Social Studies Websites
To access any of the websites listed below, simply click on the picture or icon for the website.
Brought to you by USA.gov, Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. We link kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.
Explore American History with hands-on activities, exhibits, lessons, historic documents and artifacts.
Kids' Zone - Central Intelligence Agency
Students can read the CIA to find out more about this organization, as well as play games, and help solve puzzles.
The Kids Zone offers games, activities, and resources about life in colonial America.
The iCivics games place students in different civic roles and give them ability to address real-world problems and issues.
KidPast.com is the fun way to explore our history. We are who we are today, because of those who have gone before us.This site is packed with articles from early man, to recent historical events.
History for Kids
History for kids is a wonderful collection of short funny rhyming poems for children, based on stories from days gone by – the California gold rush, the Boston tea party, Ancient Greece, Vikings, and Elmer the flying monk, among others.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Scholastic offers activities and resources to help students discover the contributions and rich cultures of Hispanics in the United States, with special activities for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Learning Games for Kids: Geography
Geography Education forms the basis for understanding our political and physical realities. These geography learning games help form the basis for understanding our country, our states, our world.
Time for Kids
TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read. You will find articles on current events and more on this site.
This site offers information and games about the history of the American Revolution.
The Library of Congress puts the story back in history through images of primary source documents, prints, photographs, maps, recordings and other materials from the past. Along with the fascinating information about people, places and things of interest to kids of all ages, there are songs to listen to, a Krazy Kat cartoon to watch, a scavenger hunt and other fun things to do.
Celebrate African American Heritage
The achievements and contributions of African-Americans to U.S. history have been celebrated in this country since 1926. February became the month for recognition because it marks the birthdays of two men who positively influenced African Americans in the U.S.: Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. This site contains multiple articles detailing the lives and contributions of African Americans.
Celebrate Women's History
It may be hard to imagine in 2011, but women were mostly absent from history books until the 1970s. March became Women's History Month in 1981. Check out these Scholastic Kids Press Corps interviews for an idea of who will grace the pages of the next set of history books printed.