8th Grade -

Social Studies:

Miscellaneous, Informational


America's Story This interactive Library of Congress website allows you to discover the back stories that make history so fascinating.
Any day in History A great way to incorporate history in your classroom.  Check out birthdays, death dates, and special events that happened any day of the year.
Biographies Over 20,000 of the greatest lives, past and present, at your fingertips. Enter a name to discover who they were, what they did and why.
FBI Kids Learn about the FBI through games, tips, stories, and interactives.
Fun Facts Random statistics and fun facts on a variety of social studies topics.
History of US by Joy Hakim This site is based off of the acclaimed Joy Hakim series “The Story of US”. Enjoy sound clips, informational articles, webisodes, and primary sources that compliment each book in her series.
History Place This site provides articles, timelines, and photos on a range of U.S. and World History topics.
Library of Congress The world’s largest library in digital form.
National Archives This database contains well organized records on people, places, and events throughout history.
National Geographic History Explore high interest historical stories from around the world with this student site created by National Geographic.
Newspapers 50 newspapers for the US and the World
PBS-History Interesting videos and articles on local, national, and world history topics.
Power Point Game Templates Do you like to play Jeopardy?  How about Hollywood Squares?  Use the templates provided to create your own computer games. 
Social Studies Homework Helper “If you can’t find it here, you just can’t find it.”  Many sites for teachers to use in the classroom.
Sqool Tube Videos Check out this site that features many videos to use with lessons of your curriculum
World Book Online This digital encyclopedia is student friendly and easy to navigate.
World Meter Fascinating statistics updated while you watch!