History/Social Studies Free Websites

FREE WEBSITES - GENERAL HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES

FREE WEBSITES - U.S. HISTORY AND CONSTITUTION

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FREE WEBSITES - GENERAL HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES

K - 6

Learning Games for Kids

Educational games that help build skills in math, language, science, social studies, and more.

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/ 

K - 12

Lesson Snips

Free lessons and worksheets created by teachers to supplement the four core subject areas.

http://www.lessonsnips.com/ 

K - 12

The Internet Archive

Great place to read source documents. The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. Just use the 'search' box to locate books and documents on your topic.

http://archive.org/ 

History of California, by George Bancroft (Volumes 1-6)

K - 12

Law Focused Education, Inc.

Online games and resources

http://www.texaslre.org/ 

K - 12

Homeschool Buyer's Co-Op 
Free Curriculum Websites and Resources

https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/free-curriculum/?c=1 

K - 12

Internet4Classrooms

Web portal for free interactive websites for core subjects and electives.

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/ 

Social studies resources page.

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/social.htm 

K - 12

McAllen Public Library - Homework Helper (all subjects)

http://www.mcallenlibrary.net/children/homeworkhelpers.aspx 

K - 12

Discovery Education

Classroom Resources

Includes Puzzlemaker, Lesson Plan Library, and Siemans' STEM Academy, a premier online community designed exclusively to foster achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/ 

K - 12

Read*Write*Think

Timeline Creator

Students can make their own customizable timeline, entering events and times of their choice.

http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=7 

K - 12

Music Websites That Tie-In with “World History: Modern Times”

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/50smusic.html - Music from the 1950’s

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs50-69.html - Music from different decades and genres.

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_timeline-r1.html - Rock N’ Roll Timeline

K - 12

Art Websites That Tie-In with “World History: Modern Times”

http://www.arthistory-famousartists-paintings.com/ - TwentiethCenturyPainting.html - Read about famous painters from the 1900’s.

http://www.artquotes.net/directory/1masters_modern.htm - Modern Masters 1900 – 2000.

3 - 12

The History Net

Website sponsored by the Weider History Group, world's largest publisher of history magazines. The site contains daily features, photo galleries, and over 5,000 articles originally published in their various magazines. To find specific history, try searching their archives.

http://www.historynet.com 

5 - 12

Quiz Hub

Geography: States and Capitols; Geography: U.S. Map Game; World History: Ancient Greece; U.S. History: Review Quiz, and quizzes for other subjects.

http://quizhub.com/quiz/quizhub.cfm 

5 - 12

Digital History

Information on history eras, history topics, primary sources, multimedia, voices, timelines, lesson plans, quizzes, exhibitions, and more.

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/index.cfm 

6 - 12

Crash Course

YouTube Channel of 10-15 minute videos organized into playlists by topic.  Their philosophy is that learning should be fun!

http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

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FREE WEBSITES - U.S. HISTORY AND CONSTITUTION

K - 12

Online Archive of California

The Online Archive of California (OAC) provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ 

K - 12

Constitution Day

http://www.constitutionday.com/ 

K - 12

Ben's Guide to US History for Kids

https://bensguide.gpo.gov/ 

K - 12

U.S. Constitution Online

http://www.usconstitution.net/ 

K - 12

Center for Civic Education - Constitution Day

http://new.civiced.org/resources/curriculum/constitution-day-and-citizenship-day 

K - 12

USA 360 Virtual Tours

http://www.panoramas.dk/US/index.html 

K-12

iCivics

https://www.icivics.org/

iCivics is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching civic learning through FREE interactive and engaging learning resources. The free resources include print-and-go lesson plans, award-winning games, and digital interactives.

5 - 12

The Library of Congress

The Federalist Papers

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/histdox/fedpapers.html