Social Studies Resources

Online Activities:
Teaching Social Studies with the internet: over 20 online activities for your students.

National Center for Public Policy Research Index of Historical Documents:
Historical documents can be downloaded.

Primary Sources & Activities for the Classroom:
This page contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the
holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities
correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for
Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections.

Fedstats - One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics:
More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce
statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on
Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full
range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public

Welcome to the White House for Kids:
A virtual tour.

Opening Doors to Social Studies With Children's Literature:
A great help to integrating Lit. with Social Studies...lists themes and

Smithsonian Education:
Lesson plans, resource guide, migrations project.

Current Events in the Social Studies Classroom:
Every month, the Social Studies Center at Education Place highlights an
issue currently in the news.

Anthems, Flags, Maps, Weather, News and the Nations of the World:
Good alphabetical listings.

Links for Government Resources:
Really comprehensive!

Wayland Public School Curriculum Connections:
Links to great sources for Social Studies.

US Census:
Up to the minutes population figures (really great site).

Oh Canada:
"This page will attempt to define what it is to be Canadian. This page will
attempt to define our multicultural fabric, to define our history and to
define our symbols and our values." This page has links to many things that
would be useful to classes studying Canada.

On-Line Tour of Canada's Parliament:
The purpose of the On-line tour of Canada's Parliament is to provide
Internet travellers with an appreciation for the Parliament Buildings and
an introduction to the institutions they house: the House of Commons, the
Senate and the Library of Parliament.

Mr. Donn's Ancient History Page:
A wealth of links and some excellent activities

Tiger Map Service:
The Tiger Map Service is available for anyone to access. It is possible
to make custom calls to this service to look up and display maps on your
web page. This would make a great project for student or class web

GeoNet Trivia Game:
The game questions are organized according to the national geography
standards. We've designed the game to help children think geographically
and to help them build a global context for the information they learn.

Names in History
Contains biographies of famous people with a LOT of background info

Sites screened and recommended by California Dept. of Ed. Can search
resources by grade level or topic.

The Roaring Twenties:
This site aims to raise awareness about an amazing time in history, and to
serve as a guide to the best sites on the web devoted to aspects of the

Elementary Curriculum:
K-5 Socials units

50 States and Capitals:
A site for information on the fifty states

The Patriotism Project:
This site gives ideas for including opportunities to enhance patriotism and
civics in the fifth and sixth grade curriculum.

History Teacher:
A site which includes CDRom reviews, lesson plans, a research database
and more.

Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map:
Map-making info.

Ancient Near-East - Pre-Classic:
Many links to Ancient Near Eastern history, culture, etc.

The Tomb of the Chihuahua Pharaohs:
You have to visit this site to believe it!! Great for studying Ancient Egypt!

Flint and Stones: Real Life in Prehistory:
This exhibition takes you into the lives of the inhabitants of Britain and
north west Europe from the time when ice sheets still covered land
and sea, until the time when settled farming peoples were cultivating
the land.

Geography World:
A bonanza! Everything you always wanted to know -- and probably more about
every aspect of geography! Fantastic links and resources. Check this
one out!

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