Social Studies Teacher Resources

Learning more about the world around you is the first step in becoming a global citizen. Whether it’s a lesson on world history, geography, or international cultures, social studies is an important way to engage students with the stories and experiences of others.

For young learners, a lesson connects the themes of their everyday lives with common concepts from social studies. Use a presentation on American history, symbols, and leaders to teach class members about the basics of American culture.

An American history lesson compares the treatment of women in American society today with the Salem Witch Trials of the seventeenth century. Couple the resource with a complete American history curriculum, perfect for middle schoolers.

Want to connect social studies to the arts? Use an innovative resource to discuss social conflict and political protest with abstract art and song lyrics. Language arts students can write diary entries from the perspective of a historical figure with a thought-provoking writing activity.

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The Threat of Bioterrorism

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students assess germ warfare and debating related ethical issues in the social studies classroom
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Government and Community Resources

For Teachers Higher Ed
Adult learners, with the assistance of flash/picture cards, explore a variety of United States holidays and social customs: Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and more. In addition, they draw pictures illustrating...
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Elements of Civilization

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create their own ancient civilizations based off of topographical maps of Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and the Yellow River. In this social studies lesson, students are assigned one topographical map to use to create...
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Oklahoma Wheat on the World Market

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore profit and loss in the wheat trading market.  In this sixth grade mathematics instructional activity/social studies instructional activity, 6th graders play a “Wheat Market Trading Game” in order to investigate the...
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My Book of Famous Figures in History

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this social studies worksheet, students study the lives of 6 important people in history by making a book. Students read the information on each page, color the picture and answer a question about the famous person.
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Daily Journal Topics: My Community

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this social studies worksheet, students study their community by keeping a journal of writing. Students color the cover picture and use the lined paper which has room for a picture for daily writing. There are 10 thought-provoking...
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Women Making History

For Teachers 4th
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders study the TIME For Kids chart. Students gain an understanding of eight women and their accomplishments and respond to five questions regarding the information presented.
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Trajan's Rome: The Man, The City, The Empire

For Teachers All
Incorporate six lessons on Trajan and ancient Rome into a social studies unit on the Roman Empire. From Trajan's birth to his rise to greatness, the resource uses primary source documents and historical commentary to connect learners...
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Eleven

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students read an excerpt from the book Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff. They answer provided questions for group discussion along themes such as family, belonging, and anger. Assignment suggestions included for math, social studies,...
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The Travels of Marco Polo

For Students 4th - 5th
In this social studies reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a page long detailed biography of Marco Polo. Students complete 12 multiple choice questions and one essay.
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Russian Rulers

For Students 9th - 12th
In this social studies worksheet, high schoolers find the words that are associated with the rulers of Russia and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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People And Places To Know

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
For this social studies worksheet, students learn pertinent facts about where they live (city, state, country) and who governs them (mayor, governor, president.) Students write their answers on the cards which could be cut apart and used...
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News In The Newspaper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this social studies worksheet, students examine the example of a newspaper and then focus upon the four questions about the sections of the reading.
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My State Symbols

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this social studies worksheet, students investigate information particular to their home state and illustrate it. Students research their state flower, tree, gem, mammal, bird, motto, song and nickname.
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Features of Culture

For Students 5th - 6th
In this social studies worksheet, students examine the cultural differences that are common to a particular country. Students fill out a chart of 30 features of American culture such as styles of dress, food, greetings, concept of beauty...
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The History of Money

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this social studies worksheet, young scholars investigate the history of paper money and coins. Students read paragraphs about what early people used for money and what kinds of banks were used. Young scholars complete a crossword...

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