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Docs Teach from U.S. Archives


Docs Teach provides primary-source based and ready to use activities that develop historical thinking skills.

Google Earth Lessons GoogleEarth A free public resource providing teachers tools needed to enhance their instruction using Google Earth®.
Time Map
TimeMaps The TimeMap of World History is an all inclusive look at world history combining maps, timelines and chronological narratives that work together to enhance historical understanding. 
National Council for Social Studies
The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.
Zinn Education Project
Zinn Education
This website promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country.
 Go Social Studies Go go
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All Social Studies. All the time. Social Studies lessons created for the teacher.  Topics include world geography, history, global religions, history legal files, teacher resources, recommended sites and more.

Critical Past critical
Critical Past provides stock footage and millions of images compromising one of the world's largest royalty-free archival footage collections of the world, all available for high-quality download/

My Social Studies


This website was created by a professor at Indiana University who directed programs in Social Studies, and Professional Development, and who was also the former president of the National Council for the Social Studies.  He helps teachers use the internet to teach social studies and provides useful information to content area.

BBC Dimensions

bbc dimensions
Dimensions takes important places, events and things, and overlays them onto a map of where you are. You simply type in your postcode or a place name to get started.
Atlas of World Maps
A website with multiple, in-depth resources on exploring the world through maps, time zones, travel, and more.