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Our social studies printables, lessons, and quizzes will enhance your curriculum in all areas of study. Use these literature guides, maps, 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!

Our holiday-themed activities will help students will enjoy celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King Day, and more, with educational games, crossword puzzles, art projects, and music activities.

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
More Videos

Worksheets & Activities (K-2)

U.S. Map with State Capitals
Find the Continents and Oceans
United States Map (Outline)
Outline Map of Asia
World Map (Black and White)
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (3-5)

U.S. Map with State Capitals
Poptropica Mystery of the Map Teaching Guide
The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Queen Elizabeth II Quiz
United States Map (Outline)
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (6-8)

U.S. Map with State Capitals
Poptropica Mystery of the Map Teaching Guide
The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
United States Map (Outline)
Outline Map of Asia
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (9-12)

U.S. Map with State Capitals
The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
United States Map (Outline)
Outline Map of Asia
World Map (Black and White)
More Social Studies Printables

Lesson Plans (K-5)

Conflict Resolution Activities
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
Latitude and Longitude
Self-Portrait
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans (6-12)

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
The Presidential Election Process
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Election Vocabulary Bingo
What Is Child Labor?
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Galleries

Top 10 Friendship Printables
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Top 10 Passover Activities
WWII Printables Slideshow
World Maps Gallery
More Social Studies Slideshows

Games & Puzzles (K-5)

Three Branches, One Government
Same Name Word Puzzle
Getting to Know You Bingo
Economics Vocabulary
Election Vocabulary Bingo
More Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Games & Puzzles (6-8)

Three Branches, One Government
Same Name Word Puzzle
Getting to Know You Bingo
Election Vocabulary Bingo
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
More Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Bulletin Boards

Top 10 Social Studies Bulletin Boards
Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Career Bulletin Board
United States Flag Bulletin Board Example
More Social Studies Bulletin Boards

Educational Technology Resources

Parts of an Email Message
History of Communication
Wonders of the World Questions
Family Tree PowerPoint Presentation
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
More Technology Resources for Social Studies

Art Connections

My Family and Me!
Choose an Occupation
Tipi Pattern
Paper Seder Plate
The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
More Art Activities

Music Connections

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Chinese Music
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Native American Instruments
More Music Activities

Mathematics Connections

Weather Graph
Our Growing Planet
The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Career Survey
More Math Resources

Science Connections

World Map (Black and White)
Animal Farm Literature Guide
Our Growing Planet
Ocean Pollution
What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
More Science Activities

Literature Connections

Poptropica Mystery of the Map Teaching Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
The House on Mango Street
Number the Stars
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
More Literature Resources

Language Arts Connections

Lesson Planning Center
My Friend Writing Printable
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Same Name Word Puzzle
More Language Arts Activities

Physical Education Connections

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
More Physical Education Activities

Health & Nutrition Connections

Ryan White, My Own Story
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
We Are All the Same: The Life and Death of Nkosi Johnson
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
More Health & Nutrition Activities

Religion

The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities
Passover, the Jewish Festival of Freedom
Passover Seder Word Scramble
Nectar in a Sieve
Passover Facts Quiz
More Religion Resources

Middle Ages

Creative Writing with Photo Inspiration
Medieval Period Quiz
King Lear
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table Activities
More Middle Ages – Teacher Resources

World History

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
The Holocaust
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
The House on Mango Street
More World History

Geography

U.S. Map with State Capitals
United States Map (Outline)
Outline Map of Asia
World Map (Black and White)
Africa Mapping Activity
Map Library
More Geography Teacher Resources

States Resources

U.S. Map with State Capitals
United States Map (Outline)
Map of Southeast United States
Map of Midwest United States
Map of Northeast United States
More States – Teacher Resources

Government Resources

U.S. Map with State Capitals
The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Three Branches, One Government
Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
1984
More U.S. Government Resources for Teachers

U.S. Constitution

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
The Bill of Rights
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
"The Great Compromise" & The Constitutional Convention
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Elections: Classroom & U.S. Government

U.S. Map with State Capitals
Election Vocabulary Bingo
Voting!
Election Teaching Resources
Election of U.S. Senators
More Elections – Teacher Resources

Immigration

The House on Mango Street
Citizenship Test
An Immigrant's Story
Ellis Island
Immigrants' Experiences Worksheet
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Families

All About My Family
My Family Tree
My Family and Me!
A Family Tree
Following Directions
More Families - Teacher Resources

Jobs & Careers

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Choose an Occupation
Community Helpers: Matching
Be a Journalist!
Career Survey
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

Biographies

Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
More Biography Activities

Explorers

The Tempest
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Sacagawea Biography
Wonders of the World Questions
Learn About Lewis and Clark
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

Heroes Theme

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
An Autobiographical Poem
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
"Batman & Robin" Comics
More Heroes – Resources for Teachers

Colonial America

Learn About Paul Revere
The Pilgrim Story
Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Paper Weavings
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
More Pilgrims – Teacher Resources

Diversity

Same Name Word Puzzle
Self-Portrait
Celebrations Around the World
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
An Immigrant's Story
More Diversity Resources for Teachers

Black History

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History

A Step from Heaven
Asian-American History Quiz
Origins of Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month
Asian-American History
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
More Asian-Pacific-American History Teacher Resources

Hispanic Heritage

Making a Piñata
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Famous Figures with Hispanic Heritage
Sharing the Hispanic-American Heritage Experience
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native American & American Indian Heritage

Tipi Pattern
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
The Trail of Tears
Indian Symbols and Meanings
The Navajo Code Talkers
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Women's History

Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Queen Elizabeth II Quiz
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Women's History Videos & Activities
Betsy Ross Little Book
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War I

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
Battles of World War I
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
More World War I Teacher Resources

World War II

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
The Holocaust
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
Number the Stars
Crack the Code -- The Holocaust
More World War II Teacher Resources

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Back to School
Get ready for Back to School! Whether you've returned to the classroom already, or have a couple weeks left of summer break, we have the materials to make those first days easier. Check out our list of Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs, Bulletin Board Ideas, plus our collections of Icebreakers, Behavior Management Resources, Graphic Organizers, and much, much, more!

2016 Presidential Elections
Election season is here. Help your students understand the process of our national elections, from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more!

September Calendar of Events
September is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Suicide Prevention Week (9/4-10), Labor Day (9/5), International Literacy Day (9/8), Grandparents Day (9/11), Patriot Day (9/11), Author Agatha Christie's Birthday (9/15/1890), Stepfamily Day (9/16), U.S. Constitution Week (9/17-23), International Day of Peace (9/21), Autumn Begins (9/22), and Banned Books Week (9/25-10/1). Plus, celebrate Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Classical Music Month, Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), Hunger Action Month, Hunger Action Month, Library Card Sign-Up Month, National Sickle Cell Month all September long!