Social Studies Books and Maps

BOOKS
The Scrambled States of America
by Laurie Keller
Everything You Need To Know About English Homework: A Desk Reference for Students and Parents
by Anne Zeman and Kate Kelly

Color Landform Atlas of the United States
This site has access to a variety of maps for every state. Great for state history, geography and geology!

Country Reports
This site profiles each nation and province in the world. There are hundreds of pages including information on world history, weather, governments, economies, people, etc. You can view maps, flags or listen to national anthems.

EcEdWeb Grades Any
Economic Education Web - This site offers resources on the subject of economics to teachers of all grade levels.

Eyewitness Encyclopedia
DK Publishing has put their fantastic books online. Browser through over 2 million words and over 40,000 pictures! This is a great resource for students of any age, so be sure to bookmark it.

Find-Our-Community.net
Find our Community is a free to use directory of world travel and tourist information. It includes every single country from around the globe, with links to all major cities, towns and villages using easy to navigate maps and lists.

Geography World
Great site for all kinds of links for developing your units.

History Happens
This web site is devoted to teaching American history painlessly--that is by using original contemporary music, much like on MTV, but instead of using hollow, meaningless lyrics and images, their lyrics and images are inspired by stories from American history. "History Happens" has been recommended by the History Channel.

Instructional Materials in Social Studies
Find collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information.

Juelie's State Flower Garden of GIF's
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Life on Plymouth Plantation Grades Upper Elementary
"Have you ever wondered what life was like 375 years ago in America? What did the men, women, and children first see and experience when they landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620? These brave people left their homes in England to escape religious persecution by immigrating to America!"

MAP RESOURCES
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"In House" Digital Outline Map Collection
"This collection consists of custom designed maps of world countries, the United States, Canadian Provinces, the Niagara region and individual municipalities or geographic regions."
Map Machine Atlas
An excellent source of information provided by the National Geographic Society; site offers maps, flags, facts, and profiles for the countries of the world and the U.S. states.
Quick Maps
A collections of maps from around the world.
United States Maps
Here are blank and printable maps of all individual fifty states.
U.S. and World Geography - Maps That Teach
Online, interactive maps of US, Asia, South America, Africa, Australia; map puzzles for learning countries and capitals; US states map puzzle; printable maps up to 7 feet across.

Mr. Donn's Ancient History Grades Upper Elementary
A great site for upper elementary teachers with lessons and resources.

Multicultural Calendar Grades 3+
A fun and easy way for students to study other cultures from around the world or around the school.

Not Just a Man's War
Women in the Civil War.

ProTeacher Grades Various
Find great current event lesson plans and resources.

Remembering Pearl Harbor
The USS Arizona Memorial.

Rulers
This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders who don't occupy either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, usually going back to at least 1900.

Social Studies for Kids Grades All
This site offers articles on a large amount of topics and subjects. You can also find a rather large glossary of both U.S. and World History (Who/What/When/Where) that has been very popular.

Stately Knowledge
Great site for all kinds of state information. Good for the state reports.

Symbols of U.S. Government
This is a great site that contains information and pictures of various aspects of our government. You can also find a few songs.

The Department of Treasury Kid's Page
Kids can learn about everything from Savings Bonds to starting a Lemonade Stand.

TIME for Kids
This is a great magazine for you classroom. Help keep students up on the most recent current events.

U.S. Symbols Match Game
Help your students build their skills with this online activity.

Visible Earth
Browse through the incredible photos taken by the people at NASA. Find a variety of photos (sea surface temperature maps, air quality haze photos, ozone hole maps) from all over the earth.

Westward Expansion
This site contains a great number of resources including: informational sites, online activities, lesson plans, and more.

World Flag Database
Find flags from around the world, learn about the history of flags, and much more.

Time and Date Grades 2-12
This is a service featuring an interactive world atlas, information on local time as well as sunrise and sunset times in several hundred cities, and a database of public holidays worldwide.

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