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Curriculum Material and Resources
Social Studies

American Memory/Library of Congress -- designed for 6-12 grade students and teachers. Provides an index to a digital historical collection, lesson plans, activities, featured presentations, information on using primary sources, and additional resources.

American Memory from the Library of Congress--primary sources and archival materials related to American history and culture.  Audience: K-12 teachers, students, and parents.

Animas Expedition: Treasure Hunters & Underwater Archaeology --upper-level elementary and secondary students can virtually view an underwater archaeological adventure exploring 18th century Spanish & Portuguese shipwrecks off of Uruguay.

Ancient World Web -- Excellent starting point for history/social studies teachers.   Provides a comprehensive  listing of ancient world Internet sites.

Archaeological Museum of Bologna, Italy -- visit the museum, which consists of a huge number of materials illustrating the oldest history of Bologna: from prehistory to the Roman Period.   Its collection of Egyptian antiquities is one of the most important in Europe.   View the Egyptian section or the Etruscan section

Chatback -- the world-wide electronic school--contains links to projects that encourage young people to correspond with each other. Developed to support children with mental or physical communication difficulties.

History--provides links to instructional materials and information  for K-12 Teachers.

History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers -- designed to encourage use of the World Wide Web as a learning and teaching tool and to provide help for K-12 classroom teachers in locating and using Internet resources in the classroom.

IDB Population Pyramids--great site to create student activities from. For example, population distribution can be shown for over 200 countries. Have students create categories based on the graphs. Assign students a nation to research other features (income distribution, GNP, education) and compare these with the research done by other groups.   Audience:  Secondary History, Math, and Geography teachers and students.

Jamestown Rediscovery -- 5-12th grade students explore the results and exhibit of a ten-year archaeological project, which searched for the remains of 1607 Jamestown, Virginia.

Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers --  a list of Internet resources gathered by Dr. Marty Levine, California State University, Northridge (CSUN); includes K-12 lesson plans and resources.

Mythology in Western Art -- a collection of art images relating to Classical mythology. Excellent source of images for teachers developing integrated units (several images take awhile to download).

National Archaeological Museum of Athens -- provides a catalogue of museum holdings of ancient artifacts from ancient Greek sites and Egypt.

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez: -- a virtual tour of the Supreme Court, the building, the justices, and Supreme Court cases since 1893.

SCORE History-Social Science Resources --  lists K-12 resources selected and evaluated by  California educators.  Sites chosen for accuracy, grade appropriateness, and richness.

Social Studies School Service -- provides grades 4-12 resources on the American Revolution, Women's History, Black History, National Parks, Slavery, lots of Civics sites, and even Shakespeare.  Excellent resource site! Check out Online Resources.

Teaching Resources by the National Council for the Social Studies -- provides teaching resources categorized by Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.  New resources are added monthly.

The Library of Congress Exhibitions--a virtual museum of our Nation's historical artifacts. Incredible display of maps (click on MAPS from home page).  Audience: K-12 teachers, secondary students, and parents.

The Living Africa -- developed by students for the 1998 International Thinkquest Contest. This informational site is definitely a must see. Invaluable resource for elementary and secondary students and teachers.

The Papers of George Washington--this collection of papers represents "one of the richest collections of American historical manuscripts extant ." Audience:  Secondary English and History teachers, students, and parents.

The Smithsonian: America's Treasure House for Learning--the online Smithsonian Institution museums.  Audience:  K-12 teachers, students, and parents.

The Tomb of the Chihuahua Pharaohs -- fun learning site for upper elementary and middle school students wanting to explore Egypt. Loaded with activities and lesson plans.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum -- incredible collection of artifacts and exhibits. Excellent site!  Audience:  K-12 teachers, students, and parents. 

The University of Memphis Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology -- view an exhibit of Egyptian artifacts or ancient Egyptian sites along the Nile River, and provides additional Egyptian links. Good starting point for teachers developing Internet-based units.

The Valley of the Shadow Project -- provides secondary and college students a hypermedia archive of the American Civil War viewed from both sides of the conflict.

Theban Mapping Project

US Historical Documents--gopher list of a very thorough resource list of textual information. Audience:  Secondary History teachers and students.

U.S. History Out Loud  -- provides collection of digitized audio materials from presidential libraries and other archives for use over the World Wide Web.  Audience:  High school students and teachers.

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