Social Studies

Zip Skinny 

Type in a zip code to get TONS of information about your area. 

Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids

Choose a grade level for age appropriate information


CountryWatch is a world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world.

American Family Immigration History Center

Ellis Island Records

Constitution of the United States of America

Place the State

Great Online geography activity. Kids move the states only a blank country outline. Instant feedback.

 Social Studies School Service         Social Studies Web

This website offers many materials for a cost, but the best part is the Social Studies Web, connecting teachers to the best websites for history, geography, economics, etc. 

Maps That Teach  

Online interactive maps, online atlas and map puzzles. Print map outlines off the internet


The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.

Windows to the Universe 

Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system covering the Earth and Space sciences for use by the general public. Windows to the Universe has been in development since 1995. Our goal is to build an internet site that includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience. Our site is appropriate for use in libraries, museums, schools, homes, and the workplace. Students and teachers may find the site especially helpful in their studying (and teaching!) Earth and Space sciences. Because we have users of all ages, the site is written in three reading levels approximating elementary, middle school and high school reading levels. These levels may be chosen by using the upper button bar of each page of the main site.


A learning center for young astronomers.