History / Social Studies: Kids

SFPL Resources

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Scholastic Go! (Grades 3 and up)
Search eight encyclopedia databases for information about many subjects, including history and social studies.

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In Context: Elementary (Grades K to 5)
Explore information about history, geography, states, countries, presidents and more.

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Gale in Context: Middle School (Grades 6 and up)
Social issues, U.S. and world history, including primary sources, audio and video clips.


Calisphere (Grades 4 and up)  
Photographs, works of art, and other primary sources from California history.

Online Archive of California (Grades 6 and up)  
Free access to 220,000 digital images and documents about California history

Native Land Map (Grades 4 and up)  
A non-exhaustive search tool to help map Indigenous territories, treaties and languages.

San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection  
Explore a rich historical photo archive of San Francisco.