Social Studies Resources

News Resources

For current events and recent news articles, visit Ms. Brown's Pageflakes
For a constantly changing news feed, visit Newsmap
Student Daily News
The Economist
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal

General Social Studies Resources

C.I.A. World Factbook - Includes background information and national statistics for all countries.
The History Channel
Hypertext on American History
Modern History Sourcebook
Smithsonian Institution
Center for History and New Media
LIFE Magazine Image Archives Online

The mapping tool below allows you to watch countries and states resize and reposition to represent data on a wide variety of topics:

Civics and Government Resources

American Bar Association
The American Presidency
Avalon Project at Yale Law School
C-SPAN in the Classroom
EASE History
Justice Learning: Civic Education in the Real World
Our Courts - Created by Chief Justice O'Connor

Economics Resources

Federal Bank of Philadelphia - Economic data on the regional economy.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Includes information on new U.S. currency.
Congressional Budget Office - Provides future budget projections and economic forecasts.
CPI Inflation Calculator
Debt to the Penny - Shows the total public debt outstanding.
Economic Time Series Page
Federal Reserve - Includes information on the Fed, Monetary Policy, interest rates, and much more!
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - Research and data for our local economy
Federal Reserve Education
Financial Calculators
Living Wage Calculator - Estimates the cost of living in any region/area of the U.S.
New York Stock Exchange - Helpful resource for the Stock Market Research Project.
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis - Includes information in GDP.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Includes data and statistics for unemployment, GDP, and inflation.
U.S. Census Bureau - Includes a Population Clock.
Wall Street Journal Student Classroom
Yahoo! Finance - Helpful resource for the Stock Market Research Project.
Young Americans Center for Financial Education