Congress For Kids
This "kid-friendly", interactive website helps students learn about our Independence, the Constitution, elections and much more. Students can explore independently and learn about everything they need to know about Congress. For teachers, there are lots of activity sheets that can be printed off and used in the classroom.
Here a teacher can find free lesson plans, games, and many other educational resources for the classroom. Students have the opportunity to work on their own or with partners through the website. This website is great for both teachers and students in the classroom.
This is a safe website for students to explore and learn more about our government. Students can watch videos, play games and learn about our president and much more. Great resources for parents and teachers as well!
Teaching our students about voting is very important. This website is a resource for teachers as well as students. It can be used as a tool when teaching about how our government works and the importance of voting.
This site breaks down what each state is doing towards bringing a civic education to their students. There are also important readings, resources and research for teachers regarding the importance of civic education.
A collection of world maps that are accessible for teacher or student use, including reference and animated maps. A great place for students to explore on their before, during, or after a lesson. Teachers can also print large maps to post around their classroom.
A real-world treasure hunt that is that happening right now, all around you! Students and teachers can learn and play in their own adventure. There is a video that informs you of what "geocaching" is, there are directions on how to play the game, and so much more. Allow your students to play as a class or individually.
The World Fact Book
On the CIA's website, students can learn different world facts pertaining to geography. This again is another good educational website students could explore during a quiet time or indoor recess. This is great for older learners and can even be a great resource for teachers.
PBS News Hour
Here you can find current news for your students to read from all over the world! This site is specifically for students in the 7-12 grade level. Students can submit their opinions and essays to be shared and viewed on the site.
Owl & Mouse
Help your students learn by interacting with games, activities, and fun quizzes. Students can explore interactive maps that teach about the continents, countries, states, capitals, and more! A great way to engage students at the beginning of a lesson or unit.
This site contains thousands of videos that are broken down into series and lessons to use for any grade level or content area.
School Tube is a site where students can discover educational videos to aid in their learning. Students can even upload their own. School Tube is a safe, educational alternative to Youtube.
A website that provides teachers with free printables, graphic organizers, worksheets, lesson plans, games, and many other activities. There are great activities for students to do on their own time or to be included in class lessons.
Economics For Kids
Students can explore different aspects about economics on this website. There are also great activities that teachers can implement in their classroom or for students to try on their own.
A website for kids to explore on their own in or outside of the classroom. Students can watch videos and play games that directly pertain to economics.
Foundation for Teaching Economics
This site introduces students to an economic way of thinking. This site is also great for teaches looking to become more effective economic teachers.
This website provides online economic and personal finance lessons and resources for teachers and students. You can find interactive resources and current events.
Here you can find great ways to teach economics to your students without it being boring! Ideas such as classroom economics for all grade levels. There are many lesson plans to choose from.
American Economic Association
Teachers will find this site helpful for increasing their knowledge in the field of economics.
Library of Congress
This website is filled with many different ways to explore history. It is also filled with primary resources that are great for teachers as well as students.
BBC for Kids
BBC is a great, interactive website for students to explore. This site is a credible source to pull historical information from, much of which is European history.
This website is full of fun and interactive activities for kids to explore. There is a lot of great information regarding Colonial America. This would be a great website for students to explore during an indoor recess.
The History Channel
A great source that provides students and educators with tons of information! Students can explore a date in history, watch videos, and play games.
An interactive website for students to explore. Students can meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, explore the states and see, hear, and sing. The website provides students with informational text and a timeline of past events.
This website provides free classroom assessments to every school district in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Content Expectation as well as the Common Core State Standards are assessed. Teachers can download assessments for students to have in front of them.
A place for teachers to find lesson plans for all subject areas. ABC Teach provides teachers and students with many games and activities to use in the classroom.
This website contains many primary documents that could be used in any lesson plan or unit. Students could also use this site for research or unit projects.