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Updated by Moriah Carnahan on Jan 24, 2015
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History
In this website students can read interesting articles about history from National Geographic Kids. I think that kids from 2nd to 6th grade could enjoy exploring this website.
America's Story from America's Library
In this website, kids can explore U.S. history using primary sources from the Library of Congress. Kids can discover America's Story, meet amazing Americans, and explore the states. The site also has songs, movies, quizzes and short stories about American history. I think that this site could be used anywhere from 1st to 6th grade.
The 1900 House
This website allows students to take a virtual tour of a house at the turn of the century. Students can learn all kinds of neat facts about what it was like to live in the Victorian Era. I think this would be good for students from 4th to the 6th grade.
The First Thanksgiving Student Activities for Grades PreK-12 | Scholastic.com
Students can explore this website and find out how the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans celebrated the first Thanksgiving together at Plymouth Plantation. There are also lots of thanksgiving activities, resources, lesson plans, and teaching ideas about the voyage of the Mayflower, the daily life of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag, and the first Thanksgiving feast. This website could be great for students from 2nd to 6th grade.
BBC - History For Kids
In this website kids can discover ancient people and places, and fascinating facts by exploring this interactive website. Students from 3rd to 6th grade would really enjoy this website.
BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Iron Age Life
In this game students can learn about how to keep warm, fed and clothed in the Iron age. This game would be great for 6th graders.
Smithsonian Education - IdeaLabs: Digging for Answers
In this game, students knowledge of history is tested. If they don't know the answer they are given the opportunity to find it on the Smithsonian website. I think this game would be great for 5th and 6th graders.
Liberty's Kids . Fun & Games
I loved this show as a kid so hopefully students will enjoy playing these games. In one game called Mystery guest students have to use the clues to guess the famous person from the American revolution. These games would be great for students from 3rd to 6th grade.
Pyramid Challenge
In this game students will journey back four and a half thousand years to Egypt's Old Kingdom, to the Pyramid Age. They take on the role of vizier and they have to build the king's pyramid. I think this game would be fun for 5th or 6th graders.
Colonial Williamsburg - Kids - Games & Activities - Mr. Jefferson's Mystery Maze
In this game students travel through the maze collecting clues and using them to answer questions. It will help students learn vocabulary from colonial times. I had fun playing it : ) I think that this might be fun for kids from the 4th to the 5th grade.