History, Social Studies, and Civics

PBS Learning: Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more.

  • Discovery Education:Social Studies Techbook - Understand the past. Question the present.
  • Khan Academy: You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home
  • CK-12: The smarter way to learn social studies!
  • Ben's Guide to the US Government: Learning adventures and games to learn about the US government.(Grades K - 12).
  • NEWSELA: High quality social studies content for everyone.
  • iCivics: iCivics offers free, engaging civics content, including lesson plans and games for students to play digitally, content about media literacy, and Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. Government and Politics prep.
  • EVERFI: Offers interactive financial literacy and social and emotional learning lessons. They have a bank of free digital lessons that can be accessed by registering as a student or a teacher.
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: This website is geared specifically at preparing AP U.S. History students virtually. It includes primary sources, essays, videos, and study guides aligned with the AP curriculum.
  • National Constitution Center: In addition to the interactive Constitution tool, they host several educational resources and games.
  • Stanford History Education Group: The Reading Like a Historian curriculum is free with registration and offers ready-to-go lessons on world and U.S. history based on primary source investigations.
  • Library of Congress: The largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.The Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual and creative endeavors. Whether you are new to the Library of Congress or an experienced researcher, we have a world-class staff ready to assist you online and in person.
  • Digital Public Library of America: connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.