Social studies and maps go hand in hand. But sometimes it can be difficult to find useful maps.
So here ya go.
Mapping History is a great website that provides interactive maps for a variety of areas around the world in a variety of time periods. According to the designers, the project is designed to
provide interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics.
Pretty serious description. All I need to know is that they are maps that move. And that kids love maps that move.
Head on over. They have tons of goodies.