Social Studies Sites

  • Abraham Lincoln - (SOLS K.1, 1.2) The site features a quiz written and illustrated by first grade students, a treasure hunt, curriculum guidance, links to similar sites and a "Pioneer Life" picture show. Teachers and young students will enjoy studying the memorable author of the "Emancipation Proclamation."
  • Ad Access - Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda - dated between 1911 and 1955.
  • African Resources - K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet
  • AlternaTime Timelines - Browse the Past and some Futures... a collection of Timelines on the Web.
  • Ancient World Web - this site is a compendium of sites spotlighting the Ancient World and the valuable categorizing makes this site more useful than a mere list of links.
  • Anyday in History - - a great way to incorporate history in your classroom. Check out birthdays, death dates, and special events that happened any day of the year
  • The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School - an incredible resource for students and teachers alike. Historical documents dating back to the 12th Century are presented in entirety, with links to supporting documents, glossaries and indexes for each one. Major documents relevant to Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government can be found at this site.
  • Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man - at this site, students can find out almost everything there is to know about Benjamin Franklin, the inventor, philosopher, writer, and diplomat. Included are lesson plans (ie. Solar energy, electricity, and hot air balloon experiments) that focus on current implementations of Franklin's ideas.


  • Biography - This A&E's Biography web site includes a searchable and browsable online collection of 15,000 cross-referenced biographies from the Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia. The site provides selected opening chapters and reviews from best selling biographies, a quiz and anagram game, chatboards, and schedules of upcoming episodes of the Biography television program.
  • S9 Biographical Dictionary
  • Leonard's Cam World - Cam World features organized links to thousands of "Webbed" outdoor cameras around the world. Includes information links for every cam listed. This could be a wonderful fun resource when students are learning about a region or time zones.
  • Castles On The Web - - this site links the castle resources on the Internet including history and photographs .
  • Celebrating Women's History - this site has over 100 biographies, activities, resources, and much more to help integrate the celebration of Women's History Month