Curriculum Resources: History, Geography & Social Studies

General Resources

  • American Memory – The Library of Congress’ digital collection of to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience
  • DocsTeach – Thousands of primary sources and ready-to-use tools from the National Archives
  • Encyclopedia Mythica – Online encyclopedia covering mythology, folklore and religion
  • History Channel Classroom – Curriculum resources for middle and high school teachers
  • Library of Congress: Teachers – Classroom materials, lesson plans and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections
  • Mapping History – Provides interactive representations of American, European, Latin American and African historical events
  • National Geographic Education – Free geography, science, and social studies content resources for K-12 educators, learners, and families
  • Rick Steve’s Classroom Europe – Over 100 free segments (most are under 10 minutes in length) introduce students to European history, culture and art.
  • Smithsonian Education: Heritage Teaching Resources – Thematically arranged teaching resources from across the Smithsonian
  • Teaching with Historic Places – Uses properties listed in the National Park Service’s register to enliven history, social studies, geography and civics


Civics Education

  • Center for Civic Education – Curriculum resources and a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history