Generic Tools

Website
Description
http://www.kidspast.com/index.php
World history book & games for kids
http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com
Online game where students travel the world and meet historical figures and solve the mystery
http://www.youtube.com/profile
Learn history with popular music (YouTube videos)
http://socialstudies.pppst.com/index.html
Tons of free social studies powerpoints and activities for kids
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/witness
Podcasts - history told by those who experienced it
http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/jcscore
A powerpoint highlighting the in-depth 3rd-5th grade standards & online activities/resources
http://www.bizworld.org/teachers/resourceBySessionBiz
BizWorld - a downloadable tool to teach students about running a business
http://www.infoplease.com/
Encyclopedia, almanac, and kid-friendly news


Tools By Standard

Standard
Website
Description
Geography
http://reachtheworld.org/geogames/index.html
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/EconEdLink
http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/map-machine#s
http://www.missionexplore.net/
http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2012/01
-Interactive "build the earth" puzzle game
-Geography games for kids
-Mapping exports game
-National Geographic map machine
-Mission Explore: kids explore their surrounding community
-44 geography websites for students
Civic Values
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/classroom/3-5/social
-PBS resources for teachers (civics - community & citizenship)
Personal and Family Economics
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag
http://www.econedlink.org/interactives/economic
-10 interactive websites that teach kids money management skills
-Economics & personal finance interactive tools for K-5 students
Chronology and Cause and
Effect
http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/History/history.php
http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/nchh/index.html
-All about the Mayflower, pilgrims, and indians - interactive website
-History timelines
Historical Research, Evidence,
and Point of View
http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia/Search/Kids
http://www.biography.com/bio4kids/index.jsp
-Smithsonian Historical Encyclopedia
-Historical Figures interactive website (celebrity hangman, videos)
Government
http://www.kids.gov/k_5/k_5_social.shtml
http://pbskids.org/democracy/parentseducators/
http://www.history.com/interactives/citizenship-quiz
http://www.welcometoyourcounty.org/content/
http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/
-K-5 Social Studies articles, games, lessons & more
-The Democracy Project interactive website - voting, mapping, etc...
-US Citizenship Quiz
-County government interactive tutorial
-Virtual tours of the Capitol