Social Studies

Links on this page lead to external sites unless otherwise noted.

Websites

  • Fantasy Geopolitics - Like fantasy football, but with world news. Very engaging
  • iCivics - Pretty much everything you could want for teaching civics with technology. Lesson plans, games, and full curriculum units, all free
  • Mission US - A multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.
  • Google Earth - Lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, etc.
  • National Geographic Society - Brings geography, social studies, and science to life. Teaching resources using real-world examples and rich media.
  • TimeMaps - The most comprehensive World History Atlas in the internet. Easily navigate to any time and place in history.

iPad Apps

  • Google Earth - Lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, etc.
  • Frontier Heroes - Educational mini games from the History Channel.
  • iLearn Continents - Simple app to review oceans & continents.
  • iLearn States - Same, but for states
  • Today in History - Can be checked every day to discuss important events in history.
  • Atlas for iPad - Comprehensive world atlas. Free, but has ads that pop up.
  • My Congress - Current news, bios, twitter feeds for every member of congress, listed alphabetically.