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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Social Studies Fact Cards (Grades 4 to 8)
California Missions, California Native Americans, Governors, Ranchos and other California-specific topics.

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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.


California Missions Resource Center (Grades 4 and up)
Research California missions, California Native Americans, governors, ranchos and other California-specific topics.

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

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

California’s Untold Stories: Gold Rush! (Grades 4 and up)
Photographs and audio clips of miners, mining tools, and other artifacts from the Oakland Museum of California