Generic Tools

Website
Description
http://www.historyanimated.com/newhistory
History Animated
History for Music Lovers (YouTube Channel)
Learn history with popular music (YouTube videos)
http://docsteach.org/activities
Hundreds of free, educational history activities and documents
http://www.historypin.com/photos/
View photos of cities throughout history using Google Maps
http://www.the-map-as-history.com
Animated history maps
http://learning.snagfilms.com/
A collection of educational videos
http://www.gapminder.org/data/
US & World data (visualize, export, download)
http://sheg.stanford.edu/?q=node/45
Read like a Historian - Teacher curriculum and lesson plans
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/witness
Witness Podcasts - History told by the people who experienced it
http://www.historyteacher.net/
High School history hub of academic resources, lesson plans & activities
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/
Thought provoking journalism online and on air (films/lessons)
http://www.nationstates.net/
Create and run your own nation online simulation

U.S. History

Standard
Website
Description
United States to the 1800s
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/CivilWar
http://www.civilwarphotography.org/3-d
http://www.mission-us.org/
-Label the American Revolution Timeline
-NY Times Civil War blog
-Label the Civil War Timeline
-3D Civil War photographs
-Virtual history games ("Crown or Colony" & "Flight to Freedom")
The Rise of Industrial America (1877-1914)
http://docsteach.org/activities/
Industrial America activities & documents
The Progressive Era (1890-1920)
http://docsteach.org/activities/
http://www.the-map-as-history.com/
-Activities and documents from the National Archive
-Animated WWI maps
The 1920s and 1930s
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/modules/1920s
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/America
http://www.shmoop.com/1920s/table-of-contents
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/a-dance
http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade30.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/19th.asp
-Digital History: The 1920's - learning activities, tools, resources
-American economy in the 1920's website
-1920's encyclopedia site with links
-A Dance Party in the 1920's video
-American Cultural History 1930-1939
-Unemployment in the 1930's video
-19th Century Documents
The Great Depression (1929-1939)
http://docsteach.org/activities
Great Depression activities & documents
World War II (1939-1947)
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/World-War-II
http://www.the-map-as-history.com/maps/
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki
http://www.360cities.net/image/hiroshima-after
-Label the Key Events of World War II
-World War II animated maps
-Atlas of World War II
-360 degree view of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped
Cold War America to the New Millennium
(1947 - 2001)
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Civil-Rights
http://www.digitalvaults.org/#/create/
-Label the Civil Rights Movement Timeline
-Create a movie/poster with docs from the National Archives
Contemporary America
http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/
http://tweentribune.com/
-Google News Timeline
-Daily news provided at different reading levels
Other
http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/
http://www.history.com/interactives/monticello
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/02/
http://www.demographicchartbook.com/Chartbook
http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory
http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/res
http://www.virsona.com/index.aspx
http://www.twhistory.org/broadcasts
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-cool-interactive
-National Archives: Today in History
-Explore Thomas Jefferson's plantation & life
-Map of population based on surnames
-American Demographic History Chartbook 1790-2000
-First-person account videos and lesson plans for 6 American wars
-"Who Am I?" American history mystery game
-Students can "live" chat with famous historical figures
-Watch history unfold in real-time through twitter reinactments
-6 Cool Interactive Sites to Learn More About American History

World History

Standard
Website
Description
Middle Ages


Early Modern Times to 1650


Age of Revolutions to 1914
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/
http://www.the-map-as-history.com/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/
-Label the French Revolution Timeline
-Animated historical world maps
-Building the Panama Canal - interactive map
The Great Wars to 1945
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/World-War-I-01
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/World-War-II-01
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki
-Label the European Map during World War I
-Label the Key Events of World War II
-Atlas of World War II
The Cold War to Present
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/
http://www.tenbyten.org/10x10.html
http://www.cfr.org/publication/interactives.html
http://www.gapminder.org/data/
-Interactive map of all of the North Korea & South Korea incidents
-View 100 photos from news sources around the world every hour
-Interactive guides of global issues
-Human data in a World Map (download, view, visualize)
Other
http://newspapermap.com/
http://www.khanacademy.org/#history
http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2011/arab.unrest
-Map of newspapers from around the world & searchable database
-History videos: French Revolution, Haitian Revolution, Napoleon, etc...
-Map of the Unrest in the Arab World

Economics

Standard
Website
Description
Economic Terms
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/economic-interactive
http://www.creditloan.com/infographics/
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2009/10/
http://www.khanacademy.org/#finance
http://www.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/student
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/11/11-infographics
-Economics & personal finance interactive tools for students
-Interesting facts & infographics about the US dollar
-Planet Money: podcasts, videos, and activities about economics
-Finance videos: present value, bonds vs. stocks, compound interest, etc...
-Understanding taxes - tutorials, activities, simulations
-11 infographics and videos for teaching economics
Market Economy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QvW1XETz2g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NWlYK9Ndcc
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/01/02/business
http://www.mint.com/blog/trends/mint-coms-top-25-financial
http://www.worldometers.info/
-Investing in Plain English (video)
-Borrowing Money in Plain English (video)
-Stock market matrix infographic
-Top 25 financial infographics of 2010
-World Meters (up-to-date economics numbers)
U.S. Labor Market
http://www.bls.gov/
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
International Trade
http://www.experience.fedex.com/us/en/#
http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/center/students
-An interactive map that changes size based on global exports/imports
-Trading Around the World interactive game about international trading
Other
http://www.visualeconomics.com/
http://usdebtclock.org/
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/08/teaching
http://playspent.org/
-Visual Economics - infographics, data, and more
-Up-to-Date US Debt Clocks
-NY Times' Online Resources about the Debt Crisis & Credit Downgrade
-Interactive game - Can You Survive for 1 Month with Minimum Wage?

U.S. Government

Standards
Website
Description
Civics
http://www.civiced.org/index
http://www.icivics.org/ recommended.jpg
-Daily 60-second civics podcast
-Lesson plans and games for learning about civics
Branches of Government
http://centeroncongress.org/
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt
http://thomas.loc.gov/
http://www.google.com/earth/explore/
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/usa
-Videos & view e-learning modules about how the U.S. government works
-PBS Interactive: Supreme Court timeline, games, and more
-Up-to-date information about what's going on in Congress
-US Presidents on Google Earth
-Government games for students
Elections and the Political Process
http://www.google.com/educators/elections
http://www.nationalmockelection.org/game/
http://www.youtube.com/watch
-Election tools for teachers (maps, trends, etc..)
-Road to the Capital interactive election game for students
-Electing a U.S. President in Plain English (video)
Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/index.html
http://elcivics.com/civics-rights-everyone.html
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/
-Ben's Guide to the Government: Citizenship
-Political Rights for Everyone Living in the United States
-National Archives: Charters of Freedom
Federal Government and the Economy


Comparative Government
http://compgovpol.blogspot.com/
http://phs.prs.k12.nj.us/ewood/ap_compa
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/_files/pdf/PBS
-Blog: Teaching Comparative Government and Politics
-Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics website
-PBS list of comparative government resources

Geography

Website
Description
http://www.google.com/earth/index.html
Google Earth
http://maps.google.com
Google Maps
http://toursfromabove.com/
Tours From Above - famous landmarks
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/01l
Google Earth Guide
http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/maps
Atlas puzzles from National Geographic
http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/maps/atlas
Explore National Geographic's geophysical maps of each continent
http://scribblemaps.com/
Scribble, draw, write, add text/images to Google Maps and save your own
http://maps.google.com/maps/
Tour the world with 360 views and webcams of famous sites/places
http://www.animaps.com
Create and view animated Google Maps
http://www.thatquiz.org/
Interactive, visual world geography quizzes
http://www.quizgeo.com/
Create and play interactive geography quizzes
http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2012/01
44 geography websites for students
http://geoshare.wikispaces.com/
A collection of materials and lessons for teaching geography
http://www.whatwasthere.com/
Historical photos added to current day Google Maps
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/06/21-map
21 Map Creation Tools for Teachers and Students
http://www.mapsofworld.com/
Interactive world map with data about each country