Social Studies | The After School Center
- Ancient Egyptians – Uncover secrets about the pharaohs and the pyramids, history, government and daily life.
- Ancient Greece – Discover your favorite myths and where theater first originated.
- Stone Circle – Travel back in time – and create your own magical stone circle in Britain.
- Seven Wonders of the World – Tour the Seven Wonders of the World with National Geographic.
- The History of Numbers – Where did the world’s first numbering systems come from?
- Ancient Egyptian Inventions – Ancient Egypt gave us eye makeup, paper, water clocks and other inventions.
- Ancient Calendars and Clocks – Discover where and when the first calendars and clocks were made.
- Explore Ancient World Cultures – India, Europe and find out why Ralph Waldo Emerson read ancient Indian texts.
- The Culture of China – Uncover the secrets of ancient China, its emperors and empresses and the Forbidden City.
- History of the Olympics – Discover the first athletic games in Ancient Greece at the first Olympics.
- Tangrams – The Ancient Chinese developed a seven piece game called Tangrams – can you complete the puzzle?
- The Near East – The birthplace of Western civilization began in the near East often referred to as the “Cradle of Civilization.”
- Man vs. Myth – What made Christopher Columbus famous throughout the world?
- Talk Like a Pilgrim – Pilgrims talk differently than we do today – what did it sound like?
- The Library of Congress – Jump back in time and read about America’s history with the Library of Congress, the biggest library in the United States
- National History Museum – Fun facts for kids at the National History Museum in Washington, D.C.
- Virtual Philadelphia Tour – Go on a virtual tour of Philadelphia’s most well-known historical sites with this classroom of some of Philadelphia’s most well-known historical sites.
- Civil War Pictures – Visit the National Portrait gallery of some of the pictures from the Civil War.
- Early American Centuries – Get up close to American documents and early American tools.
- Inside the President’s House – Visit the White House and find out where the Presidents live.
- Experience the Gold Rush – Experience the gold rush at the museum in Oakland, California.
- Seward’s Folly – What was Seward’s folly and how much did it really cost?
- The Oregon Trail – follow the tracks of the Oregon Trail west with the first emigrants. Discover how this expanded the borders of the United States.
- Dr. Martin Luther King – played a monumental role in the Civil Rights movement – read some of his speeches here.
- Slave Stories – Follow the stories of four slaves taken from African by European traders in 1780.
- The Titanic – The 100 year anniversary of the sailing of the Titanic is in 2012.
- The Middle Ages – Explore life in the Middle Ages.
- Into the Roman World – Making sense of life in Ancient Rome.
- The Aztecs – The Aztec civilization was the first “Americans” conquered by Span.
- Karanis Pottery – An ancient Roman Egyptian farming town is uncovered by University of Michigan archaeologists.
- Journey with Cleopatra – and visit some of the ancient art of the world at the Chicago Museum of Art.
- Ancient World of Mesopotamia – The land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
- Ancient Man – Read about an ancient prehistoric man found in Denmark.
- Ancient Civilizations – Visit the British museum and discover ancient technology, buildings, cities, religions and more.
- The Vikings – Voyage with the Vikings and this classroom from across the Atlantic.
- Pueblo Indian History – Native Americans have been around since ancient times — find out how long.
Geography of the World & Continents