These are websites that have been vetted by ETC for their privacy policy. At minimum, each site has a free component without needing an account.
These websites are not managed by MCOE.

Annenberg Classroom

Free classroom resources for teaching the Constitution.

Smithsonian's History Explorer

Hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.


Newsela is an instructional content tool that allows teachers to find articles with appropriate reading levels for their students. Newsela articles also feature questions and writing prompts that align with common core standards.

America's Library

Explore U.S. history using primary sources from the Library of Congress.

PBS Road to Revolution

Quiz of the American Revolution.

PBS Colonies

Don’t just learn civics, play civics.

British Museum - Ancient Egypt

Comprehension and deep history of the Egyptians.

Ben's Guide

Designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government.

Civil War 1863

Everything you could ever know about the Civil War.

National Geographic Wild

Featuring the best animal stories and photographs, as well as characters from the television channel.

Digital History

A dynamic, database-driven website that harnesses technology to enhance the learning of U.S. history.

Google Art & Culture Historical Events

Link to Google Art and Culture’s Historical Events.

Historical Scene Investigation

Designed for social studies teachers who want to bring primary sources into their classroom.

The History Cat

Purrrfecting the History Classroom.

Scholastic History Mystery

Become a history investigator by solving clues.

History World

HistoryWorld’s aim is to make world history more easily accessible through interactive narratives and timelines.


Don’t just learn civics, play civics.

Library of Congress

Offers materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources.

National Archives

Nation’s record keeper of all documents and materials created by the U.S. Government.

American History

National Museum of American History.

Social Studies for Kids

A site with articles, subjects, and tons of links for all subjects of social studies.

Library of Congress

Offers materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources.

National Archives

Trustworthy K-4 news site from the Smithsonian.

Branches of Government

Learn the structure of the U.S. Government.

US History

Thousands of individual pages covering all aspects of U.S. History

Early America

Covers many important milestone of Early American History.

Studies Weekly

Studies Weekly is a customized, standards-based core curriculum founded on deep learning strategies that increase student knowledge and skills in Social Studies, Science, and Well-Being.
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