Grades 9 - 12 Social Studies Websites


AP Resources

  • AP Central Course Home Page Here you will find teaching tips, information, resources, and other helpful content for every AP course.
  • Traditions an Encounters (AP World History Text Companion Site for instructors and students)
  • Bridging World History: Professional development and classroom materials to support the study of world history. Bridging World History is organized into 26 thematic units.  Videos, an audio glossary and a thematically-organized interactive. along a chronological thread. Materials include videos, an audio glossary and a thematically-organized interactive.
  • American Pageant A History of the Republic (AP U.S. History Adoption) Student and Teacher Resources




Government Modern World History

U.S. History


  • Pursuing American Ideals (Our Adopted U.S. History Text) - Companion site that includes technology support, enrichment resources, and discussion groups.
  • The American Pageant: A History of the Republic (AP U.S. History Adoption) Student and Teacher Resources
  • The Authentic History Center
    Primary Sources from American Popular Culture.
  • Great Debates in American History: The Great Debates feature consists of 12 debates, one for every unit of the text. Each of these debates contains an introduction that states the topic of the debate, examines the background of this issue, provides information about both the readings and the debaters, and discusses the debate topic from a contemporary perspective.
  • Oregon, Life on the Home Front
    Welcome to Life on the Home Front, an exhibit and learning resource exploring the experiences of Oregonians in World War II.
  • Dr. Seuss Goes to War
    A catalog of political cartoons by Dr. Seuse.
  • Angel Island Immigration Foundation
    The immigration experience is a common thread binding the histories of most Americans.
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a growing variety of resources to assist teachers and students.
  • Picturing Modern America
    Historical thinking exercises for middle and high school students. Practice doing history the way historians do.
  • History Matters
    History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers.
  • Teaching About Japanese American Internment
    A 3-week integrated language arts and history unit developed by Marilyn and Dave Forrest from James Logan High School in the Bay Area.
  • Teaching About Jazz Resources
    Links to numerous related sites, etc.
  • American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920
    From the Library of Congress, this site comprises 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors.
  • Historic maps in K-12 Classrooms
    This resource for K-12 teachers and students developed by the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography.
  • American Rhetoric
    Index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
  • The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2004 is an exhibition featuring more than 250 campaign commercials from every presidential election since 1952.
Primary Sources and Analysis Geography Resources
  • Perry-Castañeda Library
    Very Comprehensive map collection.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    All the U.S. Demographic data you need.
  • Oregon Geographic Alliance
    Teacher institutes, great teacher produced lessons and more.
    This is a great resource to find out almost anything about Portland human geography. Crime rates, individual crimes, property values, and more.
  • Gapminder
    Take a look. Great graphic and cartographic representations of global demographic data.
  • Maps of War
    These animated maps are fantastic. Not just about war, these maps will captivate students and teachers.
General Resources