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    Home : Resources : Teacher Resources : Social Studies
    Social Studies (Economics, Geography, Government, History)

     

    DocsTeach.Org
    This new online tool from the National Archives combines primary-source content with the interactive capabilities of the Internet.

    Federal Register
    This daily journal of the Federal Government contains notices, proposed rules, final rules, and Presidential documents.

    GPO Access
    The Government Printing Office (GPO) is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government. It disseminates the official text of Federal laws; Presidential documents; administrative regulations and notices; and descriptions of Federal organizations, programs and activities.

    Kids.gov
    the official kids' portal for the U.S. government

    The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    In collaboration with several content area organizations, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills developed a series of ICT Literacy Maps illustrating the intersection between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy and core academic subjects

    Social Studies for Kids
    articles, subjects, and tons of links for all subjects of social studies, with a focus on what kids and their interests

    Economics

    Change Maker Game
    get as much money in your piggy bank as possible, by figuring out the correct change

    CNNfn: The Financial Network
    the most up-to-date financial information on the Internet

    Coin Gallery Online
    coin collecting guides for ancient, U.S. and world coins

    EduStock
    an educational web site designed to teach young and old alike, what the stock market is, and how it can work for them

    Investing for Kids
    designed by kids for kids to teach kids and adults the principles of saving and investing

    Look Who's Footing the Bill!
    an introductory WebQuest on democracy and the national debt

    New York Stock Exchange
    lots of info from the world's largest equities market, with a total market capitalization of more than $12 trillion

    UBUYACAR
    Can you buy the car you want on the salary you make? A problem-based learning manual...

    US Treasury Department
    information about the US money system

    Yahoo Social Science: Economics
    resources from Yahoo


    Geography

    Amazon Interactive
    explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities

    Flags of the World
    search for a flag by country, geography, keyword, title

    Geographic Name Server
    enter the place name and the server will return basic geographic information

    Geo-Globe: Interactive Geography!
    wide rand of geography-related games

    Geography Sites
    geography resources from the Franklin Institute

    HyperHistory Online
    3000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines, and maps

    Louisiana.gov
    THE place to go for information on Louisiana

    Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
    all about what to do and where to go in Louisiana

    MapQuest!
    Offers the ability to customize and save favorite maps for any place in the world. Users can create an unlimited number of personalized maps by plotting icons to mark such locations as their home address, favorite pizza parlors or family doctors' offices.

    National Geographic
    provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, ...

    Outline Maps
    selection of outline maps for use in the classroom or at home

    An Outline of American Geography
    book about the geography of the United States that looks at the country's physical geography and the human imprint on the landscape

    Stately Knowledge
    the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C.

    Time Zones
    times around the world

    United Nations CyberSchoolBus
    accurate official and up-to-date information and statistics regarding the countries of the world

    US Geological Survey Learning Web
    provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life

    Wonders of the World
    information, pictures, satellite images of the ancient and new wonders of the world

    Yahoo Kids: Geography
    resource links from Yahoo


    Government

    Charters of Freedom
    information on and photographs of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights from the National Archives

    CIA Factbook and Other Publications
    a wealth of information on governments and countries as well as links to other CIA publications

    The Electronic Embassy
    provides information on each of the embassies in Washington D.C.

     FedWorld
    comprehensive central access point for locating and acquiring government information

    Flag Education
    flag etiquette from the Veterans' of Foreign Wars

    Fourth Judicial District Court - Ouachita and Morehouse Parishes
    includes Civil Docket, Court Schedule, Local Court Rules, Protective Orders, and links to related resources

    Great Seal of the USA
    all about the seal of the United States

    Louisiana.gov
    information on Louisiana government and its officials

     Louisiana Parish Government Association
    parish government structure info as well as the current police jury members for each parish

    Louisiana House of Representatives
    all about the House including legislation and members

    Louisiana Senate
    all about the Senate including legislation and members

    Louisiana State Legislature
    information about the legislature, pending legislation, members, etc.

    Louisiana Supreme Court
    history of the court as well as biographical information on the current Justices

    National Archives
    documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government

    Rock the Vote
    dedicated to protecting freedom of speech, educating young people about the issues that affect us, and motivating young people to participate by registering, voting, and speaking out

    State Governments
    offer a frequently updated directory of links to government sponsored and controlled resources on the Internet

    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    most current resource for legislative information

    US Courts: The Federal Judiciary
    overview of the organization, operation, and administration of the entire federal court system

    US House of Representatives
    activities of and information on the members of the US House

    US Senate
    activities of and information on the members of the US Senate

    US Supreme Court
    information about the court and its cases

    Whitehouse
    virtual tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

    World Rulers
    contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders which don't occupy either of those formal positions) of all currently existing countries and territories

    Yahoo Kids: United States Government
    resources for kids 


    History

    1492: An Ongoing Voyage
    Library of Congress exhibit that examines the first sustained contacts between American people and European explorers, conquerors and settlers from 1492 to 1600

    1893 Chicago World's Fair
    explores the Exposition through a virtual tour, investigating visitors' reactions to the fair, and analyzing the social, political, and cultural legacies of the World's Colombian Exposition

    The Age of Exploration
    maritime discovery from ancient times to Captain Cook's 1768 voyage to the South Pacific

    American Civil War
    unbelievable resource page with hundreds of links to Civil War information

    The American Experience: Vietnam
    online version of the PBS documentary

    American Memory
    historical collections contain documents, motion pictures, photographs, and sound recordings about important places in the history of the United States

    The Avalon Project
    major historical documents dating back to the 12th Century are presented in entirety, with links to supporting documents, glossaries and indexes for each one

    Berlin Wall
    history of the Berlin Wall from its creation to its destruction

    Biography Online
    includes a searchable and browsable online collection of 15,000 cross-referenced biographies

    Cultural Maps
    dedicated to the graphical presentation of non-graphical information; includes historical maps of early America

    Explorers of the Millennium
    discover explorers and the places they have traveled

     Fifty Years From Trinity
    provides a rich source of information and links on the development of the nuclear age

    Frontline: The Gulf War
    an overview of the war from PBS

    The History Channel
    information and resources from the cable TV network

    The History Net
    archive of informative and appealing articles from U.S. and world history to personality profiles and eyewitness accounts

    The History Place
    large database of historical information including photos, speeches and timelines

    Holocaust Museum Online Exhibits
    America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust

    Inaugural Addresses
    addresses from Washington to Clinton

    Journey Through the Middle Ages
    a ThinkQuest project - play a game and learn about castles and medieval topics such as feudalism, knights, entertainment

    Korean War Project
    history and reference, maps, memorials, recollections, POW/MIA information...

    Liberty! Chronicle of the Revolution
    online version of the 6 hour PBS series

    Louisiana Information for Students
    good resources for LA history students from the state -- history, government, culture...

    Louisiana Kid's Page
    information on LA for younger students....

    Making of America
    A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction, this collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.

    The Mayflower Web Pages
    Mayflower history and genealogy- includes passenger lists, documents and other writings, genealogical information, and a FAQ

    The Middle Ages
    online exhibit that shows what it was really like to live during the Middle Ages

    Military History Online
    a march through the past - information on famous battles from ancient to current times

    National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institutes)
    good selection of virtual exhibits for students and teachers

    NativeWeb: Nations and People
    information on Nations/Peoples arranged in alphabetical order

    Plimoth: The Living History of 17th Century Plymouth
    dedicated to not only providing information about Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum of the seventeenth century in Plymouth, Massachusetts but also serving as a resource by which visitors may learn more about the Pilgrim Story, the history of Plymouth Colony (1620-1692), the Wampanoag Indians, Thanksgiving, and find links to related sites on the Web

    Presidents of the United States (POTUS)
    background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents as well as links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites

    Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
    an overview of the people and events through text, documents, photographs, art, and literature

    Time For Kids
    kids version of the popular magazine

    Time Online
    sections include Daily Report, Magazine, Special Reports, Community, and Archives

    Today in History
    find out what happened today in U.S. history

    US Civil War Center
    award winning site from LSU - links to over 1500 Civil War related sites on the Internet

    The Wars for Vietnam
    an overview of the war plus documents and related resources

    WestWeb
    topically-organized website about the study of the American West - collections of primary and secondary documents, biographical and bibliographical resources, lists of hot links to other sites of interest, and images

    World War I: Trenches on the Web Library
    The most comprehensive WW I site on the Internet. Information and links on all aspects of the war.

    World War II
    explore WWII facts, battles, photos, videos and more