- PA PowerPort
- Access information about state government on the official Web site of the State of Pennsylvania.
- Pennsylvania QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
- If you're looking for data about Pennsylvania, check out this page. County information is available as well.
- Pennsylvania State Government
- This site features direct links to an array of Pennsylvania-related information, including official government Web sites, laws, taxes, and other general resources.
Education Resources for Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Department of Education
- This Web site provides information on educational topics including testing, professional development, and grants and funding.
- Educational Resources for state
- The U.S. Department of Education provides this list of links to state and federal educational resources.
State Teacher Organizations
- Keystone State Reading Association
- The Keystone State Reading Association Web site offers information on conferences, awards and grants, and publications.
- The Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts
- Here you will find information about the Pennsylvania affiliate of the International Reading Association.
- The Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- The Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Web site contains information on scholarships and awards, publications, conferences, links, and membership.
- Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association
- The Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Web site provides a message board, hot topics, and information on conferences.
- Here you will find a political map showing major towns and rivers.
- Color Landform Atlas: Pennsylvania
- This site contains topographical and political maps to the county level for Pennsylvania, as well as a menu of links to other online information about the state.
- Gettysburg National Military Park Home Page
- In the bloodiest, most decisive battle of the Civil War, over 51,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or captured.
- Run for Your Lives! The Johnstown Flood of 1889
- Here is a lesson plan to teach about the Johnstown Flood, in which over 2000 people died. The lesson includes first hand accounts and photographs.
- The American Experience | The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
- Captain of industry and philanthropist, Carnegie shaped the face of American labor and education.
- Amish And “The Plain People”
- Lancaster County presents a wonderful opportunity to witness a community that still practices many traditional methods of farming and culture.
- Read short articles on state history and culture, from “Rivers of Steel” to “Pittston Tomato Festival.”
Revolutionary War History
- Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Under the command of General George Washington, the Continental Army withstood harsh elements during the winter of 1777 at their encampment in Valley Forge. Withstanding cold and hunger, these troops were trained and went on to fight the British at the Battle of Monmouth.
- Benjamin Franklin | PBS
- One of the most influential men of his generation, Ben Franklin was a writer, statesman, publisher, and scientist. This Web site, from PBS, allows you to explore Franklin's life, from his humorous quotations to his famous experiments with electricity.
- The Liberty Bell: From Oblivion to Icon
- A powerful symbol of Revolutionary America, the Liberty Bell is surrounded by myths about when it was first rung and how it was cracked. This lesson plan offers photographs and primary sources rela
ted to the Liberty Bell.
- Betsy Ross Homepage
- This Web site is your comprehensive guide to the history of the American flag, the first of which was sewn by Philadelphia-born Betsy Ross.
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the United States, with collections of Asian and European art.
- Carnegie Museum of Art Homepage
- This museum features collections from medieval painting to the most modern sculpture and architecture.
Pennsylvania Nature and Environment
- The Rachel Carson Homestead: Birthplace of a Healthier Planet
- The birthplace of the author of Silent Spring, the book that helped launch the environmental movement in 1962, the Rachel Carson Homestead is dedicated to spreading Carson's environmental ethic.
- Pennsylvania: Keystone Geology Resources
- If ever there were any doubt that Pennsylvania “rocks,” this Web site would put that doubt to rest. In addition to general geology information for teachers and students, there is a section that focuses on outstanding scenic geological features Of Pennsylvania.
- Indian Caverns
- Here you can take a virtual tour of Pennsylvania's largest limestone cavern.
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
- With over 400 species, from Electric Eels to Snow Leopards, its no wonder the zoo calls itself “The Wildest Spot in Pittsburgh!”
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Learn about conservation efforts, special events, and the more than 1,600 animals housed at America's first zoo.
For Pennsylvania Kids
- Quick Facts: Pennsylvania
- “Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government,” from the U.S. Printing office, runs down fun state facts, including the state motto, flower, and song.
- Discover Pennsylvania for Kids
- The Pennsylvania kids' site gives students a look at their state and its government.
- Pennsylvania Fun Facts
- This is a great resource for kids, with census info made kid-friendly.