SOCIAL STUDIES

50 States

http://www.50states.com/

Everything you wanted to know about the 50 states: capital, state bird, climate, flag, etc.
 
America’s Story

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi

Information from the Library of Congress including letters, diaries, maps and prints.
 
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/

Grades K – 12, interactive website full of information on how our government works, history, science, geography and more.
 
Create A Graph

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx

Online resource for creating various graphs (bar, pie, XY, line and area).
 
Eye Witness to History

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/

History through the eyes of those who lived it from the Ancient World to the 20th Century. 
 
History Now

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/09_2009/interactive.php

Interactive American History through video clips. 
 
Interactives

http://www.learner.org/interactives/

Cross-curricular online activities in a variety of subject areas, grades 2–12.
 
Kids Past

http://www.kidspast.com/historical-quotes/index.php

Historical quotes for kids. 
 
National Geographic Kids

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Topics include animals and nature, history, and science and space.
 
Newseum

http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/

Showcases the front pages of daily newspapers from around the world in its original form.
 
New York Times Learning Page

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/index.html

News summaries, “on this day”, word of the day and more.
 
Schooltime Games

http://schooltimegames.com/index.html

Variety of online games to supplement instruction in various subjects.
 
Smithsonian Educators

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/index.html

Tons of educational resources on many topics supported by the Smithsonian
Center for Education and Museum Studies.
 
Student News

http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

Recap of today’s CNN headlines appropriately created for kids.
 
White House 101

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/white_house_101/

Fun facts about the home of our President.
 
Zip Skinny

http://zipskinny.com/

Type in any zip code and get a wide range of demographics for that area.