Web Resources for Seventh and Eighth Grade Social Studies


7th & 8th Grade English Resources

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The Learning Page... especially for teachers
Here is a teacher’s eye view of over 7 million historical documents, photographs,maps, films, and audio recordings.  You will find lessons, activities, and tips for using these collections in your classroom.

America's Library
Meet Amazing Americans

Explore the States

See, Hear and Sing

Jamestown Interactive

Maps and Images

Court Records

Labor Contracts

Public Records

First Hand Accounts and Letters


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Adventures in Citizenship

On this site, kids can explore the intriguing history of New York, do activities to learn more about the history of their own towns -- and participate in their communities. There are special sections for teachers and parents 

An Internet Hotlist on Primary Sources for Social Studies
created by Laura Mosscrop
Nassau BOCES


Mr. Neal’s The Virtual Classroom
Classroom projects and assignments on a wide variety of topics in Social Studies


The North vs. the South
Annotations by Amanda Clifton

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Industrial Revolution: Who Wins?
A WebQuest for 8th Grade Social Studies
Your task will be to join a labor union to organize workers in the factory.  There will be four people in your group:  a child worker, an engineer, an economist, and a factory owner. Your team will make a PowerPoint presentation to suggest to the factory workers whether or not they should join this union.  In preparation for your presentation, each person will need research these questions from the perspective of the role you assume:

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Teachers Guide
The Presidents' Web site offers a range of activities and resources to help teachers integrate core themes, events, and ideas from the American presidency into the classroom.

The activities contain many links to the rest of The Presidents' Web site, offering students the opportunity to use primary sources, background essays, and other material to explore a variety of issues related to the presidency,

Take a journey on The Underground Railroad

This site is a unique resource with the largest collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on the web --updating current cartoons from 54 newspaper editorial cartoonists are presented with the permission and participation of the creators. Click on the teachers main page and then analyze the toon for middle school

The Best of the Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation. This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.

 Click here to return to the GPO Access home page.http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_

Direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society, a core group of current and historical Government publications is being made available for free,