Check out these sites to explore cool social studies-related stuff around the Web:
Cool website for practicing geography skills. Choose which area you want to study then follow the directions on the page!
Cool Google Maps site for creating, saving, and embedding maps into your own wiki or website.

Neat website for making virtual posters. Very user-friendly, but you should know how to pass your "link" on to others to share your site.

This website, often featured on ChannelOne , provides a weekly video rap of the past week's major news events. They are kid-friendly stories that cover a wide-variety of topics. Here is a recent rap:
This site provides a day-by-day list of events that have happened throughout the world's history. I now use it as extra credit in my classroom by having the students select a certain event that happened "today in history" and have them research about it on the Internet. This site provides links within some events to help students learn more about specific subjects.
This site maintains a working list of many different reference items available on the Internet. Students can use this page as a "base" for starting research projects or simply looking up more information about a historical event
Students enjoy interacting with the web browsers, so this page allows them to do just that. Students can drag and drop outlines of states into the correct location. They receive instant feedback on their placement accuracy and can correct any mistakes they make. There is a running total of how well the student is doing.
This "History Mystery" interactive game is enjoyable for younger students and provides great supplemental support for previously taught lessons. Students embark on an adventure of answering questions and completing readings. The site has limited content but does cover provided material well.
This is a simply, fun page that provides a snapshot of historical information for any specific user-provided date in history. It includes both items that happened on the specific date as well as general information such as who the president was, what average prices were that year, etc.
Although this game is marketed as a "math game," it as many social studies economics-related skills. As many social studies economics standards cover, students learn the challenges that come with investment and money management. The website can generate productive discussions in classroom about cause/effect and economic challenges.
Students can spend time visiting this website to explore the national flags of countries from around the world. With each flag, students will discover basic information about each country.
This site will allow students to spend hours (I almost did!) creating a city. While this can be a simple time-filler, it can also be used with community-development lessons to help students understand the grid layout concepts in modern-day cities. The site allows users to add a variety of items to each map and customize each city to their own liking.
This is a game-based interactive social studies site that allows students to create story-maps of a studied-event in history. Students can add text and/or pictures to the story-map and share the map with others to tell a story.