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Social Studies Websites

Thomas Web

http://thomas.loc.gov

Website with full text of House and Senate bills, committee membership lists, the Congressional Record, and many other features

Arab Net

www.arab.net

In-depth source of information on a number of Arab countries

The History Net

www.historynet.com

Extensive, easy to use site of American and World history, which includes primary source materials

The History Place

www.historyplace.com

Wonderful site filled with photos, materials, and special exhibits

Exploring Ancient World Cultures

http://eawc.evansville.edu/index.htm

A selective, introductory look at various Internet resources on ancient cultures

CongressLink

www.congresslink.org

Student activities, an online newsletter, lesson plans, and Ask An Expert options

CNN Black History Month Page

www.cnn.com/EVENTS/balck_history/index.html

Compilation of materials from February 1996 and a wonderful set of links to related sites

InSite – Canada’s Digital Collections

www.collectionscanada.ca/topics/index-e.html

Excellent set of subject based collection of images, video, and other options relating to Canadian history and culture

JamesQuest – Discovering Virginia’s First Colony

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/
socialstudies/projects/jvc/unit/webquests

Superb series of four WebQuests plus links to a virtual colony experience

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

www.gilderlehrman.org/index.html

A treasure trove of primary sources, lessons plans, and other options. Check out the quarterly online journal, History Now

National Museum of the American Indian

www.nmai.si.edu

Wonderful field trip and introduction to this culture – check out the online exhibits

Internet Medieval Sourcebook

www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html

Excellent source of teaching materials for this time period

BBC – History

www.bbc.co.uk/history

Access to information on most embassies in the US

National Geographic

www.nationalgeographic.com

An electronic version of the classic publication plus links to Traveler Magazine and a superb map machine

Presidential Campaign Commercials

http://livingroomcandidate.movingimages.us/index.php

View commercials from 1952 to the present – excellent information literacy activity

Popular Songs in History

www.contemplator.com

Historical background plus the music files to actually play the songs

Colonial Williamsburg

www.history.org

Great historical almanac and virtual tour of the museum

Cyber Newseum

www.newseum.org

Use the Exhibits and Theater link to access a number of virtual exhibits which provide thought provoking teaching options

Schoolhouse Rock

www.schoolhouserock.tv

Access to the lyrics of these 1970’s commercials on ABC

Links to the Past

www.nps.gov/history

Use the US National Park System to find historical information

You Be the Historian

www.amerianhistory.si.edu/kids/springer

Wonderful simulations for students

Blank Outline Maps

http://geography.about.com/od/blankmaps/
Blank_and_Outline_Maps.htm

Alphabetical collection of easy to print outline maps

Eyewitness: History Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It

www.eyewitnesstohistory.com

Excellent set of materials with primary source information

Time 100

www.time.com/time/2006/time100

Explore the top 20 people in five areas of the past century

America Votes

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/americavotes

Presidential campaign memorabilia starting with 1796

The Victorian Web

www.victorianweb.org

Wonderful set of resources for the study of the Victorian era

Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln.html

Developed by a veteran teacher, excellent material for studying the event in depth

FDR Cartoon Archive

www.nisk.k23.ny.us/fdr/index.html

Use the political cartoons of the era to help study that time period

Early Industrialization

http://invention.smithsonian.org/
centerpieces/whole_cloth/u2ei/index.html

Complete lesson with some primary source material

Picturing the Century

www.archives.gov/exhibits/picturing_the_century/home.html

Collections of photographs from well known photographers plus a number of theme related galleries

The Oregon Trail

www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html

Excellent set of resource materials and primary sources

World Press Review

www.worldpress.org

One stop place to find headlines from all around the world

C-Span Classroom

www.c-spanclassroom.org

Well developed activities for use with the materials housed at C-Span

Landmark Cases of the Supreme Court

www.landmarkcases.org

Billed as a one stop shop for teaching materials

Famous Trials

www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials.htm

Excellent set of materials on a wide number of famous trials including the Boston Massacre, Alger Hiss, and OJ Simpson

Census Scope

www.censusscope.org

A superb tool for examining US demographic trends by the University of Michigan with census data from 1980 – 2000

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