Helpful Links

Helpful Social Studies Web Sites

The following websites are by no means a complete representation of all the information on the World-Wide-Web.  Hopefully the information presented here will continue to grow.  Suggestions for additional resources are always welcome, and this site will be updated and expanded as time goes on.  Please email any suggestions, corrections, bad links, or comments to Mr. Bob Busk, Executive Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment,

It is the teachers responsibility to review any website prior to using it in class.  All efforts have been made to make sure the sites are student friendly.

Washington Historical Society

The Washington State Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and vividly presenting Washington's rich and varied history.

History Link

The History Link is a free online encyclopedia of Washington State History

World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council links Greater Seattle to the World.

Washington State Council for the Social Studies

This site has some nice resources for teachers, schools and communities.

U.S. State Capitals

Learn the capitals of the U.S. state.  Flashcards, Matching, Concentration and Word Searches.

The 50 States

Click on the state you are intereseted in and have quick access to a variety of state facts (state bird, motto, song, famous people, etc.) and other useful information.

The States

Explore the U.S. state by state with image galleries, historical maps, and featured video on topics relating to each state.  Also provides a game called PLACE THE STATE to check the geography skills of the student.

Test Your Geography Knowledge

If you were shown a picture of South America, would you be able to point out where Uruguay is?  Or how about Eritrea on a map of the Middle East?  Put your geography knowledge to the test with these quizzes that cover every part of the world.

The ABC of Geography

A geography dictionary and glossary for students.

The Traveler's Game

Test your knowledge of geography on places, countries, and cities from around the world....what is your Traveler's I.Q ?

World Geography Lesson Plans

This site contains hundreds of FREE lesson plans, activities, interactives, and games for U.S. and World Geography.

Today in History

From the Library of Congress.  Find out what happened on this day in history.

Explorers of North America

Reviews European explorers of North America and what they discovered.  Flashcards, Mathcing, Concentration and Word Searches.

All Things Political

A gateway site to school district sites, Democratic and Republican county party sites, and county govenment websites.

Civics -

A U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal.  It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.  Explore, learn, and have fun.

Civics - Help Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen

This booklet includes 18 activities, chapters on "dealing with media pressures" and working with schools, and lists of books and magazines that can support character development.

Civics - U.S. Constitution

Great site for the U.S. Constitution as well as the Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The Mayflower Compact and more.  Check out the kid's version of the Constitution.

The White House

Inside the President's House, Fun Facts, First Pets, Our Presidents, and more.

The Presidents Page

This site provides information on all of the Presidents of the United States.

The Supreme Court of the United States

Official site of our Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court

Explore the history and impact of America's highest court at this PBS site.

United States Courts

Teachers can use this site to connect court-related issues to students' everyday lives.  Helps students learn about the federal court system.