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- Ken Relihan, Social Studies Consultant, NH Department of Education


Social Studies Teacher Resources

American Memory-Library of Congress
If you like poking around in attics, you may never leave this site! You'll find thousands of images, sound recordings, movies, maps, and documents from the Library of Congress as well as resources to help teacher use primary sources in the classroom.

American Experience
This companion site to the PBS series features comprehensive web sites for each of the American Experience episodes in the series. Episode web sites include teacher guides, overviews of episodes, and interviews. Many sites also include activities, games, timelines, audio files and other features. 

A Biography of America
This companion web site to the Annenberg/CPB series Biography of America, features separate sections for all 26 episodes with key event timelines, maps, an interactive feature, program transcripts, and web links. The site covers American history from New World encounter to the present day.

American history site for kids from the producers of the PBS series The American Experience.

Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark
Travel the route that took Lewis and Clark to the Pacific at this site from National Geographic.

The Underground Railroad
Travel back in time and learn about the Underground Railroad at this site from National Geographic.

Native North America
Information about indigenous groups in North America.

National Register of Historic Places
Find places listed in the National Register in a searchable database, visit historic sites around the country with Travel Itineraries that highlight different geographic regions or important themes in American history. You can visit places where women made history, follow the Underground Railroad, visit key sites in the Civil Rights Movement, take a walk on the Shaker Historical Trail and more. Younger students can go on The Great American Landmarks Adventure, where they can visit 42 American landmarks and print out coloring sheets. The site also includes over 100 lesson plans exploring history, art, geography, and civics.

From excerpts from Christopher Columbus' journal to President Bush's Inaugural speech, this site from the University of Kansas lets students explore the American story with primary source documentary.

Library of Congress Country Studies
This online series presently contains studies of 100 countries. Each study is written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists.

Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection
Hundreds of online maps!

Map Collections 1500-2003
This site from the Library of Congress includes military and battle maps, conservation and landscape maps, city maps, early exploration maps, transportation maps, and cultural landscape maps.

US Geological Survey
Teaching materials, fact sheets, and more.

Library of Congress Country Studies
This online series presently contains studies of 100 countries. Each study is written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists.

African Voices
Learn about the people, history, and culture of Africa at this site from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Follow the history of Africa from pre-history to present day with an interactive timeline and explore themes in African culture over time and hear Africans speak of their daily life.

Consumer Price Index Calculator
Find out what a dollar was worth from 1913 – 2003

This site from the Library of Congress features the latest Legislative information and news, including the text of current bills and daily full text reports of what happened in both the Senate and the House.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Ben Franklin is your guide at this site that explores U.S. history, geography, civics, and citizenship from the U.S. Government Printing Office. With separate guides designed specifically for grades K-2; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-12, the site can be used by students of all ages. In additions to sections on our nation; how laws are made; the branches of government; the election process; and citizenship, you will also find interactive games and activities.

Kids in the House
Learn about role the Office of the Clerk plays in the U.S. House of Representatives and learn about the legislative process and its effect on citizens. You can find out how laws are made, go back in time and learn about important events that have taken place on the floor of the House, learn about some of the people who have served in the U.S. House of Representatives, or try your hand at a House trivia game. You will also find a collection of lesson plans.

White House for Kids
Take a tour of the White House with Flat Stanley, test your White House and American history knowledge with a quiz, find out about life in the White House, read about the Presidents and print out coloring sheets for them, or play some games.

Discover great geography resources at this site from the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance. You'll find information about professional development opportunities, lesson plans and curriculum materials, grant information, and links to other resources.

World Affairs Council - New Hampshire
The mission of this organization is to promote the widest possible understanding of world affairs among the citizens of New Hampshire. The site features school program information and links to web resources.

NH Bar Association - Law Related Education
Learn about some of the resources available to educators from the NH Bar including the Mock Trial Program and the Lawyer and Judge in Every School event.
NH State Library
This is an invaluable resource for the N.H. social studies teacher. The NH Almanac section features demographics and statistics, election and voting information, a look at the state's flora and fauna, an overview of state government, profiles of famous New Hampshire people and places, as well as a brief history of the state. But wait, there's more - Webster, a guide to NH state government provides a wealth of resources on state agencies and the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of state government. The New Hampshire Political Library looks at New Hampshire's rich political history, and Revised Statutes Online features searchable full text versions of updated legislation.

NH Community Profiles
This site has information on all 234 of New Hampshire's communities. 

NH Historical Society
You'll find information about school programs, current and future exhibits, and the museum's collection here. Be sure to visit the online store for great New Hampshire items, including books, music, and art!

NH Humanities Council
Find out about what NH is reading, learn about grant opportunities, or take advantage of some of the teacher professional development opportunities offered by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

NH Student/Parent Mock Election
Held every two years, this project lets students vote for Presidential, Congressional, and Gubernatorial candidates in election organized in their schools. This site feature candidate profiles, election resources, and curriculum resources and lesson plans.




Last update: August 3, 2004