Create a graph – Graphs and charts are great because they communicate information visually. For this reason, graphs are often used in newspapers, magazines and businesses around the world.
Kids.gov – The U.S. government's portal site that provides a gateway to hundreds of Federal and other websites for use by kids and teens
Social Studies for Kids – Social Studies for Kids is a site with articles, subjects, and tons of links for all subjects of social studies. This site covers history, geography, economics, cultures, current events, holidays, religions, languages, archaeology, and much more!
My Social Studies – This page is designed for K-12 social studies teachers and students. It also has information and topics that are useful to pre-service social studies instructors and students.
National Council for Social Studies – An information resource for social studies teachers.
Social Studies for All – World History for Us All is a comprehensive model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.
PBS Social Studies – PBS LearningMedia™ is your destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. PBS LearningMedia builds on the strength of public media and is designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections.
Ed Helper Social Studies – edHelper is an online subscription service that provides printable worksheets for teachers and homeschooling parents. edHelper offers a wide range of materials, including math, language arts, reading and writing, social studies, science, and much more!
EdSITEMENT – Explore our library of humanities lesson plans by subject, theme, and grade level. Find Art & Culture lessons on anthropology, art history, folklore, mythology, religion, and more World Language lessons on languages and the cultures of which they are a part; History & Social Studies lessons on American (including our popular AP U.S. History index) and World History, civics, government and society; and Literature & Language Arts lessons, including AP Literature offerings, on great writing and great literary works throughout the ages.
Smithsonian Education – Discover education resources and information, lesson plans, field trips, and fun interactive activities for educators, families, and students.
Social Studies Lesson Plans – Dr. Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus of Secondary Education, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), has gathered lesson plans and resources from the Internet which social studies teachers will find useful.
Eyewitness to History – Older site but has some good resources. Index of EyeWitness Accounts - From the Ancient World through the 20th Century
Google Earth – Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.
American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank – Dedicated to rhetoric and public communication in the United States. Offers an archive of speeches, movie speeches, and audio figures of speech.
YouTube Time Machine – This link will not function in Chrome. Looking for a blast from the past? Simply dial in a year between 1897 and the present at the YouTube Time Machine, and it'll select a random video clip from the time period.
The Living Room Candidate – Site consists of U.S. Presidential election campaign commercials dating back to the Dwight D. Eisenhower - Adlai Stevenson race of 1952.
Interactives United States History Map – Older site. Become a geography whiz as you learn how the United States was settled. Discover how the continent was irrevocably changed by European colonization, the events that caused the wholesale displacement and decimation of the land's original inhabitants, and how the 50 states came to be formed.
Digital History – Enhances history teaching and research through primary sources, an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive materials.
12 Whiteboard Ideas for History Teachers – Useful sites that could be useful for teachers of History. All would be useful for their interactive whiteboard, but also for pupils to use independently.
CSPAN Classroom – Provides free primary source materials for social studies teachers including issues, debate topics, On This Day, Constitution clips, lesson plans and more.
The Underground Railroad – Follow a runaway slave to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1860.
History Pin – Historypin is an online tool that acts as a digital time machine, allowing people to view and share history in a totally new way. Historypin allows users to layer their old images onto modern Street View scenes, revealing a series of windows into the past.
BBC Timeline – Explore all of British history, from the Neolithic to the present day, with this easy-to-use interactive timeline. Browse hundreds of key events and discover how the past has shaped the world we live in today.
BBC Horrible Histories – Video clips, songs and games from the BBC TV Programme. Experience some of the more gruesome aspects of history. (UK Only)
BBC Primary History – Excellent resources on Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Victorians and World War 2. If your school has the Espresso service also check that out for some excellent history resources on similar topics. Secondary history resources also available.
Bayeux Tapestry Maker – This fabulous little site lets you create your own images in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry. Great fun.
Timelines.tv – Timelines.tv is a free-to-use, video-rich history resource. Scroll the timeline to find a story that interests you and then watch the videos.
Hyperhistory – HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of lifelines, timelines, and maps. It’s a slightly old-fashioned looking site, compared to some these days, but might still prove useful.
Holocaust memorial – Resources for teaching about the Holocaust. Useful for Holocaust Memorial Day lessons and assemblies. In addition also take a look at the resources provided by the Anne Frank Museum, including the Secret Annex interactive resource.
Museum Box – This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary?
National Archives (UK) – The National Archives Education Service brings history to life through their award-winning programme of taught sessions and online resources. Resources available on every aspect of British history.
MobyMax – MobyMax lends itself to independent practice whether at school or at home. Instead of using a worksheet, use the platform to design a contest for homework.
Time for Kids – TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read! Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about - and it's the best nonfiction text you'll find! Our Digital Editions are the perfect supplement to your TIME For Kids print subscription, and they deliver a host of exciting features to help bring TIME For Kids to life.