GREAT SOCIAL STUDIES SITES FOR BRIGHTEN STUDENTS
The World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
The New Georgia Encyclopedia
This site, developed and managed by the University of Georgia, is the most comprehensive and up to date body of information about the State of Georgia, its culture, history, economy, politics, geography, business, land and resources, etc. Eighth graders will especially find this site helpful for their Georgia Studies Unit.
Smithsonian for Students
This is the student focused, education section of the main web site of the Smithsonian Institute. There are interesting articles about history and colorful pictures and graphics which bring history alive.
The Smithsonian Institute
Welcome to the website of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo
National Geographic for Kids
This is the student edition of National Geographic Magazine. There is information on different countries and their cultures.
Biography for Kids
This site is kids or student version of The Biography Channel's biography.com It features vivid graphics and easy to follow prompts to take students to historical figures.
Encyclopedia Britannica's Guide to Black History
This site has 10 sections that contain historical facts, dates, people and events.
Atlanta Fulton County Public Library Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
The National Women's History Project
This site recognizes the contributions, achievements, and roles that women have played in the development of this nation.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
This site documents the Holocaust and other events during World War II.
The American History Museum - a section of the Smithsonian Institute
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples. We create opportunities for learning, stimulate imaginations, and present challenging ideas about our country’s past.
Kids.gov by the Federal Consumer Information Center
This site provides information and links to fact based sites for many educational subjects. There are also games and learning activities located in the Grades 6-8 site. Links to official state web sites are contained in this section.
Time for Kids by Time Magazine
This is the students version of Time Magazine. It features weekly current events, celebrations, and maps in vivid graphics.
America's Story by the Library of Congress
This colorful site provides stories of America, along with puzzels, games, and interactive information.