- Chicago Public Schools had instituted a structured
social studies curriculum with daily lesson plans for every grade K - 12.
Look at your grade level to see if there are suggested activities you wish to
adapt for your own classroom. Adobe Acrobat is needed to
view these lesson plans.
Age of Exploration Curriculum Guide -Teachers can use the curriculum guide
in a variety of ways. It is especially appropriate for grades 5, 8, and high school
world history and geography. The curriculum weaves together visual images, video,
and text, as well as materials that can be downloaded or printed for transparencies,
presentations, or reports. It includes lesson plans, vocabulary, links to related
web sites, and guides to other reference materials.
of History Web Sites - award-winning portal created for students, history
educators, and general history enthusiasts
is a joint project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of
the Great City Schools, MCI WorldCom, and the National Trust for the Humanities.
Edsitement brings together the best of the humanities on the web. Check here for
lesson plans and links to other humanities web sites. This
is one of the MarcoPolo partner pages.
Facts - from the Census Bureau
sites for kids - from the Justice Dept, to the Treasury Dept, to the CIA,
look here for government departments
of Advertisement - presents images and database information for over 7,000
advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911
- How Everyday Things
Are Made -"If you've ever wondered how things are made - products like
candy, cars, airplanes, or bottles - or if you've been interested in manufacturing
processes, like forging, casting, or injection molding, then you've come to the
Activities for social studies
Social Studies - Hundreds of links to all major social studies topics
Studies Lessons & Helps - a long list of links
Social Science Sites by Gina Otto- many resources
with Historic Places - more than ninety classroom-ready lesson plans that
together reach across the United States. Most of them are now available on the
Web; these lessons have been marked by underlining their titles
Solo Independent living- Economic interactive unit of study
Lesson Plans and Resources
Studies Lesson Plans - Lesson plans and teaching strategies
S History Lesson Plans
Social Studies Sites
x 10 - One hundred words and pictures that define the time. This site is updated
hourly with pictures from news sources around the world. The pictures provide
links to the news sources related to them. Duplicate images are from the same
wire service, but will be on to a different news source. This site has a history
archive which goes back to 3:00 AM on November 4, 2004. Pictures at this site
are in Flash and can not be copied, but photos associated with the news stories
can be copied.
of a Penny- discover the different types of money and how money is made
Editorial Cartoons - A worksheet to help students understand editorial cartoons.
Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - Kid-size information on America's Symbols,
Nation, Government and many others. This site is aligned with TCAP curriculum.
Bill of Rights - A Web Quest
Bug - A wonderfully fun site provided by the American Foundation for the Blind
that provides information, games, riddles and insight into a world without sight.
Games make learning Braille fun and you can order your own Braille alphabet card
- Why do civilizations fall? What does this mean for modern civilizations?
What can we learn from the past?
Classroom - Free resources for teaching Civics and U.S Government (registration
required to see all video clips, but it is free)
Change and Our Health - Lessons, activities, news resource.
the Earth - a free download, works on Mac and PC - This program uses space
images, vocabulary words and geography trivia to teach students about our Earth
- Flag sites
- Flags of the World -
A large flag database
- Flags of the
World (Flagspot.net) claims to be the Internet's largest site devoted to vexillology
(the study of flags). Read more than 14,500 pages about flags and view more than
25,700 images of flags.
- Flag of the United
States - table of contents site
of the United States - Flags of the US, current state flags, and flags of
of the US - Facts About the United States Flag
Force - People are starving all over the world. How can you help? Help students
become aware of the problem by playing this virtual game, helping feed people
and share supplies with the world. Play the Food Force game, learn about food
aid, and help WFP work towards a world without hunger. Learning resources and
the lesson plans are provided for teachers.
Great Escape - Through this interactive map, drawn after the war by one of
the POWs, Ley Kenyon, explore the remarkable story of Harry, the 300-foot tunnel
that 76 men snuck through during their infamous getaway on the night of March
Brace Social Studies Resources -Learning resources for social studies programs
from Harcourt Brace School Publishers
History Online -Over 2000 files, covering 3000 years of history.
Hand Alphabet - Learn the Hand Alphabet. Learn to sign your name and other
words. Can you translate this? -
Plans For A Variety Of Social Studies Topics
in the House - Take your students here to learn about our government. Explore
the role the Office of the Clerk plays in the U.S. House of Representatives. Learn
about the legislative process and its effect on you. Experience the exciting world
of government like you never have before
Adventures in Citizenship: From New York to Your Town - (from PBS)
Several related topics are built around this theme, on a fascinating site posted
by the Exploratorium. One fascinating exhibit is named Droodles.
If you have Shockwave on your computer, give it a try.
- 1000 years of History - Experience the people, events and achievements that
have shaped the world.
- Multicultural Diversity
Diversity Activities - links to ideas, activities, lesson plans and other
School Diversity Activities - links to ideas, activities, lesson plans and
School Diversity Activiites - links to ideas, activities, lesson plans and
Homework sites - many to select from
Newspaper Diversity Game - High school; interactive game.
other cultures - traditions and values in communities, pictures and teacher's
Studies Activities - learn about cultures around the world
of the Clerk welcomes you to the On-line Information Center. At this site,
you can obtain copies of House documents, including public disclosure forms, made
available by the Clerk as part of his official duties. You can also find historical
information about the House of Representatives and information about its Members
- Learning about forms of propaganda
Salem Project - Connecting History and Literature
Language at the American Sign Language
browser. Quick time movies of words, and single images for single letters.
Studies Curriculum Resources Poster Sets - Grade K-3; Posters that facilitate
the teaching of social studies standards.
and Now - A Science Odyssey takes you on a journey through the most
spectacular 100 years in the history of science and technology. Here's an overview
of how our understanding has grown from 1900 to today. Click each topic for greater
detail and links that trace our journey from then to now!
of Life and Death; Medicine and Health
of the Universe; Physics and Astronomy
Search of Ourselves; Human Behavior
Better, Faster; Technology
Earth and Life Sciences
Day in History - presented by The History Channel. Other categories offered
are this day: in Wall street history, in automotive history and in Civil War History.
Video clips are now included.
- US Counties - Capitol
Impact provides an index of state pages. At each state page you will see a
map linking to information about the counties of that state.
using the United
States Historical Census Data Browser to find raw data for projects. You may
search census data by decade from 1790 to 1970. There is a wealth of information
- U.S. National Archives and Records
Administration Home Page - "The tie that binds the lives of our people in
one indissoluble union are perpetuated in the archives of our government."
Your Representative - This service is provided to assist you in finding and
contacting Members of the United States House of Representatives. Enter your zip
code and find out who your representative is, or find contact information. In
some cases you will need to know your 9 digit zip code. That information can be
found at the Zip+4
service provided by the United States Postal Service.