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Social Studies Resources

Social Studies Resources

  • National Archives Catalog

    Find millions of documents created or received by members of the Federal government including the President, members of Congress, and government employees. 

  • US Census Bureau Data

    Shares US Census data from 2000 to present on income, education, race and so much more through maps, tables and graphs

  • Selected Historical Census Data

    Find US Census data from before 2000 at this site

  • American Memory

    Written and spoken words, images, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps and sheet music that document the American experience

  • Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

    Read about the history of Angel Island plus find immigrate narratives

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics

    An independent statistical agency that provides information an various topics related to labor in the US 

  • CIA World Factbook

    Find information on the history, geography, economy, and so much more on over 250 world entities

  • CIA World Leaders

    A directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of foreign countries

  • The Continental Congress and the Declaration of Independence

    A Library of Congress site that includes various documents from Continental Congress meetings that led to the creation of the Declaration of Independence. 

  • Ellis Island Foundation, INC.

    Here you will find family histories, digital photo collections and an interactive timeline

  • Fordham Internet History Sourcebooks

    Ancient, Medieval and Modern history primary sources from all over the world

  • German Propaganda Archive

    Multiple forms of propaganda available for viewing, 1933-1945, great primary sources

  • Global Issues

    There are over 550 articles on this site. The issues discussed range from trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics, the environment, and much more. Spread over these articles, there are over 7,000 links to external articles, web sites, reports and analysis to help provide credence to the arguments made on this web site.

  • Google Earth

    Explore the world through different types of maps

  • History Matters

    The U.S. survey course on the web. A highly regarded gateway to web resources as well as a repository of teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence for high school and college students and teachers of American history

  • Library of Congress Digital Collections

    Find everything from historic newspapers and photos to historic websites and early sound recordings

  • Oyez

    Multimedia archive on the Supreme Court of the United States including audio recordings, information on the justices, and information on Supreme Court cases

  • Population Reference Bureau

    Statistics on world population, health, and environment; create custom maps and charts

  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

    Includes more than 60,000 letters, diaries, maps, pamphlets, printed books, newspapers, photographs, and ephemera that document the history of the United States

  • The Valley of the Shadow

    This project details life in two American communities, one Northern and one Southern, during the Civil War. Explore thousands of letters, diaries, newspapers, speeches, census and church records left by men and women in Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

  • UN Data

    Find stats on crime, education, population, health, environment, etc. on different world countries along with links to country websites

  • United States Department of Labor

    Find Information on wages, unemployment, working conditions, youth & labor, and so much

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Contains an encyclopedia on the Holocaust as well as interactive maps and exhibitions

  • US Department of State

    Policy issues

  • US Department of State

    Country fact sheets and background notes

  • US Geological Survey

    Provides information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, natural hazards, natural resources, and impacts of climate change

  • US House of Representatives

    Information on US Representatives, legislative activity and an explanation of The House

  • US Senate

    Information on US Senators, legislation and records, and Senate committees


    Overview of government agencies and major government topics, government officials contact information


    Information on Presidential actions, White House Issues, the administration and our government