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American Presidents - Our list of fun facts and trivia on the 44 U.S. Presidents. This is one of the most extensive sites on facts about the presidents on the web.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and African American History
Links to lessons and resources you can use to teach about Dr. King and African American History.
Core Democratic Values: Resources on the CDV's.

Holidays - Links and resources for most US Holidays.

The Underground Railroad
Lessons and Resources

Atlases and Maps - Our favorite sites for map resources and lesson plans on maps. (Includes over 20Internet resources on maps.)

The Ultimate Geography Guide Links to geography resources.

Lewis and Clark Expedition
Lesson plans, websites and resources for students and teachers.

Teaching Archaelogy
Sample lessons and reources for teachers.

Resources for State Projects and Reports - good information for starting state research projects with students.

Resources for Memorial Day

Canada - Webs sites for maps, fur trade, geography and more.

Chris's Holocaust Site
http://www.classroomhelp.com/holocaust/default.html
An extensive lesson for middle school students. You can choose to do just one of the six different lesson plans featured.

First Gov for Kids
http://www.kids.gov/

Welcome to the U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal. This site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center. It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.

WebQuest
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/
Excellent lessons that were created by teachers and use internet resources.

School History
http://schoolhistory.co.uk/ -
An excellent site for resources. It is a British web site so some of the resources are for British

History.eThemes
http://emints.more.net/ethemes/resources/index.html
An online database of Internet resources organized by topic. eMINTS teachers may submit requests for new eThemes resources but anyone is welcome to use the database of over 400 existing resources.
Trained Resource Scouts provide an average of 15 age-appropriate, content-rich, child-safe resources for each request. Search by topic, grade level, keyword or Missouri's Show-Me Standards.

MarcoPolo
http://marcopolo.worldcom.com/
Contains lessons and great resources in social studies, science, economics, and mathematics.

National Endowment for the Humanities:
http://edsitement.neh.gov/
Lesson plans and link to websites that have been reviewed by educators:
Lesson Plans K-12 (Note: Click on Jump to Social Studies.)

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites
useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is
updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
It also contains a lot of lesson plans.

National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ Contains a kids and education sections.
Make sure to check out the "Map Machine"  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/maps/

NSGS (U.S. Geological Survey)
http://www.usgs.gov/education
Great information for teachers elementary and middle school teachers will want to see the lessons on Maps.
Major areas:

  • The Learning Web
  • Biology
  • Geology
  • Mapping
  • Water
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and African American History
    From Classroomhelp.com
    Links to lessons and resources you can use to teach about Dr. King and African American History.

    Resources for Memorial Day
    From Classroomhelp.com
    Links to sites on WW II, Korean War and Vietnam Memorials as well as lessons for teaching about Memorial Day.

    National Council for the Social StudiesWeb Links:
    http://www.socialstudies.org/links/

    Michigan History and Activities
    http://sos.state.mi.us/kidspage/index.html
    Great starting point for social studies links.Michigan ResourcesMichigan SOS Kids Page.

    "Teacher's Stuff" on Michigan History http://sos.state.mi.us/history/museum/techstuf/techstuf.html
    This is the teachers section of the Secretary of States Site.

    Michigan Historic Sites on line: (Tours of Historic sites in Michigan) http://michsite.state.mi.us/pictsrch.cfm

     50States.com
    http://www.50states.com/
    The place to start if you want information on any of the 50 states:

    The Library of Congress
    http://www.loc.gov/
    Don't miss the American Memory Section. http://memory.loc.gov/

    ThinkQuest.org
    http://www.thinkquest.org/library/search.html
    Web sites designed by students for other students. Great sites.

    About.com
    http://home.about.com/homework/index.htm?PM=59_0235_T
    Links to thousands of social studies web sites: 

    Yahooligans.com
    http://www.yahooligans.com/
    Great links to resources for kids and teachers. Check out the teacher link at the bottom of the page.

    Robert Butler's Page
    http://www.foxberry.net/rbutler/dept/k-8.html-ssi
    A Michigan teacher has created this extensive resource of web links:

    The New York Times Learning Network
    http://www.nytimes.com/learning/
    A large collection of resources for teachers and students.

    Kids Click
    http://www.kidsclick.org/topgeog.html
    Links for kids on history, geography and biographies. These sites have been evaluated and were found to be good resources for students.

    Discovery WebInformation on the early explorers.
    http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/index.html
    You will need to review the sites to determine grade level.  
     
    Flags and Maps of the World 
    http://www.plcmc.org/forkids/mow/
    You can view national flags and maps for countries of the world. Includes a map and a flag for most countries in the world.

    CIA World Fact Book
    http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
    The place to start for maps, flags and tons of information on countries around the world.

    Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
    http://www.chgs.umn.edu/
    An outstanding resource for learning about the Holocaust. Includes and virtual museum and one of the most extensive collection of links on the Holocaust that I have seen.

    This page was last modified on Saturday, December 30, 2006
    For information or corrections to the site contact:
    jim@classroomhelp.com