Congress for Kids This student freindly web site has many different pages to help students better understand different aspects of our government such as how elections work, what the judicial branch is, and what rights our constitution gives us as citizens. There are also quizzes that studnets can take to see how much they have learned.
iCivics This is a great source for teachers who are teaching civics. On this web page are a variety of civics subjects such as the basics of the government, the constitution, citizenship, and many others. For these topics there are unit plans, lesson plans, games, and web quests that students can use to master these topics.
Kids in the House This web site is a resource for students to explore and learn more about the Legislative branch of government. On this web site are a variety of articles, one on the different women in congress, as well as Hispanics in Congress.
Civics and Government This is a great resource for teachers looking to be more informed on different civics topics before they teach them in the classroom. On this page are a few different articles on the presidency, elections, presidents and many others that teachers could use to inform themselves on these topics.
We the Civics Kids This web page is a resource for teachers. There are 8 different lessons that teachers can download that focus on the constitution. Also on this page are a list of books that have civics as a main topic that students could free read and would easily integrate the topic into literature.
Economic Education Lesson Plans This resource would be great for teachers looking for lessons on economics. This web site allows for teachers to search for lessons in any topic in any grade level. It also allows teachers to search for lessons by a particular grade level standard. In the lessons provided are statements related to "I can" statements as well as extension activities.
How Things Are Made (Mr. Rogers) On this web page are various videos on how different things are made. This is a great way to introduce or illustrate for students what producers are. Discussion after the video about consumers and if this is a need or want can also help students understand these aspects of economics.
The Stock Market Game This is a great web resource that could be fun for students. On this web site students participate in an online simulation of the global market. This is a practical way for students to practice and see how what they have learned about economics turn out in real life.
PBS Learning Media This is a warehouse of teaching resources that range from articles, videos, pictures, and data. There are many different economic resources that teachers can search for as well as any other discipline or topic that teachers may be looking for to supplement their lesson.
Kids Econ Posters This is a great resource of posters for teachers to use to decorate their classroom and remind their students about the key points of economics. The posters given here help simplify income, the basic economic principles, and entrepreneurship.
World Mapper This site has different maps on where the continents are adjusted in size to different variables. Some of these being population, land area, and births. This could be used in the classroom to help students actually visualize facts that they hear in class. This can help visual learners see these facts rather than look at meaningless numbers.
CIA World Fact Book This CIA web source is a great resource for teachers as there are numerous maps of different areas all over the world. There is also demographic information as well as country maps that teachers can use to bring different countries to their class.
David Rumsey Map Collection This website is another great resource for teachers teaching geography. This map collection focuses on the Americas over the past 500 years. Using these maps to show students the timeline of discovery of the United States as well as how cities have grown can help illustrate for students how much humans have changed this country as we continued to explore.
Geography-About Education This website is a great resource of maps and statistics that teacher can use in their class to help better illustrate different countries for students. Also on this web page are different articles that teachers can use to educate students on the geography of the earth, technologies in geography, as well as climate change and how this relates to geography.
Peace Corps Kids World This interactive website could be a great resource for students to learn about the economies and cultures of other countries. Students learn about world geography all through an engaging game where the player works to promote the well being of the country they are in.
The Valley of the Shadow This website is a great resource for teachers who are teaching on the Civil War. ON this page are differnt article and documents from before during and after the civil war. Teachers could use these documents to show students the effects of the war rather than telling them.
Library of Congress At this web resource, countless articles, pictures and other documents are stored all relating to the history of the United States. Teachers could use any of these resources to help illustrate and bring to life the history of our country.
A Biography of America In this web page is a variety of videos by the Annenberg Learner. This video and companion web site has interactive maps and other resources for students to explore. Any of the articles or videos would make a great addition to lessons on the history of the United States.
Eye Witness to History This Web page is a great World History resource for teacher as there are many student friendly articles for the teachers to give to the students to read. This web page also has good historical photos that could be used as an introduction to the unit or as a 10x10 instructional strategy. Another neat aspect of this web page are the audio clips. Teachers could use these as a way to set the environment and immerse their class in the time period they are studying.
The Oregon Trail This is a great web site for students are learning about the Oregon trail and the hardships that were associated with traveling it. On this webpage are a variety of resources from an online text book, facts about the trail, as well as diary entries of those who traveled the trail.
Quizlet This is a great resource for teachers and students alike. This is a place for teachers to create flashcards for their students to practice the material they learned. Students can also create their own flash cards if they like.
National Geographic Expeditions This is great resource for teachers to use to show students a variety of landscapes, people, and practices from around the world. This can be a great way to bring the world to your classroom.
That Quiz This is a quick resource for students to quiz them self on a variety of material. There are a variety of subjects that students can choose from that range from geometry, geography, anatomy, fractions, and many others.
National Geographic Kids This is a great resource for students to collect information about other places, animals, or people. This would be a great place to direct students to when doing research projects.
Goodreads This website allows students to create an electronic reading log. On this site students can track books they have read, rate books, get recommendations from friends, and accumulate a list of what they might want to read next.
Newsela Non fiction articles and current events for students to read that can be adjusted to the specific reading levels of the student.
K-5 Math Teaching Resources This web page has a resources such as trade books, activities, manipulatives and e-books that math teachers can use in the classroom. This web page is organized by grade level as well as standard.
Math Teacher Resources This is a web page full of worksheets, activities, and math lessons that teachers can use in their class. This page is great for teachers to find activities in different categories of math. This web page also had great integration activities for economics, art, and history.
Math Goodies This web page has a variety of math resources such as web quests, worksheets, articles, as well as learning games and interactive puzzles students can use to practice their new math knowledge.
Kahoot This website allows students to answer multiple choice questions competitively. This is ideal for review sessions.
XtraMath Students can use this site to practice basic math facts. A record of what the students have mastered is created for the teacher to reference.
Illuminations This site is a good resource for math games. Created by the NCTM this allows for teacher to differentiate learning by directing students to different games that can focus in a specific area.