Social Studies

Social Studies (Economics, Geography, Government, History)


This new online tool from the National Archives combines primary-source content with the interactive capabilities of the Internet.

Federal Register
This daily journal of the Federal Government contains notices, proposed rules, final rules, and Presidential documents.

GPO Access 
The Government Printing Office (GPO) is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government. It disseminates the official text of Federal laws; Presidential documents; administrative regulations and notices; and descriptions of Federal organizations, programs and activities.
the official kids' portal for the U.S. government

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills 
In collaboration with several content area organizations, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills developed a series of ICT Literacy Maps illustrating the intersection between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy and core academic subjects

Social Studies for Kids
articles, subjects, and tons of links for all subjects of social studies, with a focus on what kids and their interests


Change Maker Game
get as much money in your piggy bank as possible, by figuring out the correct change

CNNfn: The Financial Network 
the most up-to-date financial information on the Internet

Coin Gallery Online
coin collecting guides for ancient, U.S. and world coins

Investing for Kids
designed by kids for kids to teach kids and adults the principles of saving and investing

Look Who's Footing the Bill! 
an introductory WebQuest on democracy and the national debt

New York Stock Exchange
lots of info from the world's largest equities market, with a total market capitalization of more than $12 trillion

Practical Money Matters
Lessons about all aspects of financial literacy.

US Treasury Department
information about the US money system



Amazon Interactive
explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities

Flags of the World
search for a flag by country, geography, keyword, title

Geographic Name Server
enter the place name and the server will return basic geographic information

HyperHistory Online
3000 years of world history with a combination of colorful graphics, lifelines, timelines, and maps
THE place to go for information on Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
all about what to do and where to go in Louisiana

Offers the ability to customize and save favorite maps for any place in the world. Users can create an unlimited number of personalized maps by plotting icons to mark such locations as their home address, favorite pizza parlors or family doctors' offices.

National Geographic
provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, and more!

National Geographic Kids
Same information as the normal National Geographic but geared especially towards younger students.

Outline Maps 
selection of outline maps for use in the classroom or at home

An Outline of American Geography
book about the geography of the United States that looks at the country's physical geography and the human imprint on the landscape

Stately Knowledge
the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C.

Time Zones 
times around the world

United Nations CyberSchoolBus
accurate official and up-to-date information and statistics regarding the countries of the world

US Geological Survey Learning Web
provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life

Wonders of the World 
information, pictures, satellite images of the ancient and new wonders of the world



Charters of Freedom
information on and photographs of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights from the National Archives

CIA Factbook and Other Publications 
a wealth of information on governments and countries as well as links to other CIA publications

The Electronic Embassy
provides information on each of the embassies in Washington D.C.

comprehensive central access point for locating and acquiring government information

Flag Education
flag etiquette from the Veterans' of Foreign Wars

Fourth Judicial District Court - Ouachita and Morehouse Parishes
includes Civil Docket, Court Schedule, Local Court Rules, Protective Orders, and links to related resources

Great Seal of the USA
all about the seal of the United States
information on Louisiana government and its officials

Louisiana Parish Government Association
parish government structure info as well as the current police jury members for each parish

Louisiana House of Representatives
all about the House including legislation and members

Louisiana Senate
all about the Senate including legislation and members

Louisiana State Legislature
information about the legislature, pending legislation, members, etc.

Louisiana Supreme Court
history of the court as well as biographical information on the current Justices

National Archives
documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government

Rock the Vote
dedicated to protecting freedom of speech, educating young people about the issues that affect us, and motivating young people to participate by registering, voting, and speaking out

State Governments 
offer a frequently updated directory of links to government sponsored and controlled resources on the Internet

US Courts: The Federal Judiciary
overview of the organization, operation, and administration of the entire federal court system

US House of Representatives
activities of and information on the members of the US House

US Senate
activities of and information on the members of the US Senate

US Supreme Court 
information about the court and its cases

virtual tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

World Rulers
contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders which don't occupy either of those formal positions) of all currently existing countries and territories



1492: An Ongoing Voyage 
Library of Congress exhibit that examines the first sustained contacts between American people and European explorers, conquerors and settlers from 1492 to 1600

1893 Chicago World's Fair
explores the Exposition through a virtual tour, investigating visitors' reactions to the fair, and analyzing the social, political, and cultural legacies of the World's Colombian Exposition

American Civil War
unbelievable resource page with hundreds of links to Civil War information

American Civil War Museum
Learn about the Civil War through online exhibits and fascinating interactive journeys.

The American Experience: Vietnam 
online version of the PBS documentary

American Memory
historical collections contain documents, motion pictures, photographs, and sound recordings about important places in the history of the United States

The Avalon Project
major historical documents dating back to the 12th Century are presented in entirety, with links to supporting documents, glossaries and indexes for each one

Biography Online
includes a searchable and browsable online collection of 15,000 cross-referenced biographies

Cultural Maps
dedicated to the graphical presentation of non-graphical information; includes historical maps of early America

Explorers of the Millennium
discover explorers and the places they have traveled

Fifty Years From Trinity
provides a rich source of information and links on the development of the nuclear age

Frontline: The Gulf War
an overview of the war from PBS

The History Channel
information and resources from the cable TV network

The History Net
archive of informative and appealing articles from U.S. and world history to personality profiles and eyewitness accounts

The History Place
large database of historical information including photos, speeches and timelines

Holocaust Museum Online Exhibits
America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust

Inaugural Addresses
addresses from Washington to Clinton

Korean War Project
history and reference, maps, memorials, recollections, POW/MIA information...

Liberty! Chronicle of the Revolution
online version of the 6 hour PBS series

Louisiana Information for Students from Cool Kids
good resources for LA history students from the state -- history, government, culture...

Louisiana Kid's Page 
information on LA for younger students....

Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction, this collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.

The Mayflower Web Pages
Mayflower history and genealogy- includes passenger lists, documents and other writings, genealogical information, and a FAQ

The Middle Ages
online exhibit that shows what it was really like to live during the Middle Ages

Military History Online
a march through the past - information on famous battles from ancient to current times

National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institutes)
good selection of virtual exhibits for students and teachers

NativeWeb: Nations and People
information on Nations/Peoples arranged in alphabetical order

Online exhibits from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Plimoth: The Living History of 17th Century Plymouth
dedicated to not only providing information about Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum of the seventeenth century in Plymouth, Massachusetts but also serving as a resource by which visitors may learn more about the Pilgrim Story, the history of Plymouth Colony (1620-1692), the Wampanoag Indians, Thanksgiving, and find links to related sites on the Web

Presidents of the United States (POTUS) 
background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents as well as links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites

Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
an overview of the people and events through text, documents, photographs, art, and literature

Time For Kids
kids version of the popular magazine

Time Online
sections include Daily Report, Magazine, Special Reports, Community, and Archives

Today in History
find out what happened today in U.S. history

The Wars for Vietnam
an overview of the war plus documents and related resources

World War I: Trenches on the Web Library
The most comprehensive WW I site on the Internet. Information and links on all aspects of the war.

World War II
explore WWII facts, battles, photos, videos and more