Social Studies Resources
= Very Useful,
= Somewhat Useful,
= Frameworks Connection
Digital Classroom (National Archives) (www.nara.gov/education) The
Digital Classroom is a wonderful site for primary sources with activities for educators and
students. There are reproducible documents from the archives. The activities
are keyed to standards for history, civics, and government with many cross-curricular connections to language arts. The site contains the rough draft
of Franklin Roosevelt's "Date of Infamy" speech.
Matters (historymatters.gmu.edu) This site focuses on American Social
History. It contains links to excellent web resources.
Amistad at Mystic Seaport (amistad.mysticseaport.org/main/welcome.html)
This interesting site explores the Amistad Revolt. It contains a library with primary
documents and a teaching section with curriculum connections.
Center for History in the Schools (www.sscnet.ucla.edu/nchs/)
This site contains lesson plans with objectives matched to history
standards, as well as reproducible primary sources.
History Resources (www.mcrel.org/)
Excellent resource links for U.S. History, General History, and World
History can be found on this site. Tip: Search History
of Holocaust (remember.org) This excellent site on the Holocaust contains many
teaching resources. It has eyewitness accounts, images, and an
education forum where teachers can exchange lesson plans and share ideas.
Guide to the Holocaust (fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust) This comprehensive
site contains many useful teacher resources, student activities,
photographs, plus a music and art section. Many primary source materials are
included as well.
Stories of Yesterday and Today (teacher.scholastic.com/immigrat/index.htm)
This site contains excellent resource material on the topic of immigration,
including lesson plans, primary sources (such as audio excerpts of immigrants
describing their experiences), rubrics, cross-curricular connections, and
web links. It contains material suitable for many grade levels.
Mitchell's Virtual School (www.kathimitchell.com/index.html) This site
contains lots of great links and resources that teachers will be able to
connect to the classroom curriculum.
Scriptorium (scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/) Wonderful primary
sources in digitized collections from Duke University archives, including
presidential campaign memorabilia, documents from the women's liberation
movement, and American Sheet Music can be found on this site.
European Voyages of Exploration (www.acs.ucalgary.ca/HIST/tutor/eurvoya/index.html)
Explore the origins of globalization during the 15th and 16th centuries
through tutorials on this site.
the American South (sunsite.unc.edu/docsouth/) Many primary sources on
Southern history and culture from a Southern perspective are located
here. The site includes
many first person narratives, as well as a library of Southern literature.
Resources for K-12 Teachers (ecedweb.unomaha.edu/teach.htm) This web
resource includes lessons, teaching materials, and links to other K-12 Economics
Studies Learning Goals for Economics (ecedweb.unomaha.edu/K6goals.htm)
Goals for K-6 can be found on this site.
Street Journal Classroom Edition (info.wsj.com/classroom/) Many
useful resources are provided on this site, such as a guide, archive, activities,
worksheets, and how to find a sponsor to help pay for subscriptions.
Online activities, lessons, maps, and many other useful resources for
educators can be found on this excellent web resource.
(www.atlapedia.com) This is a very useful geography resource.
Ages (www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/) This is a wonderful site
with many resources on life in the Middle Ages.
Memory (memory.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html) The "Learning
Page" section of this site features lesson ideas and activities, which
integrate primary sources. The lessons are organized by topic and grade
level with objectives, and connect to the standards. Many lessons include rubrics and
self-evaluation materials as well.
on the Web (www.castlesontheweb.com/) This site contains a multitude of
castle resources, including some fantastic photographs.
Studies Online (www.clifton.k12.nj.us/mediacenter/history.html) A nice
collection of links to content rich resources.
(www.askasia.org) A wonderful resource site for K-12 Asian studies,
including lesson plans, maps, timelines, and articles. Many cross-curricular
connections are offered.
This is a wonderful site. Many useful primary sources are included for
famous trials such as the Scopes "Monkey" trial, Leopold and Loeb,
Rosenbergs, Salem Witchcraft Trials, and many others.
of British History 1700-1950 (www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/industry.html)
This excellent resource contains narrative, illustrations and primary
Impulse -- World History and Western Civilization (history.evansville.net/)
This is an excellent rated directory of history resources. The site is maintained by
a high school teacher.
Luther King Web: A Teacher's Guide (martinlutherking.8m.com/) A
nice directory of web resources, including links to photos, speeches, lesson
plans, and other materials can be found on this site.
Deal Network (newdeal.feri.org) This is a nice teaching resource for the study
of the New Deal. The site includes historic documents, speeches, cartoons,
public works, and art projects from the Depression period.
Online (www.emory.edu/CARLOS/ODYSSEY/) Many resources for students
and teachers can be found on this site, which explores ancient cultures of
the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome.
and Learning About Japan (www.csuohio.edu/history/japan/index.html) This
is a fabulous site with resources and information on Japanese culture.
(www.firstgov.gov) This site contains a searchable directory for all of the
United States Government sites.
Election Watch (www.edgate.com/elections/inactive/the_issues/) Election
issues, lesson plans, public opinion polls are explored on this site from The
Copernicus Education Gateway (www.edgate.com/index.html).
New York Times Learning Network (www.nytimes.com/learning/index.html)
This site contains many excellent resources, including these features: a Lesson
Plan Archive, News
Summaries, and On
This Day in History .
Cartoon Archive (www.nisk.k12.ny.us/fdr/) This site contains a
collection of political cartoons from the F.D.R. era.
Access Project (scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/) This project is
located on Duke's Scriptorium and contains images and a database for
advertisements printed in the United States and Canada between 1911-1955.
Learning Page (memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/index.html) This site from
the American Memory Web Site assists educators in teaching about American
history and culture. It contains lessons, activities, and frameworks for use
with the thematic collections of historical items. The items include
photographs, documents, and recordings.
and Social Studies for K-12 Teachers (www.execpc.com/%7Edboals/boals.html)
This site contains a collection of useful resource links.
Titanic in the Classroom (www2.nexus.edu.au/Teachstud/titanic2/home/titic1.htm)
Resources are provided for students to conduct research and explore
information surrounding The Titanic. The students use databases to confront
some of the issues.
Donn's Ancient History (members.aol.com/donnandlee/) Units and lesson
plans for Ancient History are included on this site. This site contains many
wonderful content-rich resources.
- WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs
Resources (www.etown.edu/vl/) This well maintained site contains a
nice collection of carefully selected and annotated links in international
Curve This site contains some very useful resources both for primary and secondary grades with
lessons and activities exploring primary sources. Especially interesting is
the section on 20th
Century Heroes and Villains (learningcurve.pro.gov.uk/) The primary
documents are fascinating!
Family Immigration History Center (www.ellisislandrecords.org) This is
an amazing archive which tells the stories about passengers who came to
America through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. Explore the immigrant
experience or research passenger records for your own family information.
Studies Center (www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/) Explore the Viking Age by
examining artifacts and wandering through the exhibits on this useful site.
The site explores the arctic peoples, cultures and environments.
(marcopolo.worldcom.com/) This site includes standards-based content and
many online resources including lesson plans, activities, and materials.
Tolerance Project (www.ccsf.org/Resources/Tolerance/) This site contains
lessons and resources for language, stereotypes, violence and conflict
resolution, gay and lesbian issues, racism, sexism, non-traditional
families, and human rights.
for Social Responsibility (www.esrnational.org/) Resources for teaching
social responsibility are located on this site.
- America Responds
(www.pbs.org/americaresponds/) This is a comprehensive site of resources for
educators regarding the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. It is
Source Documents (personal.pitnet.net/primarysources/) A collection of
historical documents relevant to American politics and culture.
with Historic Places (www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/) Lesson plans and
activities to enhance teaching geography, history, and other subjects.
Great Debate and Beyond (www.mbcnet.org/debateweb/html/index.htm) A
collection of curriculum resources about the history of televised
presidential debates. The site includes
actual transcripts, video, photos, headlines, and commentary that is framed
in an historical context
Buy It (pbskids.org/dontbuyit/) Resources and activities designed to
promote media and consumer awareness.
to the World (www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html) A collection of
links arranged by country that provide in depth information about the
many nations and areas of the world.
as History (www.familiesandwork.org/911ah/911ashistory.html) Curricula,
resources and tips to aid in the reflection and response to the anniversary
of 911. Lesson plans are aligned with
National Archives: Learning Curve Exhibitions (learningcurve.pro.gov.uk/exhibitions.htm)
Various gallery exhibitions that include interactive tasks and primary
material to promote the investigation of topics in the History National
Documents of History (www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/locators/coredocs/index.html)
Online access to key government documents and historical publications
History (-http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/) - fabulous
primary sources!! A well organized and comprehensive site packed with excellent
resources for American History.
Living Room Candidate (http://www.movingimage.us/site/site.asp) video
clips of presidential campaign commercials and more -- an in depth look at
television as a campaign tool.
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