Social Studies

Biographies
The American Presidency
Grolier's Encyclopedia presents biographies of U.S. Presidents and First Ladies, information about political parties, vice presidents, the constitution, scandals, Congress, and still more
An almanac of facts about the Presidents and an index of biographies
Biographies of women significant in the history of the United States
Kids News Room
 
A enormous index of women's biographies
Biographical Dictionary
Search for biographical information on many people
This website created by the magazine Biography contains thousands of entries
5,483 biographies listed
TIME has profiled 100 individuals who they believe most influenced the last 100 years
Index of Black Americans
Biographies of Black Americans who have appeared on US Postage Stamps
Afro-American Almanac
Contains a good collection of Black American biograpies
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Contains a large biography collection of American Inventors
 
Contains a collection of important inventors with links for further study.
Encyclopedia of World Biography Contains a large biography collection of notable persons.
History
Digitized archives of JFK. Students can search primary resources )or view digitized media ( i.e. video clips and audio clips).
The Library of Congress' Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Illuminating the past through personal narratives and other first-hand sources
A listing of important U.S. events for each year of the century
The American Revolution Homepage
A comprehensive website devoted to the American Revolution
An interactive site that challenges the student to solve the same problems that Lewis & Clark encountered
From PBS: An interactive site that challenges the student to solve the same problems that Lewis & Clark encountered
A resource of information about the Oregon Trail
A resource of information about covered wagons as the means of travel along the Oregon Trail, and westward expansion in general.
An easy to read site about the pioneers
America's Story
Short articles about American history
Teachers and History
Great website w/ great resources for teachers and students
A database of some 1,200 documents, photographs, drawings, maps, other materials in (primary source documents)from the National Archives in Washington DC
The ever-popular and timeless sing-along animation that teaches the process of lawmaking.
A full-text database of primary source materials from 18th and 19th-century periodicals
Click on 'Teaching with Documents' on left side of page for a list of subjects and associated primary sources
 
 
 
 
Brief and to-the -point job decriptions of colonial trades
Colonial Tradesmen
Made by Kids for Kids- but very accurate info about trades
map of NY colonial  
Blacksmith-17 Carpenter-20 Cooper-23 Printer-26 Shoemaker-29