Science and Social Studies

Content Area Resources

These resources can be used for students and teacher to conduct content-area research, find multimedia content and primary source material for projects. There are Science and History libraries with digital content, as well as lesson ideas and links to specialized learning communities.

History and Social Science

Big History Project is a free and hyper-engaging Core-aligned course that weaves various historical epochs and themes together.

The British Museum Young Explorers education portal hosts lessons, resources, games and plenty of primary sources to fit your social studies and world history class needs.

The Library of Congress. This teacher portal to the Library of Congress features lesson ideas, resources, training and materials from the nation’s premier government library.

Docs Teach: Create lessons and activities with primary sources from the National Archives.

Lessons, assessments and resources from Stanford’s History Education Group. Including ‘Beyond the Bubble’, moving beyond multiple choice tests in history.

Multimedia content and online learning from The Smithsonian History Explorer/a>. Search content by grade, historical period, and content type.

iCivics promotes civic engagement with free resources that include print-and-go lesson plans, games, interactive activities.

Calisphere is a repository of California primary source documents, from the University of California. From Early California to the 1970s, this collection is perfect for enhancing your 4th grade social studies curriculum with themed collections or digitized images, maps, and more.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum features lesson ideas and materials about the Holocaust as well as and more contemporary issues like Syria and the Sudan. Search their vast collection of images, documents and multimedia clips.

Teaching History: Articles, ideas and best practices around the teaching of history, K-12. Learn from other educators what works and engages students with our past.

HSTRY is an innovative new website that lets students make and share interactive historical timelines with visually rich content.

More Social Science/History resources

National Archives teacher portal
Colonial Williamsburg
Facing History and Ourselves: Resource Collection
World History for Us All
100 Milestone Documents: US hist. Primary sources
Beyond the Bubble: History assessments from Stanford
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American history
The U.S. Constitution
Bill of Rights Institute
World history primary source docuements from Yale Law
Digital History: Primary sources in US history
Huntington Library Explorations in American History
Life Magazine Photo Archive
Spartacus-Educational:US/European Modern History

Science and Technology

Learning sites

Teacher Resources

NextGen Science Standards
ScienceDaily: Research news and videos
Nasa resources for educators
EPA Students. Projects and readings.
CASES Online: science Lessons
Virtual Chemistry
MIT+K12 Videos
The Inquiry Project
My Science Box: hands on science
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Intel-PBL science lessons

Projects and Texts

Free Public Domain texts from Project Gutenberg


Google Art Project

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