Websites for Teachers: Social Studies – For the Teachers
FI CabinNote: When I started my first website for teachers in 2004, one of my intentions was to share links to other useful websites. At the time, there were a few great sites and new ones cropping up all the time, but nowhere near the variety available now. Over time sites change or disappear, and links go down. So I'm moving the lists of my favorite websites to blog posts, to show that as of the date of this post, these links all work and connect to some resources I've found to be helpful.



 Social Studies Resources and Current Events:
 EduWeb Adventures (All Levels)
  • Games and activities by subject and grade level
  • Subjects include People & Cultures, History, Economics, Arts, and Sciences
 National Center for Educational Statistics: Students’ Classroom (Grades 4-12)
  • Games, activities, statistics and graphs, college/school info and other activites
 News Link (Grades 4-12)
  • Links to newspapers, magazines, TV and radio news
 Time Magazine for Kids (Grades K-6)
  • Daily news stories and polls
  • Homework Helper, Games, and research tools
 Geography Resources:
 Geography from (All Levels)
  • Wide variety of maps, including historical and black line
 InfoPlease Atlas (Grades 3-12)
  • On-line geography activities and assessments
  • Includes history, biography, arts, cultures, and a homework center
 GeoNet from Houghton Mifflin (Grades 2-6)
  • Geography and Social Studies quizzes for the United States and the world
 Government and Civics Science Resources:
 Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids (All Levels)
  • Well-organized, detailed resources organized by grade levels
 FirstGov for Kids (All Levels)
  • Government information and resources organized by topic
 White House for Kids (Grades 2-8)
  • Information for kids about current and past life in the White House, including pets, traditions, and patriotism
 History Resources:
 Eye Witness to History (Grades 4-12)
  • History from the participants’ perspective
  • Detailed information organized by time period, Ancient History through 20th Century
 Great Idea Finder (Grades 4-12)
  • Stories of Inventors and Inventions, timelines, and trivia
 History Channel: Classroom (Grades 4-12)
  • Newsletter for teachers, study guides, lesson ideas and educational exhibits
 Hyper History (Grades 4-12)
  • Covers 3,000 years of world history from a variety of viewpoints (events, culture, politics, etc.)
 Lewis and Clark from PBS (Grades 4-12)
  • Exceptionally detailed information about Lewis and Clark’s journey
 Smithsonian Institute for Kids (All Levels)
  • Extensive resources on a wide variety of topics
Websites for Teachers: Social Studies
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