Please add websites that you feel will help enrich your social studies instruction, along with the site name, the URL, a brief description, recommended grade level for readability and your name as the contributor.
SITE NAME
WEBSITE URL
BRIEF DESCRIPTION
RECOMMENDED GRADE LEVEL
CONTRIBUTED BY:

Have Fun With History

http://www.havefunwithhistory.com
Amazing collection of copyright free video all history-based. You can download and remix to create your own versions of history!
4 and up
Mike Swirsky
Copy/Paste
http://www.peterpappas.com/publications
Great blog with a lot of interseting social studies lessons. Free downloads of PDFs, DBQ focused lessons, etc.
6 and up
Ellen Phillips
Interactive Constituttion
http://bit.ly/USconstitution
An interactive site where students can access
the Preamble and all the Articles of the US Constitution, with an explanation of each element.
4 and up
Ellen Phillips
Mr. Donn
http://www.mrdonn.org
A comprehensive site covering world and U.S. history with a great many resources, lesson plans, etc. A well-established site, it has been around for over a decade and is constantly updated.
3 and up
Ellen Phillips
Big Apple History
http://pbskids.org/bigapplehistory
Fun, informative, interactive site with a focus on New York City history. Includes an excellent interactive timeline.
3 and up
Ellen Phillips
The National Archives: Educators and Students
http://www.archives.gov/education
Access to many primary source documents and lesson plans with a focus on U.S. History.
7 and up
Ellen Phillips
British Library: Timeslines-Sources of History
http://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/index.html
Fascinating timeline of British history using primary source images and documents that can be saved or printed.
7 and up
Ellen Phillips
Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites
http://cybraryman.com/socialstudieslinks.html
Just the Social Studies section of this enormous database of great websites.
All + Teachers
Ellen Phillips
National Archives: Docs Teach
http://docsteach.org
Access to wide range of primary source documents as well as a robust activity section.
4 and up
Mike Swirsky
Sweets Search for Students: Social Studies
http://www.sweetsearch.com/socialstudies
Excellent resource site for social studies content for students.
4 and up
Mike Swirsky





Hippocampus
http://www.hippocampus.org/
Content rich site for interdisplinary courses, unit plans and lessons. Also links to most popular social studies textbooks, page by page.
MS and HS
Mike Swirsky
Social Studies Help
http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/
Great site for more than an overview of the full range of middle and secondary social studies topics.
MS and HS
Ellen Phillips
The Authentic History Center
http://www.authentichistory.com/
The Authentic History Center is comprised of artifacts and sounds from American popular culture. It was created to teach that the everyday objects in society have authentic historical value and reflect the social consciousness of the era that produced them.
K-12
Ellen Phillips
U. S. History
http://www.mrburnett.net
Great resources for US History from Three Worlds Meet to America Today.
Wealth of good information for secondary school students.
Middle School and HS
Ellen Phillips
dMarie Time Capsule
http://www.dmarie.com/timecap
Plug in a date and get a time capsule view of the world on that date.
Upper Eled through HS
Ellen Phillips
A Biography of America
http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/
Overview of events, but provides some great questions that promote critical thinking and looking at events from a different POV.
Secondary
Ellen Phillips
Archiving Early America
http://www.earlyamerica.com
Slideshows of early American History using clipart, etchings, prints, etc.
3-HS
Ellen Phillips
Edison Motion Pictures
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edmvhm.html
Amazing silent footage of events in the late 19th century. Students could capture a frame and use in slideshows and graphic novels for additional visual interest.
3-HS
Ellen Phillips
History Animated
http://www.historyanimated.com/newhistoryanimated/
"The site brings to life those dashed and dotted line maps to depict key naval and land battles using graphics, text, sound, and animations. So much more effective and so much more scalable than those static pull-down shade maps! Not every battle is included, but the folks at HistoryAnimated appear to be adding battles on a regular basis."
Middle and HS
Ellen Phillips