Social Studies Internet Sites
(Scroll down to see a table for each grade level)

Sites for All Grade Levels

Topic
Link and Description
Timelines
1.  http://teachers.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/bigtimeline/ - create a simple timeline up to 8 events and print!
2.  http://www.ourtimelines.com/create_tl_2c.html - create a timeline
Biographies
1.  http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa
2.  http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/presidents/ - biographies of presidents
Map Skills
1. http://www.jayzeebear.com/map/index.html: take an online labeling the continents map test by clicking on the "Play Game" link
2.  http://www.activitytree.com/library/con_quiz.shtml - Take an online continents quiz
3.  http://www.nystromnet.com/freestuff.html - need a map of a country - click here
4.  http://www.cardinalvalley.fcps.net/projects/States/default.htm - everything about the 50 states
5.  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/ - enchanted learning state site
6.  http://www.atlapedia.com/
7.  http://www.eduplace.com/geonet/index.html - play on-line map skills games (appropriate for upper elementary grades)
8.  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_Continents.htm
Georgia
1. http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/georgia.htm - everything you need to learn about GA
2. http://ngeorgia.com/history/cherokeeindex.html - learn about Ga.'s Cherokee Indians
3. http://ourgeorgiahistory.com/history101/ - the history of Georgia
4. http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/pges/kid-pages/seven-georgia/default.html
5. http://www.georgia.org/tourism/#! - Goes along with "Ga. On My Mind" scavenger hunt worksheet
6. http://www.theus50.com/georgia/history.shtml - Great site about GA
7. http://www.teachersfirst.com/share/states/states-3.cfm?state=ga - More on GA
8.  http://www.50states.com/georgia.htm
9.  http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/georgia.html
10.  http://kidskonnect.com/Georgia/GeorgiaHome.html
11.  http://www.sos.state.ga.us/museum/
12. http://dromus.nhm.uga.edu/~GMNH/gawildlife/index.php?page=information/regions
50 States
1.  http://www.cardinalvalley.fcps.net/projects/States/default.htm - everything about the 50 states
2.  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/statesbw/ - enchanted learning state site
3.  http://www.50states.com/ - get info on any of our 50 states
4.  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm
5.  http://www.netstate.com/
6.  http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es
United States of 
America
1. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/symbols/index.html - colorful pictures of USA symbols
2. http://www.whitehouse.gov/ - everything you ever wanted to know about the Whitehouse
3. http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/ - Whitehouse for kids
4.  http://gi.grolier.com/presidents/aae/prescont.html- Great site to learn about our presidents
5. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/games/ - fun online activities for students 3-5
Miscellaneous
1.  http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/
2.  http://www.historycentral.com/
3.  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geospy/
4.  http://www.u-s-history.com/index.html:  This site has the different eras of American History described in a format that students could find information in a number of different formats. There is a prominent search engine that allows for finding specific information. It is very readable.
5.  http://www.factmonster.com/ - Fact Monster's Website

1st Grade Social Studies Internet Sites

 
Topic
Links
All
1.  http://games.funschool.com/game.php?g=1003&s=1&category=0&level=1 - Once your students have learned the various biomes, this online game is a fun way to review which animals live in which biome.
Oceans
1.  http://www.germantown.k12.il.us/Sea/sea.html
Deserts
1. http://www.desertusa.com/animal.html - Click on the desert animal of your choice to see a picture and a brief description of your animal.
2.  http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/desert/- Desert Animals
3.  http://www.desertusa.com/flora.html - Click on the desert plant of your choice to see a picture and a brief description of your plant
4.  http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/desert/ - Deser Plants
5.  http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/desert/ - Information about what a desert is like
6.  http://www.co.pima.az.us/cmo/sdcp/kids/color/sdkColor.html - pages of desert plants and animals to print and color
7. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/desert/desert.shtml - scroll down to see pictures and read brief descriptions about all kinds of desert animals
 Rainforests 
1. http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/rforest/
2.  http://www.zoorainforest.co.nz/ - click to learn about rainforest animals.  Some pages include sounds, still pictures, and even videos of the animals.
3.  http://www.zoorainforest.co.nz/ - rainforest fun stuff
4.  http://games.funschool.com/game.php?g=ank_ds1&t=j&w=620&h=360- an online game where students drag the animal to the correct environment
5. http://www.animalsoftherainforest.com/ - in case the site above doesn't work 
Canada
 
Mexico
1.  http://www.elbalero.gob.mx/kids/about/html/did/home.html

2nd Grade Social Studies Internet Sites

 
Topic
Links
Japan
1. http://www.nystromnet.com/images/japan.pdf - a colored labeled map of Japan 
2. http://web-jpn.org/kidsweb/index.html - use this kids Japan website with the worksheet on the 2nd grade - teachers shared folder 
3.  http://www.kids-japan.com/
4.  http://www.mtsu.edu/~intr020c/
Australia

1.  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/Australia.shtml - use with AusAnimals wkst on shared drive 
2.  http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/australia/australia.htm - Australia for Kids 
3.  http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/australia-ws.htm - Do an online Australian word search by clicking and dragging your mouse 
4.  http://www.fraynework.com.au/story/ - interactive stories and games 
5.  http://home.iprimus.com.au/readman/ - Australian animals for kids
6. http://australian-animals.net/

 

Great 
Britain

1. http://www.tower-of-london.com/ - Tower of London 
Africa

1. http://members.aol.com/bowermanb/africa.html - everything you ever wanted to know about Africa 
2. http://www.kenyabeasts.org.uk/anindex.htm - Kenya Animals 
3.  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/Africa.shtml - Enchanted Learning's African Animals site 
4.  http://www.littleexplorers.com/Dictionarytitlepage.html - Little Explorer's 

3rd Grade Social Studies Internet Links

Topic
Links
Map Skills
See links on page "For All Grade Levels"
United States 
See links on page "For All Grade Levels"
Native Americans

1.  http://ngeorgia.com/history/cherokeeindex.html - learn about Ga.'s Cherokee Indians
2.  http://www.kidskonnect.com/NativeAmerican/NativeAmericans.html - this site has everyting you need to know about Native Americans
3. http://www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/reports1/cherokee.htm

4th Grade Social Studies Internet Sites

Topic
Links
All
1.  http://www.classzone.com/books/cas/index.cfm - Online activites 
2.  http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb
Explorers
1. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/
2. http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/explorer.html
3. http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/why.htm
4. http://www.mariner.org/age/earlynav.html
5. http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~feegi/
6. http://www.hpedsb.on.ca/smood/explore/links.htm
7.  http://www.quia.com/jg/48.html
8.  http://www.thinkquest.org/library/site_sum.html?tname=4034&url=4034/
Colonization
1.  http://www.esd.k12.ca.us/Cadwallader/Room%2020/Colonies/Main.html -learn about the Middle, Southern, and New England colonies
2.  http://www.east-buc.k12.ia.us/00_01/CA/home.htm
3.  http://www.hfmgv.org/education/smartfun/colonial/intro/map2.html
4. http://pilgrims.net/plimothplantation/vtour/index.htm
5.  http://www.plimoth.org/
6.  http://www.plimoth.org/olc/index_js2.html#
7. http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/OakViewES/harris/97-98/america/colonization/
8. http://www.buttongwinnett.com
9.  http://www.mce.k12tn.net/colonial_times/colonial_america.htm
American Revolution
1. http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/amrevol.html
2. http://library.thinkquest.org/11683/High.html - A Revolutionary Webquest
3.  http://www.americanrevolution.com/PatriotsIndex.htm
4.  http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/revolution/women.htm
Growth and Expansion
1. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/ - Go west with Lewis and Clark
2.  http://www.americanjourneys.org/
Civil War and Reconstruction
1. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/5925/1.html - Information about the Underground Railroad.
2. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/99/railroad/j1.html - Underground Railroad
3.  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/cwmhtml/cwmhome.html
4.  http://www.cr.nps.gov/seac/andecon.htm
5.  http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/ugrrhome.htm - Underground Railroad
6.  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html - Civil war info
7.  http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/civlink.htm - gives a wealth of information about the Civil War from a variety of sources
8.  http://www.classzone.com/books/ca_recon/act/johnson/splash.html
9.  http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/impeach/impeachmt.htm
10.  http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/swf/atlcampaignfinal.swf - March to the Sea
11.  http://www.us-civilwar.com/leaders.htm

 

5th Grade S.S. Internet Links

Topic
Links
All
1.  http://www.classzone.com/books/cas/index.cfm - Online activities
2.  http://www.u-s-history.com/index.html  This site has the different eras of American History described in a format that students could find information in a number of different formats. There is a prominent search engine that allows for finding
specific information. It is very readable
3.  http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb
Westward Movement

1.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/kids/goldrush/
2.  http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc3/yahooligans/goldrush
3.  http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html - The Oregon Trail
4.  http://www.cedar-hill.org/sitesonthehill/4thGrade/OregonTrail/OregonTrail.htm
5.  http://www.or.blm.gov/NHOTIC/Education/Educat.htm - Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
6.  http://www.americanjourneys.org/
7.  http://www.endoftheoregontrail.org
Industrial Revolution

1. http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/4132/ - a thinkquest site - click where told to, to begin
2. http://www.bergen.org/technology/indust.html - overview of the industrial Revolution
3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/
4. http://www.150.si.edu/150trav/remember/amerinv.htm
5. http://inventors.about.com/library/bl/bl12.htm?PM=ss13_inventors
6.  http://www.150.si.edu/150trav/remember/amerinv.htm
7.  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/indexs.shtml - Zoom Inventors
8.  http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/inventorsgeneral2.htm - The Gander Academy of Inventors
9.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/telephone/sfeature/ - Forgotten Inventions
10. http://www.ideafinder.com/history/of_inventions.htm - Invention Facts and Myths
Immigration
1.  http://www.ellisisland.org/default.asp - Ellis Island online
2.  http://www.ellisisland.com/history.html
3.  American Immigration Homepage
4. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook28.html
5. http://www.42explore.com/migration.htm
6.  http://www.embracingcultures.com/html/index.html
7.  http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAimmigration.htm
8.  http://uscis.gov/graphics/aboutus/history/teacher/
9.  http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans/quiz.html
10.  http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/
11.  http://library.thinkquest.org/20619/
Panama
Canal

1.  http://www.odedodea.edu/sites/balboa/canal.html - Canal History
2.  http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/index.html - Canal Photos
3.  http://www.serve.com/CZBrats/Menus/bennett.htm - History of the Panama Canal
4.  http://www.ared.com/kora/java/pcc/javaani.html - How the Panama Canal works
5.  http://www.mce.k12tn.net/industrial_nation/panama.htm
6.  http://library.thinkquest.org/27638/panama.html - Thinkquest
7.  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/landforms/glossary.shtml - scroll down to see what an isthmus is
8.  http://www.pancanal.com/eng/general/howitworks/ - Panama Canal Authority
World 
War 
I
1. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWW.htm
2.  http://gulib.lausun.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/britpost/britpost.htm - British posters
3.  http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/
4.  http://www.worldwar1.com/reflib.htm - Trenches on the Web
5.  http://www.columbia.edu/itc/history/odonnell/w1010/edit/migration/migration.html
6.  http://www.pbs.org/lostliners/titanic.html
7.  http://www.worldwar1.com/reflib.htm
8.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/
9.  http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/
10. http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/us_history/worldwar1.html
1920's
1.  http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/decade/decade.htm - All Decades in the 20th century
Great 
Depression
1.  http://newdeal.feri.org/eleanor/index.htm - Dear Mrs. Roosevelt
2.  http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/1930.html - 1930's webquest
3. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dustbowl/ - The Dust Bowl
4.  http://www.historychannel.com/cgi-bin/frameit.cgi?p=http%3A//www.historychannel.com/perl/timeline.pl%3Fyear%3D1930 - 1930 - 1939 timeline
5.  http://title3.sde.state.ok.us/history_and_culture/Dust%20Bowl.htm - The Dust Bowl
6.  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.html - Photographs of America from the Great Depression to WWII
7.  http://www.usd.edu/anth/epa/dust.html - The Dust Bowl
8.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dustbowl/ - Surviving the Dust Bowl
Holocaust 1.  http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/phistories/- Holocaust
World 
War 
II
1.  http://library.thinkquest.org/15511/
2. http://www.nauticom.net/www/harts/homefront.html - The Homefront - W.W.II - You'll find dozens of links with related homefront issues including speeches and songs.
3. http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/tocCS.html - "What Did You do in the War,  Grandma?" Oral histories written down of women in the war.
4. http://www.children-of-the-camps.org/
5. http://www.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/harmony/Exhibit/default.htm
6. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwii/index.htm - Scholastic's WWII site
7.  http://www.openstore.com/posters/ - Index of posters
8.  http://trackstar.hprtec.org/main/display.php3?trackid=816 - Minority Americans in WWII
9.  http://history.about.com/?once=true& - History Archives
10.  http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/pacificwar/index.html-U.S.Troops in action
11.http://www.historychannel.com/cgi-bin/frameit.cgi?p=http%3A//www.historychannel.com/perl/timeline.pl%3Fyear%3D1940
12. http://www.firstworldwar.com/

 

1950's, 1960's, 
1970's
2.  http://www.seussville.com/seussville/morefun/ted.html
3.  http://www.car-nection.com/cadillacdatabase/Dbas_txt/factD-G.htm#EldoradoBrougham-scroll down to Eldorado Brougham
4.  http://brownvboard.org/
5.  http://www.americandrivein.com/
6.  http://www.daytona500.com/ - Click on "500 Facts" and scroll down to "Most Career Victories"
7.  http://www.rockhall.com/
8.  http://classicsitcoms.com/shows/lucy1.html - Scroll down to 1950-1951, The First Season and read beside number 1
9.  http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fifties.htm
10.  http://www.movieactors.com/50s.htm
11.  http://kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/decade50.html#fads
Stock 
Market
1.  http://www.younginvestor.com
2.  http://www.gcee.org/www/projects/smg/open.htm#
3.  http://www.prongo.com/stock/index.pl