Footnote (browse historical documents~add annotations or comments to the documents~search for a name, date or event)
Past/Present Fresh approach to teaching social history to secondary school students ~is a digital video game where players live the lives of Americans from eras past.American History
Primary History (includes Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Children of Britain, Children of WW2)
What it was like to live in the Middle Ages (interactive)
Show the USA (data by state)
What's in the Wagon (Oregon Trail Activity)
Slaves and the Courts (6-12)
Project The Secret in the Cellar
A sixteen part series of webisodes. You can use all of the webisodes in sequence or use just one episode as it fits your curriculum. The series and the games that accompany it could be good review resources or individualized learning experiences. Links are below.
Freedom: A History of US (PBS)
Scavenger Hunt Through History (use with above link)
Name that Flag
Social Studies Central (Glenn Wiebe collection of links)
Lesson Plan Index organized by state
Time Capsule (chest with items that kids research to narrow to a period in history)
Zip Skinny Info by Zip Code
Beyond Polar Bears & Penguins (Resources for teaching Arctic & Anarctic)
Remix America is a nonpartisan, nonprofit in-browser editing tool that allows citizens around the country to remix the great words and speeches of American History with the hot button issues of today. Use our free online editor to remix America Then with America Now. Declare your patriotism by adding a little historical flavor to the current political debate.
How are you feeling? Use our remixer to create your own commentary on
the current political climate. Talk back to the remixers using the
button in our player. Leave comments. And check back regularly for
The Big Picture (news stories in photographs)
ID the Picture
History Animated Revolutionary War, Civil War, Pacific War grades 6-12
The History Lab The History Lab™ is an online template where teachers can build primary-sourse based lessons and activities for use by their students. Teachers can store their lessons in the History Lab database and retrieve or modify them at any time.
The History Lab™ is free for use by all K-12 teachers and university professors who believe in the educational power of primary sources -- the raw materials of history -- and are seeking an effective, pedagogically sound way to incorporate them into their classes.
5th Grade Social Studies