Castle High School Library - Social Studies Links

General Links

AcademicINFO - Annotated subject guides for various Internet resources

Background Notes - Excellent U.S. State Department information on geographic entities and international organizations

Best History Web Sites - portal to annotated links to quality history web sites and teacher resources

Chiefs-of-State - Chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments

Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia -  Outstanding reference work features 17,000 articles with 
more than 170,000 links to other resources on the Web

Conversations with History - Produced by the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and features interviews with over 150 distinguished men and women.

Discovery Channel - TV schedule, themes, lesson plans

European Governments Online - For the fifteen EU member states, the site provides annotated links to the executive branch, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and sometimes other important national civil service sites, as well as several unannotated links to other governmental bodies.

FirstGov - Official website for searching the U. S. Government

Fedstats - More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. This site  provides easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

History Channel - Click here to search for any topic in history-decades, etc.

History Place - excellent resource for teachers and students

Holocaust - Reflections on the Holocaust - a thorough, inclusive and well-organized site

Hurisearch - human rights search engine over 5,000 human rights websites

PeopleSpot - Records, statistics, opinions, reference tools, biographies, service organizations and more.

Schindler's List Teaching Guide

Southwest Indiana Development Council - Statistical data for eleven southwest Indiana counties

Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History - Teacher website has a table of contents with a plethora of sites by subject, topic and era.

THOMAS - The Library of Congress - Legislative information

U.S. Census Bureau - Population, vital statistics, elections, nutrition, energy, transportation and more

Virtual Religion Index - Rutgers University Religion Department

Countries/Maps/Facts/Statistics

A+ Country Reports - Information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics plus audio clips of national anthems and links to current weather reports

Anthems, Flags, Maps, and Nations of the World

Atlapedia - Statistics and key facts on countries of the world as well as full color physical and political maps

CIA World Factbook - Geography, population and demographics, government, economy, communications infrastructure, transportation systems, military strength, and transnational issues

Geography - Countries, maps, cultures, blank maps, statistics

United Nations Cyber School Bus - global teaching and learning project

Library of Congress Maps and Geography 

National Geographic Map Machine - Political/satellite maps, thematic maps, and printable maps

States and Capitals - State and county information, vital records, public records, and more

U. S. Gazatteer - Obtain census data from the1990 census

VGSBooks - database with links that provide information on world nations: facts, statistics, maps, photographs, audio versions of national anthems, history, government, demographics, economics, tourism and geography. A great resource for reports or projects.

 

U. S. History        

Civil Rights James Earl Chaney

Civil Rights Movement Timeline

Civil Rights - National Park Service site

Civil Rights PBS Eyes on the Prize

Civil Rights - FacingHistory.org

Civil Rights - NAACP - 100 years of history

Civil Rights - Rosa Parks Legacy

Civil Rights - StreetLaw.org

Lewis and Clark: Native Americans - PBS Online site with links to native American sites plus more

U.S. Presidents - The Miller Center University of Virginia

U.S. States - Official webpage for 50 states from Global

World War I Posters - Special Collections Department at Georgetown University

Civil War

American Civil War

Abraham Lincoln Online

American Memory Collections

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

History Channel

History Place

History Net

Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War

United States Civil War Center

Underground Railroad

Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

1920s

American Memory - The Library of Congress - search by topic or collection - Primary Source Set

Best of History Websites - The Roaring 20s

The History Channel - The Roaring Twenties - search by topic with in categories: people and groups, themes, events, and related topics

Only Yesterday by Frederick Lewis Allen - Considered a classic and first published in 1931, this books remains "a vibrant social history that is unparalleled in scope and accuracy". You may select and read chapters on specific topics.

The Lawless Decade: a Pictoral History of the Roaring Twentiesby Paul Sann - Thsi online version has lots of images and audio of music from the 1920s. All material is copyrighted and may not be used without permission (go to Epilogue and click on "contact" to request permission to use by emailing Howard V. Sann)

Teacher OZ - 20th Century- click on the bookmark for "The Roaring Twenties" - here you will find a long list of links on specific topics (some links are dead but keep searching)

 


World History   

European Exploration and Settlement of the New World - charts, timelines, general information      

Ancient History

Ancient Civilizations

Middle Ages

British History - Kings and Queens through time

Middle Ages: Religion - An Annenberg/CPB project - What was it like to live in the Middle Ages

Netserf - Medieval resources

Web Gallery of Art - European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1750 with biographies of significant artists

 

Supreme Court and State Courts Links  

USSC official website

C-Span  

Findlaw  - browse legal information    

Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court - Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society                           

LII and Hermes Collection - LII Hermes Collection of Current Decisions (1990-present) from Cornell University                             

OYEZ USSC media - look up cases

 

Economics                                                               

Big Charts Historical Quotes - Enter symbol and click Historical Quotes

Federal Reserve Today - Monetary policy, structure, and history of the Federal Reserve Bank

Hoover's Online - Company Profiles, Stock quotes, etc

Indiana Stock Market Simulation

Yahoo Finance - Stock quotes, closing prices, tract entire portfolio plus more

 

Government

Charters of Freedom - founding documents of the American Republic such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Magna Carta of 1215

Founding Fathers - brief biographies of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention

FirstGov - Official website for searching the U. S. Government

National Archives

THOMAS - Legislative information on the Internet

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

U. S. House of Representatives

8th district Congressman - Congressman Larry Buschon (R)– official site

U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D- IN) official site

U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) official site

Indiana General Assembly

Indiana State Senator 48 – current senator Lindel Hume (D)

Indiana State Senator 50 - Vaneta Becker (R)

Indiana State Representative 75 - Ron Bacon (R) Indiana General Assembly member site

Indiana State Representative 78 - Holly Sullivan (R) Indiana General Assembly member site

Stats Indiana - the statistical data utility for the State of Indiana - developed and maintained by the Indiana Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business

The Whitehouse

Political Parties

Democratic Party - national party

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D- IN) official site

Indiana Democratic Party

Republican Party - national party

U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) official site

Indiana Republican Party

Warrick County Government website

Election 2014

Candidate list - see who is on the ballot for Election 2014

Indiana House district map

Indiana Senate district map

U.S. Congressional districts map

Project VoteSmart - look up your representatives to learn about them, their views, voting records and who is funding their campaigns

Register to Vote online - deadline for November election Oct. 6, 2014

8th district Congressman - Congressman Larry Buschon (R)– official site

running against Buschon is Tom Spangler (D) and Andrew Horning (L)- Libertarian - however, he is not listed on the Warrick County Election Office list of candidates running for office

Indiana State Senator 48 – current senator Lindel Hume (D)

running for senate seat 48th district are: Mark Messmer (R) and Larry Vollmer (D)

Indiana State Representative 75 - Ron Bacon (R) Indiana General Assembly member site and Ron Bacon 2014 Campaign site

running against Bacon is Steve Spinks (D) - have not found a website

Indiana State Representative 78 - Holly Sullivan (R) Indiana General Assembly member site

running against Sullivan is Stephen R. Melcher (D)

Disasters

Great Disasters - Links from Infoplease Almanac for a variety of disasters such as storms, earthquakes, nuclear power, floods, fires, shipwrecks, airplane crashes, railroad accidents, and oil spills

Major Commerical Airline Disasters

Disasters - U. S. weather disasters from 1980-1998

The Great Chicago Fire - Exhibition created by the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University

Meltdown at Three Mile Island - Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania nuclear reactor meltdown disaster in 1979

 

Decades

History Channel - Search for any topic in history-decades, etc.

20th Century Decades - Click a decade link for a list of selected links.

 

Indiana

Indiana Department of Education - Numerous links to Indiana education sites

Indiana General Assembly

Southwest Indiana Development Council - Statistical data for eleven southwest Indiana counties