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Power Teaching - highly engaged students, resources totally free. Videos amazing

70+ Graphic Organizers new

AccuWeather forecast - local

The Ascent of Money - explains many factors in the financial crisis new

Educational rap music - the other three r's WOW! check it out!

Academy of Achievement - info on the people who have shaped our lives

Activate - The Journal of Technology Rich Learning - a wealth of ideas

Animated Atlas - Growth of a Nation - a remarkable use of technology to illustrate history.

Are you ready? Harness this preparedness resource to empower yourself and others to effectively cope with a disaster.

Are you 21st Century Literate?

Antiquity Maps

Making Book Trailers with Photo Story 3 free software and free tutorial

The Avalon Project at Yale - digital documents related to the American Constitution; Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Documents; the Cold War; Indochina; Nazi-Soviet Relations 1939-1941; and the U. S. concerning Native Americans and Slavery.

Map Machine at NGS

National Atlas of the USA

Online interactive map of USA

The US50 - A guide to the fifty states

CIA - The World Factbook -- Reference Maps

World Atlas

Information Literacy - web & print resources new

Beat the Dictionary game

Careers Web Quest

The Future Channels integrating math science and career exploration

Credit Cards - Frontline - Secret History of the Credit Card Outstanding

Credit Cards Facts activity

Credit - truth about credit - consumer education

Affluenza: PBS Program on overconsumption, credit card debt and more

The Public Debt new

Constitution Day resources

Government - Sunshine Laws new

The Presidency and Electoral Politics

ConSource - At least 1,000 documents are available on the site, including James Madison’s handwritten notes of the Constitutional Convention the summer of 1787, the Federalist Papers, the Anti and Pro-Federalist Papers, letters written between Founders regarding ratification and the Bill of Rights, the state ratification debates for seven states, and the legislative history of the Bill of Rights.

constitution iconConstitution & Civics

51st State - What are the protocols for U.S. statehood?

Constitution Day Activity ms/hs

April Civics - Elections

Amending the U.S. Constitution

Amendments to the U. S. Constitution

Bill Of Rights 5th - 8th

Citizen Rights of Pennsylvania and the United States activity

Government - The Common Good new

Constitution - Bill of Rights ms/hs

Constitution - Founded on Compromises

Constitution - "The people made the Constitution" - Marshall

Constitution - Elections and Term limits ms/hs

Constitution - Free Speech at School

Constitution - Privacy and the Digital Age

Constitution - S. B. Anthony and Right to Vote Essay

Constitution Puzzle

Constitution - War & Peace ms/hs

Constitution - Who is in charge of your health care decisions?

Constitution & Civics Essays

Constitution & Civics Projects

Democracy Kids: online learning module for grades 4-6.

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention at LOC

Elections and Voting activity new

Exploring September Civics Activity

February Civics and History Activity

February Civics 2 Activity

First Amendment Rigths

Freedom of Speech Rights of students in your school

Government Integrity - Earmarks

Government Grants - Homeland Security

Government Integrity - Pensions for Criminal Officials

Government Integrity - Travel and Staffers

Government, stats & Media - propaganda

How does Government affect me? Democracy Project

June Civics - The Supreme Court

Make a Crossword Puzzle of Election related Vocabulary

Make a Crossword Puzzle of Government Vocabulary

March Civics Activity - government positions & women

Presidential Facts activity

Privacy of Personal Information at School pbl

Symbols of the U.S. Government Activity 3rd up

Supreme Court Cases 2006 and the Constitution hs

Who represents you? ms/hs

The Case for Representative Democracy: What Americans Should Know About Their Legislatures


Center for Civics Education free lesson plans

"What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?" pdf

Carfax used car info - do not buy without checking it

CarTalk - who knew cars were fun? - information and resources

EDSITEment - The Best of the Humanities on the Web

Fact Gadget- 1001 Questions and Answers

FedStats - a wealth of statistics info about USA, PA and local!

Foreign Language Classes Internet activites

Gifted Resource classes web projects

Homework Helper sites


Internet Picture Dictionary - free, online multilingual dictionary designed for ESL students and beginning English, French, German, Spanish and Italian language learners.

Justice Learning - civic education in the real world

List of Lists

Lives, The Biography Resource

MapQuest - directions get to where you are going

Multicultural Calendar resource

National Archives

National Geographic - the magazine and great multimedia content

National Geographic Explorer magazine for kids - online free version

NGS - Xpeditions online learning

Natural Resources Conservation Service USDA - royalty free images

Picture Collection Online - Mid-Manhattan Library - 30,000 images

PoliticalMoneyLine - Money in Politics databases

School The story of Public Education in America

StoryCorps: National Social History Project

Student Newsnet

Taking Great Pictures - tips, tutorials, common errors, digital learning center

Technology Integrated Curriculum 100s of ideas!

Time for Kids

U.S. Census Bureau

Crossroads - PennDOT safe teen driving site

Free an innovative online resource for teachers, students, parents and the literacy community

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Laminate cabinets Northway Industries Inc.

Social Studies:

5 Themes of Geography: location, history, place, geographic features and movement.

Constitution Day & Civics resources es/ms/hs  usa flag icon

Electronic field trip - Freedom In America: Some Assembly Required

Exchange - A Marketplace of Student Ideas - This an online community site designed for high school students and their teachers. The Exchange is a free interactive student program hosted by the National Constitution Center which connects student from across the country to discuss important constitutional and political issues.

iTunes U is a part of the iTunes Store featuring free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more, that you can enjoy on your iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC. Explore over 50,000 educational audio and video files from top universities, museums and public media organizations from around the world. With iTunes U, there's no end to what or where you can learn.

50 States facts Project- do a state, a region or the whole thing

Books Online through Penn. - Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web

Geography A - Z activities

4th of July Celebration Plan

American Centuries...view from New England (Memorial Hall Museum Online)

Prologue magazine stories based on the rich holdings of NARA

Adapt this PowerPoint template to give a presentation about the 13 Original Colonies.

State Facts for Students designed especially for younger students.

RJ Stangherlin Keystone Technology Integrator and STAR Discovery Educator

Tell the story of Polly Cooper at Valley Forge

Teach Great Lakes new

Abraham Lincoln unit primary

Abraham Lincoln centennial pbl

Africa - one continent + many worlds

Africa for Kids

All about the Middle East interactive engaging

A Line in the Sand

Digital History ms/hs

Baltimore Curriculum Project Lesson Plans K - 5

Election Vocabulary Puzzle project new

First Nations Histories

Geography Awareness Week resources

Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans National Archives

Alliance for Geographic Education

ABC's of Pennsylvania web book project

African Americans Speech Assignment

Africans in America

Assessment Consortium Database for Mathematics, and Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.

Best Practices of Technology Integration in Michigan K12 all subjects! SUPER

A Biography of America Annenberg free resource

By The People - elections PBS site

Library of Congress' Inaugurations web project WOW

C-Span Classroom

A Capital Idea - terrific tech & ss project WOW

Cartography Hunt - maps hunt pdf

Center for Civic Education

Christmas Campaign of 1776: Many Voices

Colonial Webquest - by Mr. Benshoff at SAIS

Colonial & Revolutionary Americans Hunt - A remarkable group pdf

Colonial America Hunt

Adapt a PowerPoint template to give a presentation on the 13 Original Colonies.

Communication hunt - explores a variety of ways to send a message

Constitution at Congress for Kids

Data Mining and Citizen Privacy

Democracy PBS web site for kids

Founding Mothers and Daughters of Liberty

Understanding and Using GIS new


Geography Games

George Washington podcast

The Great Depression and the Arts - lessons ask students to make inferences and to develop historical perspectives based upon evidence

Happy Birthday, Ben - at Ed World

Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms new

History Facts and Fictions a pbl project

History Mystery Message new

How does Government affect me? Democracy Project

If Trees Could Talk

Internet Hunts - social studies

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial event new

Longevity study - life expectancy

Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is strong in education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, science and technology.

GeoWeb - Be a cyber cartographer of your town new

Map worksheet - Estimate distance traveled on the underground railroad

Native Americans as Dynamic Agents of Change

Merlot - Multimedia Educational Resource and Learning & Online Teaching

Pennsylvania SealPennsylvania

Pennsylvania's home page - government, tourism, history

Pennsylvania for Kids

Famous and Prominent Pennsylvanians - hundreds of PA people

PA Waters - label a map

Ballot Access in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Charters and Important Documents

Cities of Pennsylvania Project

Citizen Rights of Pennsylvania and the United States activity

How does Government affect me? Democracy Project

Who represents you? ms/hs

Pennsylvania Government lesson ms/hs

Pennsylvania Map Activity - history and geography

GeoWeb - Be a cyber cartographer new put your town on the map

PA. Facts Puzzle print it 3-6

Pennsylvania Charters and Important Documents

Music Artists of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Visual Artists

Exceptional Women of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania History Day - contest web site

Pennsylvania Project

Pennsylvania Symbols online quiz

How a Bill becomes Law in Pennsylvania

State facts book - project

Sing a Song of State facts

PA Flag

Founding Fathers from PA

Snyder County Government

Symbols of US Government

U.S. Government Official Web Portal

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government

U.S. Census - Lessons using data

World Conflicts Today new

Best of History Web Sites

Civil War WebQuest - Hero vrs Villain

Columbia - A PBS site that explores the political and social conflicts in this South American nation

Country Internet Hunt - a problem based learning unit that explores countries

Democracy and Iraq: Creating a Constitution - Where is that?

Geography awareness resources

George Washington Resources

History Detectives - PBS site

History Mystery - object

How Our Laws are Made - Federal guide

History Channel

History of North Central Pa

I want my Mummy - webquest

India - architecture and more

Iran - Red Lines and Deadlines - a PBS site that explores the conflicts within Iran - Civics in the real world NPRnew

Lewis and Clark - PBS

Look Who's Footing the Bill - National Debt

Mesopotamia - The British Museum

NGS - Xpeditions Hall - interactive site

Native American Challenges - a problem based learning unit for MS/HS

ParkNet - National Parks new

Project Legal - Public Policy Analyst guides students through the problem solving skills necessary to study historical and current American and global public policy issues

Raid on Deerfield - Extraordinary Regarding the conflict b/n Native Americans and Colonists

Remember Segregation

Sahrawi of Western Sahara - PBS site explores the challenges of these nomads.

Samuel Gompers - labor leader's papers

Saudi Question - in depth PBS site regarding Saudi Arabia including its political leaders and the role religion plays in internal and external politics

Scrooge for Mayor Webquest

Technology Integrated Curriculum 100s of ideas!

Test your Geographic Knowledge

Underground Railroad

Voices of Civil Rights exceptional site rich in primary sources

Rediscovering George Washington

Xpeditions - home to the U.S. National Geography Standards—and to thousands of ideas, tools, and interactive adventures that bring them to life.

Yellowstone National Park Hunt by the NPS

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