SOCIAL STUDIES
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Standards of Learning Resources

Grade 3 Social Studies SOL Resources  (click for Third Grade page)
Grade 4 Social Studies SOL Resources  (click for Fourth Grade page)     
Social Studies Web Links
Link Description

Deer Park's Social Studies Webpage

Web page contains activities, resources, and information for learning 6th grade Social Studies.

National Geographic

Bring the world and geographical information to the classroom!

CNN Student News

Bring the news of the U.S. and the world into your classroom!  

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works through the use of the primary source materials.  Students should check this site first when information about our government is needed.

Virginia!  Welcome to the Commonwealth

A searchable web site about Virginia.  Site includes links to Governor Warner's web site, online services, eGovernment, and emergency notifications.

50 States and Capitals

Everything you need to know about all 50 states can be found at this site or through its many links.

The White House for Kids

This site presents the White House as a real house that is home to the President and family. Information about the history, tours, pets, traditions, sports, patriotism, news, math challenge, quizzes, games, photos, videos and much more.  A must-see site when teaching about the White House.

The History Place

Information about the American Revolution, U.S. Civil War, 20th Century Topics, World War II, Vietnam War, Presidents of the United States, Nazi Germany/World War II and World History can be found at this site.

American Memory 

American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.  The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more that 100 historical collections.

The First Americans

This site provides information about the Native Americans that lived in North America. Written at the elementary level, this site is a great resource for students.

The American President

This site provides a wealth of information about: The Presidency in History: biography, first lady, cabinet, staff and advisers, key event, and multimedia about all the presidents.
The Presidency in Action: domestic policy, economic policy, legislative affairs, national security, presidential politics, administration of the government, and administration of the White House.

Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson

Current and historical information about Monticello (The Home of Thomas Jefferson) can be found at this site.  It also is rich in information about Thomas Jefferson.

The Art of Ancient Mali

While the site does show the art of Mali, it is a good resource for the geography and history, timeline, classroom activities, educational resources and glossary.

Kids in the House

The Clerk is an officer in the United States House of Representatives, and Kids in the House is the Office of the Clerk's official website for kids, parents and teachers. On this site you will explore the role the Office of the Clerk plays in the U.S. House of Representatives and learn about the legislative process and its effect on you.

National Geographic for Kids

NG Kids Magazine, NG Explorer Classroom Magazine, Kids News, Games, Activities and Experiments, Creature Features, Cartoon Factory, Print'n'Go Coloring Book, GeoBee Challenge, Homework Help, Maps, Bookmark Factory ...

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

The Valley Project details life in two American communities, one Northern and one Southern, from the time of John Brown through the era of Reconstruction.  In this digital archive you may explore thousands of original letters and diaries, newspapers and speeches, census and church records, left by men and women in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania.  Giving voice to hundreds of individual people, the Valley Project tells forgotten stories of life during the era of the Civil War.

Virtual Jamestown

The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress, Virtual Jamestown aims to shape the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary observance in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony.

The Jamestown Online Adventure

The year is 1607. You are the captain of the Jamestown Colony in Virginia in this Flash-based historical simulation. Will your colony survive and prosper or will it become another "Lost Colony"?
This unique game was created by History Globe as a learning activity for elementary and middle school history/social studies students.

WWW-VL History 
Central Catalogue

This site is a catalogue of history that can be utilized by teachers and high school students.  It provides a wealth of information about the Americans, Asia, Africa, Europe and much more.

The Oregon Trail Virtual Tour

The Oregon Trail Website provides a virtual tour of landmarks along the historic trail. Visitors to the site can see both a modern map and a 19th century map of the trail. Landmarks can be clicked on the map to lead the visitor through paintings, drawings and photographs of trail sites.

Anglo-Apache Conflicts
1861-1886

This website provides an interactive map, summaries, biographies, and primary documents about major conflicts between the Anglo and Apache.

The Greatest Places Online

Hear the sounds and song and see the views of Amazo, Greenland, Iguazu, Madagascar, Namib, Okavango and Tibet.

The PBS Kids Democracy Project

A wonderful site to help students understand: 'How does the government affect me?' 'Inside the voting booth' and 'President for a Day'.

Geo-Globe Interactive Geography

Explore the world with Geo-Globe Interactive Site.  Geo-Find, Geo-Quest, Geo-Tour, Geo-Seas, Geo-Adapt and Geo-Layers.

America's Story from America's Library

Discover the stories from the past through - Meeting Amazing Americans, Jump Back in Time, Explore the States, Join America at Play,  and See, Hear and Sing.

Zoom Explorers

Read a summary about the explorers of our world.  Great resource for explorers!

American Cultural History: The 20th Century

The purpose of these  pages is to present a series of web guides on the decades of the twentieth century.  The pages are being prepared by the Kingwood College Library Reference Librarians.  

Biographical Dictionary

This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.  The dictionary can be searched by birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords. Take an interactive quiz to test your knowledge of historic figures and their accomplishments.

Quia

Quia users have created activities in the following topics. These activities have been created by Quia's subscribers and are of varying quality. Quia has not reviewed these, and some activities may contain inaccuracies. If you are a Quia subscriber, you may copy any of these activities and modify them for your own use.

Voyage Back in Time:
Ancient Greece and Rome

This web site was designed to introduce third grade students to the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.  This site covers Standard 3.1 of the Virginia Standards of Learning. 

US Citizenship and Naturalization Service

Welcome to the Naturalization Self Test! To begin the self test, click the Generate Questions button.
This is a test of your knowledge of United States History and the structure of our government.  It is designed to be used as a study guide only. The study guide test is in multiple choice format.


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