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Social Studies-American History-Cultures
Guide picks
Social Studies Links for Elementary School Educators. Focuses on American History and Culture.

50 States
A simple web site with lots of information on each of the 50 United States.

Abraham Lincoln Research Site
Created by a former American history teacher who enjoys researching Abraham Lincoln's life and accomplishments.

American History
Our local expert walks you through the wide world of America's past.

American Indians and the Natural World
Examines the world of American Indians in the North, South, East, and West regions of the continent. From the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

American Revolution Thematic Unit
Uses the Internet and original activities to help students learn about the revolution for our independence. For grades 5-8.

American Slave Narratives
Showcases a set of interviews with former slaves collected in the 1930's.

Amistad Comes to Life
Features a variety of activities that bring to life the story of the revolt on the Amistad. From Education World.

Archiving Early America
A unique array of original newspapers, maps, and writings.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Online activities sorted by grade level. Includes a special section for Teachers and Parents.

Black History
A rich collection of information on Black History Month from CNN.

Civil War Home Page
Diaries, photos, music, poetry, and much more from the Civil War era in American History.

Civil War Resources
A massive collection of Civil War information and links. Comprehensive and updated often.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Links
An assortment of the best educational links about Dr. King. From your About.com guide.

First Americans for Grade Schoolers
A high quality web site designed to help teachers and students rethink the role of Native Americans in American History.

George Washington Biography Lesson
A lesson written at the fifth grade level, intended to help teachers and others in presenting the life of George Washington and the founding history of the United States.

Gettysburg
A passionately presented overview of the turning point of the Civil War.

History Buff
Devoted to press coverage of events in American history. Includes an extensive, searchable library of information.

Learning Adventures in Citizenship
Helps kids to learn about the history of New York City, as well as the heritage of their own communities. Corresponds to a PBS documentary. Best for upper elementary and middle school.

National Archives and Records Administration
Contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States. Also has teaching activities correlated to the national standards and cross-curricular connections.

Postcards.com
Take a virtual road trip through American without leaving your computer.

Revolutionary War Fiction
Fictional pieces to supplement your lessons on the Revolutionary War. Also includes a section of activities to match.

"Teach Vietnam" for Educators
A program called "Echoes from the Wall" offers free curriculum kits for educators and other teacher resources.

Whistle Stop
Enables educators to work with the original source material of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library.

White House for Kids
Explore the official residence of the U.S. President and First Lady, with your guides the First Pets, Buddy and Socks.

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