Teacher Resources - Social Studies

Discovery Education
Discovery Education offers digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences, classroom contests & challenges, professional development and more.  Discovery provides opportunities through digital media for students to experience the world in the classroom with fascinating people, places, and events.

This website offers hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.  History Explorer's resources focus on learning history by "reading" objects for the stories they hold about the nation and its many peoples. Learning activities feature artifacts selected from over 3 million items in the Museum's collections.
 
This website offers teacher resources from the Library of Congress including lesson plans, classroom materials, and professional development on using the primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections.
 

Kahn Academy
This extremely valuable resource offers literally thousands of teaching videos ranging from math to science, history, and college entrance exam prep. Used as a new learning tool or for review, this resource allows students to engage in lessons anytime and anywhere.

This is an online learning platform that offers videos and songs for grades K-12 for learning vocabulary across all content areas.  The songs incorporate interactive lyrics that provide additional information about the topic.
 
Numerous links to excellent websites categorized according to American and world cultures, religion, economics, government, and more.
 
A fun and educational website for all levels featuring current events, games, glossaries, and excellent links for all aspects of social studies curriculum.
 
Thousands of free lesson plans complete with fun and engaging student interactives applicable to every subject and grade level.