1. Components of Culture - Recognize some of the major components of a culture (i.e., language, clothing, food, art, and music).
  2. Basic Needs - Determine similarities and differences in the ways different cultural groups address basic human needs (i.e., food, water, clothing, and shelter) by interpreting pictures
  3. Population Distribution - Differentiate the cultural population distribution in the United States using a bar graph.
  4. Map of Cultural Groups - Interpret a chart or map identifying major cultural groups of the world.
A Life in Song
American Folklore
Bar Graph (Study Zone)
Bar Graph (Harcourt School)
Basic Human Needs
Celebrate Winter Holidays (Scholastic)
Celtic Folklore
Cracker Jack (NPR)
Culture Tour World Tour
Eat Good Food Every Day
Ethnic Cuisines
Explore Your Own Cultural Background
Family Tradition Calendar (PBS)
Frequency Diagrams (BBC)
Friends and Flags
Graphic Organizers (eThemes)
The Hamburger (NPR)
Hats Off!
Help Our Colonist Get Dressed (PBS)
Holiday Exploration
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Venn Diagram (Read Write Think)
Interpreting Chart Information (TV 411)
Interpreting Data (BBC)
Konnichiwa, Welcome to My World (WebQuest)
Mask Making and Use in Different Cultures
Mexican Food (Teachers Net)
Music of Countries and Cultures
Native American Food Guide Pyrimid
Reading Charts and Graphs (TV 411)
Reading Percentages in Charts (TV 411)
The Unspoken Word (Think Quest)
U.S. Census Bureau
Yokut Day Celebration
Water for Basic Needs


  1. Resource or Product - Distinguish the difference between a natural resource and finished product.
  2. Interpret Map - Interpret a map showing agricultural and industrial areas.
  3. Imports or Exports - Distinguish between imports and exports.
  4. Producer or Consumer - Using a picture, differentiate the difference between a producer and a consumer.
  5. Money or Barter - Differentiate between money and barter economies.
4-H Virtual Farm
A Simple Chocolate Bar
Assam Agricultural Map (Maps of India)
Bartering for Goods
Business Buddies (Beacon Learning Center)
Coming and Going: Imports and Exports Throughout the World (Econ Ed Link)
Community Helpers Are At Your Service (Econ Ed Link)
Communities: What They Provide For Us (Econ Ed Link)
Consumer (Econ Ed Link)
Cropland Data Layer
Delivering the Goods (Econ Ed Link)
Economic Spotter: Money in Revolutionary Times (Econ Ed Links)
Economic Spotter: Resources During World War II (Econ Ed Links)
Economic Spotter: Trade In Colonial History (Econ Ed Link)
Everything Comes From Something (National Geographic)
Exports and Imports
From the Land
The Goat in the Rug
Good and Services (Econ Ed Link)
Goods and Services
How Money Began
How People Make Things (PBS Kids)
Hawaiian Economics: Barter For Fish and Poi (Econ Ed Link)
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
I Have No Money, Would You Take Wampum? (Econ Ed Link)
The Incredible Econ
Industrial Map of India (Maps of India)
The International Pencil
Let's Find A Deal! (Econ Ed Link)
Little Bill the Producer! (Econ Ed Link)
Made In The USA (Ed Place)
Making Money (PBS)
Mystery Workers (Econ Ed Link)
Natural Resources: Can We Use Them Forever?
Norman Rockwell's 'Curiousity Shop' (Econ Ed Link)
Northern Nevada Industrial Map
Opportunity Cost
Practical Money Skills
Producers (Econ Ed Link)
The Productive Blues (Jeans) (Econ Ed Link)
Simple Simon Meets A Producer (Econ Ed Link)
Simple Simon Met A Pie-Man (Econ Ed Link)
Tapped Dry: How Do You Solve a Water Shortage? (Econ Ed Link)
To Market To Market (Econ Ed Link)
Vincent van Gogh's Flower Beds In Holland (Econ Ed Links)
We Are Consumers and Producers (Econ Ed Links)
Where Do Your Belongings Coming From? (National Geographic)
Why Do I Want All This Stuff?


  1. Components - Identify the major physical components of the world (i.e., oceans, equator, continents, and hemispheres).
  2. Map Key - Recognize and use a map key.
  3. Find Location - Find a specific location on a school or community map.
  4. Absolute and Relative - Use absolute and relative locations to identify places on a map (i.e., north, south, east, west, borders, lines of longitude and latitude, the equator, and the north and south poles.).
  5. Basic Components - Identify basic components of earth's systems (i.e., landforms, water, climate, and weather).
  6. Cardinal Directions - Utilize skills to locate a place using cardinal directions and symbols given an appropriate map with a key.
  7. Climate - Determine the climate of a specific region of the world using a map.
  8. Ecosystem - Differentiate the distinguishing characteristics of ecosystems (i.e., deserts, grasslands, and rainforests).
  9. Geographic Features - Recognize the identifying characteristics of certain geographic features (i.e., peninsula, islands, continents, mountains, rivers, deserts, oceans, and forests).
Adventure Island (My Wonderful World)
All About World Geography (Sheppard Software)
A Mapstats for Kids
Beginner's Map Reading Skills
Billy Bug and His Quest For Grub (Oswego)
Coast to Coast (PBS Kids)
Climate (Scott Foresman)
Color Landforms Atlas Of The United States
Compass Skills (BBC)
Connect the World (PBS Kids)
Continent Assembler
Copy Cat (National Geographic)
Countries of the World (PPPST)
Countries of the World (Fact Monster)
Creative Climates (National Geography)
Cultural Connections: The Tapestry of Life (National Geographic)
Cyberchase and the Eye of Rom (PBS Kids)
Direction and Cardinal Points
The Encyclopedia of Physical Features (Edu Place)
Exploring Ecosystems (Harcourt School)
Exploring the Ecosystems
Find Your Longitude (PBS)
Find Your Longitude (PBS)
Geography for Kids (KidsGeo)
GeoNet (Edu Place)
Getting Green Field Trip
Getting Lost (National Geographic)
Global Climate Change (EPA)
Global Trek (Scholastic)
Go On A Family Adventure (My Wonderful World)
Grid Reference (BBC)
Growth of a Nation
Historic Maps
Image Ace
I'm Traveling Again! (PBS Kids)
Know Your State
Landform Picture Gallery (Geology)
Landforms (Foss Web)
Landforms In The Continential United States Teacher Vision)
Landforms in the U.S.
Landscapes (BBC)
Latitude and Longitude of World Cities (Inforplease)
Latitude and Longitude Map Match Game (Kidsgeo)
The Latitude With Attitude (Google Earth Lesson)
Look Up Latitude and Longitude
Making Personalized Map Grids
Mapability (Map Zone)
Map Collections
Map Games
MapMatch: Are We There Yet? (Web Rangers)
Mapping A Garden (Teachers)
Maps and Globes
Maps and Map Skills (Kidinfo)
Map Skills (PPPST)
Market Manager
My World (Fun School)
Name That President (Primary Games)
Observe Images of Different Climate Zones (Class Zone)
Origins of the Compass Rose
Outline Map (National Geographic)
Outline Maps (Edu Place)
Paint the Map
Polluted Runoff (EPA)
Rainforest Education
Rainforest Heros
Reading A City Map (English Zone)
Reading A Map (Web Rangers)
Reading Maps (Study Zone)
Save Our Seas
Scale (BBC)
Symbols and Keys (BBC)
Tropical Rainforest Cluster
Types of Land (Harcourt School)
United States Climate Page (NOAA)
USA Games (Sheppard Software)
Use A Roadmap and a Mileage Table (Harcourt School)
What Are Ecosystems? (PBS)
What is a Desert? (USGS)
What is Climate and Climate Change?
What is Climate Change?
What is the Big Picture?
What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate
What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate? (NASA)
What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate?
Where On Earth?
World Atlas
World Atlas and Map Library (Fact Monster)
World Climate
World Jigsaw Puzzle
World Landforms (Mr Nussbaum)
World Map
The World Quiz
World Sites Atlas

Governance and Civics

  1. Services - Select from a set of visual representations a service provided by the government (i.e., parks, schools, and libraries).
  2. Good Citizenship - Determine the representative acts of a good citizen (i.e., obeying speed limit, not littering, and walking within the crosswalk).
Basic Government Structure (Kid Port)
Ben's Guide to U.S.
Branches of Power (iCivics)
Branches of the Government
Budget Making (PBS Kids)
Government for Kids
Congress for Kids/Quiz
The Constitution
Constitution Facts
The Constitution For Kids
Election (Cyber Bee)
Election Day (ABC Teach)
Elections (Teacher Vision)
Elections (Congress for Kids)
Everyday Civics
How Does Government Affect Me? (PBS Kids)
How Our Laws Are Made
If You Were President (Scholastic)
Interactive Mapping
Kids in the House
Kids Next Door (HUD)
Let's Say Thanks
Meet Cool People (HUD)
Out On A Limb
Park Recreation Map
President for a Day (PBS Kids)
Puzzled States (Scholastic)
Step Inside the Voting Booth (PBS Kids)
Symbols of America (Kid Port)
Symbols of the USA (A to Z Kids Stuff)
Teaching Good Citizenship's Five Themes (Education World)
US Symbols Match Game (Primary Games)
Your Neighborhood (Ben's Guide)
Where is That? (Fun Brain)


  1. Historical Events - Label historical events as past, present, and future.
  2. Timeline - Use a timeline to determine the order of a historical sequence of events.
  3. Historical Passage - Read and interpret facts from a historical passage.
The 1920's and 30's
100 Milestone Documents
A Celebration Timeline (Edu Place)
Ahoy! Columbus (Scholastic)
American Rhetoric
American's Story
Ancient Civilizations
Ben Franklin 1
Ben Franklin 2
BioCube (Read Write Think)
Biographies for Kids
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids
Black History Month
Communication and Transportation (Scott Foresman)
Contribution of Historical People (Toon University)
Christopher Columbus (BBC)
Crystal Ball (PBS Kids)
Discover the Real George Washington
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Famous Americans Scavenger Hunt
Find the Face (PBS Kids)
Free Timeline
From Colonial Crossing to Kitty Hawk (Beacon Learning Center)
George Washington
The Growth of an Industrial Nation
Interactive: Inside the White House (MSNBC)
Interactive Timeline (Read Write Think)
Introduction to History and Social Science
Just Curious: Ancient Civilization
The Life of George Washington/Movies
Lincoln Memorial (NPS)
Making a Timeline (Internet 4 Classrooms)
National Women's Hall of Fame
Our Growing Nation
Our Timelines
Photo Explore (Web Rangers)
Plimoth Plantation
The Presidents
Portrait of George Washington
Presidents' Day
Primary History (BBC)
Middle Ages
Railroad Connections (Web Rangers)
The Renaissance
Sent Away (Web Rangers)
Technology At Home (PBS)
The Telephone Timeline (PBS)
Third Grade Poster Sets
Thomas Jefferson
Time Line Maker (Teach-nology)
Timelines (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Timelines: A Timeless Teaching Tool
The Underground Railroad (National Geographic)
Understanding Timelines: Get In Line (Edu Place)
Using Timelines As A Resource (Beacon Learning Center)
Veteran's Day (Class Brain)
White House 101
World War 1
World War II

All About Explorers
European Explorer
Explorers A to Z (42 Explore)
Explores for Teachers (Mr. Donn)
Explores (PPPST)
Jacques Cartier
Jaun Ponce De Leon (Social Studies for Kids)
Travel the Seas With Ponce De Leon! (WebQuest)

Colonial Americans
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestown
Jamestown 1607-1630
The Jamestown Online Adventure (History Globe)
Jamestown Virginia
Merchant Match Up
On the Trail of Captain John Smith (National Geographic)
The Real Jamestown, Beyond "The New World" (National Geographic)
Stories of a Nation: Surviving Jamestown

The Civil War
Civil War Soldier (Web Ranger)

The American Revolution
American Revolution (Mr. Donn)
The Boston Massacre Files
The Patriot Spy (Web Rangers)
Pennywhistle Hero
Powder Monkey (Web Rangers)
The Road to Revolution (PBS)
Think Fast: About the Past

Go West Across America With Lewis and Clark/Game (National Geographic)

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome in 3-D (Google Earth)
Make a Roman Mosaic
Map of Rome (Italy Guide)
The Romans
The Romans
Romans (BBC)
The Roman Empire
The Roman Empire (Mr. Donn)

Ancient Egypt (Mr. Donn)
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt for Kids (Mr. Donn)
Britannica Kids Ancient Egypt: Student Review (iPad Curriculum)
Egypt Fun Guide (Sea World)
Explore a Pyramid
King Tut One
Mummy's Message
The Tomb of Perneb

The Anasazi
Arctic Artifacts (Web Rangers)
First Americans
Native Americans
Native Americans
Native Americans Facts for Kids
Native Americans In Olden Times (Mr. Donn)
North, South, East, West: American Indians the Natural World
The Northwest
Northwest Coastal Indians
Northwest Indians
Plains Indians
The Plains Indians
The Southwest
Southwest Culture
Southwest Indian Crafts
Southwest Native American
Stories From the Past

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece (Mr. Donn)
Ancient Greece (BBC)
Ancient Greece Government (History for Kids)
Ancient Greeks (BBC)
Dr. J's Illustrated Guide To Sites Of Greece
The Greeks (PBS)
It's All Greek To Me
The Parthenon (History for Kids)
Parthenon (Greece)

Africa (Pro Teacher)
Ancient Mali
Journey With Care to Mali
Magical Mali
Mali Breakout
Mali Geography
Mali Maps
Mali Page
Map of Ancient Mali
Trade In Mali
Virtual Journey of Mali


  1. Needs or Wants - Classify needs and wants using pictures of common items (i.e., food, cleaning products, clothes, candy, makeup).
  2. Conflict and Cooperation - Distinguish between conflict and cooperation within group interactions as represented by pictures.
  3. Global Concerns - Recognize major global concerns (i.e., pollution, conservation of natural resources, global warming, and destruction of rainforest).
A World At Peace (PBS)
Does the Sun Influence the Temperature on the Earth? (Reach Out Michigan)
Effects of the Sun on Our Planet
Endangered Ecosystem (Scholastic)
Global Change (USGS)
The Greenhouse Effect In A Jar
Needs and Wants
Needs and Wants
Student's for the Environment (EPA)
Take the Conservation Challenge Quiz
What's Your Territory? (National Geography)

Social Studies Presentations
Third Grade Jeopardy
Social Studies Skills Tutor
Mr. Donn