Fourth Grade Social Studies


Ellis Island This official site offers what it was like for immigrants, a timeline and a way to search for ancestors.

History Channel - Ellis Island Watch videos, read the history and learn fun trivia about an immigrant's first stop on this History Channel site.

Journey's End You are the immigrant in this interactive tour of Ellis Island.

New Americans What is it like to leave your country and move to America? Find out on this PBS site.

National Park Service - Ellis Island Read a short history of Ellis Island and the immigrant's experience.

New York

Native Americans Libguide A collection of multimedia resources to support further exploration of Native American culture.

Erie Canal Learn the history and culture surrounding this canal in New York State.

The Erie Canal: A Journey Through History Go back in time and take a tour of this famous canal.

The Erie Canal - Locks Find out how locks work on the Erie Canal.

The History Place - Child Labor in America Photos of children and their worksites illustrate this site about child labor in America between 1908 to 1912.

New York: Facts, Map & State Symbols Get fast facts on this Enchanted Learning site. Includes maps to print out and geography quizzes.

New York State Fun Things to Do Here are some fun activities made by New York's Department of State.

New York State Find out all you need to know about New York State in this web encyclopedia article.

NY State: What Do You Want to Know? Use this site to go to other sites about NY State government, facts, history, famous people and tourism.

New York Underground Find out what is hidden underground in the Big Apple by taking a virtual trip.

NuWeb:NY Click on a city and find information about what is happening in that city or town.

Spotlight on New York An interactive eBook collection all about New York.

Colonial America

The Colonial House Find out what it was really like to live in colonial times.

Colonial Williamsburg Discover 18th century Williamsburg through virtual tours, slide shows, and more.

Liberty Kids Find out what life was like in Colonial times.

Plimoth Plantation Learn what really went on during the first Thanksgiving at Plimoth.

Thanksgiving A great resource to use when learning about Thanksgiving.

African American History

African American Profiles Find biographies of many prominent African Americans.

Black History Month Discover facts about notable African Americans.

Celebrate Black History Month This site, sponsored by The History Channel, has biographies of many famous African Americans.

Prominent African Americans Find biographies of famous African Americans.

Time for Kids Black History Month Discover all about Black History through timelines, games and much more!

Women's History

Celebrate Women's History Month Discover facts about notable women in history

Time for Kids Women's History Month Discover all about Women's History through timelines, games and much more!

Women's History Month Great resource for Women's History