Social Studies and History
NEW- Exploration through the Ages - "Exploration has been part of civilization for thousands of years. Retrace the steps of the great explorers from the far-off days of the ancient Egypt, to 19th century expeditions of the harsh North and South Pole, and beyond..." - The Mariners' Museum
Table of Contents
- Atlases and Maps
- Anthropology and Archeology
- America's Historical Documents (and the World's)
- History (General Reference)
- World History
- U.S. History
- History of Los Angeles and Southern California
Social Studies School Service A must see by everyone! Internet History Source Book Project
Atlases and Maps
- Atlapedia Online - Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
- Historical Maps of the United States
- Library of Congress: General Maps and Atlases Homepage - Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress
- National Geographic Maps - a wonderful collection from the world famous National Geographic Society.
- National Geographic Map Machine
- Quick Maps of the World - Flags, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics.
- US Census Map Server
- World Atlas.com
- World Fact Book - The CIA's Educational Website
Anthropology and Archeology
- Ancient Egypt - Brought to the web by the British Museum. Excellent site!
- Archeology's DIG - a magazine for kids
- Digging up the facts about Archeology
- Human Origins@nationalgeographic.com
- History for Kids (Ancient-Modern Civilizations - Research Materials for Middle Schoolers)
- Egyptian Archeology
- Egyptology / Archeology (Yahoo Directory)
- Mayan Archeology (Yahoo Directory)
- Perseus Project - Ancient History
- Pompeii Forum Project
America's Historical Documents (and the World's)
(Primary Sources Tutorial)
- American Flag - The Star Spangled Banner Website
- American Memory Page (Library of Congress)
- America's Historical Documents (National Archives) (Teaching with Documents Lesson Plans)
- American Historical Documents (Yahoo Kids)
- Articles of Confederation, 1781
- Archiving Early America
- Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
- The Creation of the US Constitution
- Chronology of US Historical Documents
- Constitution of the United States of America
- Declaration of Independence
- Documents of Freedom
- Karpeles Manuscript Library
- Louisiana Purchase (Primary Documents - Library of Congress)
- Primary Documents in US History (Library of Congress)
- Project Diana: Human Rights Cases (Avalon Project -Yale Law)
- Treaty of Paris
- US Founding Documents
- US History Texts
- US State Deparment Office of the Historian
- Valley of the Shadow - Two Communities in the American Civil War
- American Financial History Museum
- FDIC - Learning Bank with "Carmen Cents"
- HIP Pocket Change - US Mint for Kids
- Historical American Currency Exhibit
- History of Money
- Kids Money
- Making Cents of Money
- US Debt Clock
- Flags and Maps of the World
- World Flag Data Base
- Census Bureau Geography
- National Geographic
- State Department Geographic Learning Site
- Test your Geographic Knowledge
- US Government Websites for Kids
- First Gov - Your first click to the U.S. Government
- Ben's Guide to US Government for kids - a resource for grades K-12
- California Judicial Branch - The Courts
- California State Homepage and Yahoo's List of California Government
- CIA for Kids
- CIA World Fact Book
- Civil Rights - Law and History
- Digital Diplomacy for Kids
- Electoral College - Learn how the President is elected.
- Guide to the Presidents
- Government Resources on the Web - Federal as well as World Governments.
- Model UN Program
- Kids Voting USA
- Thomas - US Congress on the Internet - read about legislation currently before the Congress (Library of Congress Site)
- Supreme Court of the Unitied States
- United States Capitol
- United States Government Manual
- US Judicial Branch
- US Presidents
- US Senate
- The White House
History (General Reference)
- EyeWitness History
- Harcourt Brace Social Studies
- History Channel Classroom
- History Homework Help
- History and Social Studies Resources for K-12 Teachers (Colonial America 1600-1775)
- History for Kids (Ancient-Modern Civilizations - Research Materials for Middle Schoolers)
- History Net - Where History Lives on the Web
- Internet Medieval Sourcebook
- Renaissance - Join us as we explore the Renaissance and discover the forces that drove this rebirth in Europe, and in Italy in particular.
- Time Travellers - Ohio Historical Society
- Women's History - National Women's History Project
- Yahoo Kids' History Guide
- Ancient Civilizations Museum on the Web
- Ancient History Internet Source Book
- Medieval Internet Sourcebook
- Modern History Internet Sourcebook
- Odyssey Online a journey to explore Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and sub-Saharan African cultures.
- World War I Primary Document Archive- This archive of primary documents from World War I has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List .
- America's Library Presents America's Story
- American Civil War
- African American Odyssey: The Civil War (Part 1)
- American History: a Documentary Record 1492-1973
- American Memories - Part of the Library of Congress Collection
- Amistad - Exploring Amistad, This Discovery Section introduces the story of the Amistad Revolt and its historical setting.
- Betsy Ross Homepage
- Buffalo Hide Paintings- Tracking the Buffalo (Smithsonian Institute)
- Buffalo Soldier Memorial to the 9th and 10th Calvary
- California's Gold Rush - California's Untold Stories, Oakland Museum
- California Missions
- Crisis at Fort Sumter
- Colonial Hall - Biographies of America's Founding Fathers
- Electric Ben Franklin
- Lewis and Clark - Journals of the Corps of Discovery
- Library of Congress
- The Louisiana Purchase
- Manifest Destiny - 1841-1848
- National Museum of American History
- National Air and Space Museum
- New Perspective on the West
- Project Whistlestop - Truman Digital Library
- The Oregon Trail - Western Expansion in the Unitied States.
- Outline of American History
- The Papers of George Washington - University of Virginia
- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
- Santa Fe Trail - The Interactive Santa Fe Trail Homepage
- The Smithsonian
- Thomas Paine
- US Diplomatic History Timeline
- US History.org - A MUST SEE! Learn about the US and her history through this extensive website.
- Valley Forge
- Virtual Jamestown
- Web de Anza - An Interactive Study Environment on Spanish Exploration and Colonization of "Alta California" 1774-1776. Documentary resources on the expedition that led to the founding of San Francisco. (University of Oregon)
History of Los Angeles and Southern California
- Electric Railway Historical Association - Learn about the early transportation systems in Southern California, including the famous Red Cars
- The Supreme Court of the United States
- The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) was established by the United States Constitution. (Article III) Its most important responsibility is to decide cases based on Constitutional interpretation. The Supreme Court can over rule both Federal and State Laws, if they conflict with their interpretation of the Constitution.
- Learn more about the Supreme Court at these websites::
- Did you know that William Taft was the only president who also served on the Supreme Court?
- Taft also was the only one-term president to appoint the most Supreme Court Justices.
- The tradition of the conference handshake began with Chief justice Melville W. Fuller in the late 1800s. Before they take their seats at the bench, each justice shakes hands with the others. Chief justice Fuller cited the practice as a way to remind justices that, although they may have differences of opinion, they share a common purpose.
- The Court cannot attempt to correct a problem on its own initiative, or to answer a hypothetical legal question.
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