Traci’s Top 10 Sites for Social Studies and History
National Park Service Educator Resources
Features lesson plans, student activities, and much bore based on a wide variety of topics and themes.
National Park Service – Teaching with Historic Places
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses historic places in National Parks and in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.
National Geographic Classroom Resources
Bring National Geographic to your classroom through lesson plans, maps, and reference resources.
National Council for the Social Studies
NCSS publishes short listings of free resources on a variety of topics.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom.
PBS History Detectives
Step into the shoes of a History Detective and tackle some of history’s toughest mysteries.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Explore online exhibits, lessons, videos, and podcasts about the Holocaust, world-wide genocide, and remembrance.
HISTORY Classroom offers resources for teachers, parents and students including education guides, learning tools, and links to educational content.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
The Institute is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper.