Social Studies Sites
Information about people and places from around the world. Broken into three sections: World Edition (intended for students in grades 6-12), Kids Edition (World Edition for students in grades K-5), and States Edition. Also has a variety of other resources including information about famous people, recipes, and photographs.
Part of Discovery Streaming. Has detailed information about people and places from around the world. Includes photographs and movies.
Atlas for Elementary Students provided by Badgerlink.
Reference site that includes an almanac, encyclopedia, and dictionary. The United States section provides maps, important documents in history, and information about cities and states, population, government structure, and even different laws and timelines of U.S. history. The World section covers countries of the world, current events, world history, natural disasters, wars, geography, and different religions. (description from: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/ guides/Education/Elementary-School-Social-Studies.html?pg=0#0)
Student version of Smithsonian Institution site. Has fair amount of reading and limited illustrations. Includes rotating selection of online exhibits including profiles of American presidents and space exploration.
Time for Kids
Current news from around the world for students in grades K-6.
World Book Online
Online reference center. Includes an atlas and encyclopedia. There is also a special section (explore top tab) on Wisconsin.
Content Specific Sites
- Google Earth
Allows you to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, and 3D buildings from anywhere in the world. Users can explore geographical content, save toured places, and share the information with others. Note: this website includes software that needs to be downloaded. It is included on most of the computers within the buildings. Please talk to your building ETC if you are interested in using this program and do not have access.
- Owl & Mouse
Interactive maps to learn continents, countries, states, capitals, borders, physical features and cultural monuments. Note: this website includes software that needs to be downloaded. Please talk to your building ETC if you are interested in using the programs at school.