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ACADEMY OF ACHIEVEMENT
A look at the important people of the 20th century, as well as the six steps for success in making a difference today

CHILDREN'S LIT
Economics and Geography lessons for 32 children's books, designed for grades 1-5 from the Montgomery County, Maryland Schools

THE COSTUME PAGE
Wonderful exhaustive list of WWW sites dedicated to historical garb, listed by time period - priceless!

COUNTRY REPORTS
Searchable collection of reports on countries from around the world presented by Emulate Me

DIGITAL SCRIPTIORIUM
Image database of dated and datable medieval and renaissance manuscripts

ECONOMIC EDUCATION
Presented by the University of Omaha, materials and support for teaching economics from Kindergarten through graduate school - wonderful stuff

FRONTIERSWOMEN
Wonderful presentations of women who have pioneered new fields in the modern world - inspiring

GREAT BUILDINGS COLLECTION
Covers buildings across history throughout the world with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings, plus commentaries, bibliographies, and web links

INTERNATIONAL PRESS
250 online newspapers and magazines with English translations

THE LEARNING PAGE
The Library of Congress hosts this page just for teachers to make the most of LOC resources in the classroom

MONEY INSTRUCTOR
Teaches money and money management, business, the economy, and investing while reinforcing basic math, reading, vocabulary, and other important skills

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES
Grants, conferences, discussion board, recognition programs, media watch, resources and links

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Digital site of the prestigious magazine - highly interactive, polished design, and endless information

NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM
Housed in D.C., this site is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the historic contributions and the rich, diverse heritage of women, and restoring this heritage to mainstream culture

ORAL HISTORY ONLINE
Budding site with current links to The Suffragists Oral History Project, the Disabled Persons Independence Movement and the BioTech Project

PBS HISTORY
American and world history, history on TV, biographies, and "in the classroom" - all as a companion to quality PBS programming

SCORE
Themes, lessons by grade level, virtual field trips, collaborative projects, Internet classrooms and professional development links

SOCIAL STUDIES RESOURCES
Current events, online activities, lesson plans, resources, newsgroups and mailing lists

SOCIAL STUDIES SCHOOL SERVICE
Excellent collection of links to online lessons, simulations and resources


SOCIAL STUDIES SOURCES
History, geography, government, international studies, cultural diversity and news sources links

TIME FOR KIDS
From the makers of TIME magazine, Discussion questions, assignment ideas, reproducible worksheets, editorial cartoons, critical-thinking exercises

 

 
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