101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class Great sites for online books, interviews, oral history, speeches, historical documents, letters, diaries and biographies, political cartoons, current events, photographs, and social studies topics like government, geography, war, and migration
Sweet Search Social Studies: Using the Web and Technology in Social Studies Class. Searching for credible sources, discovering primary resources, best social studies resources on the web, and webguides and collections of resources by topic
History Cookbook “Do you know what the Vikings ate for dinner? What a typical meal of a wealthy family in Roman Britain consisted of, or what food was like in a Victorian Workhouse? Why not drop into history cookbook and find out? This project looks at the food of the past and how this influenced the health of the people living in each time period. You can also try some of the recipes for yourself.” And check out these Podcasts!
iCivics for Teachers Curriculum units and lesson plans, webquests, games, and printable materials on real world topics.
Zinn Education Project Activity PDFs Topics such as Civil Rights, Challenging Bill Clinton, African Imperialism: The Coming of the Pink Cheeks, Hiroshima, Triangle Factory Fire, World War II and McCarthyism, Andrew Jackson and the “Children of the Forest”, Civil War and Class Conflict, and many more.
Conflict Map “In the course of the 20th century, mankind experienced some of the most devastating wars of all times. Where did these wars take place? Have some regions experienced more wars than others?”
Curriki Hundreds of interactives by grade level and topic, each reviewed and rated.
DocsTeach Turn your students into historians with primary-source based activities that develop historical thinking skills. Search or browse ready-to-use activities by historical era, thinking skill, or tool. Or, alter an existing activity to fit your unique needs. Exchange primary source documents and modify activity instructions. Log in to borrow from an even larger selection from fellow educators. Bookmark activities and share them with students via your DocsTeach classrooms. Choose from thousands of documents from the National Archives to add to your activities. Activities include: making connections, focusing on details, finding a sequence, mapping history, seeing the big picture, weighing the evidence, and interpreting data.
MLA Language Map and Data Center The Language Map shows the percentages of speakers of the selected language. Zoom in on a region, add or remove city names, rivers, zip code borders, or Indian reservations. Select Prevalent Language Other Than English maps to see the most spoken language in each county. A bar graph beneath the map provides the actual numbers of speakers by state. The Data Center uses census data to create detailed tables about numbers and ages of speakers of languages in a specific state, county, zip code, or county.
Maps of War Links to the best interactive maps on the web. Various topics including WWI, WWII, Iraq, Darfur, Israel, terrorism, global migration, crime, history of religion, imperial history of the Middle East, and the march of democracy.
National Atlas Map Maker Interactive map layers include roads, streams, counties, farms, crops, livestock, amphibian distribution, federal lands, Indian lands, Congressional districts, Superfund sites, coal fields, earthquakes, magnetic field, mineral operations, topography, crime, economy, energy consumption, population, transportation, water use, and more.
Pulse of the Planet Audio clips, articles, photos, and maps on a variety of topics including Nepal, Crete, Turkey, Cajun Mardi Gras, Cuban Music, Morocco, African Ceremonies, Australian Cloud Forest, Celebrations Around the World, and more.
Real Time Emergency Map of the World Shows disasters and emergencies as they occur around the world. Details of the event are listed below the map or when you click its icon. Includes fires, epidemics, vehicle accidents, HAZMAT, floods, volcano activity, nuclear events, tsunamis, earthquakes, biological hazards, cosmic impacts, and more.
SAS Curriculum Pathways Learner-centered tools, lessons, and resources with measurable outcomes. Interactives, webquests, classroom activities, web lessons, projects, and links. To login, staff user name: clean7stars password: use9think. The system will send you an email and prompt you to create a personal user name. It will also give you a student username to give out to your students.
Worldmapper A collection of world maps where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. Analyze more than 700 variables, including high-tech exports, child labor, transport, disaster, disease, violence, wealth, education, religion, language, pollution, and education. Many maps in PDF form for easy printing.