Independent Learning and Homework Help - Social Studies

K - 12 Resources

The following Social Studies resources apply to multiple grade level audiences.

50states.com
Links to state home pages and information.
 
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.
 
EDSITEment
Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation.
 
National Constitution Center - Students
Need resources for your government or American history class? Want to catch up on current events? The National Constitution Center provides many different ways to engage in the American experience.
 
National History Day
National History Day makes history come alive for America's youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past.
 
The British Museum
Learning activities from the British Museum.
 
United Nations Cyber School Bus
The UN Cyberschoolbus captures the growing potential of the Internet as an educational tool and provides an effective medium with which to disseminate information and resources about international affairs, as well as bring together diverse communities of students and educators from around the world. Within the Cyberschoolbus site there are a number of activities and projects that teach students about global issues in an interactive, engaging and fun way.
 
White House 101
Learn about White House art and architecture, the Presidents and First Ladies, and how you can take a tour.

See the DoDEA Americas Area Homework Help page for resources targeted for high school students.
Grade Specific Resources

The following resources target specific grade level audiences.

Elementary

Adventure in Kenya
Information about Kenya's national parks
 
Ancient Egypt Kid Connection
Enjoy learning about ancient Egyptian life and culture from pyramids to mummies, hieroglyphs to pharaohs.
 
BrainPoP Jr.
Online educational resources for K - 3.
 
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
Games, activities, Powerpoints from Mr. Donn's Social Studies Site
 
Kids Web Japan
Useful information and fun activities about Japan.
 
Kids.gov
U.S. government's official web portal for kids.
 
National Geographic Kids
Games, videos, photos and more fun stuff from National Geographic!
 
National Geographic: Explore the Pyramids
Explore the pyramids of ancient Egypt through diagrams, photos, and facts; plus get related links, kids content, news stories, and more.
 
Neferchichi's Tomb
Mummies, hieroglyphics, Egyptian fonts, clip art and more.
 
NOVA Online presents Pyramids
The Inside Story. Tour the Great Pyramid in QuickTime VR, follow the current excavation, learn about how the pyramids were constructed and who constructed them.<br />
 
U.S. State Department for Youth
Play some games to learn about the U.S. Department of State.

Middle School

Adventure in Kenya
Information about Kenya's national parks
 
Ancient Egypt for Kids
Homework Help on Ancient Egypt for middle school. Good source for photos.
 
Ancient Egypt Kid Connection
Enjoy learning about ancient Egyptian life and culture from pyramids to mummies, hieroglyphs to pharaohs.
 
CultureGrams
CultureGrams links students to country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture. In-depth reports covering 190+ countries and all 50 United States.
 
Kids.gov
U.S. government's official web portal for kids.
 
National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has billions of pieces of paper and millions of photographs that document the working of the Federal Government and U.S. history.
 
National Geographic Kids
Games, videos, photos and more fun stuff from National Geographic!
 
National Geographic: Explore the Pyramids
Explore the pyramids of ancient Egypt through diagrams, photos, and facts; plus get related links, kids content, news stories, and more.
 
National Museums of Kenya
Website of the multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya's past and present cultural and natural heritage.
 
NOVA Online presents Pyramids
The Inside Story. Tour the Great Pyramid in QuickTime VR, follow the current excavation, learn about how the pyramids were constructed and who constructed them.<br />
 
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Over 15,800 maps 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.
 
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
A nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation.
 
U.S. House of Representatives
Official United States House of Representatives website.
 
U.S. Senate
Official site of the U.S. Senate
 
U.S. State Department for Youth
Play some games to learn about the U.S. Department of State.