Social Studies (HS)

February 23, 2010

Test Your Geography Knowledge

You can sort the table by clicking on the headings.
Test Your Geography Knowledge 

January 18, 2010

Cyber Nations

Cyber Nations is the most popular free persistent browser-based nation simulation game on the Internet. Create a nation and decide how you will rule your people by choosing a government type, a national religion, tax rate and more. Build your nation by purchasing infrastructure to support your citizens, land to expand your borders, technology to increase your effectiveness, military to defend your interests, and develop national improvements and wonders to build your nation according to your choosing.

Free Social Studies Simulations

C-evo is a freeware empire building game for Windows. With a time scope of several thousand years, it covers aspects of exploration and expansion, industry and agriculture, warfare and diplomacy, science and administration. C-evo follows the spirit of popular turn-based strategy games from the mid 90s, but with more emphasis on powerful AI and careful design of the rules, resulting in a true challenge.

October 30, 2009

Annenberg Media Grade 9-12

Videos can be a good teaching resource, but they need to be used as part of lesson rather than being the lesson. Annenberg Media provides lesson plans that model using video as a part of the lesson rather than using video as the lesson. Lesson plans are categorized by content and grade level. Most of the lesson plans include free online videos. To find lessons that include free online videos look for a small "VOD" symbol attached near the title of each lesson plan. Clicking the VOD symbol will launch a video player in a new window
Annenberg Media

October 21, 2009

Think About History trivia game!

This is a great game to learn about and reinforce history concepts.
Think About History is a fun trivia game on The object of the game is to cross the playing board by correctly answering a sequence of history trivia questions. The game has multiple levels that get progressively more difficult throughout the game. The questions on Think About History are a mix of video-based and text-based questions. The game can be played as an individual game or a two player game

Think About History trivia game!

October 19, 2009

Conflict History | 1936-1946

Conflict History | 1936-1946

October 2, 2009 | The online map game

Place Spotting is a website of geographic riddles. Place Spotting is based on the Google Earth platform. Place Spotting users can create their own geographic riddles or try to solve riddles created by others. The search feature on Place Spotting lets users search for riddles based on level of difficulty, language, region, or creation date. | The online map game | solve

September 16, 2009

SMART Exchange beta No Log In Required!!!

Discover easy-to-use, relevant, classroom-ready content and a growing, vibrant community on the SMART Exchange. Quickly find, evaluate, download and share a variety of digital resources in one easy-to-access location. Connect with colleagues locally or around the globe to exchange lesson activities, ideas and insights.
SMART Exchange beta 

September 14, 2009

Map Puzzles: Learn World Geography

Map Puzzles:World Geography

September 9, 2009


JOURNEY TO THE END OF COAL - Web documentary

It's an investigation into the lives of Chinese coal miners.

June 24, 2009

TimeGlider: Web-based Timeline Software

There is a time traveler in each of us. Whether you are a litigator or an 8th grader, TimeGlider can quickly enhance your experience of the past, present, and future. Once you've explored a TimeGlider timeline, you'll wonder why you've never seen information organized like this before.
TimeGlider: Web-based Timeline Software

May 21, 2009

Create your own map using different drawing and icon tools. Excellent for creating routes to follow. :: new

May 4, 2009

Google Earth WWI WWII overlays

The list is comprised of 199 Google Earth overlays featuring notable sites of WWI and WWII.
Google Earth Hacks - User Files

April 28, 2009

Science and Technology of WWII Dark Room

Science and Technology of WWII

April 20, 2009

MIT Visualizing Cultures

 Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto largely inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be). Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world. Units in development extend to early-modern and modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address "culture" in much broader ways--cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of "Self" and "Others," and so on. Images of every sort are introduced and examined here--in partnership with contributing institutions and collections, and with the collaboration of experts devoted to transcending the printed word and hard-bound text.

MIT Visualizing Cultures

April 1, 2009

CO2 emissions, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time

Breathing Earth is an interactive map demonstrating CO2 emissions, birth rates, and death rates globally and by individual countries. From the moment that you first visit Breathing Earth it starts counting the number of births occurring worldwide. Placing your cursor over any country on the map reveals information about birthrate, death rate, and rate of CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time

March 10, 2009

Test your Geography Knowledge

Test your Geography Knowledge

You can sort the table by clicking on the headings (New, Name, Continent, Quiz topic)

February 24, 2009

Animated Atlas of American History

Animated Atlas portrays large chapters of American history quickly by animating maps and geographic features. For school, home and genealogy use.
Animated Atlas of American History

February 23, 2009

Slide Map: Photos in world map: Explore everyone's photos on a world map

Slide Map is a mashup of Flickr photos and a Yahoo map. Slide Map makes it easy to find images of countries and cities. To use Slide Map select a country from the drop down menus, when your selected country's map loads simply place your mouse over a tag on the map and images connected to that tag appear.

Slide Map: Photos in world map: Explore everyone's photos on a world map

February 9, 2009

Find Country - Improve your geography knowledge

Find Country - Improve your geography knowledge
Find Geography is a simple map game that you could have a classroom full of students playing after just a minute of instruction. Find Geography asks students "Where is country _______?" Students simply click on the map where they think that country is located. If students give a wrong answer, Find Geography shows them the correct answer.