Social Studies

Professional Resources


American Association for State and Local History
The American Association for State and Local History provides leadership, service, and support for its members, who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American Society.
Association of American Geographers
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) is a scientific and educational society founded in 1904. Its 6,500 members share interests in the theory, methods, and the practice of geography.
Economics America
A nationwide, comprehensive program for economic education in America's schools.
Human Rights Resource Center
The Human Rights Resource Center makes excellent HRE resources produced by non-profit organizations and independent publishers accessible to all. These resources include more than 50 curricula, guides, videos, documents, and other educational aids.
National Center for History in the Schools
Numerous resources for teachers: complete lesson plans, unit objectives matched to history standards, and reproducible primary sources.
National Council for Geographic Education
The National Council for Geographic Education works to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning.
National Council for History Education
The National Council for History Education is dedicated to promoting the importance of history in schools and in society. NCHE links history in the schools with many activities sponsored by state and local organizations.
National Council for the Social Studies
An information service for educators. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.
National Council on Economic Education
The NCEE is a unique nonprofit partnership of leaders in education, business and labor devoted to helping youngsters learn to think, to choose and to function in a changing global economy
Organization of American Historians
The Organization of American Historians, founded in 1907 as the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, is the largest professional organization for the investigation, study and teaching of American History.

Florida Colleges

University of Florida - History Department
Florida A & M University - Department of History, Political Science, African-American Studies, Public Mangagement, and Geography
Florida International University - College of Arts & Science
Florida State University - College of Arts & Science
University of North Florida-College of Arts&Sciences
University of South Florida-Department of History
University of West Florida-Department of History

Professional Development

Teaching Content With Online Lesson Formats
A collaboration of useful links for professional development in the area of social studies.
The USOE Social Studies Homepage
This site contains information about social studies core curriculum, grade level lesson plans and materials, upcoming events and inservice possibilities. You will also find web links to relevant classroom curriculum and materials.


American Fact Finder
Hosted by the US Census Bureau, this is a source for housing, economic and geographic data.
Central Intelligence Agency
Factbook on intelligence, maps, names of foreign government officials, and other CIA information.
The web site is a gateway to government information.
First Gov for Kids
This site provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.
Library of Congress
Online words, pictures and sounds from the Library of Congress.
US Department of the Treasury
The Treasury's Learning Vault, where students can learn all about the history of the Treasury Department, its role in the Federal government, and its mission to serve people.
US National Archives&Records Administration
NARA, an independent Federal agency, is America's national recordkeeper.
The Whitehouse
The official Whitehouse site.