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Social Studies


Around the World

CIA World Factbook

GeoBee Challenge

GeoHive: Global Statistics

National Geographic Map Machine

National Geographic Kids: People & Places

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

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Blast from the Past

Ancient Egypt Webquest
Learn about Ancient Egyptian daily life, Egyptian mummies, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, King Tut (Tutankhamen), Egyptian games, and Archeology.

At the Tomb of Tutankhamen

Awesome Stories
Read the story of people and events that have shaped our world and access video and audio clips, images, and documents. For full access, use bullitt1 as your User ID and Password.

Civil War Photographs   

Empires Past
A comprehensive resource on ancient empires.

History of Costume
Plates of the book by the same name, originally published between 1861 and 1880.

Secrets of the Lost Empires: Medieval Siege
Learn about life in medieval castles and how to operate a catapult.

Today in History
Explore famous events and birthdays. Site has a fully searchable archive.

Underground Railroad
An interactive site from National Geographic.

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People and Cultures

America's Story from the Library of Congress

Biography.com
Particularly strong on contemporary personalities and entertainers.

Native American Cultures
This project explores ancient and modern-day Native American cultures of New Mexico, Utah, and Washington. Presented by Scholastic.

Omnibiography.com
Info on over 110,000 important people from antiquity to the present.

Presidents of the United States
Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents.

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Government

Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids
Information and activities specifically tailored for educators, parents, and students in K-12. These resources teach students about our government and how it works.

Election 2008

FirstGov for Kids
Links to kids pages in many different federal government departments.

How Laws Are Made

Kentucky Legislature Kids' Site

Kids.gov
Official kids' portal for the U.S. government

Presidential and Parliamentary Government
What are some of the differences between a parliamentary and constitutional government? Presented by Scholastic.

Symbols of US Government (Statues, the Flag, Songs and more)

State Information & Links (50states.com)

Stately Knowledge: Facts About the United States
Facts about the States from the Internet Public Library.

United Nations Cyber School Bus

US Census Bureau Kids' Corner

White House 101

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Holidays & Observances

Chase's Calendar of Annual Events
A listing of holidays and observances for each month. For more complete information, check for availability of the print version at your Bullitt County Library location.

Bizarre American Holidays

Food Holidays

Health Related Observances  and More Health Related Observances

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last updated 2/24/09