Social Studies Links


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

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



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


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


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

Branches of Government Form

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

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


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

Long Ago and Today

PebbleGo- students can compare communication, farming, food, games, etc. between various times in history and today

13 Colonies Timeline 


National Geographic
Online Explorer Adventures

National Geographic
Geography Games

Veteran's Day


Time for Kids

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