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U.S. History and Government Online Test
How much do YOU know? Take this online test provided by the INS, and see how well you know your United States History and government structure.  
download Adobe's Acrobat Reader The following materials are available in PDF format (requires FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader):
Immigration and Naturalization Service
http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/exec/natz/natztest.asp

Dateline Citizenship test
Try these U.S. History questions from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
MSNBC
http://www.msnbc.com/onair/nbc/dateline/citizenship/default.asp

Collaborative Study in American History
This site originated as an online study group and includes interactive features such as online quizzes (including essay tests), a terminology bank, historical document search, etc. and allows students to interact with teachers and other students in a collaborative effort to understand the various aspects of American history.
http://library.advanced.org//10335/

American History Quizzes
Dozens of challenging quizzes (with instant feedback) to test your knowledge of the major topics of study in A. P. American History. Also available:
European History Fact Sheets and Quizzes
Susan M. Pojer

U.S. History Interactive
Explore information about the states, biographies of presidents and other historical figures, literary works, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and other writings, play History Trivia, etc.   [Some pages open in a separate window.]
Bill Eberius
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/3048/roadmap.html

Test Your Knowledge of the Millennium
How much do you know about the past 1000 years? Try these 10 multiple-choice questions from Time.com; scoring displays correct/incorrect along with the original question and the correct answer. Also check out Time for Kids.
Time.com
http://www.time.com/time/reports/millennium/2000quiz.html

The History Place
Outstanding collection of resources on a wide variety of topics, including:
Also available: Tips for Writing History Papers in the Homework Help section.
The History Place
http://www.historyplace.com/

History Revisited
This site allows you to relive history by clicking on the timeline to get info about a specific moment in time.
History Revisited
http://www.hisrev.org/

The American Civil War Homepage
This award-winning site gathers the most useful electronic media about the American Civil War (1861-1865) and also shows the interconnections of the War's past with our present and future as a nation.
Dr. George H. Hoemann
http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/

TheHistoryNet
Explore the numerous areas of this site which features current and previous issues of more than a dozen different history magazines. Also provides an article index, interviews, eyewitness accounts, Today in History (you can even search for a specific day), etc.
TheHistoryNet / Cowles History Group, Inc.
http://www.thehistorynet.com/general/sitemap.htm

Longman's American History Site
These resources are intended to enrich and expand upon printed textbooks and provide a broad-based web reference for American history teachers and students. About Our New Books includes interactive practice tests, information about authors and book supplements. Other sections provide downloadable maps, material from primary sources, web-based research activities and reference links, etc.
Longman American History
http://longman.awl.com/history/home.htm

Brief History of the Holocaust
The USHMM has provided this summary as well as other Teaching Resources.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
http://www.ushmm.org/education/history.html

Holocaust Timeline
The History Place
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html

The Smithsonian Institution
Including:
The Smithsonian Institution
http://www.si.edu/

The United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change Web Site
It's History In your Pocket! Includes interesting facts and historical background about coins, including a tour of a mint. Site provides lesson plans, projects, etc. for teachers as well as Fun and Games for kids; an easy-to-use Sitemap is also available. Check out the info about the United States Mint 50 State Quarters™ program, and the Golden Dollar, too.
United States Mint
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/

Introduction to Criminal Justice
Slides and quizzes to help you learn about this important field. Includes the philosophy of law, the role of different institutions administering criminal justice, and the problems caused by crime in contemporary America. (Study the slides before trying the quizzes!)
ALLEN L. SETTLES / MID-PLAINS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
http://www.mpcc.cc.ne.us/cj/Intro_CJ_Page.html

The Headbone Derby
A fun, free, fascinating way to practice search skills. Work alone or with a team (you can even compete for prizes!!). Registration requires only selecting an ID and a password (more is required if you want to be eligible for prizes). Solve puzzles by locating specific facts online; cartoon format with materials designed to be accessible to those in middle school and up. Caution for older students and adults - don't be TOO LITERAL - go with the "obvious" answer!! Provides links to Yahoo! although you might rather use AltaVista (this link will provide a NEW WINDOW). Includes an Education Section with info for parents and teachers.
Headbone Interactive
http://www.headbone.com/derby/

eBUGS Adventures
Become a Net Detective and explore various times and places in history. (Registration is not required, but allows you to save scores and get listed in the Hall of Fame.)
ePLAY
http://www.eplay.com/current/ebugs/adv.adp

Mapit Zapit Game
Choose a map and level of difficulty, then ZAP the floating piece when it's exactly in position. You can even register and ePLAY will keep track of your scores!! Be patient while this Java applet downloads.
ePLAY
http://www.eplay.com/1999-01-09/mapit-zapit/

Map Game
Place the states on the map. This JavaScript game was written by Danny Goodman and requires a Java-enabled browser (at least MSIE-4 or Netscape-4).
Danny Goodman / DevShed.com ClipScripts
http://amby.com/educate/mapgame/

Tiger Map Server Browser
The Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system provides maps and specific info about localities in the United States based on Census data, as well as On-line Mapping, Cartographic and Geographic Resources.
U.S. Census Bureau
http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse-tbl

Test Your Geography Knowledge
Click on the correct ocean or continent. Other quizzes are available, including USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, etc.
Lyndsey's Mania
http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/worldquiz.html

Social Studies
This Teacher Activity Center provides grade-by-grade activities and includes: Outline Maps suitable for reproduction.
Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.
http://www.sbgschool.com/teacher_activities/social_studies/

How far is it?
Calculates the distance between any two places in the world based on the latitude and longitude. Maps and driving directions are also available.
Darrell Kindred
http://www.indo.com/distance/

Interactive Javascript Quizzes
Try these interactive JavaScript Quizzes and see how many YOU know!! Includes these in the area of Social Studies:
The Internet TESL Journal / JavaScript/HTML Template by Charles I. Kelly
http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/js/

Search for Places
Find info about Area Codes, Zip Codes, Maps, Census Info, etc. quickly. Amby Duncan-Carr
http://amby.com/tools/search.html#places

Geography: Where am I?
Explore world geography and follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to use online resources to find the latitude and longitude of a specific location on the Earth.
Bill Jordan, Instructor; Thomasville City Schools (Thomasville, GA)
http://home.rose.net/~webclass/lessons/assign20.html

Education Resources
A topic-by-topic breakdown of the best sites on the World Wide Web. Also available, a listing of education resources categorized by lifestage.
http://www.educationindex.com/education_resources.html

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