SOCIAL STUDIES

 
50 States
This site includes links to biographies of famous persons from each state; state birds; colleges, universities, and community colleges; current events - news headlines; facts and trivia; flags; newspapers; politics; songs; study tools; and travel information.
 

Abraham Lincoln Online

See "Historic Sites" from his past, select "Lincoln's Thinking" to explore his thought process, or choose "Speeches/Writings" to read the oratory his great mind produced.
 
African American History Challenge
An interactive quiz that helps you sharpen your knowledge of African American history/profiles of some important 19th century African Americans/how to use as a classroom supplement.
 

American Memory Collection

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

American Presidency

Short history of the U.S. Presidency along with biographical sketches and portraits of all the presidents to date.  From the official White House site.

 

America's Library

Discover the stories of America's past.  Presented by the Libray of Congress.

 

American West

Explore the frontier and pioneer days/learn about Doc Holiday, Daniel Boone, and Billy the Kid.

 

Anne Frank Museum

Homepage of the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam.

 

Anne Frank Online

Created by U.S. Anne Frank Center to provide info on her life and times during the Holocaust.

 

Archiving Early America

Here at Archiving Early America you will discover a wealth of resources a unique array of primary source material from 18th Century America. Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, magazines, maps and writings come to life just as they appeared to this country's forebears more than 250 years ago.

The Amish

Welcome to this overview of the Amish, the Mennonites, the Brethren,
and the other "Plain People" of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country / Lancaster County.

Atlapedia

An on-line atlas that contains key information concerning every country of the world.

 

Black History
Profiles of prominent African-American personalities.
 
CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
 

Columbus Navigation Homepage

An interactive approach to learning about the life of Christopher Columbus.

 

"Voyages of Exploration: Discovering New Horizons" follows in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest explorers, reliving their adventurous expeditions into the unknown. Our aim is to take the users on a journey through past centuries looking at these adventurers, the dangers they faced, where they went and their motivation for exploration.
 

Discovery Online

The Discovery Channel Web site with film, music, photography, illustrations.

 

Ellis Island

Official National Park Service page describing history, facilities, and programs .

 
This comprehensive tutorial focuses on 15th- and 16th-century Spain and Portugal, the motivations behind explorations sponsored by these two nations, and the consequences of colonization.
 
First People

This website is dedicated to all First People of the America's, and Canada, better known as Turtle Island. This is a child friendly, educational site about Native Americans (American Indians) and members of the First Nations.

Flags of All Countries
Flags from countries around the world as well as maps and geographical information.
 

From Revolution to Reconstruction

An American history textbook w/graphics and historical essays/a complete account of American history from the colonial period to modern times.

 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Excellent summary of the "Story of the Battle of Gettysburg"/Gettysburg Address, battlefield maps, battle news.  Also includes information about the area around the battlefield.

 

Global Gastronomer
This site is devoted to links to recipes, food history, and food lore of all regions of the globe, with the goal of discovering, sharing, and appreciating the diverse tastes of all the world's people.
 
History Buff
Welcome to HistoryBuff.com, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing FREE primary souce material for students, teachers, and historybuffs. This site focuses primarily on HOW news of major, and not so major, events in American history were reported in newspapers of the time. In addition, there is information about the technology used to produce newspapers over the past 400 years.
 

History Channel

An excellent resource which contains many areas of interest, such as historic places and recordings of famous speeches.

 

History Net

An extensive and content-rich site devoted to history on the Internet/hundreds of articles and images.

 

History Place:  The Past Into the Future

Informative website focusing on American history from the Colonial period to present-day.

HyperHistory

An online history book that covers over 3000 years of world history.

 

Information Please
Information Please provides authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions about history, the world, sports, entertainment, etc.

Lewis and Clark

Thi is the companion Web site to the Ken Burns film, 'Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.'

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
 
Lonely Planet
This is the on-line version of the Lonely Planet's guidebooks for independent travellers.  You can find travel information, maps, photos, and background historical and cultural information.  Every continent is covered with an ever-increasing list of travel guides, atlases, phrasebooks and travel literature.
 

The King Center

Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of Americas greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.

Mayflower Web Pages

Welcome to MayflowerHistory.com!  MayflowerHistory.com is the Internet's most complete and accurate web site dealing with the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and early Plymouth Colony.  This web site was originally created back in 1994 as the "Mayflower Web Pages", and later moved to its own domain, MayflowerHistory.com, in 2002. 

National Archives and Records Admin
Explore our nation's history through documents, photos and records; request military records; find lesson plans and other classroom materials.
 

National Geographic

The home page of the National Geographic Society.

 

National Museum of the
American Indian

A wonderful online resource for information about native American people.

 

Provides plentiful links to Native American art, myths, legends, biographies, recipes, territory maps, and text.

 

Oregon Trail

The history of the Oregon Trail is explained in simple, brief descriptions categorized by topic.

Pennsylvania

Meet the governor, study local government, learn about travel and tourism.

 

Radio Free Europe

A treasure trove of information for students looking for the "other side of the story" as told by local journalists reporting live in English and their native languages.

 

Remember.org

A compelling tapestry and testament to the Holocaust/includes first hand accounts, documents, photos.
 

Smithsonian

A virtual tour of the Smithsonian's museums and galleries.

 

Time For Kids

An online news magazine written for children.

 

Turtle Track
An online newsletter celebrating Native Americans.
 
United Nations Cyberschoolbus
The United Nations Cyberschoolbus is a website about global issues and the UN, for students ages 5-18 and their teachers.
 
United States Founding Documents:  "The Charters of Freedom"
View original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. Learn about the making of the charters and meet the Founding Fathers.
 

Virtual Marching Tour of
The American Revolution

March along with George Washington and his troops to fight the Revolutionary War and learn about battles and important people.

 

White House for Kids

Take a tour of the White House, read interesting facts, write to the president and first lady, and find out who lived there before.

 

Zoom Explorers
Designed for use in second and third grades.  Students may search for names alphabetically or click on predetermiend categories such as "Americas" or "Early 1500s" to find information about specific explorers.  Many entries include links to additional information.