Social Studies

Resources about historical and current events, social issues, historical figures, and data about countries and states.

Biography in Context
Biographical information on people from history and today.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
A selection of primary sources from ProQuest. 

Britannica Student Encyclopedia

Information about countries and states including flags, photographs, videos, and data tables.

Interesting news articles for kids made for free throughout the public health crisis by the Washington State Library. Available in English and Spanish! Read out loud, read along, vocabulary games and lists!

History Study Center
Information about global history covering ancient times to the present. Includes images, primary sources, study units, and videos. 

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The Kid Should See This 
4,500 kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home. Selections are grown-up-friendly, too.

Knowledge Encyclopedia

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Information from many points of view (pro and con) about social issues and current events.

Primarily Washington lets you explore the Pacific Northwest and illustrates how Washington became a state with old maps, pictures, and other primary sources.