ABC News 4 Kids. ABC News 4 Kids posts new stories every Tuesday and Thursday apppropriate for elementary and middle school students. Each news article has an interactive, animated presentation. Also included is an archive of previous articles.

Abraham Lincoln Classroom Activities for Primary Children. Tammy Payton's first grade class has created a Web site which includes an on-line quiz, an animation that shows the addition of states to the USA, a picture gallery of President Lincoln, a treasure hunt, suggestions for further classroom activities, and additional links.

Abraham Lincoln Treasure Hunt for Primary Children. Students use the Historic Lincoln Sites to find answers to a series of questions. E-mail the correct answers to Tammy Payton at tpayton@dmrtc.net, and she'll post their first name, age, and city in the Hall of Fame winners page.

Adventures of Cyberbee. A site for teachers looking for ways to integrate technology into their classroom. Included are Curriculum Ideas, How Tos, Treasure Hunts, Web Links, Articles, and a search engine.
Africa Online for Kids Only. At this site, elementary and middle school students can read a Kenyan magazine written for kids, play games and decode messages, learn about the more than1000 languages in Africa, meet African students online, find a keypal, or just browse around.

America Dreams...through the decades. Your students will produce an interdisciplinary thematic project, "The American Dream", using the primary source documents from the American Memory collections at the Library of Congress. They will demonstrate their grasp of this concept by designing a learning product. It could be a web page, a multimedia stack or a video.

American President. Explore the White House, add your vote in an Online Poll, participate in a Virtual Press Conference, fill in a Crossword Puzzle, and take a Constitution Quiz.

America's Story. The Library of Congress presents this site which includes these topics: Meet Amazing Americans (features biographies), Jump Back in Time, Explore the States, Join America at Play (includes baseball history, as well as American celebrations from parades to county fairs), and See, Hear and Sing.

Anatomy of a Murder: A Trip Through Our Nation's Legal Justice System. A web site that puts students right in the middle of the action in a criminal murder trial. Included are an introduction, the story, relevant Supreme Court cases, a glossary, actual documents filled out in the course of an arrest, and links to other pertinent sites.

Ancient Egypt (An Online Activity). A series of activities for middle school ancient history classes contributed by Don Donn (Corkran, Maryland, Middle School). The activities require students to find information on the World Wide Web.

Ancient Egypt Discovery Case. Ancient Egypt Discovery Case provides elementary and secondary school teachers and students with tools to explore the world of the pyramids. Included are reference materials, pupil activities, a teachers' section and an interactive timeline of Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt Webquest. Online activities for K-12 which include tasks, and fun facts and activities about Ancient Egypt. It also features a site map, bibliography, glossary and a search engine.

Ancient History Project Pages by Ms Hos-McGrane's Social Studies Class. Students from The International School of Amsterdam used Internet resources (among others) to research topics which included: the Romans, Greeks, Celts, Vikings, Incas, Aztecs, Chinese, Etruscans, Maoris, and North American Indians. Teachers can adopt, use, or preselect some of these for classroom use. Articles which give suggestions for turning Web resources into activities appropriate for learners are also included.

Angie's Electronic Classroom. Angie's Electronic Classroom is a part of TEAMS Distance Learning which is administered by and is a service of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). The Electronic Classroom is an interactive online site for teachers and students and includes student work, a photo album, projects, activities, Web links, a Teacher's Corner, email and discussion groups. The sponsors welcome your active involvement in TEAMS Distance Learning and you can contact them at TEAMS Information.

Archaeological Adventure in Greece. This is an Internet WebQuest for upper elementary and middle school levels created by Sara Hoopengardner and Katie Heotis of the University of Richmond. Students use their computers to learn about ancient Greece and what archaeology is, how archaeologists go about their work, and what they uncover on their digs. The site contains an introduction, task, process and resources, a conclusion, and a HyperText Dictionary.

Archiving Early America. You can find images of actual historic documents, solve an interactive cross-word puzzle, read the Early American Review, and participate in a "Town Crier" online forum.

AwesomeStories.com.AwesomeStories.com takes the stories of history, biographies, movies, religion, and trials and links them to the actual manuscripts, paintings, historical maps, illustrations, data, and graphics. Students in high school can read the stories, examine the primary source material, and draw their own conclusions. Among the topics are Joan of Arc, Cuban missile crisis, the Great Depression, the history of flight, the trial of Lizzie Borden and Plessy v. Ferguson, and the biographies of Sacajawea and Benedict Arnold.

Battle of the Battlefields. Teacher Mitch Mendosa has developed this online activity for secondary school students. The government will award a million dollar grant to construct a new museum at the most important battlefield site of the Revolutionary War. Students are members of the group to select the battlefield which will receive the award.

BBC Modern World History. Senior high school teachers and students may examine key historical events between 1915 to 1945 including European politics and the Depression. The site features over 30 animated maps, an animated timeline, interactive quizzes, and a special section for teachers.

Biography of America. The companion web site to the video series and telecourse sponsored by Annenberg/CPB, it provides resources for senior high students studying U.S. History from its origins to contemporary times. Features of this web site require the Macromedia Flash 4 plug-in. You can download the Flash 4 plug-in from the Macromedia Web Sitel.

Black History: Exploring African-American Issues on the Web. This Web site was created by Pacific Bell Knowledge Network Explorer and provides a wide variety of Internet-based resources that individual students or whole classes can use. Click on Sampling African America and Black History Treasure Hunt for online activities suitable for secondary school students.

Blue Web'n Learning Sites Library. Provided by Pacific Bell, the Library includes 48 Web based activities and projects for students to complete online. Scroll to Browse the Content Table and find History & Social Studies.

A Bomb is Dropped..and lives are changed. This Web Quest, suitable for the high school level, has students take on the role of a Japanese Civilian, a photographer, a U.S. politician, or a soldier to answer the question: How was your life changed due to the use of atomic bombs on Japan in August of 1945? They will conduct research, write an editorial, debate, and write a letter explaining how the bombing has affected their lives. A Teacher's Page is included.

Brain Bowl. Brain Bowl, from the Learning Network, is a weekly current events game which can be played by one player, two players, or Kid vs Parent. Players can view answers from previous weeks' games.

Breaking Down the Walls Differences are GOOD! This site was created by a group of fourth and fifth grade students from Roosevelt School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin to encourage multicultural understanding. Students can read about a child's life in 25 countries and about heroes who have made differences around the globe. Also included are classroom ideas, activities, and a game.

Build Your Own Colony Homepage. This online activity was developed by teachers at the Rice School in Houston, Texas. Middle school students work in groups to create their own imaginary colony. Included are tasks, samples, World Wide Web resources, and worksheets.

Celebrate the Century: Search the Web for U.S. History of the 1930's. Students search the Web to learn the stories behind the stamps issued by the United States Postal Service commemorating the people, places, events, and trends of the 1930s. They can explore Web sites that relate to such topics as the Empire State Building, Superman, the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the Monopoly board game.

Celebrating the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Houghton Mifflin). Activities and projects to help students of all ages explore the life and times of Dr. King. The site also includes links to other relevant resources.

Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow: A Wired Curriculum. Sponsored by the United Nations Cyber School Bus, the curriculum features six interactive units that students in grades 5-12 can complete online. Units provide an overview of urbanization-its history, its potential, and its problems. Students can focus on just one part of the curriculum-for example, the profiles of major cities, or an activity on population density, or use all six units as a whole. The site also includes a Teacher's Folder with a link to How to Use the Curriculum.

Classroom Connect The site includes among other resources CyberTrips which take students in grades 4-8 on educational virtual field trips to different parts of the world. There is a participation fee.

Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fall? Inspired by a video series in the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection and suitable for the middle school and high school levels, this interactive site shows students how scientists find and assemble clues of the past and provides for hands-on activities. Civilizations featured are Copán in Honduras, the Maya, Mesopotamia, Chaco Canyon, and Mali and Songhai.

Colonial Kids: A Celebration of Life in the 1700's. Fourth and fifth graders from Salford Hills Elementary School in Pennsylvania created this site. It includes information on colonial homes, clothing, daily life, school life, transportation, workers, and Native Americans. In the Activities section, students learn to make pumpkin soup or strawberry jam by visiting Aunt Abigail's Cook Book, make candles and pomander balls in Ye Olde Colonial Craft Book, or watch Colonial Video Vignettes about School Lessons, Farming, or Playing Marbles.

Connecting Students: Internet Ready Activities and Lesson Plans. Here, teachers will find Web K-12 lesson plans and activities for students with computers which include: American History, Geography, History, and Social Studies.

Constitutional Rights Foundation America Responds to Terrorism. Constitutional Rights Foundation has prepared "America Responds to Terrorism," a new series of online lessons and resources designed for classroom use. Lessons will be added periodically.

Create a Historical Newspaper. Two Illinois teachers provide an online activity for creating a historical newspaper. The site includes student asssignments and Internet resources.

CyberGuides: Teacher Guides/Student Activities. CyberGuides are supplementary units of instruction designed for students to use the World Wide Web. CyberGuides suitable for social studies classes, 6-8, include Aztec Legends, Egypt Game, Mayan Culture, and Pyramid.

Cyber Newseum. Cyber Newseum is an interactive museum most appropriate for high school teachers and students. The museum features several online exhibits including War Stories , Holocaust: The Untold Story , Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs from 1941, the cartoons of Joel Pett, a photo tour with a photojournalist, reporters and candidates on the 20th -century presidential campaign trail, the Berlin Wall, and more.

CyberTeach. Sponsored by EconomicsAmerica, the site includes information on basic web skills, provides examples of lessons that teach economic concepts, and gives step-by-step instructions on how to construct economics lessons using the Internet.

Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations. The site was created by Lin Donn. Your students can learn Taoism with Winnie-the-Pooh (on the China page), and find other interesting information about life in Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, and China.

A Day That Will Live in Infamy: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor. Michael O'Connor and his 4th and 5th grade students in Kapolei, Hawaii, present the events leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack, the losses, and the lessons learned from the tragedy. It is an interactive, multimedia web site suitable for elementary and middle school students and features interviews with survivors, an interactive virtual reality game, surveys, and examples of what kids can do to create a world at peace.

Discovery School's A-to-Z Geography. Upper elementary and middle school students can find information about regions, countries and cities around the world. Also available at the site are TV To See, Brain Boosters, Clip Art Gallery, Cybersurfari, Puzzlemaker and more.

DiscoverySchool's A-Z History. Explore history, ancient, U.S. and world, in this web site powered by World Book Onlline. Also available at the site are TV To See, Brain Boosters, Clip Art Gallery, Cybersurfari, Puzzlemaker and more. Suitable for upper elementary and middle school students.

Donner Online: An Internet Activity. "Donner Online" is a type of Web-based activity in which middle and high school students learn about a topic by collecting information, images, and insights from the Internet, and then "pasting" them into a multimedia Scrapbook (a HyperStudio stack or a Web page) to share with others.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scavenger Hunt. An online activity for upper elementary and middle school students.

EcEdWeb. Website maintained by the University of Nebraska-Omaha Economics Department and Center for Economic Education provides economics resources for K-12 which include curricular materials and online lessons.

EconomicsMinute Online Activities. EconomicsMinute features links to newspapers and news channels, classroom discussion questions, and suggested classroom activities for helping students explore the economics behind the news of the week. Online lessons can typically be completed within a class period. To find the plans and activities, click on Current Economics Minute Lessons and Economics Minute Lessons Archive.

(Economics) Virtual Developing Country: Zambia. Appropriate for senior high school economics students, the site enables users to take a series of virtual field trips throughout Zambia visiting a number of places and people. At each stop on the way they will be able to gain access to key data and economic theory, a glossary, pictures and have the opportunity to complete worksheets. A Teacher's Guide is also available.

Educational Web Adventures. Interactive educational websites which includes several social studies adventures. Some of the sites are subscription only.

Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Enter your name as you would pronounce it and see it in hieroglyphics!

Empires. EMPIRES is a collection of epic historical miniseries, developed jointly by PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE). Each tells a story of a great Empire - its people and passions which changed the world. Titles include: The Greeks, Napoleon, Islam (April, 2001), Queen Victoria (Spring, 2001) Roman Empire (Fall, 2001), Egypt (Fall, 2001) and The Kingdom of David (2002). Included are lesson plans and activities.

Encarta Lesson Collection. The Encarta Lesson Collection is a growing collection of lesson plans and student activity sheets designed by teachers. Click on Social Scienceto find online activities appropriate for secondary level students.

ePLAY Learning Center. Designed for grades 3-8, the site is a series of net-detective mystery stories involving the eBugs who are trying to stop a mad cyber-villain. Each story takes place in a different historical period and consists of six episodes that are posted to the site over two weeks. Also featured is a Teacher's Section with lesson plans that complement the cyber adventures.

Exploring China: A Multimedia Scrapbook Activity. Appropriate for middle and high school students, their task is to surf through the Internet links at the site and find pictures, text, maps, facts, quotes, or controversies that capture their exploration of China. They will save the text and images that they find inportant and then will put them together in a multimedia scrapbook.

EyeWitness: History through the eyes of those who lived it. Illuminating the past through personal narratives and other first-hand sources, EyeWitness is presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming. Included are text, photos and voices.

Flight to Freedom. Developed by Prof. Patrick Rael for high school students, the site allows "players" to experience slavery through the eyes of those who lived it. Players take on the roles of an African American historical figure (Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth), and work to escape to Canada, while being challenged by a series of events taken from authentic slave narratives.

Flints and Stones: Real Life in Prehistory. Welcome to the world of the late stone age hunter gatherers. Middle school students explore this world led by the Shaman, the leader of the Stone Age people.

Footsteps To Freedom: Retracing the Underground Railroad. Educators from Southern California retraced the trails followed by fugitive slaves seeking freedom in Canada in the years before the Civil War. During the journey, they posted daily entries, photos, and reflections which will enrich students' understanding of this important phase of American History. The site also contains a "History of American Slavery and the Underground Railroad" and classroom resources.

French Embassy in Washington Just For Kids. The site, appropriate for elementary and middle school students, contains seven sections: France at a Glance, History and Geography, Culture and Art, Economy, Life in France, Apprends le France and Jeux Games. Also included is an interview with the French ambassador and an audio clip of the French national anthem.

Ft Braden School Social Studies Site (Online Activities). The site was developed by Todd Byars, a social studies teacher at the Ft. Braden (Florida) Middle School. Students can click on SOCIAL STUDIES LESSONS for a menu that contains links to General Lessons, Current Events Lessons, Geography Lessons and American History Lessons. New lessons are created and old ones updated every month.

General and National History Day Research. Information and activities for navigating the resources and learning to do research at the National Archives and Records Administration Web site. Suitable for secondary level students.

Geography Games. More than 20 online geography games for middle and high school students.

Geography Place. A site that uses interactive maps, games, and quizzes to teach about world geography.

Geography Scavenger Hunt. In these lessons, sponsored by IBM, students in grades 6-10 utilize Internet resources to locate and learn about a variety of geographic regions of the world. The site contains both teacher and student activities.

Go West Across America with Lewis & Clark. Go West Across America with Lewis & Clark is a National Geographic Society site which allows middle and high school students to join the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. Their goal is to chart rivers, make friends with natives, open the West to trade, and look for a Northwest Passage. Additional features include a map to trace their progress, excerpts from the explorers' diaries, and a forum to share their own adventures with others online.

The Greatest Places. The Greatest Places takes students on an interactive educational journey to seven of the most geographically dynamic locations on Earth: Amazon, Greenland, Iguazu, Madagascar, Namib, Okavango, and Tibet.

Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad. Designed by the students in Mrs. Taverna's second grade class, this site includes a timeline, a quiz, character sketches, and some crossword puzzles about Harriet Tubman. Also included are activity ideas for incorporating the content into the classroom as part of an interactive lesson plan.

Hello Dolly: A WebQuest on the Subject of Cloning. An inquiry-oriented activity for high school students where learners work in teams to interact with the internet, evaluate information, and formulate a solution to a complex problem.

h.i.p. pocket change. Developed by the U.S. Mint for elementary school students, this site uses coins to teach American history, math, and language arts. Also included are Lesson Plans for teachers.

Historian's Sources Lesson Overview. Provided by the Library of Congress Learning Page, this lesson introduces secondary level students to primary sources. Students learn techniques for analyzing primary sources and then apply these techniques to analyze documents about slavery in the United States. The site includes Teacher Material and Student Lesson.

Historical Treasure Chests. A product of the Bank Street College of Education, middle school and high school students are provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. Additional primary resources can be accessed on the websites listed in the reference section. An extension activity allows students to investigate their family's own primary source materials and display them online.

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web.The site is designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History courses. Included are primary documents in text, image, and audio; guides for analyzing primary sources with interactive activities; articles and links to resources on standards; an annotated list of hundreds of Web sites; teaching assignments using Web resources; annotated syllabi that present new approaches to teaching; examples of student work on the Web; and secrets of great history teachers.

History Matters: Teaching Assignments Using Web Resources. This digital blackboard provides successful Web-based assignments for senior high school and college level students. Some were developed by the American Social History Project, while others were developed by the Library of Congress and the National Archives to serve as practical models for integrating new media into the classroom.

Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy. This interactive site was developed by The ThinkQuest Holocaust Team which consisted of students Jordan Feil, Kushal Dave & Mike Dale. Its contents include: Summary of the Holocaust, See a Camp, Interactive Timeline, Survivors' Stories, Multimedia Glossary, Quizzes, and a Wall of Remembrance where students can submit their thoughts, stories and artwork.

Holocaust Survivors. High school students can read the stories of holocaust survivors, hear them speak, look at their family photographs, consult the site's encyclopedia, read a historical introduction to the Holocaust, and leave their thoughts or ask their questions on a discussion page.

Homework Help. Homework Help, sponsored by the Star Tribune Online, is a forum where a secondary student can ask a question about history, geography, government, current events or other social studies topics. One of the Homework Help teachers who specializes in social studies will post a response.

Horizon The Learning Section. Horizon is an online newspaper for students in grades 6-12 published by the Washington Post. It includes articles, interactive quizzes, and puzzles. A link to previous issues is available.

Houghton Mifflin's Social Studies Center. The Center, appropriate for grades 4-8, features online games, interactive quizzes, current events, and online maps for students. Teachers will find classroom activities, professional resources, and links to other relevant social studies materials.

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today. The site is an online learning activity from Scholastic, Inc. and is appropriate for students in grades 4-8. Featured is an Interactive Tour of Ellis Island with audio, video, and photographs; A Boy's Journey which gives the oral history of Seymour Rechtzeit, who emigrated from Poland at the age of eight in the early part of the 20th Century; and Five Young Immigrants which provides the stories of youngsters from Mexico, Vietnam, Haiti, Bosnia, and Sudan as they adjust to life in the United States today. The site also includes an Oral History Scrapbook which outlines a procedure for interviewing an immigrant and publishing an oral history. There is also a Teacher's Guide with lesson plans.

Inside Story of the Pyramids. Produced by Nova, 4-8 students can wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built. They can also follow the 1997 field season of a team of archaeologists as they excavated the bakery that fed the pyramid builders.

Introduction to Documents. This is a short activity for middle school students developed by the National Archives and Records Administration. It demonstrates how to evaluate primary source documents using a student's own family photos, diaries, letters and artifacts.

Irish Experience in Boston 1840 and the Immigrants' Experience Today. This site is an Internet based, integrated unit for middle and high school students. Questions, student worksheets and a Teacher's Guide are included.

Jamestown Online Adventure.The year is 1607. You are the captain of the Jamestown Colony in Virginia in this Flash-based historical simulation for secondary school students. Will your colony survive and prosper or will it become another 'Lost Colony'?

Journey Back in Time to Ancient Rome. A WebQuest intended for upper elementary and middle school students. They use teamwork and the Internet to explore Ancient Rome and learn about daily life, myths, and government. Each person on the team learns one piece of the puzzle and then comes together to get a better understanding of the topic.

Journey Through the Middle Ages with James the Jingling Jester. This is an interactive web site creative by fourth graders which other social studies students will find accurate and fun.

Justice for Kids and Youth. Activities and information for students in grades K-12 and their parents. Among the many topics are: fingerprinting identification; polygraph, DNA, chemical explosive and narcotic detection; the FBI's 10-most-wanted fugitives list; Internet safety tips; computer crime; and substance abuse prevention.

Kid's Web Japan. The site was designed to introduce Japan to students between the ages of10 and 14. Among the selections offered are "explore Japan", "what's new", "monthly news", "kids link", "games", "Japan kids gallery" sections and a "Map of Japan".

Learning Adventures in Citizenship: From New York to Your Town. An educational Web companion to a PBS special program, middle school students can explore the Learning Adventures, visit the Kids' Lab, find Things To Do In Your Town, and enter a Kids' Contest. There are special sections for teachers and parents to learn how to get the most out of the site with accompanying Lesson Plans.

The Learning Center: Black History A-Z. Elementary and junior high students can click on a letter and learn about Black History. The site also includes a Photo Gallery and a Back in Time section.

Legend of Captain Dave (An Online Internet Hunt). An online treasure hunt for the elementary and middle school levels in which students follow a story and answer questions about pirates. The site provides hyperlinks to pages outside the site where answers will be found. This site provides an interesting way to introduce students to navigating the Internet.

Let's Go!: Around the World. The Let's Go!: Around the World Web site features online adventures to Africa, the Amazon rain forest and the Canadian Arctic, interactive projects directly linking students with children in different regions of the world, teacher resources and the first Amazon rain forest elementary school Web site on the Internet.

LET'SNet Lesson Plans (K-12) LETSNet, at Michigan State University College of Education and Ameritech, provides lesson plans which incorporate the use of the World Wide Web. Among the topics featured are immigration (Ellis Island), current events, geography, essay writing, environmental education, the Holocaust, and film critique (Disney's Pocahontas).

Go West Across America with Lewis & Clark. This National Geographic Society site allows middle and high school students to join the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. Their goal is to chart rivers, make friends with natives, open the West to trade, and look for a Northwest Passage. Additional features include a map to trace their progress, excerpts from the explorers' diaries, and a forum to share their own adventures with others online.

Life of Abraham Lincoln: An Illustrated Timeline for Young Readers. Written and illustrated by primary students at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, Maine, the site presents the facts about the life our 16th President through easy-to-read text and pictures. Students can send in their writing and drawings to be published in the Lincoln Gallery and can view contributions by others. Also featured are Tips for Teachers and additional Web resources.

Little Rock 9, Integration 0? Little Rock Nine, Integration 0? is a type of class activity called a WebQuest, an inquiry-based activity that uses Internet resources, collaboration, and scaffolding to promote critical thinking. Suitable for the middle and high school level, the activity can be used by students collaborating across schools to gain a broader perspective or even participating in a special Civil Rights videoconference with the Museum of Television & Radio. Teacher's Guide is available.

Lonely Planet. An interactive clickable world map that allows students to travel to different countries around the world. When they arrive at their destination, they can click the slide show for loads of information including facts, environment, history, economy, culture, and events enhanced with beautiful photos of the people.

LoneStar Dilemma. This is a WebQuest, an on-line activity that allows middle school students to work in teams to learn about the history of Texas. Teams must explore several web sites, and organize the information onto a variety of on-line formats. Students then present and defend their findings in a simulated congressional hearing to determine the fate of Texas.

Look Who's Footing the Bill. The site is an Introductory WebQuest on Democracy and the National Debt designed by Tom March and sponsored by Pacific Bell Knowledge Network Explorer. Secondary school students work in groups with the computer to learn more about the national debt.

Making Cents of Money. The site is a ThinkQuest Jr. entry where elementary and middle school students can tour with Penny, Bill, and Dollar to learn all about the history of money in the United States. There are articles, games and a glossary.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr., sponsored by the Seattle Times, enables students to find out about the man, the movement, and the legacy. The site features an electronic classroom with an interactive quiz, a discussion group, and a study guide for teachers and kids.

Maps and Globes. Designed by the USGS, the Department of the Interior and the US Dept of Education for the elementary and secondary school levels, students can learn and review facts about geography. Interactive quizzes let students test their knowledge.

Maxie's Guide to Fun Sites about History. More than 20 links to online fun activities for middle school social studies students.

MayaQuest '97 Lost Cities of the Rainforest. From March 3 to April 11, 1997, the MayaQuest team members assembled for MayaQuest '97, sponsored by The Learning Company. They bicycled through rainforests in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala in search of undocumented Maya cities. Armed with hi-tech team equipment, the explorers linked to classrooms and computers around the world. Students can use the resources found at this Web site as a source for online activities.

Museum Mania Online Treasure Hunt. Students use the World Wide Web to find answers to questions which will unlock the Museum Maniatreasure Chest. The site is a fun way to learn to appreciate museums and libraries.

Must Candidates Fight? Understanding Political Campaign Strategies. A lesson plan for high school social studies classes that incorporates information contained on the World Wide Web. Developed by Dan Dana and Susan Zieha-Dana, students will use the Web and be helped to see through the disinformation and campaign propaganda to recognize what a candidate really stands for.

My Hero The "My Hero Project" is an interactive Web site for elementary and middle school students. The site allows students to read about heroes, many of whom come from history, and even submit their own stories. Those heroes can be famous or not (many children write about their parents). Step-by-step instructions are listed at the site.

Mysteries of Çatalhöyük. Developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota for the elementary and middle school levels, this interactive project encourages students to solve mysteries as archeologists. Students can look at physical objects uncovered through excavation, meet the international team of people who work on the project, do activities to learn more about their methods, orient themselves in the dig site in modern day Turkey by taking a virtual tour, share observations with others in a chat room, and get background information on Turkey, pronunciation, maps, and other important information.

Name That Flag. A geography contest suitable for grades 4-12 where students try to identify the country or origin of a flag. Players enter their answers on an online form. A new flag is displayed after the current one is correctly identified. Names and homepages of winning entries are posted.

National Geographic ONLINE GeoBee Challenge. Five short geography-related questions are posted daily by The National Geographic Society appropriate for the elementary and middle school levels. Students are encouraged to try again if they answer a question incorrectly. Challenges for the three previous days are posted. Also Included is a link to information on how to register and participate for prizes in the annual National Geographic Bee.

Native American History. This multimedia project for grades 4 -12, created entirely by fourteen student teams at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord, CA, provides a look into the histories of Native American peoples. These include the Hopi, Navajo, Haida, Kwakieutl, Hawaiian, Potawatomi, Cherokee, Nez Perce, Apache, Comanche, Sioux, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, and Iroquois.

Nazi Germany Through An Examination of the Holocaust. This online activity, designed by Peter Milbury, requires secondary school students to produce a news series on the Holocaust in the context of pressures from neo-Nazis and others espousing Holocaust denial theories.

Neferchichi's Tomb. In addition to lesson plans for teachers, the site allows elementary and middle school students to find Egyptian graphics for their web pages or school reports, an Egyptian clip art font, and a lesson in writing with hieroglyphs so they can spell their names. Students can also learn about mummies and phraohs, participate in a mummification simulation and access a Kids Page.

NewsCurrents. This is a current events site suitable for middle school students produced by Knowledge Unlimited. It offers a weekly "Who am I" question, various research activities and web links to other current event issues, and a free online "NewsQuiz" (ten multiple choice questions that change every week).

Odyssey. The Odyssey links elementary and secondary students to a team of adventurers on a series of round-the-world expeditions. A Teacher Zone includes lesson plans, an archive of the expedition's past materials, and ideas for using the site in the classroom. The Odyssey is free but requires registration to participate.

Odyssey in Egypt. WebSiteOne(sm) and The Scriptorium Center for Christian Antiquities have developed "Odyssey in Egypt," an interactive archaeological dig for middle school students. The site managers create, manage, transmit, and serve up pictures and text from Egypt on a weekly basis.

Odysseyonline. The content, provided by three museums, allows elementary and middle school students to study the ancient history of the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Africa. Also included is a Teacher Resource Site.

Online Educator. The site's purpose is to make the Internet an accessible, useful classroom tool.

Online Exercises (Social Studies School Service). Aaron Willis of the Social Studies School Service has produced a number of online exercises for middle and high school kids. The exercises incorporate a variety of Internet skills. Click on Teaching Social Studies with the Internet for sample online activities from Aaron's new book that will help teachers make the most of their Internet access at school.

Online Lesson Plans (Activities) Written by South Carolina Educators. Internet activities for middle school level students which feature questions, projects, and web resources. Titles include: The Civil War, Egyptian Mummies, Ellis Island and Immigration, Learning Festival-An Integrated Unit on Medieval History, The Medieval Period, The Renaissance, and The Revolutionary War.

Online Social Studies Activities from the Cordillera School. Developed by classroom teachers, the site provides three lesson plans-activities that require middle school students to find information or complete projects using the Internet. Topics include: Egyptian Projects on the Web, Philippine Dream Vacation, and Russia WW II Research Project.

Open Hearts/Closed Doors. After World War II, a group of young Jewish orphans immigrated to Canada from the devastation of Europe as part of the War Orphans Project. Using their own words and artifacts, this virtual exhibit tells the story of the orphans' courage and the efforts of the people who helped them. Click on Learning Resources to find a Teacher's Guide with lesson plans, an Artifacts Collections, complete transcripts of all of the war orphans' memoirs, and a Glossary.

Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail web site, created by Mike Trinklein and Steve Boettcher, is based on the award-winning documentary film which recently aired nationally on PBS stations. It includes Historic Sites on the Trail, Fantastic Facts and Cool Trail media.

Our Virtual Underground Railroad Quilt. Pupils from Mr. Leahy's fourth grade class at Greenway Elementary School in Beaverton, Oregon, created this site about the Underground Railroad. Also featured is a word search puzzle, a crossword puzzle, quiz, and links to other relevant resources.

PBS Kids Democracy Project. The Kids Democracy Project, prepared for the elementary and middle school levels, gives students an understanding of how the government plays a part in our daily lives, and what the President of the United States does during the day. Students can also visit a virtual voting booth.

Peace Corps: Kids' World. This Peace Corps site teaches elementary and middle school students about world geography and the cultures of other countries. They can send electronic postcards, read folk tales from around the world, download coloring pages and test their geography knowledge with an interactive game.

Port Chicago Disaster. This resource from the Technology Systems Department, Contra Costa County (CA) Office of Education, outlines the events of July 17th, 1944, the worst home front disaster of WWII. Five thousand tons of ammunition in ships being loaded by black sailors exploded in the San Francisco Bay Area killing some 320 men. Secondary school students can investigate whether there was racism involved in the decision to court martial African-American soldiers who refused to continue to load munitions under unsafe circumstances.

Port of Entry: Immigration. Students in grades 6-12 will assume the role of historical detective and search for clues to America's past in American Memory, the historical collections of the Library of Congress. They will investigate photographs and eyewitness accounts of immigrant life in America. For suggestions for using Port of Entry: Immigration, click on Teacher Materials.

Problem Based Online Learning. Bob Benoit shows you how to design your own problem-based classroom online learning lessons. Teachers can find published lessons using this format at the SCORE (Schools of California Online Resources in Education History-Social Science) website.

Professor Arthur Miller's Courtroom Challenge. Professor Miller, from Harvard Law School, presents kids with real landmark cases decided by the Supreme Court and other courts around the country. They can explore the facts, research the law, consider various arguments and then either decide the case or argue one side or the other. Professor Miller then tells participants how the real case came out -- but not until after they have made up their mind about what should have happened. New cases are added on a regular basis.

Project Central America. A product of a two month 1900 mile learning adventure, this site contains teaching materials to bring Central America to the classroom. Contains classroom resources, maps, and a photo and video gallery.

Project Pages on the Web. Ms Hos Mc-Grane's Grades Five & Six Social Studies Classes present their projects that were created with the help of the Internet. Topics include: Geotopia Project (creating an imaginary country), Our Grandparents' Stories, Our Family Timelines, A Day in the Life at Terra Amata (unit on human origins), Cro Magnon Caves, Creation Stories and Myths, Puppets, Folk Tales' Project, and Ancient Civilizations. Links to related projects and resources are also included.

Radio Days. In this WebQuest by Cynthia Matzat, middle school students use the Web to research the "Golden Age of Radio" as a playwright, Foley artist (sound effects specialist), or advertising executive. After researching, students regroup and create their own radio drama on an audiocassette tape.

Real Thirteen Days. The Real Thirteen Days is a part of the National Security Archive Web site and uses primary documents to show the events of the Cuban missile crisis. High school level students can view photos, listen to recordings, and read the full text of declassified documents. Also included are historical essays and a chronology.

Recycle City. Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, Recycle City uses online games, activities and fun facts to teach elementary and middle school students about recycling. Click on activities to find Things to Do and Information For Teachers for ideas on how to use Recycle City in your classroom.

Remembering Pearl Harbor. Developed by National Geographic the site offers a range of facts and figures on the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor. Featured is a Multimedia Map and Time Line containing photos, footage, firsthand accounts, and narration that bring the attack on Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, to life. Also included is a Searchable Archive of Survivors' Stories, Pearl Harbor Ships and Planes, a World War II Time Line and a Kids' Message Board.

Revolutionary War: Fun Zone. Online games and activities relating to the American Revolution for middle school students. Java capable browser required.

Roanoke: A Mystery in History. Developed by elementary level students for their peers, this THINKQUEST site takes the students, led by Sparky the cyberspace-time-traveling computer, on an adventure back in time to the 16th century where the mysterious disappearance of the settlers of Roanoke Island occured. What happened to them?

Role of American Women in World War II. This is an Internet WebQuest created by Becky Mather and Andrea Wilford of Muscatine (Iowa) High School. The students, working in groups, examine the various roles of women during the war, research the Internet, interview a World War II survivor, then create and publish an oral history.

Running the Nile: An Online Kayak Expedition. Running the Nile: An Online Kayak Expedition is based on an expedition that took place in 1996 as a team of kayakers attempted a "first ever" descent of the Victorian Nile River in Uganda, Africa. The site contains biographies of the team, their journals during the trip, photos, and a bulletin board. The site also includes The Nile Classroom where resources and references for teachers and kids are found.

Underground Railroad. Produced by National Geograpic, middle school students can follow in the footsteps of Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of runaway slaves to freedom. The site includes a short interactive journey, classroom ideas, maps, and a timeline.

SCORE History-Social Science. Network of Online Resource Centers in California linking quality resources from the World Wide Web to the California curriculum (K-12). The site includes resources that involve kids in online activities. Suggested activities for effective use of the resources with students are included as well as a search engine that allows you to search by grade level or by theme/topic.

Searching for China. Your students join a team and take on a role (foreign investor, human rights worker, museum curator, California state senator, or religious leader ). They work together to create a special report that makes sense of the complex country that is China. Includes a Teacher's Guide.

Secrets of the Pharaohs. Produced by PBS, the site features a Timeline of the Pharaohs, Historical Maps, Digging Deeper, Secrets and Science, and Additional Resources.

Seventh Grade World Geography Online Activities. Walnut Middle School (Grand Island, Nebraska) provides online student activities and simulations. Your students need only provide their own blank maps to complete these computer based lessons.

Sharing Our Differences: Learning From Each Other. Middle school students can select from a variety of "Diversity Activities." Titles include: Menu 1492, The Slave Ship, What's it Worth to You? Heritage Banner or Quilt, T-Shirt Story Telling, Bread Retablo, Is That a Fact? Food Legends, Garden Logo, Time Capsule, Class Cookbook, Cultural Borrowings, Let Them Eat Bread, and To Market, To Market.

Social Studies Electronic Fieldtrips (LETSNet). Developed by a collaborative team at Michigan State University, the site provides teachers and students (K-12) with online units. Each lesson within the unit contains: a brief description, objectives, materials and resources, activity description, and Internet resources.

Social Studies on the Web. Designed by Linda C. Joseph, middle and high school students are presented with a series of web sites accompanied by activities for each one.

South Africa Notebook Assignment (Online Activity). This high school Internet activity, designed by Paul Hewitt of the Davison (Michigan) Community Schools, includes assignments and a list of annotated links which students can use as a guide.

Space Invaders, Copycats or Independent Inventors? An online activity for the middle school level developed by Ty Benoit. Students will work in a small group to research the monuments built by the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China and to plan a presentation.

Spice Islands Voyage. An on-line distance learning adventure coordinated by the University of Limerick, Ireland, includes social studies lessons for history and geography students. It follows the journey of Tim Severin as he retraces the steps of the famous explorer Alfred Russel Wallace in the Spice Islands of Indonesia.

Spirit Lives: American Indian Traditions of the Yellowstone Valley. The material is targeted for the fourth grade level although it may be of interest to students at all levels. The site may serve as an introduction to American Indian culture, or it can be used as 17 separate units of study. The program contains: historical facts, audio bites, photos, questions, a vocabulary list and numerous interactive learning activities. STRONGLY recommended that you use Netscape Navigator 3.0 to participate in this program. Additionally, sound files are accessible with the use of a plug-in software for Netscape called Macromedia Shockwave.

Spy Letters of the American Revolution. An exhibit based on spy letters from the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Gallery of Letters provides a brief description of each letter and links to more information about the stories of the spies in the letter or the secret methods used to make the letter. Click on the Teachers' Lounge to find classroom online activities and study questions.

Stock Market Simulation. An online simulation, designed by Think Quest, teaches high school students the market basics. Players are given $100,000 of fantasy money to invest in the stock market or mutual funds . Also included on the site are Investment Basics, Investment Lessons, and Real Life Examples.

Student Newspaper Project. Ann Butcher provides an interdisciplinary project for grades 4-6 that combines the many aspects of creating a newspaper with use of the Internet. An excellent way to bring current events to the social studies classroom.

Teachers' Guide for the Professional Cartoonists' Index. The site, designed by Peg Cagle, Los Angeles Unified School District, features lesson plans for using newspaper editorial cartoons as a teaching tool in social studies classrooms from elementary through high school levels. Students work online accessing a huge collection of current editorial cartoons from newspapers around the country. Lesson plans include games, such as scavenger hunts, tic tac toe and cartoon bingo. Student handouts are included.

TeacherServe: An Interactive Curriculum Enrichment Service for High School Teachers. TeacherServe, from the National Humanities Center, consists of a series of instructional guides on important topics in the humanities for the secondary level. Each guide will provide commentary along with instructional tools, links to additional on-line resources, and opportunities to interact with other teachers and scholars. The first guide entitled Divining America enables American history teachers to help students examine the role religion has played in the development of the United States.

Teen Court TV. Teen Court TV (from the Court TV channel) is designed to give teenagers an inside look at the justice system. Aired on Saturday mornings, it consists of three shows including What's the Verdict?, a one-hour show that invites teenagers to analyze real trials just as jurors do. Cases are picked that have already reached a conclusion, and the guests get to compare their verdicts to the ones actually reached in court. Kids can cast their votes online each week before the show airs. (Airing Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. All times Eastern).

TeenGOV. TeenGOV is designed to teach teenagers about the branches of government and how they work together. Featured are: The White House, The Capitol Building, The Supreme Court, and State Government. Students must have Flash player to view the site.

Teen Hoopla: An Internet Guide for Teens (Activism). Teens can visit several sites and connect to teens who are helping others by providing advice, support and/or standing up for what they believe in.

Theban Mapping Project. Provides students with up-to-the-minute reports on the Theban Mapping Project's activities in tomb KV 5 which has been described as the largest tomb ever found in Egypt. The site also includes a tour of the tomb's chambers, and the process of excavation with the reliefs and finds being uncovered.

Think Global Curriculum. The Think Global Curriculum was created by the Montana Center for International Visitors to encourage middle and high school students to participate in activities online, in their classrooms, and in their communities. Topics include: Peace Explorers, Battle of the Little Big Horn, and Hunger, Health, and Human Rights. Teachers can join a listserve for weekly instructions and supplemental information via Email.

ThinkQuest. The ThinkQuest programs encourage the advancement of education through the use of technology. Programs include competions in which students and educators form teams that develop educational websites which are published in the ThinkQuest Library of Entries. The Library includes a search engine.

Time Detectives. Time Detective units, a feature of OnlineEducator, get middle school students actively involved in analyzing historical materials for themselves. The first activity offers a diagram of a "mystery ship" and says "the remains of the ship also included many chains and iron rings." Students are asked to figure out what kind of ship it was based on that information. Other activities ask students to identify battles based on paintings; figure out the identity of a Revolutionary War soldier based on a found letter and to sort out Thomas Jefferson's apparent conflicting views on slavery and human rights by analyzing his writings.

Time 100: 1900 vs. Now. Elementary and secondary students can become familiar with important people, events, and changes of the past 100 years at this site. They can then test their knowledge and also vote for their favorite person and event of the century.

The Titanic (An Online Lesson). Presented by Education World, the site provides related sites for students to use to find answers to questions about the sinking of the ship Titanic. Also included are teaching tips for younger and older learners.

Tracking Alexis de Tocqueville (An Internet-Based Treasure Hunt). Students use the accompanying Internet Resources to answer 10 questions. When they have finished, they try to answer the "Big Question" that asks them to combine what they have learned through the treasure hunt into a "big picture." The site is appropriate for the high school level.

Treasures of China (An Internet-Based Treasure Hunt on China). Middle and high school students are given a series of questions about China and a list of Internet Resources. Each Internet link holds the answer for one question.

Trial of Standing Bear. This is an online activity for grade 8 developed by Karen Harness of the Delano (California) Union School District. Standing Bear was accused of leaving Indian Territory where he and his tribe had been forced to relocate from their home in northern Nebraska. Students are part of a team of investigative reporters working for a major eastern newspaper. Their assignment is to assemble a portfolio of interviews and background information that is relevant to the case for publication by their paper.

Turn-of-the-Century Child. This online activity, developed for the middle school, involves students in a study of the life and times of children in the early 1900's. Students become "junior" historians and use primary source material for critical inquiry. They assemble a physical and digital scrapbook of letters, oral histories, artifacts, diary entries, narratives and images to create an invented child within a family. For ideas on how to use this activity, click onTeacher's Lesson Plans.

U.S. Geography. This is an interactive web site developed by Scott Bryce. Elementary and secondary students can test their knowledge of the location of the states, of the names of the state capitals, major cities, rivers, lakes and land features of the United States.

Virtual Renaissance: A Journey Through Time. High school world history students can travel back through time and space to a period completely different from their own. They will meet many interesting characters who will be most happy to speak with them about their lives and times during the Renaissance.

Web Lessons from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.The Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF), a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society, includes as part of its site a series of Web Lessons that include such topics as school violence and impeachment.

Weekly Reader Galaxy. An online newspaper, provided by the Weekly Reader Corporation, features social studies activities for students in grades K-12. These include news, polls, contests, games and mystery photos. For kids' activities, click on I'm A Kid.. For teacher activities, click on I'm A Teacher..

West Elementary Internet Projects Internet projects and activities developed by the staff and students at Loogootee Elementary West.

Women in American History. The editors of Britannica Online present this site which includes articles, a media gallery, a weekly quiz, an Ask the Experts page, and recommended readings. For online student activities, click on Study Guide.

Working with Maps. The site, sponsored by the USGS Learning Web, provides an interdisciplinary set of materials on mapping for grades 7-12. Students will learn basic mapmaking and map-reading skills and will see how maps can answer fundamental geographic questions: "Where am I?" "What else is here?" "Where am I going?" A Teacher's Guide is available.

World Safari. Elementary and middle school students can take a virtual surfari to a different country every month! The site is produced by Brian Giacoppo, age 11.

World War II: An American Scrapbook. The site was created as an an entry in the THINKQUEST JUNIOR CONTEST by elementary school students from McRoberts Elementary School in Katy, Texas. You will find stories they collected about World War II from people close to them...their grandparents and great grandparents. They have also included 3 lesson plans to use with the stories.

World War II History Textbooks Project. Students research and compare how events of World War II are treated in various countries school textbooks through linking with another classroom from that country. The online activity is taken from the book Net Lessons: Web-Based Projects for Your Classroom by Laura Parker Roerden.

World War II: The Homefront. World War II: The Homefront is a website designed by students Jacob Crouch, Ben Gould, and Scott Hays for ThinkQuest, an educational web site building contest for high school kids world wide. It contains a timeline, an artifacts museum showing items that local kids found in the homes of relatives, and a family simulation with a fates applet to give ideas about things that might have happened to a typical family during 1943-44.

World Wide Treasure Hunt. The site features games created by combining historic facts with fictional stories to let students learn about the customs and traditions of historical civilizations. The object of each of these games is to find the location of a treasure(s) as quickly as possible while competing against other treasure hunters from around the world. The games can be a team project for classrooms to work together competing against other schools or for teachers to use as a lesson plan for individual students to compete.

Xpeditions. The site contains activities for grades K-12, an outline map atlas with more than 1,800 free maps designed for printing or building Web sites, forums where teachers and students can discuss geography, and a 3-D virtual museum of geography built in the spirit of the game Myst.

You Be the Historian. An online activity where students examine primary sources to determine what life was like 200 years ago for Thomas and Elizabeth Springer's family in New Castle, Delaware. Also included are ideas for teachers using the activity in their classrooms with and without online connectivity. The site is appropriate for middle and high school students.

What is the capital city of...? What is the capital city of...? contains lists of capital cities for all countries of the world and the 50 U.S. states with more than 1200 quizzes for students in middle and high schools to test their knowledge.

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