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History/ Social Studies

History and Biography

American Memory Map Collections -Maps and information spanning American history from the Library of Congress
America's Story - Learn about U.S. history from the Library of Congress
Ancient Rome  - Detailed history on Ancient Rome
Atlapedia Online - Contains key information about every country in the world including facts and data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history and the economy.
Background Notes - Current facts and historical information on countries around the world from the U.S. Department of State, updated regularly.
Ben's Guide to the Government  For Kids -  Learn about Ben Franklin’s experiences as a printer, statesman, librarian and inventor. Also includes a timeline of his life.
Civil War History - Information about the U.S. Civil War, with tons of links, just right for kids.
Colonial Kids - All about life in a Pennsylvania colonial town, written for kids, by kids.
Connecticut History - ConneCT kids portal to all things Connecticut, for kids
Lewis and Clark - learn about the Corps of Discovery from Ken Burns and PBS
National Geographic for Kids - Information, games and videos about countries and current events across the globe.
Native American Culture -This site contains links to pages that have either been set up by the nations themselves, or are pages devoted to a particular nation, and are
alphabetical by tribal name.
Oregon Trail - Learn all about the Oregon Trail from the researchers that made the PBS film on the subject. Great for teachers as well as students.
POTUS -  Information on POTUS - the Presidents Of The United States
World History - a comprehensive site on world history from the Virtual Library of the European University Institute. For older students, Middle School and up.

Social Studies

CIA Factbook - Current information about every country on Earth, from the Central Intelligence Agency.
Culture Quest - Internet Public Library’s Social Studies website just for kids.
Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography - Brief biographies of over 1000 scientists and mathmeticians.
Fact Monster Social Studies - Links to information about politics, population language, culture and economics around the world.
Hispanic Heritage Biographies - Links directly to Gale’s comprehensive Hispanicbiographical listing.
Invent Now Hall of Fame - National Inventors Hall of Fame honors select persons whose inventions have improved the lives of all; provides biographical information and patent number.
Kids.gov - Learn about the U.S. and the world from the official kids portal the the U.S. Government - and beyond!
Social Studies for Kids - a comprehensive site with lots of links for social studies and history; fact sheets, current events and information on this week in history compliment the site.
Social Studies and History Resources - Internet4Classrooms comprehensive site with information from grades K-8; curriculum and standards based links.
States and Regions - Information on the U.S. from FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence)