Social Studies & History Links

Ben's Guide to US Government (US Govt Printing Office)
Ben Franklin, that is - Historical Documents, all about the 3 branches of the federal Government, How Laws Are Made, the Election Process, a Glossary and links to other U.S. Gov't Web Sites for Kids. (By US Gov't Printing Office)
Games, quizzes and more. Test your learning - this website is based on the popular "History of US" book series & the PBS TV series.
By the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the intent was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, it is not all-inclusive.
Sixth Edition, 2001. Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span the millennia.
...and other history information. museums in Virginia.
By the National Geographic Society. Fun and informative. Follow the expedition! The adventure was to explore and chart the lands West of the Mississippi River, commissioned by Pres. Thomas Jefferson 200 years ago, after the Louisiana Purchase.
...well, sorta. Really just a series of text listings, not a typical graphic timeline, but it has lots of info in chronological order.
Partially text, partially graphical, you keep drilling down for more details after seeing graphical timeline overviews.
From the Library of Congress
Written work, exhibits, documentary videos and performances all qualify for the annual History Day Contest for grades 6-12. Site also contains excellent links to research resources for various topics.
Gettysburg Address
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war. . . testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated. . . can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate. . .we cannot consecrate. . . we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us. . .that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. . . that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. . . that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom. . . and that government of the people. . .by the people. . .for the people. . . shall not perish from this earth.
Here are some sites about March as Women's History Month. Clicking a link will open a new window. To return to this page, simple switch windows or close the other one. National Women's History Project. From the InfoPlease Almanac. From the U.S. Census Bureau. Google search results for "Women's History Month".

Brown v. Board of Ed 50th Anniversary
Text of the opinion in HTML format: Text of the opinion in PDF format: Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research: Supreme Court Historical Society: National Public Radio: NPR: Audio of 5/17/04 story by Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, including questions about the wisdom of the Brown decision a half century later. (Requires RealPlayer): American Bar Association (nationwide lawyers' group): U.S. Department of Education: PBS/Channel 13, "Beyond Brown; Pursuing the Promise": Several 5/17/04 NY Times
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