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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
World Wide Web Resources for Social Studies
The Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for these World Wide Web Resources were verified as of November, 1996. However, these addresses often change. Check the Department of Education & Early Development's Home Page, http://www.eed.state.ak.us/ for updated links.
General Social Studies Resources
National and State Civics Education Programs
Student and Teacher Opportunities
Choice Education Project, Brown Universityhttp://www.brown.edu/Research/Choices/
Dictionary, quotes, etc.http://www.landmark-project.com/Edtools.html
CNN Interactive http://www.cnn.com/
Welcome to CNN, up-to-the-minute news on the Internet and World Wide Web.
Education Sites - Manyhttp://www.education-world.com/
CRESST - Assessment Informationhttp://cresst96.cse.ucla.edu/index.htm
The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing at UCLA.
Columbia Education Centerhttp://www.col-ed.org/
Global Schoolhouse Networkhttp://www.gsn.org/teach/articles/index.html
Education & Kidshttp://www.npac.syr.edu/textbook/kidsweb/
Access updated weather reports, evaluate the latest national and world news, stock quotes, other financial and business topics.
Museum Sites Online
Lots of links categorized by Social Studies sub-category
Links to over 1,000 international museum and museum-related WWW sites
History / Social Studies for K-12 Teachers http://execpc.com/~dboals/boals.html
Lots of interconnecting links
New Hampshire K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Framework http://www.state.nh.us/doe/socintro.htm
Introduction K-12 Broad Goals for Social Studies Education Civics and Government Economics Geography History References
The Field Museum of Natural History http://www.fmnh.org./
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of various ages, background and knowledge.
WebMuseum: Bienvenue! http://sunsite.unc.edu/louvre/
If this is one of your first trips on the Web, you may want to start exploring a tiny subset of the collections first: try out the medieval art exhibit. However, most artworks are exhibited in the Famous Paintings section. One final word: if you ever get lost, feel free to experiment the end page navigation panel. Enjoy!
National Council for the Social Studieshttp://www.ncss.org/online/
Anti-Defamation League Home Pagehttp://www.adl.org
LaborWEB: The AFL-CIO's Home Pagehttp://www.aflcio.org
NAACP Home Pagehttp://www.naacp.org/
National Organization for Women (NOW) Home Pagehttp://www.now.org/
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)http://www.aclu.org/
National Council for the Social Studies Onlinehttp://www.ncss.org/
National Geographic Societyhttp://www.nationalgeographic.com
National Council for Geographic Educationhttp://multimedia2.freac.fsu.edu/ncge/
National Geophysical Data Centerhttp://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/
This site offers environmental data in the fields of solar-terrestrial physics, solid earth geophysics, paleoclimatology and glaciology. Has beautiful maps and computer simulations of data about our planet.
U. S. Geological Surveyhttp://www.usgs.gov/
This home page has info on mapping, USGS divisions of geology and water resources.
Geography - Lonely Planet Travel Guideshttp://www.lonelyplanet.com.au/lp.htm
City-to-city directions, interactive maps. MapRoom to sharpen knowledge of cartography.
Arctic Circle Home Pagehttp://www.lib.uconn.edu/ArcticCircle
History, Culture and Environment
The Census Bureauhttp://www.census.gov
Examine information about any city in the U.S. Population data includes ethnicity and age. Relevant subjects online include: county and city data book, county profiles, economic information, household economic statistics, and voter registration.
The White Househttp://www.whitehouse.gov/
A variety of information about the President, Vice President; the Virtual Library containing White House documents, audio speeches, photos; White House for Kids section.
A service of the U.S. Congress through its library. Floor activities published each week. Major legislation by topic and bills by number that are enacted into law and bill texts from the 103rd and 104th Congresses. Committee reports and home pages for members of the House and Senate. Historical documents, such as Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
The Jefferson Projecthttp://www.voxpop.org/jefferson/
A comprehensive directory of on-line politics. Mailing lists of web pages for the White House and all members of Congress. Enter Zip Code into the "Zipper" to determine representatives of House and Senate. Communicate by e-mail or visit their web pages. Send message to the President of any member of Congress.
The Constitution of the United States of America http://www.midnightbeach.com/jon/US-Constitution.htm
The Declaration of Independence http://www.midnightbeach.com/jon/Declaration.htm
The Federal Web Locator http://www.law.vill.edu/fed-agency/fedwebloc.html
The Federal Web Locator is a service provided by the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy and is intended to be the one stop shopping point for federal government information on the World Wide Web.
Independent Federal Agencies http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Independent_Agencies/html/independent_links-plain.html
Independent Federal Agencies and Commissions
Legislative Information on the Internet
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, a service of the U.S. Congress through its Library.
Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/
The Library serves as the research arm of Congress and is recognized as the national library of the United States. Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge. Open to those above high school age without charge or special permission, it is the world's largest library and a great resource to scholars and researchers.
Central Intelligence Agencyhttp://www.odci.gov/cia/
Office of the Director of the CIA http://www.odci.gov/ic
We currently support two World Wide Web sites here. The Central Intelligence Agency site and the Intelligence Community web site are both available. Please make a note of the following URLs that identify each of these sites. Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.odci.gov/cia
SSA Home Page http://www.ssa.gov/SSA_Home.html
Welcome to Social Security Online, a service of the Social Security Administration, with headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Information on this server is maintained by the Social Security Online Team and is part of our Agency's commitment to the goal of providing World Class Service.
U.S. Department of Health hhttp://www.hhs.gov/
The Department of Health and Human Services must be accessible to those it serves. Better service for our customers is one of my highest priorities as Secretary. And availability of HHS resources thru electronic means is one part of better service to Americans. I welcome you to HHS on the Internet. We'll be working on a continuous basis to add to this service and improve it. I invite your comments to help us serve the American people better.
U.S. Department of the Interior http://www.doi.gov/
The primary purpose of the Interior Department is to protect this magnificent and bountiful heritage -- from the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor all the way to the untrammeled wilderness of Alaska -- that defines our sense of place and nationhood and that unites all Americans in a spirit of belonging.
U.S. House Of Representatives http://www.house.gov/
The U.S. House of Representatives' World Wide Web service provides public access to legislative information as well as information about Members, Committees, and Organizations of the House and to other U.S. government information resources.
U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act http://www.fourmilab.ch/uscode/8usc/8usc.html
This document allows you to access the complete text of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act, Title 8 of the U.S. Code (8 USC) in a variety of ways. Hyperlinks have been embedded in the Code to permit following cross-references between sections with a simple mouse click. A WAIS-based full-text search engine allows you to quickly locate Code sections by content.
United States Postal Service http://www.usps.gov/
Here's where you can find all sorts of postal related information. Read the large archive of USPS News Releases. Find out all about the U.S. Postal Service and its proud history, review information from various postal organizations, and use our Postal Information Locator.
Organization of American Historianshttp://www.indiana.edu/~oah/index.html
Johns Hopkins Universitygopher://musicbox.mse.jhu.edu/
Forty special collections and archives
Resource for the NA's extensive archival holdings, and gateway to other archival sites.
Repositories of Primary Sources (University of Idaho)http://www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html
Connections to archives and special collections throughout the globe.
Civil War Photographs: From the Library of Congresshttp://lcweb2.loc.gov/cwphome.html
Rare Maps from the University of Georgiahttp://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/maps.html
American Memory Project: Library of Congresshttp://lcweb2.loc.gov/amhome.html
American Prohibition Project, Ohio State Universityhttp://www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/history/projects/prohibition/default.htm
National Women's History Projecthttp://www.nwhp.org
Information about women in U.S. history and many links to other women's history sites.
Treaties via Cornell Universitygopher://gopher.law.cornell.edu/11/foreign
Covering treaties predominantly 1945 on, includes Nuclear Test Ban treaty (1963) and recent NAFTA treaty.
Treaties from Wiretapgopher://wiretap.spies.com/11/Gov/Treaties
Treaty text from late 1940s to early 1990s, including Geneva Conventions and League of Nations agreements.
American Civil War Pagehttp://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/
Links to diaries, letters, battle descriptions, timelines, bibliographies, military rosters, maps, and graphics.
U. S. Civil War Centerhttp://www.usa-people-search.com/content-us-civil-war-information.aspx
Links to other Internet Civil War sites, photographs, bibliographies, and several Civil War newspapers from Louisiana State University.
Primary sources, articles, monographs, graphics, bibliographies, book reviews, links, covering wars throughout U.S. history.
Connections to historical texts.
Anti-Imperialism in the U.S.A., 1898-1935http://web.syr.edu/~fjzwick/ail98-35.html
Access to works by John Dewey, Mark Twain, and the Anti-Imperialist League.
From Revolution to Reconstructionhttp://grid.let.rug.nl/~welling/usa/revolution.html
Survey of American history including hypertext links to appropriate historical documents.
Marx-Engels Full-Text Libraryhttp://csf.colorado.edu/psn/marx
Includes 38 works, including Capital and the Communist Manifesto.
An electronic library of thousands of public domain literary texts and American historical texts.
Teaching African American History http://socialstudies.com/feb/blackhistory.html
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