Interactive Social Studies Websites

Growth of a Nation

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

Ref Desk

Includes essential reference tools.

dMarie Time Capsule

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

Ghost in the Castle

A virtual tour of a medieval castle.

Kids in the House

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

Digital History

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

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

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

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

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

The First Thanksgiving: You are the Historian

The Seven Wonders of the World

A virtual tour of the seven wonders of the world.

Place the State

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