer version with sub categories of spending, and a third version with the sub categories of spending that includes the budget of each item.
    • Economic Ed Website - this site provides support for learning economics in all forms and at all levels. For lesson suggestions, head for the K-12 Resources section or the idea page on how to teach economics using the Internet.
  • Idea Central - provides timely information and ideas about national politics. Themes include Civic Participation, Health, Economics and Politics, Welfare and Families, and Media.
  • InvestSmart - developed by students for the ThinkQuest competition, this site includes investment basics, lessons, a simulation, and examples.
  • Government Information Sharing Project-Oregon State University - this project enables users to access data and tables from several government resources that haven't been online. Use this valuable information to analyze population, agricultural, economic, and trade figures for all counties in the U.S. . This site is goldmine of information and links to other government sites
  • K-12 History Resource Guide - an online version of a paper presented at the Computers and History 95 Conference, this is the first resource any teacher of history and social studies should click to. An outstanding overview with great links.
  • The Library of Congress Learning Page - this site has a digitized American Memory collection for educators. An "Educator's Page" helps teachers incorporate the online collections into their curriculum. Materials include photographs and recorded interviews and illustrate various political, social, and economic themes in the American history. The electronic collections are arranged alphabetically by keyword and media type, and the entire site is searchable.
  • Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers - Sections include the study of Archaeology, Diversity, Genealogy, Geography, Economics, Government, U.S. History, World History, Humanities/Art, Resources For Writers, News and Current Events, Media Sites/Media Literacy, and Research/Critical Thinking.
  • Supply and Demand - an economics resource from McREL links to Explorations in Economic Demand, a lesson plan, related content standards, and other resources.
  • EDSITEment - this site includes online learning guides and a hotlist of links to top humanities sites. The learning guides include lesson plans to help students, parents, and teachers use the Internet more effectively as a tool for learning in history and social studies, English and language arts, foreign languages, and art history.
    EGYPT
    • Abu Simbel - Part of the Sacred Places site, Abu Simbel is a temple carved out of rock during the reign of Ramses II and covered in great detail here as both art and architecture; also available is a study of Giza and links to many other ancient sacred structures around the world
    • Ancient Art (8-12) - Detroit Institute of Arts look at the composition and elements of ancient Egyptian art. There are links to compare Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, Rome, the Etruscans, Arabian and Islamic arts Egypt Links Over 200 great links.
    • Djoser - The first pyramid to be built entirely of stone and this site does an amazing job of taking you through the process of building this step pyramid. It has clickable maps and tours of the individual chambers
    • Egypt - Consider this site for elementary and middle school students covering basic information and offering links which compare practices in Greece, Rome, Africa and the Middle East
    • Egypt.com - this site is about contemporary Egyptian daily life - commercial but useful; links to airlines, food, stocks and employment and it has possibilities for integration across the content areas
    • Fun Guide - this site by Sea World, is a great site for elementary students looking at language and hieroglyphics, history and culture through games and activities which will engage them
    • Gift of the Nile - Seattle Art Museum's exhibit on ancient Egyptian culture, it has lots of activities for students and teachers
    • Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology - this site presents the ancient civilization in all its glory using virtual tours, exhibits and links for further study. This site is a must see site for anyone working with students on Egypt
    • Little Horus - an Egyptian web site for children that is both educational and fun. Tour guide Little Horus takes visitors on a whirlwind tour of this ancient land, where they learn about Egyptian history and its geography. This site features over 300 pages of information and illustrations and is site is in English and Arabic.
    • Map of Egypt - this site has an interactive map covering the major historical and metropolitan areas of this historic land, including Cairo, Luxor, Giza and Aswan
    • McClung Museum - a wonderful online exhibit of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt with clickable thumbnails and links to other Egyptian resources online
    • Mysteries of Egypt - Based on the IMAX movie made by National Geographic, this is a great site with lots of teacher support, an online quiz and links for further exploration (This would be great to visit before going to the Air and Space Museum in Hampton)
    • Mysteries of the Nile - NOVA exhibit based on the popular TV production with good information and appearance; in classroom resources you can even customize your own lesson plans
    • Pyramids - A NOVA production, this Egypt unit will enhance your curriculum
    • Theban Mapping Project - Major monuments and burial sites along the west bank of the Nile, including the Valley of the Kings
    • Tomb of Senneferi - learn about this Pharaoh; an excellent opportunity to study the processes of archaeology
    • Travels with Mousey (2-5) - Mousey is a stuffed animal known as the "world's formouseyest Egyptologist"; this is the record of an eleven day tour through historic Egypt through a child's eyes
    • Webquest - Elementary and middle students can now enjoy locating information on Ancient Egypt! Learn about Ancient Egyptian daily life, Egyptian mummies, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, King Tut (Tutankhamen), Egyptian games, and Archeology.
    • Wild Egypt - From the colorful shores of the Nile River to the majestic Red Sea, the land of Egypt teems with animal life, much of it rarely seen by the outside world. But Wild Egypt brings it all to you, and you won't even have to leave your chair.
  • ePALS Classroom Exchange - this site helps classrooms to meet, correspond, and interact with other classrooms through the Internet. Users can search, browse and contact classrooms listed in the online database or submit a profile of their own classroom. Great site for cultural, language, history, science or geography projects.
  • Exploring Ancient World Cultures - an introductory, on-line, college-level 'textbook' of ancient world cultures, constructed around a series of cultural pages consisting of: The Ancient Near East, Ancient India, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Early Islam, and Medieval Europe." The site features an anthology, chronology, essays, maps, and an interactive quiz for each of the cultures. Argos, a limited area search engine taps into a database of peer-reviewed Web sites.
  • Exploring Leonardo - Museum of Science site offers resources for learning about Leonardo da Vinci and it includes lesson plans for grade 4-8 classroom activities.
  • Franklin Institute Museums Hotlist - this site has links to science museums, natural history museums, and other cultural institutions.
  • FRONTLINE: So You Want to Buy a President? - this site investigates profiles of top donors and analyses of the 1996 electoral system.
  • Funschool.com - this commercial site offers loads of educational games for kids from preschool to sixth grade.
  • Future Culture - This site will help your students learn about the diversity of the world's cultures. The heart of this site is a hotlist of links to any country in the world and it includes a simple quiz and introduction to traits of culture.
    GEOGRAPHY
    • Camcity - students will find live pictures from around the world, it uses friendly navigation, has a strong database search capabilities and a simple layout
    • City Net - This comprehensive reference on geography and cultures is updated daily and provides easy and timely access to information on regional travel, entertainment, local business, government, and community services.
    • Climate Map Of The U.S. LIMATE MAP OF THE U.S. -this site has JAVA applet of all fifty states; students click on areas of interest to learn more about the climate in specific regions
    • ePALS Classroom Exchange - this site helps classrooms to meet, correspond, and interact with other classrooms through the Internet. Users can search, browse and contact classrooms listed in the online database or submit a profile of their own classroom. Great site for cultural, language, history, science or geography projects.
    • 50 States Capitals - Using Flashcards, Matching, Concentration and Word Searches, this site has several online activities to practice memorization of state capitals
    • 50 States Tourism Sites - this site offers a listing of the online sites for the offices of tourism for all 50 state. This site would be very handy for states research and projects
    • Interactive - this site offer geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities and make sure you visit the Ecotourism Simulation Game!
    • Introduction to Geography: Learning the Compass - designed to introduce fifth grade students to basic geography concepts and map skills, this lesson introduces compass directions, a concept central to using maps. A ten question quiz is concluded the lesson.
    • Flags Of The World - this site has more than 1600 pages and has more than 2700 images about flags
    • Geographia - this site offers virtual destinations around the globe to help your students learn the physical geography of the world around them.
    • Geography Education - Students can celebrate Geography Awareness Week (November 14-20) by exploring the National Geographic Society's site. They can click on the "Map Machine" to pull up maps of the seven continents and to "travel" to any country in the world. (A profile of each country will pop up upon their "arrival.") This site has classroom activities, a discussion board for teachers, and links to other resources.
    • Geo Teacher (9-12) - This site is a great research tool for students and geography links and other resources for high school students, parents, and teachers. It has 600 links to resources, references, and lesson plans for geography and sociology
    • Maps.com – a great site for maps. Check out the Interactive Maps and the Learn and Play tab.
    • MapQuest - MapQuest includes Interactive Atlas, a guide with street maps from all over the world, and TripQuest!, offering city to city driving directions for the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. Great for learning Geography!
    • Mathematics Of Cartography - an interdisciplinary tutorial on map making
    • National Geographic Pirates - this National Geographic site, kids can explore the lives of pirates with an interactive adventure game and check their geography smarts with the GeoBee Challenge.
    • The North American Quilt: A Living Geography Project - students can research weekly geography questions and contribute their findings to a "quilt of information" on the Web. Geography topics begin with the physical earth and move through natural land features, ecosystems, weather, wildlife, land use (agriculture, cities, undeveloped land), all the way to immigration and population histories, North American folk and homegrown art. Expert guests answer student questions by e-mail. The project runs from February through May and there is a fee.
    • Peace Corps: Kids World - this site for kids is designed to educate and entertain children about world geography and the cultures of other countries. Children can also send electronic postcards, read folk tales from around the world, download coloring pages and test their geography skills with an interactive game.
    • Pigskin Geography - students learn about geography, by combining sports and geography
    • Puzzles Of The Earth - A ThinkQuest site about plate tectonics which looks at the topic in a variety of ways, including its impact on human life
    • Six Million People - on online presentation on the impact of continued population expansion on our planet ( From the national Museum of Natural History in Paris)
    • Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers - Sections include the study of Archaeology, Diversity, Genealogy, Geography, Economics, Government, U.S. History, World History, Humanities/Art, Resources For Writers, News and Current Events, Media Sites/Media Literacy, and Research/Critical Thinking.
    • Teaching with Historic Places - this site offers lessons and resources that support history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. The lessons are based on historic sites and include readings, images, questions, and ideas for extension activities.
    • Tracks - this site has a multimedia presentation, with a clickable map, on U.S. history and geography with additional resources for purchase
    • U.N. Cyber School Bus - this site provides students a world view of mankind and the global issues they face; it has a lot of good connections to Geography and the other Social Sciences
    • U.S. Census Bureau States By Zip Code - students can type in the zip code and it will bring up all kinds of geographic and demographic data on the community or region
    • Where Is That? - A great Funbrain game in which maps come up on the screen and students must identify countries, states and capitals
    • Xerox Parc Map Viewer - this site has a server that accepts requests for a World or USA map and returns an HTML document including an image of the requested map
  • Global Grocery List - an e-mail project where students visit their local grocery stores and record the prices of items on the grocery list, then share their prices with other participating classes all over the world. The result is a growing table of current, peer collected data that can be used in math, social studies, science, and health classes (and others). This project is especially good for internet beginners.
  • Gander Academy's Theme-related Resources - this site is a great resource for thematic teaching using the Internet. The site starts with a list of 27 general categories of interest to elementary students, each with sub categories that list links for general information, teacher resources, student projects, and much more.
  • Government Information Sharing Project-Oregon State University - this project enables users to access data and tables from several government resources that haven't been online. Use this valuable information to analyze population, agricultural, economic, and trade figures for all counties in the U.S. . This site is goldmine of information and links to other government sites.
  • Great Chicago Fire and Web of Memories - this web site includes narrative, eyewitness accounts, and pictures all dealing with the devastating Chicago fire of 1871
  • Headbone Derby's "Revenge of the Lunar Fringe" - you can signup your classroom up for this no cost, interactive learning adventure and your students will match wits with a clever foe while developing internet skills and testing their "musico-cultural" smarts. A teacher's guide is included with an Internet primer and curriculum integration tips.
  • The History Channel - this site has links, information, and teacher's guides to support the use of this cable channel in the classroom
  • History House - funny and educational, History House casts a fresh eye on the past and doesn't blink. You can browse book reviews, check out links to other history sites, or read well written stories with revealing titles like Peace Treaty Shenanigans and Russia's Dark Enlightenment.
  • History & Social Studies for K-12 Teachers - this site includes extensive, annotated links to help social studies teachers find information on the Internet
  • History of Costume - this site is an online reproduction of a 1880's book that includes drawings of historical dress from antiquity to the end of the 19th century
  • The History of Education Site - this site is an international, annotated collection of Web resources about the history of education and childhood, from simple short overviews to academic papers in various languages.
  • The History Place - this site offers graphically enhanced timelines of World War II in Europe and the life of Abraham Lincoln. It also includes are a photo journal on the life of John F. Kennedy, a featured speech of the week and a hotlist of historically related tourist sites across the U.S. The available topics are continuing to increase (including the Holocaust and Civil War), so come back often to see what's new.
  • History Teacher - Excellent, Today in History feature, over 24,000 hours of archival film footage and 20 million photographs, engravings and drawings spanning over 3,000 years of world history.
  • The History Net - this site has extensive, content-rich, well set-up site which includes world and US history, interviews, feature articles and much more. It includes a daily quiz, today in history, and a daily picture.
  • History Timelines - this site has a collection of timelines that includes America, places, global, cultural, and resource information
  • Horus Gets in Gear (H-GIG) - Horus' Web Links to History Resources
  • Houghton Mifflin Education Place : Social Studies Center - this site has links to games, projects, activities, and professional resources. Check out the maps and current events.
    Idea Central - provides timely information and ideas about national politics. Themes include Civic Participation, Health, Economics and Politics, Welfare and Families, and Media.
    IMMIGRATION
    • Ellis Island photos (5)- Not much information here but many good pictures.
    • Ellis Island (5) - The History Channel's web page on Ellis Island.
    • A fifth graders view of Ellis Island (5) A fifth grader shares his pictures of Ellis Island.
    • 1933 air view of Ellis Island (5) - air view of Ellis Island in 1933
    • The Ellis Island Museum. (5) The Ellis Island immigration museum.
    • Lower East Side Tenement Museum - this site was designated a national historic site, this museum provides a social history of 1870 through 1915 in New York City
    • The North American Quilt: A Living Geography Project - students can research weekly geography questions and contribute their findings to a "quilt of information" on the Web. Geography topics begin with the physical earth and move through natural land features, ecosystems, weather, wildlife, land use (agriculture, cities, undeveloped land), all the way to immigration and population histories, North American folk and homegrown art. Expert guests answer student questions by e-mail. The project runs from February through May and there is a fee.
· Jason Project Coming in 2001-2002... JASON XIII: Frozen Worlds will take students and teachers on an adventure to some of the colder regions of our planet and solar system.
  • KidNews - a free news and writing service for students and teachers around the world. Anyone may use the stories from the service and anyone may submit their own stories.
  • Knowledge Source Social Issues Hotlist - this sites includes information about: aging, AIDS, alcohol, atmosphere, communication, consumerism, corrections, crime, death & dying, defense, drugs, energy, ethics, ethnic groups, family, food, habitat, health, human rights, mental health, money, pollution, population, privacy, religion, school, sexuality, sports, technology, third world, transportation, women, work, and youth.
    KUNA INDIANS AND MOLA MAKING
  • Legislative Histories - this site contains a wealth of legal information beginning with 103rd Congress, 1993
  • Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers - at this site, teachers will find helpful lesson plans and resources which social studies teachers
  • The Library of Congress Learning Page - this site has a digitized American Memory collection for educators. An "Educator's Page" helps teachers incorporate the online collections into their curriculum. Materials include photographs and recorded interviews and illustrate various political, social, and economic themes in the American history. The electronic collections are arranged alphabetically by keyword and media type, and the entire site is searchable.
  • Library of Congress Newspaper and Current Periodical Room - this site has online periodicals as well as information about the Library of Congress.
  • Making of America - (7) this site represents a major collaborative endeavor to preserve and make accessible a significant body of primary sources related to development of the U.S. infrastructure. Drawing on the depth of primary materials at the Michigan and Cornell libraries, they are developing a thematically related digital library documenting American social history from the ante-bellum period through reconstruction. Approximately 5,000 volumes with imprints between 1850 - 1877 will be selected, scanned, and made available.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. - a wealth of information on this important American. Teachers will find full text articles, high quality images, an interactive quiz and other related links.
  • McREL : History Resources and Standards - has a great list of links with educational standards in history and other subjects.
  • Media Awareness Network - a clearinghouse of information and resources for media literacy and violence in the media. It also includes over 140 prepared and copyright cleared teacher units and discussion groups on current media related issues.
  • Middle Ages - inspired by programs from The Western Tradition, a video series in the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection, this site explores multiple perspectives of the Middle Ages. Online quizzes and links help make this a useful and interesting site.
  • Memory - the Exploratorium has crafted this memorable set of online exhibits, articles, activities, features, and links. Don't miss the Sheep Brai Dissection.
  • Middle Ages - this great site covers all aspects of life in the Middle Ages
  • Mr. Jenkins' History Links -this comprehensive history research site is intended for use by high school and college history students
  • The Moonlit Road- read or listen to interesting folk tales presented at a state-of-the-art website. Compelling stories of the American South, with RealAudio versions read by celebrated storytellers and appealing graphics, The Moonlit Road can be a satisfying detour for young children and lifelong learners alike.
  • MUSŠE - this site includes a directory of rated museum Web sites with links to education material
  • My Facts Page : Historical Information Resources - this site has a lengthy, unannotated list of hundreds of history resources
  • My Hero - this site illuminates the "unsung" heroes in the cities, towns, and countries where we live. Submit a description of your hero or browse other submissions.
  • National Geographic Pirates - this National Geographic site, kids can explore the lives of pirates with an interactive adventure game and check their geography smarts with the GeoBee Challenge.
  • The New York Times Learning Network - the Learning Network connects teachers, students, and parents to news and education resources on the Web. It includes daily lesson plans, interactive news quizzes, and opportunities to interact with The Times reporters. The lesson plans cover many subjects, including social studies, mathematics, fine arts, language arts, technology, and science.
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • New Deal Network - this site offers feature articles, an image library, and classroom lesson plans related to the people, policies, and events of the New Deal era.
  • The New York Times Learning Network - Building on news and archives from, the Learning Network connects teachers, students, and parents to news and education resources on the Web. Includes daily lesson plans, interactive news quizzes, and opportunities to interact with The Times reporters. Lesson plans cover many subjects, including social studies, mathematics, fine arts, language arts, technology, and science.
  • The Nobel Channel - Based on Nobel Prize achievements, this site offers resources and historical references with interactive media. An Interactive Learning Studio of lesson plans based on the Nobel Prize themes: Peace, Physics, Chemistry, and Literature is included. Contains multimedia elements, references, resources, and Teacher Bulletin Boards. (NOTE: For optimum viewing, a minimum Internet access speed of 56 KB or greater is recommended.)
  • Nobel Prize Internet Archive - this site has a list of winners in all categoriesand links to related sites
  • Nonprofit Prophets - this web based community action project links students to a nonprofit organization with the goal of building a web page for the nonprofit organization and a teaching guide is included.
  • The North American Quilt: A Living Geography Project - students can research weekly geography questions and contribute their findings to a "quilt of information" on the Web. Geography topics begin with the physical earth and move through natural land features, ecosystems, weather, wildlife, land use (agriculture, cities, undeveloped land), all the way to immigration and population histories, North American folk and homegrown art. Expert guests answer student questions by e-mail. The project runs from February through May and there is a fee.
  • Online Map Creation - this Online Map Creation site lets you draw simple maps interactively. It will give the borders of the desired map and specify options, and a map will show up on your Web page.
  • Online NewsHour - an online version of PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer presents transcripts of the day's broadcasts. This site also includes background briefings, a searchable archive, forums, and more. Some segments are available in RealAudio format. Be sure to visit the news for students section.
  • Online Social Studies Activities - this site lists online activities for everything from campaign advertising to the underground railroad. A great resource!
  • The Otherness of the Past - this Web site asks students to reflect on figures from California's early years to decide whether there is in fact an "otherness" to the past, or whether our lives today merely carry on the saga.
  • ParkNet: National Park Service - this has an interface to our nation's parks and historic places. Of particular interest might be the Links to the Past branch that features Today in History, Park Museum Collections and Treasures of the Nation. Also check out The Learning Place.
  • Paul Ehrlich and the Population Bomb - This companion Web site to the PBS television documentary looks at the ideas of this scientist whose theories link overpopulation to a broad range of global problems. Content includes current statistics, a directory of organizations, teacher resources, classroom activities, a glossary, a reading list, a population timeline, and much more.
  • Peace Corps: Kids World - this site for kids is designed to educate and entertain children about world geography and the cultures of other countries. Children can also send electronic postcards, read folk tales from around the world, download coloring pages and test their geography skills with an interactive game.
  • People's Century -this site is a resource for the PBS television series that "offers new insight into the turbulent events of these hundred years through the revealing personal testimony of the people who were there." Thematic overviews, timelines, and a teacher's guide are included to help put the episodes into perspective. Readers are also encouraged to submit their own stories, which could provide a great resource for students doing oral history projects.
  • Perseus Project - an extensive collection of resources for studying the ancient world includes ancient Greek and Latin texts and translations, maps, illustrated art catalogs, essays, and more. Students can search by keyword or browse by topic (art, archaeology, atlas, texts, text tools, historical overview, encyclopedia, essays and catalogs).
    POLITICAL CARTOONS
    • Cartoonist' Index - the largest collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on the web --updating current cartoons from 54 newspaper editorial cartoonists PLUS lesson plans for using the editorial cartoons as a teaching tool in Social Sciences, Art, Journalism and English at all levels
    • Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index - this site is a wonderful resource of information for sMS and HS students which includes timely editorial cartoons
    • Editorial Cartoons By Kids - a great resource site and contest encouraging students to express their social and political views through an editorial cartoon; includes lots of tips and support to help participants maximize their experience
    • FDR Cartoon Collection - this site has a digitized collection of political cartoons dealing with Franklin Roosevelt from 1932-1943
    • Professional Cartoonists' Index: Teacher's Guide - find out how to use editorial cartoons as a teaching tool in a variety of disciplines. The lesson plans "include games like scavenger hunts, tic tac toe and cartoon bingo, which engage students as they explore and interpret the symbolism in cartoons." Student handouts and a "Teachers' Tour" helps orient educators new to the site.
  • Population Topics - this site has a series of statistical information sites put together by the US Census Bureau
  • POTUS: Presidents of the United States - this comprehensive site on the American presidency includes biographies, speeches and writings, election results, and much more.
  • Renaissance: What Inspired This Age of Balance and Order? - students will find out what inspired this age of rebirth in Europe and see how life changed for those who lived during this period. This exhibit was inspired by The Western Tradition, a video series in the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection.
  • Road To Revolution. (3) - A revolutionary game
  • Rome Links - Information on people, places, and events.
  • Russia Interactive Learning Exhibit - This interactive exhibit explores how changes have affected the former USSR. Visitors can learn about the country through an interactive atlas and explore famous cities by taking a ride on their Continental Railway. The exhibit also includes a wealth of related sites of interest.
  • Schools Demining Schools - This site tackles the international problem of landmines. The Web site includes resources and information, access to teaching units, and much more. "The bold claim of this project is that we can all make a difference, that our actions (as well as our inaction) in the world have consequences not just in our immediate environment but in places we could not have imagined."
  • SCORE History/Social Science - Linking teachers to social studies resources, this site offers age appropriate Web links categorized by grade level, California standards and frameworks, and more.
  • Seeds of Change Garden - this site teaches about diversity and history by looking at the evolution of agriculture and cuisine throughout the world. It is designed so that it can be browsed for enjoyment and exploration.
  • Searching for China - simulation activity helps learners grasp the complexities of China. Includes a teachers guide.
  • Sipapu: Chetro Ketl Great Kiva - this site "presents a three-dimensional reconstruction of a Great Kiva, an architectural feature found in many prehistoric Anasazi communities in the Southwestern U.S. This site was created using archaeological records from the excavated Chetro Ketl Great Kiva, which is located in Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico." Teachers should use this site as a resource for Native American units.
  • Social Studies Lesson Plans and Resources - this is a great site for social studies teachers to browse . There are over 600 lesson plans and links to social studies resources
  • Social Studies School Services Online Resources - this site has good resources to help social studies teachers
  • Social Studies Sources for Teachers - a well organized list of social studies resources for teachers
  • Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers - Sections include the study of Archaeology, Diversity, Genealogy, Geography, Economics, Government, U.S. History, World History, Humanities/Art, Resources For Writers, News and Current Events, Media Sites/Media Literacy, and Research/Critical Thinking.
  • Teaching with Historic Places - this site offers lessons and resources that support history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. The lessons are based on historic sites and include readings, images, questions, and ideas for extension activities.
  • The Main Page for the Iditarod Race (3) - learn more about Dog Sled racing
  • This Day in History - students and teachers can find out important things that happened any date of the year. Brought to you by the History channel.
  • Time Detective (from) American History Archive Project - Time Detectives identify found objects from America's past (Revolutionary and Civil War eras)." An Introduction provides an overview of the project and tips on prompting student learning.
  • Time 100 - this site has wonderful graphics it profiles the top 100 influential people of the 20th century
  • THOMAS Legislative Information - U.S. Congress offers up-to-date information on legislators, legislation, and the legislative process.
  • Those Were the Days - this site has an annotated list of things that happened on this day in history
  • Today in Black American History - this text only site has daily listing of important events in American history
  • Turn-of-the-Century Child - this project involves students in a study of the life and times of children in the early 1900's and students become apprentice historians engaged in genuine historical inquiry.
  • Twentieth Century History - From About.com - this is a well-compiled list of links to topics important in the 1900's
  • United Nations CyberSchoolBus - this growing set of resources for teachers and students contains activities, and lesson plans centered around the UN and world social concerns. This site includes quizzes and games, discussions, and information on the Model United Nations.
  • University Wire - a daily electronic newswire for collegiate media. Community college newspapers can tap into the "Story of the Day." Interested collegiates or high school students might enjoy reading through the feature articles and campus newspapers from around the country.
  • US Census Bureau...Census data including a variety of maps.
  • U.S. Gazetteer - this database contains almost all U.S. cities and towns, and a few cities outside the U.S. WARNING: maps are slow!
  • U.S. GenWeb Project - this site has a list of "Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and state"
    U.S. HISTORY
    • American Memory from the Library of Congress - this site includes primary source material relating to American culture and history it also includes educator's section on how to use the resources
    • The American Presidency - (5-8) It is never too early to start discussing the future election in your classroom. This Grolier Online Academic American Encyclopedia site, offers a good, informative primer for teachers who want to brush up on their knowledge of the presidential election process.
    • History’s Best on PBS: American History - every social studies/history teacher should visit this site.
  • Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers - Sections include the study of Archaeology, Diversity, Genealogy, Geography, Economics, Government, U.S. History, World History, Humanities/Art, Resources For Writers, News and Current Events, Media Sites/Media Literacy, and Research/Critical Thinking.
  • Tracks - this site has a multimedia presentation, with a clickable map, on U.S. history and geography with additional resources for purchase
  • U.S. Historical Census Data Browser - History, social studies, and math classes could really benefit by rummaging through this gigantic database of this century's census information. Students can find amazingly specific details: but comparisons across decades and ethnic groups would seem to contain real world demographic insights merely awaiting the students- keen questions, analysis, and statistical crunching.
  • VAGUEpolitix - PBS Online Web Lab site's first issue of this online quarterly focuses on crime and is packed with interesting links supported by great writing. Browse this site for great ideas and resources to support your own learning activities.
    VIETNAM
    • RE: Vietnam - Stories Since the War - This site is a collection of oral histories presented by those who remember the Vietnam era -- their personal perspectives as well as insight to those studying that period. Extensive tips on conducting oral histories are included in this site. Students could conduct oral histories or read histories of others.
    • The Wars for Viet Nam: 1945 to 1975 - this site offers students an opportunity to examine primary sources from the Viet Nam war
    • Vietnam: a Children's Guide - created by 2nd grade students; includes information about Vietnam, teacher resources, sources on the Web, professional materials, Vietnam photo sites on the Web, and much more.
  • Virtual Autopsy - Five centuries ago, a teenaged girl was sacrificed to the Inca gods on a mountain top in Peru and her preserved body was found 1995. Using computed topography (CT) scans and studying tissue samples, scientists have gleaned information about her DNA and possible links to living relatives as well as details of her death that provide new insights into Inca ritual and religion. This National Geographic site offers a "virtual autopsy" and a "virtual climb" on a new Andes expedition. The site also links to the Ice Treasures of the Inca, a chronicle of the mummy's discovery.
  • Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research -a comprehensive hotlist includes general humanities resources, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, area & regional studies, art, classical studies, history, legal studies, linguistics, literature, minority studies, music & dance, philosophy, photography, politics & government, religious studies, science, technology, culture, technology of writing, women's studies, gender theory, & more. Includes links to other teaching resources.
  • Voices of Youth - UNICEF online forum that invites young people to learn about and express their views on today's global issues of development, peace and justice. Includes resources for educators and versions in French and Spanish.
  • Wampanoag (3) - learn more about the Wampanoag Indians
  • Wacky Patent of the Month - this site highlighting a new wacky patent in history every month
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    • Donner Online - this site offers Web-based activity in which students learn about a topic by collecting information, images, and insights from the Web, and then creating a multimedia Scrapbook.
    • The Oregon Trail - the Oregon Trail has a rich, dramatic history, wonderfully retold by this comprehensive site. This site is presented like a colorful chapter book, major sections include All About the Trail, Historic Sites on the Trail and Fantastic Facts About the Oregon Trail.
  • Words and Deeds in American History - this site collects and posts original manuscripts and letters archived at the Library of Congress. Some have been grouped by such topics such as the presidency, military affairs, arts and literature, etc. You also can perform keyword searches or scroll through the chronological list to pull out a gem like a poem by 13 year old Helen Keller.
    WORLD HISTORY
    • BBC Modern World History - this site examines key historical events between 1915 to 1945, including European politics and the Depression. The site includes over 30 animated maps, an animated timeline, interactive quizzes, and a special section for teachers.
    • Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers - Sections include the study of Archaeology, Diversity, Genealogy, Geography, Economics, Government, U.S. History, World History, Humanities/Art, Resources For Writers, News and Current Events, Media Sites/Media Literacy, and Research/Critical Thinking.
  • World Cultures: An Internet Classroom and Anthology - this site combines the reading and course materials of two World Cultures courses taught using web-based materials at Washington State University.
  • World Game - online simulations which make you in charge of the world, give you enormous powers, even larger
    responsibilities, and challenge you abilities to solve real-world problems.
  • The World of Puppets (K-2) - students will create their own puppets and explore world cultures through their puppetry. Internet experiences are designed to be teacher directed whole class experiences.
    WORLD WAR II
    • The History Place - this site offers graphically enhanced timelines of World War II in Europe and the life of Abraham Lincoln. It also includes are a photo journal on the life of John F. Kennedy, a featured speech of the week and a hotlist of historically related tourist sites across the U.S. The available topics are continuing to increase (including the Holocaust and Civil War), so come back often to see what's new.
    • Holocaust Teacher Resource Center - is dedicated to the memory of the six million Jewish people slaughtered during the Holocaust and the five million other people slaughtered during the Nazi era. It strives to combat prejudice and bigotry by transforming the horrors of the Holocaust into positive lessons to help make this a better and safer world for everybody.
    • Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust - this site provides a factual but chilling account of the Holocaust, its victims and perpetrators. Teacher resources, classroom activities, Web links, a Holocaust glossary and timeline are also features of this terrific site.
    • World War II: An American Scrapbook - this ThinkQuest Jr. Web site features students telling family stories about World War II. Learn about Guadalcanal, rationing, what it was like on a destroyer, and much more. Three lesson plans are included to use with the stories and great links to other W.W.II sites.
  • Y? The National Forum on People's Differences - this site offers visitors the unique opportunity to confront their feelings head-on by asking difficult or embarrassing questions of people from different cultural or ethnic backgrounds. "Dare to ask. Dare to answer."
  • Yahoo History List - Yahoo has a great list of history sites
  • Yahoo Social Science List - Yahoo has a great social science sites
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