Posts Tagged ‘government’

Boost Your Knowledge with Geography Games!

June 16th, 2022

It’s Thursday, June 16, 2022, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Sheppard Software – Geography Games

(www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm)

PreK-12, with parental supervision

This ad-supported website is filled with an assortment of U.S. and World geography games that you can play to boost your knowledge of where places are located in the world.

When you get to the site, choose from links to places in the world including:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • and more!

The games are sorted by capitals, countries, and landscapes and then by levels from beginner to expert and beyond.

We also want to draw your attention to a special section called Kid’s Corner – U.S.A. You’ll find a great selection of social science activities that include:

  • USA Landmark Puzzles
  • USA Government Games
  • USA Cities and State Word Games
  • USA Regions Games
  • and more

You’ll want to bookmark this site to return often.

All of these activities are available for free on this ad-supported website. For those of you who would prefer to access the site without ads, you can get a family subscription for $36/year and enjoy the activities commercial free.

K-12 Social Studies Resources At Your Fingertips!

April 21st, 2022

It’s Thursday, April 21, 2022, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Social Studies for K-12!

(www.socialstudiesforkids.com/)

Grades K-12, with parental supervision)This ad-supported website offers an archive of resources designed for kids about history, geography, government, economics, different cultures, current events and more.

When you get to the site, use the menu across the top of the page to explore:

  • Current Events – Get some insight on what’s taking place throughout the world.
  • Sports and Games – Examines sports as social studies and has some fun along the way.
  • Cultures, Holidays, Languages, Religions – An array of links to websites with activities, information, and resources to explore the world’s people and their customs and beliefs.
  • Economics – The website description of this section says it best: “Economics is not just money. It’s businesses and how they work. It’s lemonade stands and how many dollars they take in. It’s toy collecting and baseball card collections. It’s taxes and allowances. It’s stocks and bonds. Economics is part of almost everything you could ever think about. Find out how by visiting the links on this page.”
  • Geography – You’ll find more than maps here. You’ll find links to websites with lessons and activities that help kids to have a better understanding of the world, and where they are in relation to the rest of it.
  • Government – Learn everything from how a bill becomes law in the U.S. to how other countries are governed.

You’ll also find selections that contain historical timelines, information on U.S. and World History, activities for learning about every state in the U.S., information about ancient civilizations, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Explorers, Wars, Archaeology, Sports, and more. There are even teaching resources.

IMPORTANT

This is mainly an ad-supported resource website containing links to other websites where the content is archived. That means that you’ll occasionally encounter error messages, but overall most of the links work. As always, parents should preview the content and supervise all Internet use.

Dig Into Aztec History!

December 9th, 2021

Aztec History

(www.aztec-history.com/)

Grades 6-12, with parental supervision

Through text, images, maps, and much more, explore the fascinating history of the Aztecs with this website.

When arriving at the site, use the sidebar menu to navigate through the following areas of study:

  • Aztec Empire
  • Timeline
  • Aztec Religion
  • Family Life
  • Aztec Food
  • Aztec Art
  • Jewelry
  • Calendar Stone
  • Aztec Temples
  • Language
  • Aztec Culture
  • Games
  • Government
  • Weapons
  • Warriors
  • Aztec Map
  • The Fall
  • Montezuma

Visitors will not only review a survey of the rise and fall of the Aztec empire, but will also discover what everyday life may have been like for a family living in Aztec society. Learn about the foods that were eaten, the clothes that were worn, religious beliefs and traditions, games that were played, and what it may have been like to growing up in the social classes of the Aztecs. Explore the fine craft of Aztec jewelry and the influences on their art. Discover the structure of Aztec government, the weapons of warfare, and the significance of being a warrior.

This website provides a simple overview of the Aztec empire that will be a great supplement to your studies.

Explore Historical Movies from the U.S. Government

September 16th, 2021

FedFlix

(archive.org/details/FedFlix?&sort=-week&page=2)

Grades 1-12, with parental supervision

If you are looking for unique and interesting supplements to your history studies, FedFlix from the Internet Archive might just be the ticket. This portion of the website features the “best movies of the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors” and much more.

When arriving at the link above, use the search functions to find films for a specific topic, or you can browse the collection several different ways including by Title, Topics and Subjects, Creator, or by date archived.

A sampling of topics we searched for included:

  • The Cold War
  • Civil Rights
  • Education
  • FDR
  • National Parks
  • Space
  • Vietnam War
  • World War

The thousands of available film footage selections come from hundreds of contributors such as:

  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • Department of Defense
  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Federal Judicial Center
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • FDR Presidential Library
  • And so many more!

After finding a film you wish to watch, click the link and you will be taken to the page with the movie along with information about the film and available options for downloading the files if desired.

These historical reels provide an excellent insight into the past and are a great addition to your studies.

Fantastic Resource for American History Studies!

August 12th, 2021

Teaching American History – Teacher Resources

(teachingamericanhistory.org/resources/teacher-resources/)

Grades 7-12, with parental supervision

This portion of the larger TeachingAmericanHistory.org website provides a large variety of resources to use for your American history studies.

From today’s link, select from the following:

  • American History Toolkits – collections of resources from the site focusing on a specific topic. These resources can include Guiding Questions, Essential Documents, Webinars, archived courses from the Presidential Academy section, and Lesson Plans. The topics cover The American Founding, Expansion & Sectionalism, Civil War & Reconstruction, The Progressive Era, The Great Depression and World War II, and Civil Rights.
  • Exhibits on the American Founding – Using primary and secondary sources, maps, images and more, students will explore major events related to the founding of the American Republic. Events covered include the Constitutional Convention, The Federalist-Antifederalist Debate, The Ratification of the United States Constitution, and The Bill of Rights.
  • Exhibits on American History – Similar in nature to the Exhibits on the American Founding section, students will explore in depth the historical significance of specific themes and events such as Religion in America, The Election of 1800, Abraham Lincoln, and The Civil War.
  • Lesson Plans – links to other sites with history lesson plans
  • Presidential Academy – Provides a 30-session course focusing on three major documents: The Declaration of Independence, The Gettysburg Address, MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech. From the website description, “Each session is made up of a set of readings, all linked from its blog post, and usually one lecture. Guiding questions and focus issues are at the foundation of each week’s study.”
  • Multimedia Resources – links to find archived videos and podcasts
  • Homeschool Resources – specifically gathered for the homeschool family, visitors will find.
  • Free Homeschool American History Curriculum – a free high-school level American History and Government curriculum focusing on primary documents. There is a sample of the curriculum to review and then a form to fill out to receive the curriculum by email.
  • Monthly Webinars – conversations focusing on the 50 Core American Documents
  • Classroom Webinars for Homeschool Co-ops – interactive webinars ideal for AP U.S. History or Government and Politics courses.
  • Saturday Webinars – monthly programs for those who want to know more about American history documents. These webinars are also archived making it a great anytime resource.
  • Documents Library – access to the over 23,000 primary documents on the site
  • 50 Core American Documents – a collection of the most important documents in American history and government with summaries, questions and links to related documents.

This site is a fantastic resource for your American history studies and well worth bookmarking.

Explore an Amazing Geography Resource

July 15th, 2021

Geographic.com – Geography Resources

(www.geographic.org/)

All Grades, with parental supervision

An archive of resources for learning about geography. Young children may enjoy aspects of this site with parental assistance.

When you get to the site, use the menu to explore these items:

  • Climate – Learn all about the climate and temperature of different countries, as well as the geological aspects that contribute to the climate
  • Flags – See the colorful flags of every country.
  • Maps – Get maps of the countries of the world, including population maps, world language maps, earthquake maps, time zone maps and more!
  • Countries – Learn about the history, population, geography, economy, transportation, communications, education, religion, government and military in every country. Find out which countries are the “greenest” and the most livable places on earth. (Much of the information at this site is from the CIA’s fact book.)
  • Geology – Explore a glossary of geologic vocabulary words and terms.

You’ll also find convenient country codes and airport codes here too.

Don’t miss reading the publication “Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins – Geography” that provides simple activities and ideas on how to teach geography to young children. The direct link to the publication is:

www.geographic.org/geography/learning.html

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