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Social Studies Help for Grades K-6

Looking for information on Social Studies topics?  Check out these online sources.

  • Daily Life through History (Available in library only) An electronic encyclopedia of images, articles, and timelines, which explore how earlier people lived around the world. (Recommended for middle and high school students.)

  • Online Library of Liberty Over 4,000 years of historical documents related to liberty and freedom, as well as lots of primary sources related to social studies and humanities. Glossaries, booklists, and teacher/student resources included. (Sponsored by The Liberty Fund.)

  • New York Times "All the news that's fit to print" since 1851. And the chance to "ask a reporter" about the news of the day.

  • Time for KidsIncludes a little bit of everything - the current issue of TIME written for 3 different reading levels (K-1, 2-3 & 4-6) and links to faraway places, and social studies homework help.

  • National Geographic for Kids Browse the stories or seach for information on a particular place. Lots of good archaeology stories.
  • For websites on Michigan, U.S., & World History resources



    Michigan    |     United States     |     World

    saultStMarie Michigan History
    Michigan Symbols Learn about the state's flower, bird, gem, tree, animal and more.
    Important DatesGet a brief history of Michigan by learning about 16 important dates.


  • Michigan has cool facts about all 50 states. Check out famous people from Michigan, music, recipes and more.
  • Michigan Maps Check out Michigan History Magazine in the library. Back issues can be taken home for one week. Or check out Michigan History online.

    US History

  • America's Story
  • Library of Congress site features biographies, exploring the states, and information about events that happened on specific dates during the year.

  • African-American history books at the library
  • Native-American history resources at the library

  • Online Library of Liberty Copies of original documents, such as Thomas Paine's Common Sense. Includes reading lists, teacher resources and a wealth of information for students in 5th grade through college. (Sponsored by The Liberty Fund.)

  • Ben Franklin & US Government US government site organized by grade level. History and civics.
  • Interactive US History Map Travel across the country and across time to experience life as a Native American, a colonist, or a settler.
  • Erie Canal Maps,That song about My gal, Sal,and diagrams of boats used on the canal.
  • Discover Lewis and Clark Discover Native American life, trace the route of the expedition and much more.



  • Life in the Middle Ages

  • Life in the Renaissance

  • Ancient Egypt Timeline


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