Congress for Kids is a kid-friendly website that is enjoyable to all ages. This site contains information on the three branches of government, the Constitution, elections, citizenship, independence and more. There are a lot of practice quizzes that the children can take to see what they know, and what more they need to learn.
ICivics is a great resource for everyone. It includes kid friendly games, activities and news. Teachers can use this website to get content material for their units consisting of civics.
Center for Civic Education is a website with many resources for students and teachers. It includes E books, lesson plans, literature connections and many more things available.
Project Vote Smart is a website to gain information about the current election. It gives students an opportunity to read about the candidates, current issues and the government.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government is a website broken into grade levels. Each grade range has a set of topics they should learn about. Students can learn about the topics and play a few games that are available.
Kids is a great website to teach students about money. This website has three different tabs for students grades K-5, 6-8, and high school/ parents. There are a lot of games and activities to help students learn.
Econ Kids is available to students, teachers and volunteers. This website offers specific books that would be appropriate for lessons. It gives teachers a resource to incorporate reading into learning about economics.
Econ EdLink is a great resource for teachers. It will help teachers find lesson plans that are based on economics. Teachers can then use these lesson plans and change them to how they will help their specific students.
The Banking Kids Page is a very valuable resource to students. There are coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles, bank statements, counting money, crossword puzzles and lots more the students could do.
National Center on Education and the Economy is a resource for teachers. This website has a lot of links about economics. There are several lesson plans and activities available to teachers, that she/he could use in their own classroom.
World Mapper illustrates all of the areas that are subject to interest. It has maps about total population, land area, labeled maps, gridded country maps and many more. It is a great tool for students to visualize the world that is around them.
CIA World Factbook has an enormous amount of information about the world. It is an amazing resource to all students and teachers. It has regional maps, flags of the world, a guide to country comparisons, and much more.
Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunt. You use a smartphone or GPS to get involved. This would be a fun adventure activity that would be extremely interesting to children. This website offers all the information about it.
Geography 4 Kids is a website geared toward older students, rather then younger students. It covers topics like climates, biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, bgc cycles and the earth's structure.
Peace Corps is a website that has an interactive challenge that take children through a journey that explains why we need the peace corps and what they do for our world. There are coloring pages, games, and more offered through this website.
Library of Congress is a great resource to use for students and teachers. It allows students and teachers to explore all the different aspects of Social Studies. There are many different resources open to students and teachers to be used.
This website is all about the Oregon Trail. I like this website because it has videos, historic facts, historic sites, all about the trail and many other things to help students clearly learn about the Oregon Trail. You can turn some of these facts into fun activities and lessons for your students.
The History Channel is a great website to watch videos from. Students would be able to gain a lot of knowledge about different lessons you find shows about. Students might like a show when you show it to them in class and they might go home and watch it. It is a great resource to have teachers record to show clips to their class.
History Matters is a website for high school students, college students and teachers. It furthers explanation on history. This website does not just state facts, it gives evidence. Teachers can use this for elementary students by using the assignments, but maybe changing them a little to fit with the grade level they are teaching.
Eyewitness to History is a valuable resource for all. It allows students to look in the past in a fun, interactive way. There are photos, videos, stories and more about many different events in history.
Time for Kids is a website that includes mini-sites to other current events like the 2012 Olympics, Black History Month and Women's History Month. Also, it has a homework helper where kids can create their own flashcards, grammar wizard and more!
PBS for Teachers provides a break down of grade range in any subject. In the Social Studies area, there are different classroom resources, a discussion board and a professional development section.
Michigan Department of Education is the website that has the Grade Level Content Expectations open to the public. These are broken down into grades and subject. There are a lot of resources on this website for general education and special education.
Quizlet is a site that you can type in your vocabulary words and definitions and turn them into games. It will allow students to study their terms a different way. This website offeres many other lessons uploaded by others around the world.
Poll Everywhere is a website that allows you to use your smartphone to answer a question. This gives teachers instant feedback on a question they ask their students.
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. This allows for instant feedback