Social Studies

  • American History Ideas

    • Follow the National Civil Rights Museum or Smithsonian Museum on Twitter, or go to either of their websites for tons of crazy good articles on American History.
    • Look for programs (your teacher will be on the lookout too!) on PBS, either on TV or on their website, covering a wide variety of topics related to American History
    • Check out a DVD from the library, such as Lincoln, or Selma
  • Brain Training Options for Social Studies

    • Hit You Tube’s Crash Course channel for videos that span all of the social studies courses
    • Try www.freerice.com to both learn about Geography (and lots of other academic topics, like foreign language, humanities, etc.), and earn rice for people suffering from hunger around the world
    • Visit www.quizlet.com for a huge variety of flash cards, pop quizzes, Apps and study games on almost every topic imaginable (Social Studies and just about every other course too!) 
  • World History ideas

    • Follow National Geographic on Twitter, or regularly choose articles from the actual magazine available in the Library.
    • Watch The History Channel on TV (if available), or online, for all kinds of great stories and documentaries on World History topics
    • Watch The National Geographic Channel on TV (if available), or online, for all kinds of great stories and documentaries on World History topics
  • Government/CWI Ideas

    • Visit www.whitehouse.gov
    • Follow CNN, FOX News, NBC News, ABC News, The New York Times, BBC News, The Seattle Times, The Renton Reporter or any other news organization on Twitter, or go to any of their websites, for a regular stream of interesting stories and investigations about current events.
    • Watch the local news (Channels 4, 5, 7 or 13) any afternoon or evening, of the national news (5:30 p.m. on ABC, 6 p.m. on NBC or CBS)
    • Go to www.news.Vice.com and watch any of the dozens of videos available for current stories on national or international events
Last Modified on December 26, 2017