Social Studies



  • Atlas of the Historical Geography of the US – The Atlas of the Historical Geography of the US was developed by the University of Richmond with the goal of providing “the growing cartographic knowledge of North America.
  • Big History Project – Big History Project is a free, online, and totally awesome social studies course that puts skills development and student engagement first.
  • British Movietone – British Movietone is arguably the world’s greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 to 1986.
  • Chronicling America – Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
  • Docsteach – Access thousands of primary sources  — letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types — spanning the course of American history. We’re always adding more!
  • Google Newspapers – Google News is providing primary sources in digitized form. From A Propos to Yukon World. From 1772 to today. Google News has digitized hundreds of newspapers.
  • History Animated – animated maps of military history
  • Histography – Histography is an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015.
  • Historical Map Chart – Make your own custom historical Map of the World and Europe in 1815, 1880, 1914, 1938 and more with colors and descriptions of your choice
  • Mapping History -interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems
  • Maps that Changed the World – Library of Congress: Interactive, historical maps
  • National Archives – Primary sources and tools for teaching with documents.
  • National Geographic This Day in Geographic History – This day in geographic history
  • National Geographic Classroom Resources
  • National Geographic Geostories – GeoStories combine interactive maps, media, and narrative.
  • Nat Geo Mapmaker Kits – Download, print, and assemble maps for your classroom
  • National WWII Museum – The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.
  • Smithsonian Learning Lab – Smithsonian Learning Lab is your destination for millions of carefully curated, easily accessible, customizable, and shareable open educational resources.
  • Smithsonian History – News and analysis of major events in history
  • Teaching History – is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom
  • Teaching History with 100 Objects – “One hundred objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas to inspire your students’ interest in history.”
  • Teaching with Objects – a list of resources
  • The Object of History – The Object of History takes you behind the scenes with the curators at the National Museum of American History
  • US National Archives – With 44 locations across the United States, extensive holdings, helpful research tools, and specialized departments, the National Archives has a wealth of information and services
  • World Digital Library -The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.
  • WWII in the Pacific – and other interactive timelines by National Geographic

Online Courses


Socratic – take a photo, get an answer

Fun Stuff

Trading Card Creator – This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.

Seterra Map Quiz Games


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