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Social Studies Resources

Social Studies Resources

General Social Studies Sites                                    
Black American History                                             
Geography                                                                     
  • Geo Teacher's Geography Classroom Different sections designed for teachers, students, and their parents. Cultural geography sites for just about every country.
  • GeoBee Challenge Online Five new quiz questions are posted every day.
  • Geography From Enchanted Learning
  • Geography World Features a large collection of resources and links for teachers and students of all levels. It covers topics such as erosion, ecosystems, populations, and conservation.
  • GeoNet Game  From Houghton Mifflin
  • National Geographic's "Xpeditions" This site boasts interactive maps, tours and activities, as well as U.S. Geography teaching standards.
  • Owl & Mouse Software Interactive U.S. and World Geography maps to download as well as printable materials for classroom use. Free resources for teachers and parents.
  • Quia Geography
Government                                                                 
History                                                                           
Louisiana                                                                      
United States                                                                
  • 50 States This online database is a great starting point for finding basic information about each state.
  • Interactive Tour of Ellis Island  From Scholastic.
  • PBS: American Field Guide Tour the American countryside and explore ecosystems, art, history, public policy, and more. Over 1200 video clips along with transcripts take visitors on adventures around the country.
  • U.S. Census Bureau Here you can find state and country facts. 
World Cultures                                                            
  • Africa This PBS site is great for students of all levels to learn about Africa. This page has lots of insightful ideas for teachers as well.  Students can enjoy playing "Africa Challenge".
  • China Today  Learn about the world's most populous nation and its fascinating and ancient culture.  This English-language site explores the culture, politics, and geography of China.
  • CIA World Factbook  One of the most comprehensive on-line geography sources.  Extensive information on every country and territory in the world--from A to Z.
  • Country Watch  An absolute must for any teacher of current events, politics, social studies, and economics. 
  • Forum Romanum Take a look at the complete Roman History. It has a virtual tour of the city, a historical index, biographies, mythology, and more.
  • Global Trek From Scholastic
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Index of Native American Resources Find out about the culture, history, art, and more of Native American Indians.
  • Kids Web Japan Introduce kids to Japanese history, culture, religion, geography, government, and more.
  • Let's Go Around the World Very informative global exploration site. Take online adventures to the Amazon Rainforest, Africa, and the Canadian Arctic. Includes teacher resources.

 

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