Interactive Social Studies Websites

Growth of a Nation
http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie.html

This ten minute presentation illustrates the growth of the UnitedStates from the original thirteen states in 1789.

Ref Desk
http://www.refdesk.com/facts.html

Includes essential reference tools.

dMarie Time Capsule
http://dmarie.com/timecap/

Plug in the date and learn about what was happening: headlines, TV shows, songs, books, and toys.

Ghost in the Castle
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/castles/enter.html

A virtual tour of a medieval castle.

Kids in the House
http://kids.clerk.house.gov/

Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history. Four levels provided.

Digital History
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

This site provides interactive timelines, essays, visual histories, and a reference room with speeches, music, images, maps, and more from various periods of American history. Ask a professional historian questions, play games, or watch a flash movie. Grades 3-12.

Archiving Early America
http://www.earlyamerica.com/series.html

Each film in the 'Famous Moments' series highlights a true story of historical significance, providing students of early America with a better understanding of the people, places and events of this important era.  Grades 3-8.

Edison Motion Pictures
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edmvhm.html

A collection of 341 Edison films, including 127 titles made from 1891 to1918.  For best results, use the control key and click to save the file to your computer.  Grades 2-12.

Liberty: The Road to Revolution
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/chronicle.html

Includes newspaper chronicles of the Revolution, a timeline, information on daily life in the colonies, what was happening in the world, military perspectives of the colonial forces and the British forces and an interactive game.  Grades 5 and 6.

Early American Colonization
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/tourFames.cgi?tour_id=15664

A virtual tour. Visit Roanoke, Jamestown, Plymouth and Colonial Life.  Gr. 5+.

The First Thanksgiving: You are the Historian
http://www.plimoth.org/education/olc/index_js2.html

The Seven Wonders of the World
http://www.cleveleys.co.uk/wonders/sevenwondersoftheworld.htm

A virtual tour of the seven wonders of the world.

Place the State
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/states_experiment_drag-drop_Intermed_State15s_500.html