Here are links to great Social Studies sites:

This Day in History
This day in History from the History Channel. Very informative.

Primary Source Materials
A great resource site - amazing stuff.

American Memory Project
from the Library of Congress - all images at this site (because it is a .gov - is available for use copyright free)

American Rhetoric
Famous American Speeches

Digital History
Great primary sources

Our Documents
Explore the top 100 milestone documents that reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to "form a more perfect union."

National Archives

Podcast Project
History Project - students present their History research as a podcast - this site has an example using 'Commonwealth vs Statehood' using Puerto Rico as an example.

Institute of American History
Promoting a "love of history" - click on any of the states to see 'what is happening' - great links! Institute of American History - Gilder Lehrman Institute

Education in the 13 Colonies
Facts, maps, timelines, religions, culture and much more about life in the 13 original Colonies.

America's Story from America's library
This Web site is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library.
We hope you will find this Web site entertaining and fun to use. And, of course, we hope you will learn something from it. The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together.
Learning Page
The Learning Page (for teachers) from the Library of Congress - great explanations, ideas and activities for how to use their amazing primary source materials.
It Happened Here
Real stories of interesting things that happened in Wisconsin.
Place Spotting
This site uses Google images and shows a picture of an actual location somewhere in the world. It gives four hints and the goal is to solve the puzzle.
Making Civics Real
An online free teacher's workshop complete with lessons and ideas.

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If you want to add a link to a website that you found you need the URL (web address) for that website. Here is how you do it:
For example, I want to add a link to the Wisconsin Humane Society. That URL is:
So, to add a link from a wiki page to a website - like the Wisconsin Humane Society:
  • Go to the site and copy the URL - located in the address field at the top or the webpage (
  • Go to the Wiki page and Type in some text like: Click here to go to the Wisconsin Humane Society or just WHS
  • Highlight that text
  • In the 'floating' Editor toolbar, select 'Link'
  • Click on 'External Link' and paste the URL in to that field
  • Test your link
  • PS - An 'external link' is one that is NOT a wiki page - it is located OUTSIDE of your wiki. A Wiki link will be a link to a page inside your wiki
  • Click here to go to the Wisconsin Humane Society