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Social Studies

United States History

World and Ancient History

Archaeology Resources

Ancient History in General

  • Ancient Web - Go to the Explore option on the menu to find articles on ancient cultures all over the world.
  • Ancient and Classic Cultures - Links to web sites for many regions. By the Homework Center of the Multnomah Public Library.
  • Ancient Scripts - An introduction to writing in the ancient world and information on the individual languages.
  • Mr. Donn's Ancient History Page - Information and activities for many ancient cultures such as Egypt, Greece, Italy, China and India. There are things here for both teachers and students.
  • Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations - Find out about everyday life in ancient China, India, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

Prehistoric Cultures

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Near East

Ancient Greece

  • Hellas.Net - A history of ancient Greece from the stone age to 146 BC.
  • Ancient Greece - A good introduction to ancient Greece.
  • Ancient Greece - You will find all kinds of information about ancient Greece in this site by Mr. Donn.
  • Ancient Greece - from BBC Schools.
  • Ancient Greece - Facts and online activities. This site is by the Mountain City Elementary School.
  • Homer - Information on the Iliad and Odyssey from About.Com.
  • The Iliad - One of the most important stories ever told. Every Greek school child would have know this story.
  • Ancient Greek Architecture - the ancient Greeks are famous for their beautiful buildings.

Ancient Rome

  • The Mysterious Etruscans - These people lived on the Italian Peninsula before the Romans.
  • Classics Unveiled - This site has sections on Roman history and Roman life. There is also a section on Roman mythology. This site was written by students at the York Mills C. I. in Ontario, Canada.
  • Ancient Rome - Children's Section - A good introduction to Roman life, and you can click on the Grown Up section to learn more.
  • Ancient Rome - Facts and online activities. This site is by Mountain City Elementary School.
  • Forum Romanum - A tour of virtual Rome along with information on history, literature and language. You will also find Christmas carols in Latin.
  • Pompeii - Pompeii was a busy Roman city until 79 AD when the the volcano Vesuvius erupted and buried the city under lava and ashes.
  • Pompeii: Window on Ancient Rome - See Pompeii in this YouTube video.
  • Roman Emperors - Biographies of the emperors.
  • The Romans in Britain - Information about Roman life, the Roman army, and a good timeline.

Mesoamerica and South America



Middle Ages





  • The CIA World Factbook - Lots of information on countries of the world. Good for reports.
  • Geography IQ - Maps and facts about countries of the world. Good site for information for reports.
  • Geognos - Information about countries of the world. It has a lot of facts which will be good for a school report.
  • One World - Nations Online - Information about continents and countries. There are many links for each country to web sites for history, government, and news.
  • Climate Zone - If you need to find information about the climate in a country, this is a good place to go. The climate is described in terms that you can understand. There is also temperature, rainfall and snow fall information for cities in each country.
  • National Geographic for Kids - A fun place with activites, geography information and games.
  • Time for Kids: Around the World - Visit countries around the world.
  • Pictures of Places - Links to pictures of places in the United States and around the world.
  • Cities Around the World - Pictures from the American Geographical Society Library. These pictures may be copied for your personal use.
  • The United Nations Cyber Schoolbus - The Resource Source has information on countries of the world and information on the UN.
  • Geography World - Lots of links to geographical information.
  • Kids Games around the World - Young people around the world are playing the same kind of games that you are.
  • Geography Games - Find out how much you know.
  • Test Your Geography Knowledge - A good way to prepare for a geography test.
  • Kids Geo - Games to locate countries on the map.
  • GeoNet - A game to test your knowledge of the US and the world.
  • City Data - Information about US cities including income, education, ethnic groups, climate, and more.
  • City Town Info- Information on over 20,000 cities and towns in the United States. This site has basic information about this cities and towns, comparative statistics, and articles.
  • Zip Skinny - Enter your zip code and find data about the area in which you live.
  • PhilaPlace - A good way to learn about the city of Philadelphia.
  • Blank Outline Maps - From National Geographic
  • The Atlas of Canada - Maps (of course) but lots of other useful stuff. Look in the Learning Resourses section for an introduction to cartography (map making), a gazetteer (a dictionary of place names, and a glossary.
  • Perry - Castenada Map Collection - Big collection of state and country maps from the University of Texas.
  • City Maps - Maps of the cities of the world.


Current Events


  • Social Studies for Kids - This site has information on geography, US and world history, holidays, economics, archaeology and more.