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Computer-Based Instruction

The following sites are suitable for teachers of all disciplines and contain a variety of Internet based activities.

Dr. B's On-Line Lessons andResources
Education Planet - The Education Web Guide
Education World® : Browse Our Database
Educator's Reference Desk
Global Schoolhouse
Interactive Communications and Simulations
Kathy Schrock's Guide
Locating and Evaluating WebQuests
TeachersFirst - Opening Page
Teachers Network
ThinkQuest Library
Web-Based Instruction
The WebQuest Page
WebQuests: Tom March

General Information and Resources

Sites offer a variety of resources for teachers of any discipline; includes posters, teaching techniques and forums to share information with other educators.

Argus Communications - Welcome
Bernie Poole's Edindex of Web Resource for Teachers and Students
Cooperative Learning
Education Planet - The Education Web Guide
Education World® The Educator's Best Friend
Education World ® - Lesson Planning: Better Book Reports -- 25 Ideas!
Educator's Reference Desk
The MASTER Teacher: Products, Publications, and Services for Educators
McREL Educator Resources
The New York Times Learning Network
Small Planet: Links for Teachers
Teacher Professional Development Institute (TAPPED IN)
TeachersFirst - Opening Page
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The You Can Handle Them All Web Site

Government Resources

Maryland State Department of Education Home Page
U.S. Department of Education

Government Agencies with Education Resources

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Central Intelligence Agency
Congressional Biographical Directory
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Food and Drug Administration
Library of Congress Home Page
Links to the Past: National Park Service Cultural Resources
Maryland State Archives Home Page
National Archives & Records Administration
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Security Agency
Teaching with Historic Places Home Page
USAGov - The US Government's Official Web Portal
Offers access to more that 51million government Web pages and is a good first step for government information.
U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Treasury
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. House Of Representatives
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Senate
Welcome to the White House
Women In Military Service

Social Studies

There are a tremendous number of social studies resources on the Internet, so I have divided them into two categories. First, the sites included in General Resources and Lesson Plans feature information that teachers can use to develop their lessons. In addition to prepared lesson plans, this group includes general resource information to augment lessons. Second, sites included in WWW Links assist teachers in a more focused approach to surfing the web.

General Resources and Lesson Plans
American Historical Association
American Memory from the Library of Congress
The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School : Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
Awesome Library - Social Studies
Biographical Dictionary
Boy the Bear's Age Gauge
Center for Learning
Classic 164 Currency Converter
CNN Student News
The Concord Review
Cyberlearning World by George Cassutto
DBQ / Teaching with Documents by Peter Pappas
Discovery Online
Education World® : Social Sciences Center
Educator's Reference Desk - Social Studies Lessons
EXPO Ticket Office -- Virtual Exhibits
The Flag of the United States
Greatest Films
Guide to History Departments
H-High S Discussion Network
H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online
History Buff History's Home on the Interenet
The History Channel
History Channel - History of the Holidays
History of Economic Thought Archive
History Matters
TheHistoryNet: Where History Lives on the Web
The History Place
ibiblio: the public's library > Collection Index
The Implicit Association Test
The Inflation Calculator
The Invention Dimension
Jennifer's language page
Journal for MultiMedia History
Journal for the Association of History and Computing
Kid Info - SchoolSubjects/StudentLeisure
The Learning Page... especially for teachers
Library of Congress Home Page
Lucidcafé Interactive Café and Information Resource
Mr Donn's K-12 General Site Index
M.U.S.I.C -- Musicians United for Songs in the Classroom
National Archives Online Exhibit Hall
National Archives Digital Classroom: Teaching with Documents
National Council for the Social Studies
National Museum of American History: Virtual Exhibitions
National Standards for United States History -- Grades 5-12
News of the Century
OFCN's Academy Curricular Exchange - Social Studies
Organization of American Historians
PBS Online
Prentice Hall School
Primary Source Learning
Puzzlemaker - Discovery Channel School
A new site that allows you to make quizzes, flashcards, etc. It also allows you to share them with others (ie practicing for a test). It already has some questions up for history and government.
Quizzes -- Create Your Own
Raiders of the Lost Art
Smithsonian Education
Social Studies Lesson Plans and Resources
Social Studies School Service
Social Studies School Service A Thematic Approach to US History
Southern Poverty Law Center: Teaching Tolerance
Smithsonian Education
Spartacus Educational
Teachers' Guide for the Professional Cartoonists' Index
Teaching History -- A Journal of Methods
Teaching Politics: Techniques and Technologies
ThinkQuest Library
Those Were the Days, Today in History
TLC - The Learning Channel -
Today in History
Tomorrow in History
United Nations CyberSchoolBus
Using Internet in Teaching History
The WebQuest Page
World History Center at Northeastern University
World History Association
The World History Network
You Be the Historian
49th Parallel - An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies

WWW Links

Awesome Library - K-12 Education Directory
Bernie Poole's EdIndex of Web Resources for Teachers and Students
Best of History Websites
Biographical Dictionary
Creators Syndicate Editorial Cartoons
Cyberlearning World by George Cassutto
Cybrary - Resources by Subject
Distinguished Women of Past and Present
EarthStation1: The Internet's #1 Audio-Visual Archive
Emayzine 2001- Dr E's Social Science Webzine
Explorers of the World
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
GEM - Gateway to Educational Materials
Resource made available by the US Department of Education as part of the Educational Digital Library Initiative; has over 27,000 lesson plans, activities, projects, and Web sites that span the curriculum.
H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online
High School Ace
Historical Text Archive
History Matters
TheHistoryNet: Where History Lives on the Web
History Research Online
The History Ring
History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers
History and Historiography Sources
History -
Information for the Social Studies Teacher
Information Please: On-Line Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia, Atlas, & Almanac Reference
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - General History & Social Studies Sites
Links for History Teachers
MCPS Social Studies Home Page
Mr. Kash's history page
M.U.S.I.C -- Musicians United for Songs in the Classroom
The Net's Educational Resource Center
Online newspapers in Maryland
Oral History Internet Resources
Scholars' Guide to Humanities & Social Sciences
Social Studies Lesson Plans and Resources
Social Studies Sources
Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History
TimePage History Links
WWL Virtual Library Index of Resources for History
Yahoo! - Arts:Humanities:History

WWW Instruction

Animation Library, home of over 4,000 animated gif's for the busy webmaster
Bernie Poole's EdIndex of Web Resources for Teachers and Students
Best WebQuests
Evaluating and Using Web Resources
Evaluating Web Resources
HTML Crash Course for Educators
Kansas City Public Library - Tutorials and Guides
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Learn the Net: An Internet Guide and Tutorial
Library of Animation Lessons and Links on the Web
Matisse's Glossary of Internet Terms
Netiquette, by Virginia Shea, Table of Contents and Welcome Page
Online Internet Institute! - Why surf when you can soar
Scholars' Guide to Humanities & Social Sciences
Search Engine Showdown: The Users' Guide to Web Searching
Some Thoughts About WebQuests
Thinking Critically about WWW Resources
Web Clip Art - clip art links to everything plus clip art collections
The WebQuest Page


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