Social Studies Resources

Resources for All Ages

• Calendar of Black History — This page has a regularly updated calendar of important events in black history.

• CIA World Factbook — This page from the Central Intelligence Agency contains basic, current information on every country in the world.

Electronic Guide for Africa Resources on the Internet — Users can find a lot of excellent information about Africa on this helpful site.

• The History Channel — The homepage of the famous cable channel is a great resource for learning about history.

• World City Maps — On this site, users can find many maps of cities all over the world.

• The World Quiz — This quiz on world geography also has a dropdown menu that offers interactive quizzes on other geographical and historical subjects.

Middle School (Grades 6–8) Students

• D-Day — Learn all about the personalities and events involved in the turning point of the Second World War on this site.

50 Nifty States — This student-created website is a great place to begin research on the 50 states of America.

• Ben's Guide to U.S. Government — Middle school students can learn all about the U.S.A. and its system of government on this page.

• China: An Inner Realm — This student-created resource from ThinkQuest has a lot of good information on China, its history, and its people.

Civil War at the Smithsonian — The Smithsonian Institute has many resources about the American Civil War on this site.

• The German People and Culture — Here is a good student-created site on the people and culture of Germany.

• The Glory of Byzantium — The influential Byzantine Empire is the subject of this good online history resource.

• Explore the Pyramids — PBS’ NOVA program has put together this good page on ancient Egypt and the pyramids.

• The Flag of the United States of America — There is a lot of good information on the U.S. flag on the other side of this link.

• Illustrated History of the Roman Empire — Roman history comes alive on this illustrated site about ancient Rome.

• Islamic Arts and Architecture — This page provides a unique artistic perspective on Islamic history.

• The Living Africa — On this student-designed page, middle schoolers can find out a lot of good information about Africa and its peoples.

Middle Ages and the Renaissance — This innovative page has accounts of medieval and Renaissance history told in first-hand style.

• Odyssey: Ancient Rome — Emory University hosts this guide to ancient Rome and several other ancient civilizations.

• Slavery in the United States — Learn all about the slave trade and its impact on American history on this website.

• Thinkquest: Ancient Greece — This is a great student-created site on ancient Greece.

• The World Wars — Here is a good overview of both World War I and World War II

High School (Grades 9–12) Students

• A Country Study: China — This page from the Library of Congress has a lot of great information about China.

• American Revolution — Get started on research about the American Revolution on this helpful site.

• By Popular Demand — The Library of Congress hosts this excellent site on the history of women’s suffrage in the United States.

• Canada Home Page — The official homepage of the Canadian government is an excellent place to begin learning about our neighbors to the north.

• A Concise History of India — This page gives just what its link indicates: a concise history of India.

• — is a one-stop resource for up-to-date information on the U.S. Congress.

• Cybrary of the Holocaust — Information on the Holocaust, pictures, and much more are available on this page.

• Did NATO Win the Cold War? — This site has an interesting collection of primary source documents that describe NATO from the perspective of its foes.

• Discovering Ancient Egypt — Students in world history classes will benefit greatly from this comprehensive resource page on ancient Egypt.

Guide to Australia — The guide to Australia on this page has many links on its left-hand side that will help high schoolers learn about the land down under.

• Internet African History Sourcebook — Many important primary sources related to the history of Africa are located on this site.

• Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court — Visit this site to read about the most important cases brought before the U.S. Supreme Court.

• New Deal Network — Students can gain a comprehensive overview of the New Deal on this page.

• The Rise of Adolf Hitler — Students can read about the rise of the infamous leader of Germany on this page.

• TR and Wilson — The history of the U.S. from Teddy Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson is given on this page in overview format.

• U.S. Army Center of Military History — This is a good page on military history from the U.S. Army.

Visions of China — CNN put together this great resource on China for readers.