We the Civics Kids
This website has many different lesson plans relating to the Constitution and other civics issues and also activities that you can download and use in your classroom. There also games about that students can play and videos on civics that students can watch involving such topics as the Constitution, the rules and principles of our nation, and the founding fathers.
This website describes the standards in teaching economics and personal finance. This website also has a lot of cool lesson ideas of how to make economics more interesting and engaging for students.
Kids Econ Posters
This website is especially useful for teachers. The website has many different examples of posters about economics that are available for you to purchase and use in your classroom. There are also teaching guides and different interactive games and activities for students available for purchase-- all at a reasonable cost.
Congress for Kids
This is a website that I think students would really enjoy because it is very interactive. There are tabs that you can click to read about the branches of government, the Constitution, Independence Day, etc. and how they work, and short review quizzes you can take after reading about the different topics.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
I really like this site because you can select the range of grades for which you are teaching, and then you can look at material on government appropriate for just that range. My favorite feature of this website for grades k-2 is Ben's ABC's of government in which each letter in the alphabet is associated with a government-related term.
This is a website that has all sorts of materials on government geared especially toward students. This website includes graphic organizers, pictures, and diagrams of the features of our government, and also has some really fun and engaging interactive games and videos.
This is an interactive website for students. There are a lot of really fun activities that present situations relating to civics in which students are challenged to make their own decisions as citizens. this website also has a ton of games, unit plans, and lesson plans for teachers.
This website is very interactive and it also has a lot of lesson plan ideas for social studies. The website also has a lot of really awesome interactive maps for students to look at.
This website has a ton of colorful world maps, each of which are distorted by a certain factor or variable. The maps on this website are accessible for both students and teachers and they each offer a different perspective of the world.
Geocatching is a real-world treasure hunt in which you can explore the areas around you to look for small treasures left behind by other GeoCachers. I think this would be really fun to do with students!
Peace Corps Kids World
This is an interactive website in which students can explore an area to learn more about the culture and landmarks within the area. This interactive game introduces students to the concept of world geography and gives them an opportunity to explore a culture and are other that is different than their own.
Owl and Mouse
This website features interactive maps of different areas/regions such as continents, countries, states, capitals, etc. Students can also explore borders of lands, physical features of land, and also cultural features.
This website is a resource that offers many different assessments for social studies topics. These assessments are available at no cost to teachers, and assess both the National and State standards.
Using this website, teachers can find lesson plans for every subject. This website also has many games and activities teachers can use in the classroom.
Common Core State Standards
These are the state standards for Math and Language Arts. The language arts literacy standards connect to teaching Social Studies.
Finance in the Classroom
This website provides many many teaching materials for economics and personal finance and also has many ideas of how you can incorporate personal finance in the classroom while also engaging students.
I love this website because it is interactive and makes learning fun for students. This website has many economics-related games that students can play that help them learn as they play.
Foundation for Teaching Economics
This website has a ton of teacher resources for teaching economics. You can also browse through many different economic lessons to select the one that best fits each given standard.
Library of Congress
This is an archive of primary sources that you can use in the classroom. Using this website, you can discover many primary sources such as music, documents, pictures, audio clips, videos, etc.
This website is a collection of stories which you can select by origins of Art, Places, Achievements, Events, Books, Cultures, Films, and Prehistory. This is a really great History resource because the stories help history come alive for students.
BBC History for Kids
This is an interactive website for students to learn about History as they explore. What I like the most about this site is that it is a credible source of information.
The History Channel
This website provides students and educators with a lot of information about history. I love the videos on this website, and my favorite feature is that you can explore any date in history.
Eyewitness to History
This website contains such primary resources as film footage as well as interviews from people who lived during certain periods in history.
This site has educational videos that can teach students about how things work and learn more about the world around them. This site is a safer alternative to YouTube to use in the classroom.
This is another site in which you can find instructional videos for students.
This website has a lot of printables and graphic organizers that teachers can download and use in the classroom. There are also a lot of games, worksheets, and lesson plans on this website.