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History/ Social Studies

History and Biography

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.
Civil War History - Information about the U.S. Civil War, with tons of links, just right for kids.
Connecticut History - ConneCT kids portal to all things Connecticut.
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 -  Pages set up by the nations themselves or devoted to a particular nation. 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 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.
National Inventors 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. - Learn about the U.S. and the world from the official kids portal the the U.S. Government.
Social Studies for Kids - A comprehensive site with lots of links for social studies and history.
Social Studies and History Resources - Internet4Classrooms comprehensive site with information from grades K-8; curriculum and standards based links.