Social Studies Links

Social Studies Links for Parents and Students

Elementary Grades 3 -5

Meet the President! Guided Tour of a City Council Meeting
https://pbskids.org/youchoose
 
H.I.P. Pocket Change: From the US Mint, „History is in Your Pocket‟ is a great resource to introduce economics to students. The cartoon features talk about money, and there are numerous financial literacy options.
https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids
 
This is a fun and engaging website designed for students in grades 3 through 6. However, older students would also benefit from the activities. This site has over 50 interactive social studies activities and games over topics such as geography, current events, ancient civilizations, the environment, U.S. history, and the U.S. government. This terrific collection will have users actively engaged in learning key social studies concepts while having fun too.
https://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/social_studies.shtml
 

Middle School Grades 6-8

Jamestown Online Adventure: This simulation gives students the opportunity to be the captain of the Jamestown Colony.
http://historyglobe.com/jamestown/
 
This is a fun and engaging website designed for students in grades 3 through 6. However, older students would also benefit from the activities. This site has over 50 interactive social studies activities and games over topics such as geography, current events, ancient civilizations, the environment, U.S. history, and the U.S. government. This terrific collection will have users actively engaged in learning key social studies concepts while having fun too.
http://historyglobe.com/jamestown/
 
Kids’ Castle: Roam through this virtual castle by simply clicking on one of the parts,and learn about the history and purpose of that structure. Note: There are a number of additional activities embedded in the tour.
http://kidsonthenet.com/castle/view.html
 

High School Grades 9-12

“iCivics gives students the necessary tools to learn about and participate in civic life, and teachers the materials and support to achieve this goal. Our free resources include print-and-go lesson plans, interactive digital tools, and award-winning games.” *Register as a student
https://www.icivics.org/
 
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content
Khan Academy: Arts and Humanities: World History
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history

Khan Academy: Arts and Humanities: US History
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history
 
A comprehensive collection of historical data on United States history. This site has it all and includes an online textbook, interactive learning modules, timelines, flash movies, virtual exhibits, etc. This site is dedicated to using technology to enhance learning and is the perfect complement to extend learning for students. This site would be beneficial for students in 3rd grade and up. There is so much information on this website that users could spend hours upon hours and never read the same piece or do the same activity twice.
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
 
 
 
Multi-Grade Level Activities
Explains in a kid-friendly manner how the U.S. government works; lessons are divided by grade level.
https://bensguide.gpo.gov/
 
National Geographic Kids: Options include “Countries”, “People & Places”, “Photos”, geography games and more
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
 
Map Puzzles: Students learn geography via this treasure trove of online US & World map puzzles.
http://www.yourchildlearns.com/map-puzzles.htm


A group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/
 
 
Parents this link take you to lots of additional interactive Social Science Websites for Kids (k-12)
http://gws.ala.org/category/social-sciences
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