Social Studies

Beacon Learning Center

Beacon Learning Center is an online educational resource and professional development center currently funded through a Technology Innovation Challenge Grant from the U. S. Department of Education (2000-2005). The resources posted in the Beacon database are products of professional development activities teaching a standards-based planning model. While aligned to the 1996 version of Florida's Sunshine State Standards, they remain educationally sound resources for teachers.Enter your content here.

BetterLesson

BetterLesson is a social curriculum management site where educators develop and share high-quality lessons, best practices, and ideas. Featured files are broken down by elementary, middle school, and high school for math, science, social studies, and English aligned to the Common Core. (Provided by BMGF)

Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Information

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has developed a career guide that describes, for hundreds of occupations, what workers do on the job; the work environment; the education and training and other qualifications needed to enter the occupation; pay; expected employment change and job prospects; similar occupations; and contacts for more information.

Citation Machine

Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it easy for student researchers to cite their information.

Cookie

At Cookie child experts and educators design interactive online games for kids. Our learning games for kids help in building skills needed for success in school. While playing our fun educational games, kids learn to read with phonics, build skills in math, language, social studies, science and much more. Our educational videos encourage children to keep learning, even after school hours. 

DOGO News

DOGO News is the leading source for current events, news and non-fictional articles for kids and teachers. Featuring award-winning content written for children, DOGO News is rapidly becoming the de-facto favorite for language arts, science and social studies lesson plans in the classroom and current events homework help at home.

Fun School

At Fun School, we make learning fun! Designed for kids preschool-6th grade, Fun School has games and activities for math, language, science, geography and history, sports, arts and music, along with fun printables like puzzles and coloring pages.

HippoCampus

HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.

iCivics

Since 2008 iCivics has worked to create an innovative game-centered approach to civic education. Founded and led by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics provides students with the tools they need for active participation and democratic action, and teachers with the materials and support to achieve this. The curriculum is designed for middle and early high school, the years during which it is critically important that students become engaged – not necessarily in traditional civic action, but in understanding that their opinions, ideas, and intelligence matter in public spheres. iCivics games place students in different civic roles and give them agency to address real-world problems and issues. iCivics games are integrated with other curricular materials and rooted in clear learning objectives. The games, lesson plans, and web quests that make up the curriculum are grouped into topical units, but also can be used independently, providing educators with maximum flexibility. As such, the iCivics curriculum works in real classrooms: it is easy to use, engaging, and aligned to state standards, and Common Core in Literacy for History/Social Studies. (Provided by BMGF)

I Like 2 Learn

Geography maps from iLike2Learn.com offer students a variety of quizzes covering a variety of national and international locations and topics.

Internet4Classrooms

Internet4Classrooms is a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials.

MissionUS

MissionUS is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.

Mission 1: For Crown or Colony? puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. They encounter both Patriots and Loyalists, and when rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie.

Mission 2: Flight to Freedom players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly be free?

Money Around the World

Money is all around us and it helps to know how to use it correctly. Each country has its own different currency or money. Their coins and notes might look quite different from ours. Apart from that, the actual value of the money also differs. For example, a $1 bag of chips in the U.S. might cost 50 pence in the U.K. Read on to learn more about currencies!

National Geographic Kids

The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

North Central Regional Library Research Center

North Central Regional Library Research & Homework Center offers free tutoring help for students along with access to thousands of magazines and newspapers. These information sources are available to all patrons of the North Central Regional Library. A library card number and password are required to access many of these materials.

SAS Curriculum Pathways

SAS Curriculum Pathways is an interactive, standards-based resource for grades 6-12 in English language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, and Spanish. Free to students and educators.

Social Studies for Kids

Social Studies for Kids is a resource for students, teachers, and anyone else who wants to learn about Social Studies. This site covers history, geography, economics, cultures, current events, holidays, religions, languages, archaeology, and much more!

The Curfew

The Curfew is an adventure web-game created by Littleloud, published by Channel 4 and written by acclaimed comic book author, Kieron Gillen. Set in 2027 in the heart of an authoritarian security state, The Curfew could be described as a miniature Canterbury Tales set in a not-so-distant future, where citizens must abide by government security measures and 'sub citizens' are placed under curfew at night. The player must navigate this complex political world and engage with the characters they meet along the way to work out who they should trust in order to gain freedom.

Watch Know Learn

WatchKnowLearn.org provides free educational videos for all content areas aligned to the Common Core where applicable. The site includes videos for teachers as well.