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Social Studies Resources



American Memory

More than 7,000,000 items are online here, providing teachers with important primary source documents for reading, writing, and critical thinking in social studies.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

Native Americans

The Kwakiutl, or Kwakwaka'wakw, are the Native Americans who are famous for the potlatch. Learn about the potlatch, totem poles, and Kwakiutl culture. Sites include photographs, games, and crafts. Included is an eThemes resource on Native American culture.

What Can You Make From A Buffalo?

Early America

The History Net

The American Revolution

History for Kids

US Mint for Kids

Eye Witness - History through the Eyes of those who live it.

Chronology of American History

Africans in America

The History Channel

Exploring Ancient World Cultures

The Great War

Making of America/ Digital Books

The World History Archives

Talking History   (slow to load)

Underground Railroad: Interactive Journey


The American Experience - Way Back

Today in History

Amelia Earhart

Ancient Egypt on the Web

On this Day!

Choose any day then click on show events. You will quickly  find names of people who were born and died on that day as well as events in history.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government

A clickable history timeline

The Jamestown Online AdventurePut students in the situation of landing in the New World and making all the decisions needed to found a colony. This simulation lets them decide where to land, what to do when they get there, and even how many will be required to do hard labor. There are online helpers in the form of the London Company's Instruction and a Native American neighbor. Students will be scored as to how well they fared given the choices made, and will review what actually happened in Jamestown. This activity requires Flash version 5 or higher. 

America's StoryAt this site from the Library of Congress, you can meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, explore the states, join America at play, and see, hear and sing. For example, in Jump Back in Time, you can play a sleuth game, choose a date to visit, or select a period from America's history to explore. Explore the States with a treasure hunt, a fun geography quiz, or simply choose a state for a virtual visit.

Causes of Revolutionary War: Interactive sites
Road to Revolution

Time Machine 

AN INTERACTIVE TOUR OF ELLIS ISLAND:Audio, video, and photos are available to complement this journey back in time to Ellis Island. Enter the Great Hall and learn what tests immigrants had to pass in order to become American citizens.

Social Studies GamesTest your students' geography skills and history knowledge using these sites.
The GeoNet GameQuestions in the GeoNet game are organized into six groups, following the National Geography Standards. This is a great place to build an understanding of geographical concepts in a global context.

GeosensePlay alone or against an online opponent. Use your mouse to click on cities around the world and gain points for correct answers.

States Web GamesLearn the locations, capitals, abbreviations and over 500 important facts about the United States. Try to drag each state to its location on the map; enter the postal abbreviation for each state; click on the correct state for each capital; and pick the state that goes with the clue, by region.

Geography QuizzesScroll down the list and check your knowledge of Places in the News, Country Capitals, Historical Geography, and Rivers and Lakes.

Flag Tag

Choose a level (beginning, intermediate, or advanced) and then let the computer pick random countries. Identify and click the correct flag

National Geographic GeoSpy Geography Game
Click once on a continent name to find more information

The Continents
Information Pleases:students earn full GeoSpy agent status in this game

Continent - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education

The Renaissance Connection
Explore Renaissance visual arts and innovations and their role in the making of the modern world. Applying research into learning styles and user engagement, this site is a suite of interactive online activities and resources for middle school students and teachers.

Medieval Castles
Learn about the history, architecture, and other basic facts about castles. There are many photographs. Take a virtual tour of a historic castle, build your own online weapon to protect a castle, or construct your own castle model out of sugar cubes or cardboard. There are links to eThemes Resources on knights and feudalism, and two links to book resources that have a medieval setting.

Missouri: Facts
These sites offer facts about Missouri including state symbols, history, and fun trivia. Includes online quizzes, and photographs. There are links to eThemes Resources on Missouri's government, landforms, famous people, and the state flag.



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