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A Directory of Lesson Plan Web Sites for Teachers of Current Events, Geography, and Government
Social Studies Menu: General Sites | Current Events |
Geography | Government | History - General |
History - United States | History - Pennsylvania | History - World
The National Council for the Social Studies - Standards,
teaching resources (internet, print and videos), and links to social studies web sites.
World History for Us All - a curriculum for teaching world history to middle and high school students. This is project of San Diego State Unversity and involves the collaboration of K-12 teachers and university instructors
Social Science Lesson Plans - From Education World.
Social Studies Lesson Plans - From Teachnology.
Social Studies - Lesson plans and other materials from PBS
Free Educational Resources from the US Government - in many subjects, and there are a very large number in social studies.
Learner.org - Professional development and teaching resources. Videos marked VoD may be watched online. This site is by the Annenberg Foundation.
Social Studies Theme Units - For history, geography,
and related Social Studies topics.
History and Social Studies Lesson Plans - From EdSitement.
Teach with Movies - Lesson plans for using movies in the classroom.
42 eXplore - Teaching ideas and related web sites for a variety of social studies topics.
Smithsonian Education - Good web site for teachers, students, and families. It has lesson plans for all subjects.
Social Studies Lesson Plans and
Resources - links to sites with lesson plans for history, geography, and current events. There
is also a section on online activities.
Outreach World - Lesson plans and links to web sites for teaching international and area studies for all grade levels.
Asia for Educators - Lesson plans for history, geography, and literature. This site
is by Columbia University.
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Online expeditions, lesson plans, free printable maps, and, of course, National Geographic products
Xpeditions - National Geographic site
with virtual field trips, lesson plans, and maps.
My Wonderful World - A campaign by the National Geographic
to improve student knowledge of geography. There are resources here for students, teachers, and parents.
Geography Lesson Plans - From Discovery School.
Geography Lesson Plans - From Teachers.net.
Mr. Donn's Geography Lesson Plans - A large number of lesson plans for all aspects of geography.
Free Geography Worksheets - for grades K - 6 from TLS Books.com
Free State Printables - Worksheets for the states from About.com.
Geography Home Page - From
About.Com. There is quite a bit of geography information here.
World Mapper - These maps are resized based on the subject of interest such as population, age, tourism, exports and imports. By the University of Sheffield.
21 Map Creation Tools for Students and Teachers - This is from Free Technology for Teachers.
Nation Master - An excellent site for statistics from countries of the world. Your students will be able to compare education, income, oil consumption, life expectancy, and many other statistics.There are also maps and country information.
Google Earth Lessons - Uses of Google Earth in the classroom.
Geology.Com - This site has maps and satellite images for the United States and the countries of the world.
An Entire Unit of Work on Antarctica - This is a 5th to 6th grade level unit from Edgalaxy
Guide to African Resources on the Internet - By the African Studies Center of the University of
The Asia Society - This is a good source of lesson plans for Asian countries.
Online Geography Games - From Sheppard Software.
Online Map Games
Geography Games for Kids - Online games from KidsGeo.
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The history sites, which used to be down here, have been moved to
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This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, retired school librarian. Please address any
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