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Harcourt Social Studies (K-5th)

Holt, Rinhart & Winston Social Studies (6th-8th)

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Ancient Observatories - Timeless Knowledge is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration partner site to the Exploratorium’s Ancient Observations site. Click the Educators link to find lesson plans for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. You will also find other helpful web resources and educational hooks that demonstrate how today's technological marvels in solar viewing were built upon the foundation left by our ancestors.

Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 150,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history. Calisphere's content has been selected from the libraries and museums of the UC campuses, and from a variety of cultural heritage organizations across California.

Center for Civic Education celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with free, downloadable lessons for grades K-12. Lessons include teacher instructions.

Center for Economic Education is the portal to economic education resources in all forms and at all levels. Find exciting and informative material for teaching economics.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 21,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.

Discovery Education

Donna Young

EdEconLink is a premier source of classroom tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students. Materials and resources are provided by the National Council for Economic Education.

Exploratorium - The Exploratorium and NASA sponsor the multimedia Ancient Observatories, exploring ancient astronomy. Chaco Canyon and Chichén Itzá are two of many places in the world where ancient observers studied the sky. The buildings in these two locations reflect cycles that these observers saw in the heavens. The markings people left behind describe the importance of those cycles to ancient life. A comprehensive teachers’ guide is available with standards-aligned activities.

Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items; a small fraction of those have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.

Historyworld strives to make world history more easily accessible through interactive narratives and timelines. Written by Bamber Gascoigne, it consists of about 300 narratives and some 10,000 events on searchable timelines. 

Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Many of these items are available free and digitally through the Library of Congress website.

LIFE Photo Archive - Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most have never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

My Wonderful World - It’s in your power to make sure your kids are getting the most out of our wonderful world. There are things you can do at home, at school, and in your community. Get started with the top 10 tips below, then download your Action Kit and check out More to Explore for great links to scores of sites to help you and your family. This site is sponsored by the National Geographic Education Foundation.

National Archives and Records Administration - The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper of documents and records created by the United States Federal government. Many of these documents are available online through the National Archives website. Teachers and students can search by topic, key word or specific document name to have access to these national treasures.

National Geography Bee

National History Education Clearinghouse (NHEC) is designed to help K-12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. The Clearinghouse builds on and disseminates the valuable lessons learned by more than 800 Teaching American History projects designed to raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge and understanding of traditional U.S. history.

National Postal Museum, a Smithsonian Institution museum, provides digital galleries that explore America's postal history from colonial times to the present. The virtual tours show how mail has been transported, emphasize the importance of letters, and spotlight the creation and wondrous diversity of postage stamps. The site contains downloadable resources, an activity zone and an educator section with curriculum guides.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection is a general collection of more than 250,000 maps covering all areas of the world. More than 11,000 map images are available online.

Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo. The Smithsonian offers extensive resources for educators, students and families online.

Scholastic sponsors the multimedia 'Welcome to Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today'. This interactive tour of Ellis Island contains audio recordings from immigrants, video and historic images.

TreasuryDirect Kids

We Are California is the first-ever website devoted to the history of California immigration and migration, and the first-ever website where Californians can tell their own coming-to-California stories. Viewers are invited to explore the remarkable stories of your fellow Californians past and present and to add their own stories.

World History is comprised of events, people, places, and the sources that tell the story. Each and every event in history involved a place or multiple places, impacted people directly and indirectly, and took place in a certain moment in time. There are a lot of dots to connect, and connects those dots. connects people to people, people to events, and your ancestors to events.

History-Social Science Content Standards