Printable Worksheets &
The City I Live In
Coloring Pages -- U.S. History
This site features dozens of
coloring sheets with pictures of American presidents and flags.
Coloring Pages -- U.S. States
Just click on a state to
see coloring pages for the state, flag, bird, etc. Also has
U.S. regions. Print as a black and white image to color by hand, or
colorize online and then print. See also their
Africa Word Search
Geography Crossword Puzzle
Map Skills 2
Capitals Word Search
- three puzzles
States, Capitals, and Abbreviations
- 3 review sheets
word search puzzle
What State Am I?
series of state worksheets
What State Am I? - #2
California & tHE wEST
California Indigenous Native American Tribes
California Mission History
The 16th Century was a period of discovery. Europe was emerging into the Renaissance and there was a renewed sense of excitement about what lay beyond the Oceans. Europeans and the people of Asia had started a rich trade route, but it was dangerous and took several months to travel to Asia and back. Spain also wanted to make their country bigger. Since Europe was already filled with countries and people, the King decided to expand his country by colonizing, moving Spanish citizens, into areas of the New World.
In the cities and towns of the East, it seemed almost like wartime. Thousands of men left their homes and families behind and headed for California. Women moved in with relatives or fended for themselves. Children wrote letters to their faraway fathers and waited impatiently for them to come home. It was 1849, and the California Gold Rush had begun.
The California Gold Rush
Links to online exhibits,
important dates, plus locations for great field trips.
Just For Educators
American Anthropological Association. Great links to
useful information for teachers and home school families.
Includes such areas as African-American Studies, Latin
American Studies, Primate Research, Human Evolution, Ancient
History, Geology and more.
History isn't always
pretty. For help teaching your students about some of the
uglier moments in human history, check out these top notch
lesson plans and resources. Facing Ourselves is a
premier educational organization that aims to teach young people
about the evils of prejudice, so that tomorrows leaders and
citizens can make better choices.
PREHISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
This website offers an online macromedia
interactive documentary about the origins of humankind. Also
features related news stories an interactive learning center and lesson
Discover new insights into the
history of life on Earth -- including the latest findings about the
development of human kind.
The Legacy of Louis Leakey
of Mary and Louis Leakey provide the classic introduction to the study
of archaeology. And this page from NPR, National Public Radio,
features an excellent overview of their work and that of their famous
son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. The fascinating
text is also available in audio format, and is supplemented by
additional audio clips of interviews with the Leakeys. Best of
all, it's all free and online!
Covering many different
dynasties, this site offers information about inventions, daily life,
religion, art, and architecture. Includes projects and crafts
for the student. See also:
Put together by Kid Info,
this impressive site features a comprehensive listing of resources about
ancient Egypt, including art, architecture, mummies, games, daily life
More About Egypt
Ancient Greece is called "the
birthplace of Western civilization". About 2500 years ago, the Greeks
created a way of life that other people admired and copied. The
Romans copied Greek art and Greek gods, for example. The Ancient Greeks tried out
democracy, started the Olympic Games and left new ideas in science, art and philosophy (thinking about life).
More Links on
The Indus civilization, the
Aryans, the Gupta Empire and more.
Ancient Sumer, Babylon, Assyria
for Kids and Teachers.
THE WORLD -
HISTORY, CULTURE, & GEOGRAPHY
CIA World Fact
Flags of the world.
World History fact book. Maps.
Countries of The World
A great reference page, with
links to information about a vast variety of countries. Includes such
information as country profiles, flags of different nations, holidays,
maps, famous landmarks, plus virtual field trips.
& Culture with
Online resources from the
name that's been teaching us about the world for over 100 years.
Indexes of people, cultures, and history. Cultural and historical
photos and more. Don't miss
Maps & Geography,
their extra fun section for
parents guide, and
The History Net
Useful links and plenty of
online information (mixed in with magazine promotions).
over 2,000 files covering
3,000 years of world history. Includes important people, events, and
Maps & Map Skills
A very helpful site for the study of
Geography and map skills.
Test your knowledge of geography (or fill
in gaps in your knowledge) the fun way! Animated and interactive.
Ancient Greeks, Romans,
Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, the Indus Valley, Children of Victorian
Britain, famouse people, history timeline, and children of World War II.
Brought to you by the BBC.
Weird and random facts culled from the
pages of history. A fun way to whet your curiosity about different
times and cultures.
A useful listing of sites about world
history -- everything from the Ice Age to the Renaissance to the modern
history of such nations as the U.S., China, England, Japan, South Africa,
and more. Includes information on the plague, the wonders of the
world, and various historical leaders.
THE UNITED STATES
U.S. Mint for Kids
This is where the U.S. government creates
new coins and paper bills. Features games, cartoons, lesson plans.
Taken an animated Journey through the Time Machine to learn about U.S.
history and the coins that commemorate it!
The White House for Kids
Learn about life in the White House,
presidential pets, White House traditions, and more. Features
biographies and coloring pages about the U.S. Presidents as well as
lesson plan information for teachers.
A collection of official state
websites with information, for kids, about each state in the union.
Americans, jump back in time, explore the states, and explore
America's pastimes and entertainment. Presented by the
Congress, this site has a wealth of information presented in concise
snippets with additional stories and links to fill out the idea.
Makes it easier to grasp and remember the idea.
Today In History
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
" Fourscore and seven years ago our
fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in
liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created
Declaration of Independence
"We hold these Truths to be
self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed
by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these
are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness..."
The Biographical Dictionary
Here's the place to look up
that famous person you've always wondered about -- or to find out who the
movers and shakers were in a particular year or profession. Great for
Features online mini biographies, fun
eWord Games to test your social studies vocabulary, interactive maps,
and more. Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin.
Kidipede - History for Kids
"What do you want to know
today?" Features a broad range of information for kids on ancient
civilizations around the globe.
Resources for learning about
history, world religions, and many other social science topics.
Social Studies for Kids
This is a big, juicy site full of all
kinds of information for kids! Whether you're studying
ancient civilizations, or more
than half a dozen other social studies topics, chances are... this site
will have what you need.
Studies School Service
Much more exciting than the
title indicates! A wealth of texts, videos, and maps are available
for online purchase. Also contains links to sites with information
about ancient history, art history, and the history of various
ethnic, racial, and gender groupings.
The Smithsonian Institution
The home page of the
National Museum of
Natural History -- dedicated to understanding the natural world and
our place in it. Be sure to surf their
What's New page for
great listings to articles and websites with information on history,
geology, nature, and more. Truly top notch.