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Social Studies Resources

Teacher Notes

Before showing a video to my students I would prepare a Video Viewing Sheet of questions.  I did this to ensure that the students would watch the video and gain the most important points from it.

SqoolTube Videos: Social Studies Videos

BrainPOP Social Studies

Neo K12 Social Studies

History View - 3D Virtual Reality Field Trips

PBS Teachers

History Videos - Keith Hughes - YouTube

Universal Newsreels

Teacher Notes

A good way to start a lesson is to use a picture or go over an event that happened on this day in history.

Big History Project

History for Kids (created by a 12 yr. old student)

5 Step Blueprint for Designing Great Social Studies Projects — Emerging Education Technologies

Pictorial Americana Table of Contents (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress)

Today in History (Library of Congress)

EyeWitness to History

Today in History - events, birthdays and deaths

dMarie Time Capsule: On This Day In History...

Today In History

This Day in History: History Channel

 British Pathé

Digital Curriculum Materials | Brown University

Social Studies Vocabulary

Vocabulary in SS Classrooms

Building SS Academic Vocabulary

Glossary of SS Terms & Vocabulary


National Jukebox

Protest Songs & Lyrics - Social Issues (Historical, Social Justice & Human Rights Songs

Talking History

Historical Voices

American History & Social Science Data
Social Science Data Archives
Repositories of Primary Sources
Census Scope
Metropolitan Areas
Digital History
Population Index
Reading, Writing & Researching for history
History Central
Learning Page: American Memory Project (LOC)
American Labor Study Center
America in Caricature 1765-1865 - Political Cartoons


The History Place

Oral History

Step-by-Step Guide to Oral History

Making Sense of Oral History

What is Oral History?

Oral History Association

Oral History Resources from LOC

The Telling Lives Oral History Curriculum Guide

Creating A Legacy: Oral History (5th - 8th ARK)

Oral Histories - Interviewing Relatives and Collecting Oral History - About Genealogy




My Social Studies Pages

Social Studies Simulations

Social Studies Simulations - Connected Classroom

Online Interactive Simulations | Social Studies Central

Free Social Studies Simulations!

Western Civilization/World History Simulations

Ancient History Simulations Lesson Plans Reviewed by Teachers

Simulations for Sharing

Social Studies Skills

Social Studies Skills

Social Studies Skills - Information

21st Century Skills | NCSS

Social Studies Skill Competency Goals (K to 12)

Everyday Graphs
Using Microsoft Excel to Create a Chart or Graph
Lessons for teaching Charts and Graphs
Homeschool lesson plan for graphs and charts

My Charts & Graphs Page

Improving Reading Skills in the Social Studies Classroom

 History Essay Planner

Developing Essay-writing skills in History #historychat

Secrets of Great History Teachers

Historiography: TOK Theory of Knowledge in History

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - Gapminder


Cool Kid Facts

101 Super Sites for Social Studies Teachers

Kidipede - History for Kids

Mr. Donn - Social Studies

Social Studies for Kids

Zinn Education Project - Teaching Materials, lessons..

National History Day (every day!)

Citizen Test Questions


History Topics - Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts

Dimensions: takes important places, events & things and overlays them on a map
of where you are.

History Net

HistoryLab's Channel - YouTube

International Affairs Resources

Timelines of British History

How to Make a Family Time Capsule - eHow

How to make a time capsule

Time Capsule Lesson Plan

History Mysteries: 7 Lost Time Capsules

Social Scientists, Other Careers (Occupational Outlook Handbook
H-BOT Automated Historical Fact Finder

The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential People in History

Social Studies Fairs

How to organize a Social Studies Fair? ProTeacher Community

Ideas for Projects

Social Studies Fair Regulations

Research Skills for History  Fair Projects

My Tech Integration in Social Studies Page

My History Teachers Page