Social Studies Resources

TeachingHistory.org 

This is an excellent site for history teachers with a particular emphasis on using primary source documents.

TeachingAmericanHistory.org

This site offers a wealth of original source documents in American history from the founding through the twentieth century and beyond.  Also visit the We the Teachers blog, where you will find regularly-updated posts highlighting many of the best resources, lesson plans, and professional development opportunities offered by leading history and civics education groups and government agencies.

Historical Thinking Matters 

Winner of the American Historical Association's 2008 James Harvey Robinson Prize for an Outstanding Teaching Aid, this site offers lots on good information for teachers of American history.

Picturing US History

An interactive resource for teaching with visual evidence

United States Supreme Court

This is the official site for the United States Supreme Court. It is possible to read the latest Supreme Court rulings, including the case Bush vs Gore, as a PDF file from this site.

Return With Honor

Return With Honor is a companion site to a PBS special broadcast that tells the story of American prisoners of war in Vietnam. You will find a gallery of drawings reflecting "Hanoi Hilton" imprisonment and a timeline of events leading up to and covering the conflict.

The New York Public Library

Not satisfied with today's society? The New York Public Library takes you on a tour of mankind's efforts to find Utopia.

This Day in History

Today's news from the past is all found here. Search The History Channel archives to find out about the day that means the most to you.

The Civil War

This site from Dakota State University is an amazing resource for materials about the Civil War.

Colonial Williamsburg

The home page for Colonial Williamsburg features an electronic tour, famous documents, and a way to meet the people. There is also information on lesson plans.

Yahoo! Maps

This Yahoo site helps you find any street map for addresses in the United States.

State Facts for Students 

Facts about all the states of the USA published by the U.S. Census Bureau

Welcome to the White House

The official home page of the President of the United States of America

From Revolution to Reconstruction

A hypertext for American history

Black History Month

Explore the many contributions of African-Americans with cross-curricular lessons, printables, quizzes, and activities offered on this site.

National Museum of the American Indian

The Smithsonian Institution's home page for the National Museum of the American Indian is here.

Index of Civil War Information

Many useful resources such as books, films, games, maps, video, documents, etc. pertaining to the American Civil War are posted here.

NCSS Online

The home page for the National Council for the Social Sciences

The David Rumsey Map Collection

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 13,600 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the world, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented.

Teaching History with YouTube

From the American Historical Association

Teaching American History

A high-quality collection of over 300 American history lessons for grades 5-12 is now available on this site for free thanks to a devoted and enthusiastic group of Connecticut history teachers who have participated in EASTCONN's federally funded Teaching American History Project.

More Teaching American History 

Lots of links to sites on the web useful for teaching American history.  These are also available as a result of the Teaching American History Project.