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Social Studies Teacher Resources

Our social studies printables, lessons, and quizzes will enhance your curriculum in all areas of study. Use these literature guides, maps, references, and technology resources to teach students about geography, government, diversity, families, and religion. You'll find biographies of famous mathematicians, scientists, athletes, civil rights leaders, and more! Students will enjoy celebrating holidays with educational games, crossword puzzles, art projects, and music activities for social studies.

Educational Videos

George Washington – Videos & Activities
Abraham Lincoln – Videos & Activities
Halloween Videos & Activities
Chinese New Year – Videos & Activities
Declaration of Independence – Videos & Activities
Day of the Dead Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities

Printables, Grades K-2

Map of Northeast United States
U.S. Map with State Capitals
Find the Continents and Oceans
Tissue Flower Craft
Make Your Own Totem Pole
Map of Southeast United States
World Map (Black and White)
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 3-5

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Storytelling
Practicing Map Skills
State Word Search
United States Map (Outline)
Same Name Word Puzzle
Quiz: Western U.S. State Capitals
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 6-8

The Naming Business
The Holocaust
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Feeling Words Chart
Africa Mapping Activity
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 9-12

Outline Map of Asia
Brainstorming About Jobs
Political Map of Europe
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
An Immigrant's Story
The War of 1812
List of Inventions and Discoveries
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Conflict Resolution Activities
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Self-Portrait
Career Bulletin Board
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Latitude and Longitude
The Mayan Empire
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
What Is Child Labor?
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Quizzes

Three Branches of Government Quiz
Early America Quiz
Native Americans Quiz
American Colonies Quiz
States and Capitals Quiz
Civil Rights Quiz
U.S. Geography and Maps Quiz
More Popular Social Studies Quizzes

References

Christopher Columbus Facts
World War II: Timeline
Election of the President & Vice President: Electoral College
Chinese Music
Native American Instruments
President Thomas Jefferson Biography
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
More Popular Social Studies References

Slideshows

Top 10 Friendship Printables
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
WWII Printables Slideshow
United States Maps Gallery
Top 10 Passover Activities
Top 10 Easter Printables (K-4)
Favorite Easter Printables Slideshow, Grades K-5
More Social Studies Slideshows

Graphic Organizers

Cause and Effect Organizer
Double Entry Journal Template
Time Line Graphic Organizer
Triple Venn Diagram
Time Line
Timeline
Immigration Venn Diagram

Games & Puzzles, Grades K-5

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Three Branches, One Government
Getting to Know You Bingo
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
More Popular Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Games & Puzzles, Grades 6-8

State Capital Word Search
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Name the State
Economics Vocabulary
Hawaii II Word Search
Name That State
More Popular Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Bulletin Boards

People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
People Who Help Us Learn Bulletin Board
United States Flag Bulletin Board
Immigration/Ancestry Bulletin Board
People Who Help Us Stay Healthy Bulletin Board
More Social Studies Bulletin Boards

Educational Technology Resources

History of Communication
Wonders of the World Questions
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
PowerPoint Library
Parts of an Email Message
Family Tree PowerPoint Presentation
Netiquette -- Internet Etiquette
More Popular Technology Resources for Social Studies

Back to School Resources

TeacherVision's Interactive 2015 Educators' Calendars [United Kingdom]
TeacherVision's Interactive 2015 Educators' Calendars [Canada]
TeacherVision's Interactive 2015 Educators' Calendars [Australia]
Effective Accommodations for IEPs
Problem Solving Sheet
The IEP Cycle: The General Educator's Role
Substitute Teacher Information
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Back to School

Art & Social Studies Connected

Educational Clip Art Images from DK
Choose an Occupation
Tipi Pattern
Crepe Paper Flower
Native American Picture Writing
The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
Chinese Calligraphy
More Popular Art Activities for Social Studies Class

Music & Social Studies Connected

Introduction to Mariachi Music
The Story of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
Native American Musical Instruments
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
African-American Gospel Music
More Popular Music Activities for Social Studies Class

Mathematics & Social Studies Connected

Weather Graph
The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
Family Tree: Student Planning Page
Career Survey
Our Growing Planet
My Daily Timeline
Bar Graph
More Popular Math & Social Studies Resources

Science & Social Studies Connected

Animal Farm Literature Guide
How Do People Use Plants?
Chart of the Water Cycle
Ocean Pollution
Create Your Own Invention
Digital Book Library
The School Litter Patrol
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Science Class

Literature Resources for Social Studies

Number the Stars
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
World War II Student Project
Ellis Island
A Tale of Two Cities
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
More Popular Literature Resources for Social Studies

Language Arts & Social Studies Connected

Lesson Planning Center
My Friend Writing Printable
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
All About Early Explorers
All About the Boston Tea Party
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Social Studies

Physical Education & Social Studies Connected

Winter Olympics 2014: Sochi Preview
Several New Sports Debut at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Russia's Anti-Gay Bill Ignites International Protests
Sochi: the Host City of the 2014 Winter Olympics
Security a Big Concern in Sochi
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Name That State
More Physical Education Activities for Social Studies

Health, Nutrition, & Social Studies Connected

Ryan White, My Own Story
Nutrition: Family Activity
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
The Life of Milton Hershey
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Death and the Grief Reaction Process
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Health & Nutrition

Emotional Issues & Social Studies Connected

Resolving Conflicts
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Has the Past Been Just?
The Taming of the Shrew
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
Silas Marner
Table Manners
More Popular Social Studies Resources on Emotional Issues

Religion Resources

The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities
Nectar in a Sieve
Paper Seder Plate
Passover, the Jewish Festival of Freedom
Day of the Dead
Introduction to Religious Diversity
Passover Seder Word Scramble
More Religion Resources

Thanksgiving & Social Studies Connected

Thanks Around the World
Native American Indian Crafts
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Indian Sign Language Chart
Holiday Bingo (K-4)
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Make a Corn Necklace
More Popular Thanksgiving Activities for Social Studies

December Holidays & Social Studies Connected

O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
Reading Warm-Up 108 for Gr. 3 & 4: Historical Fiction
Activities for African Folk Tales
Winter Holidays
A Holiday from Another Culture
The Measurement Elf
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Geography Activities

Mapping the War: World War II
Map of Midwest United States
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
Map of U.S. Regions
Map Library
Quiz: Midwest U.S. State Capitals
Latitude and Longitude Map
More Geography Teacher Resources

States Resources

Map of Southwest United States
Map Library – United States
Quiz: Southeast United States
Quiz: Southeast U.S. State Capitals
Map of Western United States
Learn About the California Gold Rush
Quiz: Southwest U.S. State Capitals
More States – Teacher Resources

Government Resources

Colonial Times – Everyday Things
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
1984
My Book About George Washington
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
More U.S. Government Resources for Teachers

U.S. Constitution Resources

Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
The Bill of Rights
"The Great Compromise" & The Constitutional Convention
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy
Is It Constitutional?
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Elections Resources

Informal Debates
The Presidential Election Process
Inaugural Poetry
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
Election Vocabulary Bingo
U.S. President: Facts
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
More Elections – Teacher Resources

Immigration Resources

Immigrants' Experiences Worksheet
Citizenship Test
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
The House on Mango Street
The Statue of Liberty's History
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
The Keeping Quilt
More Immigration Teacher Resources

International Day of Peace Resources

Gandhi
Sign of the Beaver
Treaty of Versailles
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
What Is War?
What Is Peace?
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
More International Day of Peace – Teacher Resources

Civil Rights Resources

Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
The Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Families Resources

All About My Family
My Family Tree
A Family Tree
Following Directions
Family Tree: Student Planning Page
In All Kinds of Weather
Helping Hand
More Families - Teacher Resources

Jobs & Careers Resources

Choose an Occupation
Suggested Author Interview Questions
People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
Be a Journalist!
More Jobs/Careers Teacher Resources

Homes Resources

Building with Toothpicks and Marshmallows
Homes
Table Manners
Life on the Prairie
People Who Build Our Homes Bulletin Board
Life on the Prairie Worksheet
Plains Indians -- Tipis
More Homes – Resources for Teachers

Biographies for Social Studies

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Explorers Resources

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Christopher Columbus Facts
All About Early Explorers
Chart Columbus's Voyages
The Tempest
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
Wonders of the World Questions
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

Heroes Resources

An Autobiographical Poem
Police Officer Hat
The Miracle Worker
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
More Heroes – Resources for Teachers

Pilgrims Resources

Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Early America Quiz
Pilgrim Fact Cards
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
American Colonies Quiz
Make a Dried Bouquet
More Pilgrims – Teacher Resources

Diversity Resources

Same Name Word Puzzle
Self-Portrait
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Thanks Around the World
Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
More Diversity Resources for Teachers

Martin Luther King Jr Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
African-American Gospel Music
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Black History Month Resources

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
Asian-American History Quiz
All About Chinese New Year
Chinese Symbols
Happy New Year Lion
A Step from Heaven
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Hispanic-Heritage Resources

Making a Piñata
Puerto Rican Folk Tale
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Passport to Learning
Puerto Rican Discovery Day
The Biggest Tortilla
Sharing the Hispanic-American Heritage Experience
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native American Resources

Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Native American Picture Writing
Indian Symbols and Meanings
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
The Trail of Tears
Moccasins
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Women's History Month Resources

Women's History Videos & Activities
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Betsy Ross Little Book
The Keeping Quilt
Learn About Pocahontas
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

Additional Social Studies Resources

Map Library
Popular Animal Resources for Social Studies
Popular Creative Writing Activities for Social Studies
Popular Food Resources for Social Studies
Popular Graphing Activities for Social Studies Class
Popular Inventions Activities for Social Studies
Popular Maps & Globes Resources
Popular Social Studies Resources for Reading Class
Popular Twentieth-Century Social Studies Activities
Popular World War II Social Studies Activities
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Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.