Social Studies Sites

1.  Emperor of Rome Game:

To play the Emperor of Rome game, you must first choose whether to play as the Emperor Tiberius, or as Fate. The computer will play as your opponent. The game is played as a series of situations.


2.  Cleopatra’s World

This game is a series of questions and pictures.


3.  Death in Rome

Be a Roman sleuth - use your detective skills to unravel the events behind a  mysterious death.


4.    Gladiator: Dressed to Kill

Dress a gladiator for battle in the Roman arena of death.  Your choice of weapons and armor will decide whether or not he is victorious.


5.  The Mummy Maker

Enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.  The chief embalmer, Kha, is watching your work  closely.  You must do it perfectly - Kha's reputation rests on your shoulders.


6.  Pyramid Challenge

Journey back four and a half thousand years to Egypt 's Old Kingdom , to the Pyramid Age.   As the vizier, or head of state, you are about to undertake the most important project of your career - the building of the king’s pyramid.

To succeed in this task, you must be a good all-rounder. Not only should you be able to motivate your workforce, but you must have good observational skills and the ability to steer a barge up the Nile , avoiding hippos and crocodiles.

Have you got what it takes to be a pyramid builder?


7.  Viking Quest

Play the game of 'Viking Quest', which takes you back to AD 793. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize? Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond.


8.  Waterloo Interactive Battle Simulator:

 To play the Waterloo Interactive Battle Simulator, you must first choose whether to play as Napoleon (French side) or as Wellington (Allied side). The computer will play as your opponent. The game is played as a series of situations. The exact number of situations required to complete the game will  vary, but expect to play about eight or so to finish the game.


9.  Secrets of the Empire:  Queen Victoria

Do you have what it takes to travel the length of the British Empire and return with its secrets? Be forewarned -- this adventure is not for the lazy or weak-minded.


10. You're the General
April 1862. General Grant and the Union army are on the move. They need to seize Corinth , Mississippi -- but how? If you were Grant, what would you do?


11. Presidential Election of 1912

The Election of 1912 has been called one of the most significant elections in American history. It involved a debate about the nature of government of a depth and sophistication rarely seen in American politics. In this interactive feature, you'll get the chance to form your own political party -- and see if you have what it takes to win the Presidential Election of 1912.


12. The Road to the Revolution

Test your knowledge about the American Revolution, and see if you can navigate your way to independence. Every correct answer gets you closer to liberty!


13. Flag Tag

Do you know lots of flags? Tag the right one! Test yourself...


14.  U.S.Map Game

Match the Name of the State & its Capital with the state on the map


15.  Where Is That?

FunBrain shows you the maps.  You tell what state or country is colored in and its capital.  You can pick from the US , Africa , Europe , Asia , North America , South America , and the whole world.


16.  American Presidency Game Show

This is a Jeopardy-type online game about the presidents.


17.  The Galileo Games

A young Galileo is perched atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa. He is in the middle of his famous experiment -- the one in which he shows, by dropping cannonballs of different weights, that all objects fall at the same rate.  In this feature, you'll get a sampling of Galileo's thought experiments and conduct virtual versions of his experiments, including those using an inclined plane and a pendulum.


18.  Hitler’s Lost Sub:  Fire a Torpedo: 

Students work through “How a Torpedo Works” and “Firing Procedure” before they play the actual game of “Sink the Ship.”  This game lets the student be the specialist who is in charge of setting torpedo gyroscopes in a submarine's torpedo room.


19.  "Save Houdini" Game

Harry Houdini became the world's greatest escape artist by continually inventing new ways to make his escapes. Although he kept many of his techniques secret, he did reveal some. What were these techniques? In this feature, you have to find out...or else.


20.  Corner the Market
John D. Rockefeller climbed to the pinnacle of American industry using clever tactics that were later outlawed. Do you have what it takes to corner the market too?


21.  Elections

Imagine that you’re a Presidential candidate.  Pick your party and create your platform.  Then use all the tools available to beat your opponent in a whirlwind campaign.  One player and two player games.


22.  US Presidents – Hangman

This is a twist on the old Hangman game.


23.  Who Is That? 

Choose either US Presidents or famous scientists/mathematicians – you are shown a portrait & are given up to 4 clues.


24.  The Underground Railroad
You are a slave.  Your body, your time, your very breath belong to a farmer in 1850s Maryland . Six long days a week you tend his fields and make him rich. You have never tasted freedom. You never expect to. And yet . . . your soul lights up when you hear whispers of attempted escape. Freedom means a hard, dangerous trek. Do you try it?


25.  Inside the White House

You have been elected President of the United States .  What will you do in office?  This is an interactive role-playing game.



26.  History Trail:  Victorian England

This site provides two articles, an interactive game, and a quiz on each of the following topics:  Industry and Invention, Earning a Living, The Sour Smell of Success, Laissez-faire and the Victorians, Ideals of womanhood in Victorian England, Women and Urban Life.  Excellent site provided by the BBC.


27.  History Trail:  War and Conflict

Same as above.  Topics include:  Weapons, Soldiers, Home Front, Art in WWI. 



28.  Other History Trails by the BBC

Other trails in Local History, Archeology, How to Do History, Family History, Conquests and Church and State.

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