Social Studies

An excellent online resource intended to provide resources with a focus on the Social Studies, to support teachers to improve instruction and help them to engage kids in learning. You will find lesson plans, new web sites, links to standards and assessment advice, tips on best practices, technology integration resources and more information.
American Women in Uniform
"Captain Critic" hosts this set of interesting and informative resources about women in the military. Features include "Women in Vietnam," "Women in Combat," and "Myths, Fallacies, and Urban Legends about Military Women."

Excerpts from Slave Narratives
Steven Mintz from the University of Houston edits this collection of first-person accounts and voices regarding slavery. The voices of slaves tell of the slave trade and auctions, the impact of slavery on children, mental slavery, rape, and several other related topics.

Historic Audio Archives
A collection of audio clips from famous and infamous historical figures including Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Hitler, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, G. Gordon Liddy, and others.

History Matters
A collaborative project between the City University of New York and George Mason University, this site is comprised of a large collection of progressive, active teaching and learning resources for high school and undergraduate college students. Read articles, download monthly quizzes, search for classroom activities, and dialogue with other educators on topics of historical importance.

Native American Documents Project
California State University, San Marcos, hosts this impressive collection of documents related to Native American experience in the United States. Resources include a list of existing reservations, published reports, letters, chronologies, and maps.

Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
The Florida Center for Instructional Technology offers an impressive collection of teaching and learning resources including photographs, movies, music and sound files, art, classroom activities, and historical timelines.