Piedmont High School : Achieve the Honorable

Social Studies Resources

  1. Country Info
  2. Census & Statistics
  3. Legal Sites
  4. Government
  5. U.S. History and Current Issues
  6. World History
  7. Maps
  8. Economics

Country Info

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Census & Statistics

  • U.S. Census Bureau
    Information from the 2000 Census.
  • FedStats
    A gateway to statistics from over 100 federal agencies.
  • Counting California
    Searchable census information about California. City information. Includes Statistical Abstract of California.
  • University of Michigan Documents
    Center Links to statistics on government, eduction, employment, demographics, labor, science, and more.
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  • THOMAS—U.S. Congress on the Internet
    Provides the text of all bills introduced since 1992 and full-text and key-word searching Congressional Record. Links to Representatives and Senators.
  • Federal Consumer Information Center
    A national contact center for all types of government information including social security, federal loans and grants, the U.S. Congress, government publications, the Draft and much more. You can even order a flag!
  • C-SPAN—Congressional Information Center
    Information on elected officials, issues and legislation, elections and a media guide.
  • USA.Gov
    The official gateway to U.S. government information—excellent information.


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U.S. History and Current Issues

  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook
    Hundreds of links to web pages arranged by eras, topics in history, events, and areas of the world.
  • American Memory Project
    American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from 100 historical collections of the Library of Congress.
  • Documents in the News
    Searchable database of primary source documents important to stories in the news since 1995. Includes government reports, legislation, court decisions, news articles, statistics, and more. If a story was newsworthy, back-up documents may be here.
  • The History Place
    An online museum of exhibits related to history including photos, timelines, and other information.
  • Encyclopedia Smithsonian: American History Timeline
    Spanning Native American cultures to the end of the 20th century.
  • JARDA—Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive.
    Pictures, diaries, oral histories from many viewpoints. Many unique images.
  • Free Speech Movement
    Student protest at UC Berkeley in the mid 1960’s. Includes chronology, text documents, video and sound.
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World History

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  • Map Collection
    From the University of Texas at Austin, a comprehensive collection of world maps.
  • Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century
    An interactive atlas and map collection of trends and events in world history. Includes statistics from wars, population, awards, systems of government, and much more.
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