Social Studies Links

GRADE 2:

Animated Biographies- Unit 4

Bristol Historic Pictures Slideshow- Units 1,3

Communities (Rural, Urban, Suburban)-Smartboard Lessons includes goods and services; Units 1,5

Colonial Williamsburg - kids' zone activities; Unit 4

Fire Safety- How do we maintain safety in our town? How do people make contributions to the community? Units 2, 5

Government- Ben's Guide Constitution and Branches of Government; Unit 2

Landforms - Types of Land; Unit 1

Landforms - BrainPop video; Unit 1

Long Ago and Today NEW - PebbleGo; students compare communication, farming, food, games, etc. between various times in history and today

Maps - Smartboard Lessons on reading maps; Unit 1

Maps-Cardinal Directions- Smart Board Lesson; Unit 1

Plimoth Plantation Virtual Tours-webcasts of Pilgrim Village, Wampanoag Homesite and Plimoth Plantation; Unit 3

Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens-Smartboard Lessons; Unit 2

Thanksgiving-voyage on the Mayflower, daily life, pilgrims/Native Americans, the feast; Unit 3

USA for Kids - key people and events in US history; Unit 4

GRADE THREE:

Around the World-Time For Kids snapshots of countries; Unit 5

Ben's Guide (government)-neighborhoods, government, citizenship; Unit 1

BRISTOL THEN AND NOW WEBSITE - ALL UNITS

Bristol Historic Pictures Slideshow- images slideshow; Unit 2

City of Bristol-Official City Website; Unit 3

Connect CT Kids-Connecticut's website especially for kids includes information on early people; Unit 2

Create A Graph - create a graph comparing demographics; Unit 4

Immigration Game-history of immigration in USA; Unit 5

Landforms Interactive-interactive map of landforms in USA; Unit 4

Landforms-describes natural landforms; Unit 4

Landforms/Nussbaum Interactive - Unit 4

Maps and Map Reading-Smartboard Lessons; Unit 4

Smart Exchange Lessons on Local Government-lessons include structure, citizenship; Unit 3

World Maps: Continents and Oceans- map outlines; Unit 5

World Maps: Continents and Oceans - labeled maps; Unit 5

GRADE FOUR:

American Revolution (Causes) - overview of the causes of the American Revolution; Unit 4

Branches of Government Form

Charter Oak - Brief description; Unit 3

Connect CT Kids-Connecticut's website
especially for kids; includes history, government: all Units

Connecticut History Online - photographs, drawings, and prints about Connecticut history: all Units

Connecticut's Website - Official website includes history from colonization through industrialization; Units 2,5,6

Constitution-Congress For Kids includes information on the history of the Constituation
and three branches of government; Unit 6

Info. and CT Links- Netstate site includes broad, general info including maps

Maps of CT Unit 1

Native Americans - links to different tribes; Unit 1

New Haven Colony - timeline with links; Unit 3

Noah Webster House Kid's Corner - colonial life in America; Unit 3

People of CT - brief bios; all Units

Pequot War - Unit 3

Social Studies For Kids - many US History resource links including biography of Nathan Hale; all Units

Timeline Creator-a resource from ReadWriteThink

GRADE FIVE:

American Revolution -includes links to causes, battles, timelines, people; Units 3, 4

American Revolution Maps - Unit 4

Archiving Early America - includes primary docs; Units 1, 2, 3

Ben's Guide (government) - Historic documents, branches of government, election process; Unit 5

Colonial Life Links - links to information about daily life, clothing, occupations, education, food, etc; Units 1, 2

Colonial Williamsburg - kids' zone activities; Unit 2

Dear America - a synopsis of each period in US history (colonial through civil rights), includes timelines; all Units

Early America Videos Units 1, 2

First Thanksgiving - virtual field trips from Plimoth Plantation; Units 1, 2

Jamestown Video

Library of Congress
(Primary Source Materials)
-
an awesome site you MUST explore!; all Units

Revolutionary War - brief movie and exhibit from Smithsonian; Unit 4

Revolutionary War Timeline - Unit 4

Road to Revolution- Smart Board lesson on causes of Revolutionary War; Unit 4

Sturbridge Village Virtual Tour - Unit 2

Additional Resources:

Netstate (50 States)

USA Geography Games

Scholastic News Listen and Read

Civil War

Martin Luther King

Black History

The White House

Presidents

Long Ago and Today NEW - PebbleGo; students can compare communication, farming, food, games, etc. between various times in history and today

13 Colonies Timeline NEW


Government/Elections

National Geographic
Online Explorer Adventures

National Geographic
Geography Games

Veteran's Day

Around the World

Explorers