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updated June '17

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Art History and Artists for Kids
Ben Franklin
Betsy Ross
Biographies of Great African-Americans
Civil Rights for Kids
First Ladies of the United States of America - from
Inventors and Scientists
POTUS - Presidents of the United States
Presidents of the United States - from
Thomas Edison
Women in Aviation and Space History
Women Leaders
World Explorers
World Leaders


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globe and maps

National Geographic Bee:
Many fourth and fifth grade students at Parsley participate in the National Geographic Bee at Parsley which is usually held in January.  Students do not practice for the NGB in class, but here are topics students can study on their own to prepare for the bee. By use of web resources listed here in this Geography section and by using atlases, encyclopedias, books, maps, and globes, students can study the following:

  • US Geography:  location of states, states/capitals/cities, mountains and other land forms, islands, rivers, bordering oceans, climate, etc.
  • World Geography:  continents (names, sizes, bordering oceans, important events, people, heritage, and important places), hemispheres, rivers, oceans, etc.

For more information, visit: GeoBee Challenge

Maps & Globes

Education Place: Outline Maps

MAPS ETC (historic maps)
United States
North Carolina - About North Carolina
World - map games - Maps, landforms, and more
Online Map Puzzles - US and World
World Geography Games - links to many games
Geography Games
Capital Toss - from ABCYa
Geography Games - choose a tutorial or a game to test your knowledge
Geonet - This would be really good practice for the GeoBee
Geosense - Test your knowledge of world geography alone or against another online player.
Play Kids Games - scroll way down to see several Geography games
SpaceHopper -  Study the place shown in the photograph. Where is it on the big map?
Try interacting with the image or slideshow to look for more information and clues about the location.
Find the location on the map and click the red dot to make your choice, then check your answer.

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U.S. History
Animated Atlas - Growth of a Nation:  10 minute presentation illustrates the growth of the US from the original 13 states.
Inside the White House - history and trivia
World History
An interactive website designed specifically for students in grades K - 8. On you will find dozens of interactive games, activities, and worksheets that pinpoint essential skills.
This website has links to a variety of activities for pre-k to 12th grade.
Many fun learning "games" in many curriculum areas.
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These games are so fun, you'll forget you're learning! Try the GeoSpy!

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Look at the cool things you can do here:

Fun activities for language arts, math, social studies and science. You'll also find brainteasers for students in grades 3-8!

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Find resources by grade level and subject, including English, math, science, social studies, art, music, technology, foreign language, health and more.

U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal. This site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center. It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject. 


Do you like history, or just have to find information for a project? This is the site for you.
Didn't find what you were looking for?
Try this history site: 

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