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Info Please Countries of the World
Research any country in the world. Check out the Homework Center!

InfoPlease Atlas
Get maps and flags from regions and countries all over the world.

Time Magazine for Kids
A great current events resource.

The Amazing Picture Machine
A search engine to find pictures you may need for a report. Just type in the picture you need and hopefully the database contains it!

Eyewitness History
Eyewitness history takes a look at major events in history through the eyes of eyewitnesses, using personal letters and essays. Excellent site that offers interesting and real perspectives on the past.

National Council for the Social Studies
Good resource for all social studies teachers.

State Homepages
Find homepages of every state.

The Renaissance and Reformation
An online exhibit with text and pictures by the Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina.

Castles on the Web
This is great site for classes studying the Middle Ages. Great source of information, with links to other sites.

Link to the World
Mr. Dowling’s Electronic Passport: Browse the world in a virtual classroom with Mr. Dowling. Travel though time and space for visits to pre-colonial Africa, present day Europe or the Middle East. Download study guides, homework assignments and tests. Mr. Dowling is a great social studies teacher. Don’t miss this one!

History Central
This is a good online source for gathering information on a variety of topics related to history. It contains lots of useful information that can be helpful in writing reports or doing projects.

Teaching Geography
This is a site created by Education World that includes activities on teaching geography using five themes. Geography teachers, check this out!

Resources for Teaching Geography
This site contains a lot of educational resources for the K-12 geography student.

American Presidents
This site contains biographical information and highlights of each presidential term in the White House. In addition, there are teacher guides and an American President Portrait Exhibit with exhibit activities for students.

Explore Early America
Excellent resources and links for whatever aspect of early American history you are studying, emphasizing the use of primary documents.

HyperHistory Online
HyperHistory presents 3,000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines,and maps.

History of Costumes
This is a great site for students who are studying various periods of history. Illustrations have a Victorian perspective to their designs.

American Civil War Site
This is the ultimate site for links to any topic related to the American Civil War. It includes biographies of civil war figures and lots of clip art.

Desert USA
Here’s another virtual trip. This one is a trip through the North American deserts and surrounding semiarid regions. There are images, stories, pictures, video clips and virtual reality tours. Information is also available about almost every desert-related topic, and there is a searchable database.

What’s It Like Where You Live
Here’s a great site for studying the world’s biomes, from desert to tundra to taiga and rainforest. This site is a virtual tour containing student quizzes, plant and leaf information and sketches, and maps to locations around the world.

Virtual Tour of the Forest
This site takes you on a tour of an animated forest. Follow the map and find animals, birds, and needed habitats of a forest. You’re given 18 questions to answer along the path, then end your tour with a certificate.

Online History Activities
Here is an awesome list of social studies activities that goes on and on….There are teasure hunts, webquests, cybertrips and much more on every historical period, collected by Dr. Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge.

Congress Link
Do you know who represents you in Congress? Just type your zipcode and receive information including individual e-mail addresses, recent
votes, and staff information. Includes teacher resources, lesson plans, student activities, and links to other sites.

History of the World Timeline
This great timeline! It is a valuable resource for historical topics from the dawn of recorded history to the 21st century. Select a century and go!