Library of Congress
Primary and secondary historical sources including audio and video clips that
are updated weekly.
Free resources for teaching civics and US government including lesson plans
and video clips
Liven up your social studies class with audio and video clips of the top 100
historical and famous speeches by Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy,
Franklin D. Roosevelt and others, along with other famous historical events.
Speeches are provided in mp3 format, which will play in Windows Media
Player, QuickTime, or Real Player. Full text is also available.
Sheppard Software Web Games (map activities)
Try "The States Experiment."
The American Presidency Project
Audio and video clips of past presidents
History and Politics Outloud
Audio clips of Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Martin
Luther King, Jr, Richard Nixon and public domain clips of people in American
politics. This site is searchable.
Journey through the Underground Railroad with multimedia activities.
This is a database of images for teaching geography. Some of the photos are
Satellite images of the earth and locations. Click on the map or type in a
location or address for a satellite picture. The images were taken by aircraft
or by satellite within the last three years. Resolution is not the best but
Google promises to improve this. Pictures can be printed. Try typing in the
location of your school.
Free topographical maps based on those produced by the USGS but easier
to search. Search by location name or by latitude and longitude.
NARA Archives (National Archives and Records)
Use this portal to Census data to help students better understand graphs and
the power of explaining complex data in a graphic form. Maps are used to
demonstrate demographics on a county-by-county level.
Ben's Guide (GPO)
This site provides information and interactive activities specifically tailored for
educators, parents, and K-12 students. These resources can help teach
about our government and how it works. They can also teach about the
primary source materials on GPO Access (the Government Printing Office’s
free online service of official Government information from all three branches
of the U.S. Government), and how citizens can use GPO Access in carrying
out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator
services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to
U.S. Government websites developed for kids. The site index provides, in one
convenient place, a link to all the pages of Ben's Guide. From the
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
Has video, images, audio and documents.
The Official U.S. Time
This public service is cooperatively provided by the two time agencies of
United States: a Department of Commerce agency, the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST), and its military counterpart, the U.S.
Naval Observatory (USNO). Readings from the clocks of these agencies
contribute to world time, called Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The site
displays the official U.S. time for all 50 states and U.S. territories. It also has a
map of the world. Lighted areas are regions with daylight and the dark areas
represent night time. Use this site when discussing movement of the sun,
meridian lines, election times. Java must be enabled to see the animated
Ten by Ten
Every hour at this website, 10 rows of 10 photographs are posted. These
images are gleaned from Reuters World News, BBC World Edition and the
New York Times International News. Subjects are generally of a global
National Geographic Expeditions Online
Lesson plans, activities, and atlases
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