Department of Defense Education Activity

Brewster MS: Independent Learning and Homework Help - Social Studies

Middle School Resources

The following resources target middle school level audiences.

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.

K - 12 Resources

The following 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®(NHD) is a non-profit education organization based in College Park, Maryland. NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest.
 
The British Museum
Learning activities from the British Museum.