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Social Studies Resources
-- cool site with links to interactive maps dealing with just about everything you could want to know about the world! A Settem recommendation.
Sweet Search for Social Studies
-- Lots of resources and topic information for all kinds of social studies projects
--search places & times through pictures from around the world. Post your own pictures or stories of where you live in a historical visual timeline
-- helps you discover the world’s historic sites, from the most famous national treasures to the oft-forgotten hidden gems.
100 Milestone Documents
-- 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
WW1 Document Archive
-- This archive of primary documents from World War One has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L). International in focus, the archive intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War.
Fact Check Ed. Org
-- part of the Annenberg Classroom and offers observations on which sites are generally reliable and unbiased, and which are not.
The LOC Wise Guide
-- Library of Congress Wise Guide portal introduces the many fascinating, educational and useful resources available from the nation's library and one of the most popular Web sites of the federal government. The "Wise Guide" is refreshed monthly, much like a magazine, offering links to the best of the Library's online materials. Each of these "articles" is based on items contained in a collection, database, reading room or other area of the Library's online offerings. The LOC is "more than a library," and our holdings range from prints, photographs, films, audio recordings, maps, manuscripts, music and digital materials to (of course) books.
The Object of History
-- Lesson plans and activities from the Curators of the National Museum of American History.
-- A collaborative digital model and pictures of ancient Rome.
Civil War (
Letters from an Iowa Soldier
) -- Primary Source letters for background or for student research.
Road to Revolution
-- PBS.org interactive website that tests your student's knowledge about the American Revolution, to see if they can navigate the way to independence. Every correct answer gets students closer to liberty!
Look Who's Footing the Bill
Library of Congress American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
**National Portrait Gallery: The Presidents**
- Go on a tour of the Hall of Presidents in Washington D.C. or simply view the clickable thumbnails of individual portraits with brief biographies.
The Internet Public Library: Presidents of the United States
- The place to start for detailed, comprehensive info on every U.S. president from George Washington to George Walker Bush, with related links and resources for each.
**George Washington - Mount Vernon**
- The official site of his home in Virginia with history and resources including a virtual tour, event schedule, visitor information, related links.
**Abraham Lincoln Research Site**
- Excellent presentation by a former history teacher offering a kid-friendly biography along with contemporary Lincoln photos & sketches, quotes, speeches and lots of related resources.
**Abraham Lincoln Online**
- Featuring news and events, photos and online tours, speeches, extensive resources for students and teachers, suggested reading, online bulletin board.
**John F. Kennedy - Wikipedia**
- Comprehensive, hyperlinked biography covering Kennedy's early political career, his involvement in the Civil Rights movement, his influence on the NASA space program and details on his assassination, with suggested reading, photos, audio files, and related resources.
**American Experience: The Presidents**
- Archived PBS special with biographies and detailed overviews of every presidential administration on up to Bill Clinton.
**From Revolution to Reconstruction: Presidents**
- Speeches, writings, and biographies of every U.S. president.
**American Presidents: Life Portraits**
- Archived, in-depth C-Span special with a clickable image gallery, video clips, presidential gravesite details, and comprehensive teacher resources and lesson plans.
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