Social Studies

BIOGRAPHIES
POTUS An almanac of facts about the Presidents and an index of biographies
National Women's Hall of Fame Biographies of women significant in the history of the United States
A enormous index of women's biographies
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
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
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.
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 descriptions of colonial trades