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Here are some good social studies sites to explore.

Countries

1 maps.google.com/

2    www.worldalmanacforkids.com
World Almanac for Kids

3    www.timeforkids.com/
A great informational site with social studies themes.

4    www.census.gov
Up to the second world and U.S. population reports with numerous breakdowns of information on the people of the world and maps

5    socialstudiesforkids.com
Information on cultures, languages, religions, holidays, wars, government, geography, history and more

6    geography.about.com
Maps and Geography Information on countries and states

7    www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/maps
On-line atlas that will generate a map for every country

8    www.wave.net/upg/immigration/flags.html
Flags, Population, Gov't, and Economy

9    www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations
Maps, Photos and Facts on lots of countries

10    lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
Culture, History, and Current Situations on every country

11    www.cia.gov (CIA)
(World Factbook)  Great inforamtion about every country in the world
(Kids Homepage)  Tour CIA Headquarters, see Spy Equipment and disguises, Code Breaking
(Exhibit Center)  Spy Equipment

12    www.nationalgeographic.com/kids
Contains maps, games, activities, National Geographic for Kids Magazine; as well as good interactive resources on Lewis and Clark and the Underground Railroad.

13    www.epals.com
Contact schools from other countries/states, become pen-pals, exchange info.Instant translator section.Instant maps and weather reports from anywhere in the world

14    www.indo.com/distance
Will tell you distance between any 2 cities in the world, even small ones like Beemer
Also has Currency Exchange and Weather for most places

15    postcardsfrom.com
Get a postcard e-mailed to you daily from a different place around the world

All about Mexico:

16 www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Mexico

** More on the Native American and Indian websites on the bottom of this page**

United States

17    bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/index.html
All about the U.S. Government for Kids
Also has a good state recognition game

18    www.congressforkids.net
All about the United States Government and the history of our government

19   www.usmint.gov/kids
Lots of activites, lesson plans and information on coins;  how they are made, how to design them,
how they were used throughout history

20   www.pbskids.org/democracy

All about elections

21   teacher.scholastic.com/activities/election2004

22   www2.lhric.org/pocantico/election/president.htm

23   www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0777338.html

24   socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/government.htm

25   www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/kansas
Kansas Facts

26    www.statelocalgov.net
Information on the State and Local Governments of each state

27    quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html
Detailed census information on each state and county

28    www.50states.com

29    www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states
Information on all of the 50 states

30    www.whitehouse.gov
(Kids) Tells you all about the White House, its history, the government etc., just for kids

31    www.ipl.org/div/potus/
Good information on all of the Presidents

32    www.peacecorps.gov/kids
Peace Corps for kids

Activities on Identifying States and Capitals of the United States

33   www.quia.com/custom/4main.html

34   www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm

35   sf.factmonster.com/states.html

36   www.triviaplaza.com/geo.htm    (Also includes world capitals and flags)

History

37    www.historychannel.com
Covers many topics on American and World History

38    American Memory
Great Info and Pictures on lots of things in History including:Baseball Card Collections, Wars, Bios, Music

39    www.earlyamerica.com
Famous Writings and Points of Interest in American History

40    www.nationalgeographic.com/kids
(Interactive features) Amazing facts, geo quiz, and interactive features on many topics including the Underground Railroad

41    www.abratis.de
All about the Titanic

42    www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html
Timeline of world history

43    www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/index.html
American Revolution (Intermediate)

44    www.nwhp.org
Recognizes women of history and their accomplishments

45   tqjunior.thinkquest.org/6400
Pioneer life on the trail

Bio's, Newspapers, Social Issues, and General Info

46    www.pathfinder.com
CNN and Time magazine articles and Time for Kids

47    www.usatoday.com
The USA Today newspaper online

48    www.biography.com
Type in a name and it gives you a short bio on over 25,000 people

49    www.castles.org
Lots of castles, their history and how, why they were built
*Kids Castles -A tour of a castle

50    www.factmonster.com
Lots of info and activities in various subject areas

51    unmuseum.org
Interesting information about the unknown and the unusual such as Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, UFO's etc.

52    jumpstart.org/reality-check.html
(Reality Check)Takes kids through a checklist about what they want when they grow up and how much money they will have to make in order to have that lifestyle

Native American Indian Websites

Maya, Aztec and Inca Websites

53   library.thinkquest.org/C006206F/  (comparative table)

Aztecs

54   library.thinkquest.org/27981/

55   www.crystalinks.com/aztecs.html  (contains map)

Maya

56   www.crystalinks.com/mayan.html (contains map)

57   www.mayankids.com

58   library.thinkquest.org/J0112511/

59   library.thinkquest.org/J001788/

Native American Tribes

60   http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-tribes.html



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