The websites I selected are those that I initially found beneficial to social studies educators like myself.  My goal was to explore the usefulness of each site for social studies educators looking to revamp their lesson plans and units, and to match their instructional practices with national social studies standards.  As a result, I chose a few generic educational resource-based websites, and a few that were specific to social studies.  

Basic Resources:

Resource 1: Federal Resource for Educational Excellence (FREE)

Resource 2: PBS Teachers (Social Studies)

Resource 3: National Council for the Social Studies

Resource 4: Resources for Educators

Resource 5: Smithsonian Education 

Finding Information/Search Engines:

Resource 6: Google

Resource 7: Bing

Primary Sources:

Resource 8: DocsTeach

Resource 9: Footnote 

Resource 10: Oregon State Archives 

Collaboration/Creative Commons:

Resource 11: WikiEducator

Resource 12: Teacher Tube

Resource 13: Flickr 

Resource 14: CUNY Academic Commons

Resource #15: Prezi

Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Resource #16: History of Religions 

Resource #17: History Today

Additional Resources:

Resource #18: TED

Resource #19: Social Studies for Kids

Resource #20: Sheppard Software

Resource #21: PowerPoint Palooza

Resource #22: Purdue Online Writing Lab