Social Studies Independent Learning and Homework Help

K - 12 Resources

The following are resources for 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.
 
White House 101
Learn about White House art and architecture, the Presidents and First Ladies, and how you can take a tour.
Grade Specific Resources

The following resources target specific grade level audiences.

Elementary

BrainPoP Jr.
Online educational resources for K - 3.
 
National Geographic Kids
Games, videos, photos and more fun stuff from National Geographic!
 
U.S. State Department for Youth
Play some games to learn about the U.S. Department of State.

Middle School

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.
 
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!
 
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.

High School

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.
 
Hippo Campus
HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.
 
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.
 
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