Castle High School Library - Social Studies Links

General Links

AcademicINFO - Annotated subject guides for various Internet resources

Background Notes - Excellent U.S. State Department information on geographic entities and international organizations

Best History Web Sites - portal to annotated links to quality history web sites and teacher resources

Chiefs-of-State - Chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments

CNN Student News

Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia -  Outstanding reference work features 17,000 articles with 
more than 170,000 links to other resources on the Web

Conversations with History - Produced by the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and features interviews with over 150 distinguished men and women.

Discovery Channel - TV schedule, themes, lesson plans

European Governments Online - For the fifteen EU member states, the site provides annotated links to the executive branch, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and sometimes other important national civil service sites, as well as several unannotated links to other governmental bodies.

FirstGov - Official website for searching the U. S. Government

Fedstats - More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. This site  provides easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

History Channel - Click here to search for any topic in history-decades, etc.

History Place - excellent resource for teachers and students

Holocaust - Reflections on the Holocaust - a thorough, inclusive and well-organized site

Hurisearch - human rights search engine over 5,000 human rights websites

PeopleSpot - Records, statistics, opinions, reference tools, biographies, service organizations and more.

Schindler's List Teaching Guide

Southwest Indiana Development Council - Statistical data for eleven southwest Indiana counties

Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History - Teacher website has a table of contents with a plethora of sites by subject, topic and era.

THOMAS - The Library of Congress - Legislative information

U.S. Census Bureau - Population, vital statistics, elections, nutrition, energy, transportation and more

Virtual Religion Index - Rutgers University Religion Department


A+ Country Reports - Information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics plus audio clips of national anthems and links to current weather reports

Anthems, Flags, Maps, and Nations of the World

Atlapedia - Statistics and key facts on countries of the world as well as full color physical and political maps

CIA World Factbook - Geography, population and demographics, government, economy, communications infrastructure, transportation systems, military strength, and transnational issues

Geography - Countries, maps, cultures, blank maps, statistics

United Nations Cyber School Bus - global teaching and learning project

Library of Congress Maps and Geography 

National Geographic Map Machine - Political/satellite maps, thematic maps, and printable maps

States and Capitals - State and county information, vital records, public records, and more

U. S. Gazatteer - Obtain census data from the1990 census

VGSBooks - database with links that provide information on world nations: facts, statistics, maps, photographs, audio versions of national anthems, history, government, demographics, economics, tourism and geography. A great resource for reports or projects.


Brookings Institute

Charlie Rose - watch videos and episodes on various topics - search by person, topic or year

Chicago Sun Times


CNN Student News

The Economist

Face the Nation

Frontline - investigative journalism - watch episodes

The Huffington Post

Independent Lens - original documentaries made by the best Independent filmakers

Indianapolis Star

Indiana Public Media

Kaiser Health News

Layfayette Journal and Courier (Indiana)

Meet the Press


New York Times

National Public Radio

PBS Newshour

Public Radio International Public Radio International (PRI) is a global non-profit media company focused on the intersection of journalism and engagement to effect positive change in people’s lives.



U.S. News and World Report

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

WFYI Indianapolis

U. S. History     

American Experience - "TV's most- watched   history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

Civil Rights James Earl Chaney

Civil Rights Movement Timeline

Civil Rights - National Park Service site

Civil Rights PBS Eyes on the Prize

Civil Rights -

Civil Rights - NAACP - 100 years of history

Civil Rights - Rosa Parks Legacy

Civil Rights -

Crash Course U. S. History - via Indiana Public Broadcasting Station - PBS LearningMedia

Lewis and Clark: Native Americans - PBS Online site with links to native American sites plus more

PBS Learning Media - free digital media content portal for teachers and students

U.S. Presidents - The Miller Center University of Virginia

U.S. States - Official webpage for 50 states from Global

World War I Posters - Special Collections Department at Georgetown University

Civil War

American Civil War

Abraham Lincoln Online

American Memory Collections

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

History Channel

History Place

History Net

Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War

United States Civil War Center

Underground Railroad

Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War


American Memory - The Library of Congress - search by topic or collection - Primary Source Set

Best of History Websites - The Roaring 20s

The History Channel - The Roaring Twenties - search by topic with in categories: people and groups, themes, events, and related topics

Only Yesterday by Frederick Lewis Allen - Considered a classic and first published in 1931, this books remains "a vibrant social history that is unparalleled in scope and accuracy". You may select and read chapters on specific topics.

The Lawless Decade: a Pictoral History of the Roaring Twentiesby Paul Sann - Thsi online version has lots of images and audio of music from the 1920s. All material is copyrighted and may not be used without permission (go to Epilogue and click on "contact" to request permission to use by emailing Howard V. Sann)

Teacher OZ - 20th Century- click on the bookmark for "The Roaring Twenties" - here you will find a long list of links on specific topics (some links are dead but keep searching)


World History   

European Exploration and Settlement of the New World - charts, timelines, general information      

Ancient History

Ancient Civilizations

Middle Ages

British History - Kings and Queens through time

Middle Ages: Religion - An Annenberg/CPB project - What was it like to live in the Middle Ages

Netserf - Medieval resources

Web Gallery of Art - European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1750 with biographies of significant artists


Supreme Court and State Courts Links  

USSC official website


Findlaw  - browse legal information    

Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court - Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society                           

LII and Hermes Collection - LII Hermes Collection of Current Decisions (1990-present) from Cornell University                             

OYEZ USSC media - look up cases



Big Charts Historical Quotes - Enter symbol and click Historical Quotes

Crash Course Economics

Federal Reserve Today - Monetary policy, structure, and history of the Federal Reserve Bank

Hoover's Online - Company Profiles, Stock quotes, etc

Indiana Stock Market Simulation

Yahoo Finance - Stock quotes, closing prices, tract entire portfolio plus more



The American Founding -

Annenberg Classroom - resources for civic education

The Center on Congress at Indiana University - learn about Congress - resources include videos and interactives

Charters of Freedom - founding documents of the American Republic such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Magna Carta of 1215

CNN Student News

Crash Course: U.S. Government and Politics

Creating the United States: Constitutional Convention and Ratification - The Library of Congress

Fedstats - More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. This site provides easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

FirstGov - Official website for searching the U. S. Government

Founding Fathers - brief biographies of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention

iCivics - iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning.

National Archives

Pew Research Center - Political Typology Quiz - Political Party Quiz (11 questions)

Pew Research Center - U.S. Politics

Powers of Congress video

Ratification of the Constitution -

Ratifying the Constitution -

Ratification Debate - Judicial Learning Center

Ratification - George Washington -

THOMAS - Legislative information on the Internet

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

The United States Congress

U. S. House of Representatives

US House investigations

8th district Congressman - Congressman Larry Buschon (R)– official site

U.S. Senate

A History of Notable Senate Investigations

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D- IN) official site

U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) official site

Indiana Government - official website for State of Indiana

Indiana Constitution

Indiana General Assembly - Your Indiana State Legislature

Indiana State Senator 48 – current senator Mark Messmer (R)

Indiana State Senator 50 - Vaneta Becker (R)

Indiana State Representative 75 - Ron Bacon (R) Indiana General Assembly member site

Indiana State Representative 78 - Holly Sullivan (R) Indiana General Assembly member site

Stats Indiana - the statistical data utility for the State of Indiana - developed and maintained by the Indiana Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business

Warrick County Government website

The Whitehouse

Issues & Topics

American Immigration Council - Learn how the U.S. immigration system works, get stats for your state, look at immigration reform and more.

Immigration Satistics Homeland Security

Political Parties - A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center - check out claims made by candidates and politicians

Democratic Party - national party

Indiana Democratic Party

Republican Party - national party

Indiana Republican Party


2016 Presidential Election - University of Southern Indidan, David L. Rice LIbrary

2016 Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clinton (Democrat) Gary Johnson (Libertarian) Donald Trump (Republican)

Election Central - PBS Learning Media

C-Span Classroom - Campaign 2018

C-SPAN Campaign 2016 - "...explainations of the various aspects of the election process for candidates vying to become the next President of the United States." Organized by 10 main topics with related video clips. You will also find discussion questions, handouts and culminating activities.

C-SPAN Classroom - First Presidential Debate - A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center - check out claims made by candidates and politicians - "nonpartisan fact-checking website to sort out the truth in American politics"

Indiana House district map - color coded map

Indiana Senate district map - color coded map

U.S. Congressional districts map

Presidential Election Process -

Project VoteSmart - look up your representatives to learn about them, their views, voting records and who is funding their campaigns

About VoteSmart - watch a short video about Project Vote Smart and how it can help you learn about candidates and politicians

Register to Vote online - last day to register to vote or change your address is October 9, 2018 to vote in Mid-term Election on Novemeber 6, 2018

8th district Congressman - Congressman Larry Buschon (R)– official site

running against Buschon in the 8th District Congressional race 2018 - Democrat William Tanoos

Indiana Senate race 2018 -Joe Donnelly (Democrat) , Mike Braun (Republican) , Lucy Brenton (Libertarian)

Indiana Governor race 2016 - John Gregg (Democrat) Eric Holcomb (Republican) Rex Bell (Libertarian)

Indian State Senator District 48 - Mark Messmer (R)

Indiana State Senator District 50 - Vaneta Becker (R)

Indiana Stae Representataive - Ron Bacon (R) running against Bacon is James (Pete) Rapp (D)

Indiana State Representative 78 - Holly Sullivan (R)

Voting in Warrick County


Great Disasters - Links from Infoplease Almanac for a variety of disasters such as storms, earthquakes, nuclear power, floods, fires, shipwrecks, airplane crashes, railroad accidents, and oil spills

Major Commerical Airline Disasters

Disasters - U. S. weather disasters from 1980-1998

The Great Chicago Fire - Exhibition created by the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University

Meltdown at Three Mile Island - Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania nuclear reactor meltdown disaster in 1979



History Channel - Search for any topic in history-decades, etc.

20th Century Decades - Click a decade link for a list of selected links.



Indiana Department of Education - Numerous links to Indiana education sites

Indiana General Assembly

Southwest Indiana Development Council - Statistical data for eleven southwest Indiana counties