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Social Studies / History Resources

Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities—history, geography, government, economics, politics, cultures, and religion, to name a few. Look here for websites providing resources to everything from prehistoric times and ancient history to modern history and current events. For retail curriculum products and non-free resources, see our social studies curriculum section.


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The Charters of Freedom
Read and learn about the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights in the National Archives. This government site also includes images and links.
The Empire State Building: Official Internet Site
The Empire State Building: Official Internet Site offers virtual tours, online games for kids and more!
The Paul Revere House
Learn all about Paul Revere at this awesome website. Read a biography, learn about the Midnight Ride, and more. Plus there is a Just for Kids section with activities and articles.
TimeMaps
The TimeMap of World History is an all inclusive look at world history. It combines maps, timelines and chron- ological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. New content added daily.
U.S. Capitol Virtual Tour
Take the U.S. Capitol Virtual Tour -- an interactive, user friendly, comprehensive and integrated multimedia tour of the U.S. Capitol.
ushistory.org
ushistory.org features an online American History textbook and links to a variety of historical websites. This website is a terrific resource for students.
Virtual Museum of Canada
Explore Canada’s rich history and culture in the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC). You will find virtual exhibits and interactive learning resources on numerous subjects, created by Canadian museums and galleries. You will also discover local history exhibits that capture exciting Canadian community memories, drawn from the collections of small museums and local memories and treasures.
Webrangers
This is the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. If you love your National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you. Play more than 50 games and learn about your National Parks.
Weedon Island Virtual Tour of Artifacts
This special Virtual Tour of Artifacts exhibit is an initiative of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Florida Power, the Ah Tah Thi Ki Seminole Tribal Museum, the Haskell Indian Nations University, University of South Florida, University of Florida and many other professionals and organizations.

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