Social Studies Links
1492: An Ongoing Voyage
A Day in the Life of Infamy: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans & the U.S. Constitution
Online exhibit from the Smithsonian for middle and high students.
Abraham Lincoln Classroom Activities
Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project
Abraham Lincoln Online
Academy Curriculum Exchange
Lesson plans for all grades
Afghanistan: Land in Crisis
American Civil War Homepage
General resources, graphic images, letters, diaries, and links. Grades 6-12.
American Memory from Library of Congress
Collections from the Library of Congress. Grades 6-12.
American Memory Learning Page
Lessons, resources, activities
Ancient Civilizations Virtual Museum
Ancient Egypt: Lesson Plans for Teachers
Anne Frank in the World, 1929-1945: Teacher Workbook
Lesson Plans and Activities for grades 3-12.
Art and Life in Africa Project
Awesome Library: Social Studies Lesson Plans
Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man
Beyond the Playing Field: Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate
Bill of Rights Institute
Nonprofit organization dedicated to help high school students teach this unit of study.
Boston's Freedom Trail (Freedom Trail Foundation)
Celebrations: A Social Studies Resource Guide for Elementary Teachers
Lesson Plans for 50 holidays and celebrations.Grades K-5.
Charters of Freedom
Charters of Freedom is a Web site that allows users to view digital versions of the nation’s most important historic documents, including The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution.
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Site helps students stay informed about rights and responsibilities.
CNN Student News
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
The historical map collection has over 33,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are al
Lesson plans for grades K-12.
Education World: Social Studies Lesson Plans
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Garden
HyperHistory collects more than 3,000 files covering more than 3,000 years of history and organizes them in a color-coded timeline. Just scroll along and click for in-depth articles, then return to the timeline for that crucial context. You can also fu
Judges in the Classroom (Washington Courts)
Lesson plans that teach about the law and the Bill of Rights. Grades K-12.
Library of Congress
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson
Mysterious Places: Explore Sacred Sites and Ancient Civilizations
Who made the head statues on Easter Island? How was Stonehenge constructed? Why did the Mayans build pyramids?
National Museum of American History
News Quiz from KET
NOVA Online/Pyramids- The inside Story
Old Sturbridge Village
Picturing America, an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide.
Presidents of the United States
Remembering Pearl Harbor
SCORE (Schools of California Online Resources for Educators)
Smithsonian Education: History and Culture Lesson Plans
Smithsonian's History Explorer
Social Studies for Kids
Social Studies Lesson Plans and Resources
Social Studies Units
South Carolina: Lessons from the Holocaust
Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures
Spanish Missions of California
States and Capitals of the United States
Teaching the Iraq War
Teaching with Historic Places
Test Your Geography Knowledge
The Great War: 80 Years On
The Greatest Places
The Library of Congress: Veterans History Project
The National Geographic- Egypt: Secrets of an Ancient World
Learn more about the presidents.
The Presidents of the United States
The World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
This Day in History
Meet the most influential people in the world. They are artists and activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry.
TIME for Kids Online
Today's Front Pages
Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some v
Tower of David: Museum of the History of Jerusalem
Tracks: American History for Social Studies Students and Teachers
Truman Presidential Museum and Library Kids Page
U.S. State Capitals
United Nations' Cyber School Bus
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Using Primary Sources in the Classroom
Virtual Field Trips Resource
Virtual Middle School Library
White House for Kids
Women in World History Curriculum
This unique site is full of information and resources to help you learn about women’s history in a global context.
World Almanac For Kids
YouTube Videos- Elementary
This playlist features videos that focus on the American Revolutionary War. Major figures, battles, and revolutionary ideas are highlighted.
Captains of Industry of the Early 20th Century
Civil War Battles
This playlist features videos that focus on the battles of the American Civil War. Major battles thoughout the war are highlighted.
Civil War Leaders
This playlist features videos that focus on the leaders of the American Civil War. Presidents, Generals, and other key leaders from both sides are highlighted.
The Civil War
War of 1812
This playlist features videos that focus on the War of 1812. The major battles, leaders, and events that led to a final peace are highlighted.
YouTube Videos- High School
America in WWII
This playlist features videos that focus on American involvement in WWII. Tuskegee Airmen, 442nd Regimental Combat team, Navajo Code Talkers, Roosevelt, the U.S. home front, and the internment of Japanese Americans are highlighted.
Battling Communism 1930s - 1950s
This playlist features videos that focus on the U.S. battle against communism in the 1930s-1950s. Both domestic and international battles are covered, including McCarthyism, Alger Hiss, the Blacklist, the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War.
Battling Communism 1960s - 1990s
This playlist features videos that focus on the U.S. battle against communism in the 1960s-1990s. The Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War are highlights
Civil Rights Movement
This playlist features videos that focus on the civil rights movement in the United States. Leaders, such as Martin Luther King Junior ,and key court cases, such as Brown vs. Board of Education, are featured.
Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
This playlist features videos that focus on the U.S.decision to drop the atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Videos in favor of and against the decision are included and can be used as research for discussion and debate.
Economic Behavior of U.S. Economy
This playlist features videos that focus on the economic behavior of the U.S. Economy. Concepts covered include types of data, unemployment rate, interest rate, inflation/deflation rate and rate of economic growth. The viewer also has an opportunity to ca
Effects of Worldwide Revolution and Nationalism
Establishment of Israel & Soviet Satellites Gain Freedom
Great Depression and New Deal
This playlist features videos that focus on the Great Depression and the New Deal response. Conditions during the depression, New Deal agencies, and organized labor unions are highlighted.
This playlist features videos that focus on the industrial revolution and society's reactions to it. A variety of inventions and discoveries are featured, along with the emergence of Romanticism in art and literature and social criticism, as seen through
Industrialization and Immigration
This playlist features videos that focus on industrialization and immigration in the U.S. during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Political programs, ideologies, living conditions and working conditions are highlighted.
Major WWII Battles
This playlist features videos that focus on examples of imperialism from around the world. A variety of former colonies and conquered lands are featured, along with their more recent stories of freedom.
Post WWII China
Rise of Totalitarian Governments
This playlist features videos that focus on the rise of totalitarian governments during and following WWI. Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler are highlighted. Also covered are the Gulag and the Ukrainian Famine.
Role of Religion in U.S. History
This playlist features videos that focus on the role religion had throughout the history of the U.S. The 1st Amendment and current religious diversity is highlighted.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
U.S. Becomes a World Power
U.S. Foreign Policy Following World War II
U.S. World Power in the 20th Century
WWI Causes and Battles
This playlist features videos that focus on the causes of and events related to World War I. Trench warfare, the Western Front, Armenian genocide and new weapons in the Great War are highlighted.
This playlist features videos that focus on the effects of World War I. The Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations, and the Lost Generation are highlighted.
WWII Battles - Europe
WWII Causes and Leaders
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