History/Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations     Community & Culture
    Government     U.S. History

World Book Kids

Ancient Civilizations
Ancient Aztecs: 
A Think Quest (student created) site introduces daily life, technology, culture,
                         religion, and the Spanish conquest of this ancient culture of Mexico.

Ancient Egypt: 
The British Museum has created a website dealing with many areas of study of                         Ancient Egypt, such as Egyptian life, geography, pyramids, and more.

At the Tomb of Tutankhamen:
National Geographic's interactive link takes you to the unearthing of
                                                the boy pharaoh's tomb in 1923.

Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations:
Basic information and extensive links to the ancient civilizations
                                                      of Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, and China, with an additional
                                                      section on Early Man, geared for elementary students.

Ice Treasures of the Inca:
An interactive recreation of the real expedition that discovered the
                                         frozen mummies.

Mystery of the Maya:
Content rich and well organized information on Mayan civilization including                                   religion, society, writing, and timeline.

Mummies of Ancient Egypt:
Learn all about mummies and the afterlife, including a key to                                             Hieroglyphs, a timeline, and glossary.
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Community & Culture

Culture Quest: World Tour: 
Join Olivia Owl & Parsifal Penguin on their worldwide tour! Full of arts,
                                                crafts, and history, hear the folktales and learn about the holidays &
                                                festivals of many of the world's cultures.

Holidays Around the World: Facts and Costumes 
Traditions, activities, history, and costume ideas are all offered for over 15 major holidays.                                                              

Kids Next Door: 
Kids can learn more about community service workers and organizations,
                          volunteerism, homelessness, and being good citizens.
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Geography Crafts: These crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard,
                              paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.

Test Your Geography Knowledge:
Learn the states, continents, and oceans with interactive

World Flag Database: 
An index of flags of the world with color pictures.
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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government:
Carefully arranged by grade level to teach how our government
                                                     works. Offers an organized list of other government web sites
                                                     for kids.

Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies:
At least one image of each of our 41 presidents and
                                                                     most of the first ladies from LOC's American Memory.

The Whitehouse site for kids:
Fun facts about the President, Vice President, First Lady, a White
                                               House tour, White House ABCs, and more.

The Whitehouse History Association: A charitable nonprofit institution whose purpose is to                                                            enhance the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of
                                                           the White House

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U.S. History
13 Originals: Founding the American Colonies: 
Overview of the original thirteen colonies,
                                                                           numerous maps, and related links to more

America's Story: 
Appealing site all about our nation's history from the Library of Congress.
                           Select "Jump Back in Time" to study a particular time period.

Discovering Lewis and Clark: 
Includes a synopsis of the expedition, as well as maps, journal
                                               selections, photos, animation, and sound by a history professor.

The History Explorer: 
The History Explorer at Colonial Williamsburg introduces you to the people,
                                  places, and life of colonial America.

The Overland Trail: 
Follow the trail's route and other significant trails west. Learn about the people
                               and places along the way.
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