History/Social Studies

Time Maps

This site is an interactive atlas, timeline and encyclopedia of world history. Much of the content is available for free, but a very inexpensive subscription gives you access to more maps, teaching ideas and an ad free experience.

Rocket Lit

This online program provides adaptive reading passages on history and science. There are quizzes with multiple choice and free response questions for each article. As students progress, the reading level of the passages is adapted to their level. There is also an annotation tool so students can highlight and comment on text. A great tool for learning in science and history, and reasonably priced.

Food Timeline

This website doesn't look particularly impressive, but has an incredible amount of information and resources on the history of food. There are pages and pages of text information, recipes, teacher resources, and links to many more resources online. A great activity to add to any history study!

We Choose the Moon

This site (part of the JFK Presidential Library) lets you relive the Apollo 11 mission through photos and video. You follow a virtual spacecraft through different points of the mission, look at it from different angles, and focus on hotspots to see and hear what was happening. A great way to experience history and science!


A collection of hip-hop song videos that teach concepts in many subjects. Videos can be watched in regular or discussion mode (the video automatically pauses in certain spots for questions.) There are accompanying discussion questions, quizzes and activities. Subscription price is reasonable. 

Penn Museum

This website from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology has some great teacher resources. There are pdf's with activities, worksheets, and information. The site also has quite a bit of multimedia material related to the exhibits, which is useful even if you can't visit the museum.


Digital library for elementary level children. Includes ebooks, audio books, videos, quizzes and more. You can track each individual child's progress and create custom reading lists. 

Front Row

Free online curriculum covering math, language arts, social studies, and science. Designed for schools, to adapt to students at different levels. There are lessons for use in classroom situations that can be adapted, and individual practice activities and assessments. Also includes record keeping features. There are printable options as well, but they are limited without a paid school subscription.


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