Social Studies Resources

  • Economics Resources.... 

  • Bank Rate--A one-stop site for the best rates available (credit card, mortgage, interest, loan rates, etc). Much more consumer information. Updated daily!!

  • Currency Converter--Here is a useful site for converting currency.

  • Economic Research Service: U.S. State Facts Sheets--This site provides state fact sheets with information on population, employment, income, and farm financial indicators for each state in the United States.

  • Hoover's Handbook of Business--The Web's most comprehensive source of company home pages, also includes company capsules, investment information and business news.

  • The Mint--Provides a variety of lessons for middle and high school students on the practical aspects of economics (budgeting, credit cards, inflation, taxes, etc.).

  • New York Stock Exchange--The New York Stock Exchange provides visibility for over 700 companies. Serving financial markets worldwide, the AMEX offers efficiency and fairness to investors via state-of-the-art trading technology and stock specialists.

  • Online Elementary Economics Lessons--Link to 31 economics lessons that use children literature to teach concepts such as: goods, services, producers, consumers, capital, and human resources.

  • Wall Street.Com--The world leader in providing convenient, free access to all the important investment information on the Internet, including stock exchange information, company lists and corporation web sites.

    Geography Resources....

  • African Studies Center--Contains information links for most African countries.

  • Atlapedia--Contains key information on every country of the world. Each country profile provides facts and data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history and economy.

  • Central Intelligence Agency's World Fact Book--Check out the CIA publications and handbooks for up-to-date information on virtually every country in the world. See where the "hot spots" are.

  • Countries of the World--Over 1,500 pages of material about countries, including anthems, flags, and maps.

  • Electronic Embassy--Comprehensive information on embassies in the US as well as US embassies abroad.

  • Geographia--Here is a valuable resource for all who need information on various countries of the world. Especially for projects.

  • Greatest Places OnLine--Provides photos, maps, trivia, recipes, audio and video clips and more about some of the great places on the Earth.

  • Library of Congress Country Studies--A great starting point for those individual country reports. (Very detailed)

  • United Nations Resource Center--Provides quality links for current data on countries of the world (cities, pictures, databases, etc). Includes "InfoNation" a useful country comparison tool.

  • World Atlas Maps--Contains a variety of maps, stylized clip art, color reference maps, and blackline master maps. Also includes National profile web pages with an abundance of materials.

  • The World Clock--Find the current local time in cities around the world.

  • World Facts--Easy to use fact sheets for the world's countries.

  • The 50 States--This site will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C. and some territories.

  • Official US Time--Want to know the precise time of major cities in any area of the United States? Here's the site for you.

  • State and County Quick Facts--Find data easily on archived records of the Census Bureau collected on the 50 states.

  • Lonely Planet--Presents some of the finest printed travel guides on earth, and its invaluable insights are available online as well. You get the lowdown on the customs, culture, currency, climate, and cuisine of just about any destination that comes to mind. Great graphics!!

  • MapQuest--Interactive atlas of the world. Constantly updated!

  • TripSpot--A very useful resource for Vacation Projects (Where to go, How to get there, Where to stay, Where to eat, What to do).

    History Resources....

  • 1492 Exhibit--What was life like in 1492? This exhibit examines the first sustained contacts between American people and European explorers, conquerors and settlers from 1492 to 1600.

  • American History on the Web--A comprehensive listing of Internet resources for American History.

  • America's Library--Take a look at America's story with highlights from the Library of Congress. Focus is on the grade school level.

  • American Civil War--Links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865)

  • American Memory--Primary source and archival materials relating to American culture and history.

  • Digital History--A comprehensive resource for teachers and students using technology to enhance the study of history.

  • Eye Witness to History--Study first-hand accounts of famous historical events from the Civil War to the present.

  • History and Politics Out loud--Turn your browser into a virtual time machine--here is a site that provides a searchable archive of politically significant audio materials.

  • History Matters--Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents and threaded discussions on teaching U.S. history.

  • Life in Colonial Williamsburg--Learn first-hand about everyday life in Colonial times.

  • My Story: Pearl Harbor and Remembering Pearl Harbor--Two sites that introduce students to the momentous event of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

  • The Real 13 Days--Students can read the full text of declassified documents, see the U-2 spy plane photos, and listen to recordings of the White House security briefings.

  • Salem Witch Museum--Visit the Salem Witch Museum and learn all about the famous Salem Witch Trials.

  • Spy Letters of the American Revolution--Features scanned images of original documents along with transcriptions and background of Revolutionary spies.

  • The Underground Railroad--Access project updates, current exhibits, biographies and information pertaining to the Underground Railroad and the abolition of slavery in America.

  • US GenWeb Project--Provides Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

  • US Historical Documents--Provides direct online access to the essential documents that define our democratic society from pre-Colonial era through the present..

  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum--America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.

  • You Be the Historian--An innovative look at how historians study the everyday lives of people who lived in the past by looking at clues to detmine how they lived.

  • Holocaust Cybrary--Offers one of the largest on-line collection of information on the Holocaust; extensively cross-linked and easily search able.

  • HyperHistory--A visual overview of history (events, individuals and trends) using color-coded timelines from 1,000 BC to the present.

  • Pyramids: The Inside Story--Have you ever dreamed of exploring the pyramids of Egypt? If so, enter here.

  • Seven Wonders of the Ancient World--A detailed guide with images, information, speculation, and extensive historical data on the Seven Wonders, plus links to other archaeological resources.

    Political Science Resources....

  • The Executive Branch--Contains a listing of the agencies, cabinet offices and administrative offices under the chief executive.

  • Federal Government Agencies on the Internet--A complete guide to the U.S. Federal Government Agencies on the Internet.

  • The Federal Judiciary--Serves as a clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.

  • FedWORLD Information Service-- FedWorld provides a comprehensive central access point for locating and acquiring government information.

  • Our Documents--Provides links to 100+ important US documents in their original, hand-written form; the site also includes tips for teachers and library media specialists for use of these items in the curriculum and links to more information about the history and contents of the documents.

  • Presidents of the United States--A complete guide to the American presidents containing information about their life and their accomplishments both in office and out of office.

  • Presidential Libraries--Take an inside look at the administrations of some of America's chief executives.

  • Supreme Court Decisions--Decisions of the US Supreme Court from 1937 to the present. (Searchable)

  • US Supreme Court Online--A complete guide to the United States Supreme Court.

  • Thomas - Legislative Branch--Provides links to Congressional information from official and non-official sources

  • U.S. Code--Examine and search the complete US Code.