Social Science Tools
These sites focus on social science tools. Some sites allow you to create and draw maps. Others have statistics, timelines, surveys, and documents.
Use these digital resources to create a time line; includes up to 9 events of your choice.
Design surveys, forms, polls and feedback forms.
National Geographic Xpeditions
This is an interactive site with 600 maps. Just click to a state, country, or continent and print out the page.
National Geographic: Map Machine
Students can find nearly any place on earth in interactive or printable maps. This site provides political maps, physical maps, topographical maps, thematic maps, country profiles, and more. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site has more than 3,000 years of historic information placed on interactive timelines. Follow the site's directions to choose people, events, history, and more. A timeline with links will appear. Information on the links will pop up in a right.
U.S. Historical Documents
This is a chronological listing of more than 100 documents, maps, and speeches from history.
The World Factbook
This site is contains accurate, authoritative information on the countries of the world. Here you can view pictures of maps, flags, and statistics of countries around the world. Select "Country Listings" and choose a country.
U. S. Census Factfinder
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts many censuses and surveys, including the well known decennial survey taken every ten years. The FactFinder organizes and displays the results from these surveys in various table and map formats. Students and teachers can find information on population, housing, economics, and more.
U.S. Gazetteer; U.S. Census Bureau
Type in a city and state or zip code and view some statistics on the place, or use the link to the Tiger Map Server to find a state and county. Then click on the map link and view and change the map settings of that place.
National Archives: Historical Documents
The National Archives provide access to the records of the Federal Government. This site contains many interactive features and students can view most documents as they appear in real life. NOTE: Some of these high-resolution images are large PDF files that may take a moment to download.