RESOURCES–SOCIAL STUDIES AND CIVICS
Produced by the Federal Trade Commission, the interactive games on this site teaches kids how to identify advertising and understand both their explicit and implicit meanings and influences.
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
Kids aged 4-14 years and up can learn about our government, how laws are made and elections work, Ben Franklin’s life, and the importance of historical documents; and play related games.
Biz Kids provides resources that teach the basics of financial literacy.
The Bradshaw Foundation’s website features links to fascinating archaeological and anthropological information on rock art and other ancient discoveries.
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data, maps, and flags of all the countries in the world.
FBI Cyber Safety
The FBI-SOS website features six islands—one for each grade level—with age appropriate games, videos, and other interactive materials in various portals. The site covers such topics as cell phone safety, the protection of personal information, password strength, instant messaging, social networking, and online gaming safety. The videos include real-life stories of kids who have faced cyber bullies and online predators.
ICivics allows kids to explore the fundamental concepts and responsibilities of representative democracy through games. Debate a political issue, be president for a day, or just cast your vote in an election….all from the comfort of your home computer!
USA.gov for Kids
A kids’ portal to the U.S. government, this site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center. It provides links to Federal kids sites along with kids sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.