2nd Grade-Our Country

These websites hold many mysteries yet to discover about Our Country!


http://www.scholastic.com/play/prestates.htm - This site has a United States puzzle. There are also other games such as “Buggin’ Out,” “Time Travelin’,” “Planet Pop-Up,” etc.


http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/games_quizzes/electiongame/game.asp - This “If You Were President” site will guide you through making decisions you would need to make about advisors and the budget. When you finish, a newspaper article reports your (the “president’s”) decisions.

http://pbskids.org/wayback/prez/index.html - This “Wayback Presidents: The Secret History” site includes little-known secrets about presidents, campaigning techniques, and kids’ opinions about what makes a good president.

http://pbskids.org/democracy/govandme/ - The Democracy Project gives you the opportunity to apply to be president, make decisions about how to spend the day as president (and learn facts along the way). You can also tour a town and click on buildings and people to learn about government services in a U.S. community. Lastly, you can “step inside the voting booth,” cast a vote, and learn about the difference one vote can make in an election.


http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/CLF/index.htm - The spinner on this site has a variety of activities for all subjects, some of which include a “Mapman Challenge,” “Design a Historic Home,” and vocabulary tools.


http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/first-thanksgiving - Scholastic’s “The First Thanksgiving” website has virtual field trips of the Mayflower and Wampanoag and Pilgrim Villages. It also has information you can explore about the Thanksgiving Feast and the Daily Life of the pilgrims and Wampanoag people.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/stop1.htm - This site is an interactive tour of Ellis Island, including audio, photo, and video.

http://www.history.org/kids/ - This awesome Colonial Williamsburg website gives you the opportunity to tour a colonial town, discover the lifestyles of a variety of people, and play games and complete activities about the colonial days.

http://libertyskids.com/ - The PBS Liberty’s Kids website has Now & Then videos comparing/contrasting life in the 21st century and the colonial days. It also includes fun & games, short biographies of famous people, and a newspaper-making tool.

U.S. History

http://americanhistory.mrdonn.org/ - Mr. Donn’s American History website has an abundance of games, interactive activities, student resources, PowerPoint presentations, informational reading, vocabulary matching, printable activities, recipes, and more.