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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

U.S. Map with State Capitals
Make Your Own Totem Pole
Map of Southeast United States
Find the Continents and Oceans
World Map (Black and White)
Weather Graph
Practicing Map Skills
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 3-5

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
The Season of Lent - Word Scramble
My Friend Writing Printable
Getting to Know You Bingo
Map of Midwest United States
Map of Northeast United States
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 6-8

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
International Women's Day
Africa Mapping Activity
Three Branches, One Government
Feeling Words Chart
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
Mapping the War: World War II
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 9-12

United States Map (Outline)
The War of 1812
Outline Map of Asia
Black History Printable Book (6-12)
Black History Word Search
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Political Map of Europe
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Conflict Resolution Activities
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Self-Portrait
African-American Heroes
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Latitude and Longitude
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
African-American Gospel Music
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Percussion Performance and Culture
The Mayan Empire
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Quizzes

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

References

Christopher Columbus Facts
Chinese Music
World War II: Timeline
Native American Instruments
President George Washington Biography
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
Election of the President & Vice President: Electoral College
More Popular Social Studies References

Slideshows

Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Top 10 Friendship Printables
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
United States Maps Gallery
Top 10 Passover Activities
More Social Studies Slideshows

Graphic Organizers

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

Games & Puzzles, Grades K-5

State Word Search
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
Same Name Word Puzzle
State Capital Word Search
Economics Vocabulary
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
More Popular Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Games & Puzzles, Grades 6-8

Texas Crossword Puzzle
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Name the State
The Shamrock Patch
Name That State
Election Vocabulary Bingo
The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
More Popular Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Bulletin Boards

People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Career Bulletin Board
Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
Top 10 Social Studies Bulletin Boards
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
Who's in the News Bulletin Board—Teacher Portion
Immigration/Ancestry Bulletin Board
More Social Studies Bulletin Boards

Educational Technology Resources

PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
Parts of an Email Message
History of Communication
Wonders of the World Questions
Celebrating Presidents' Day
Family Tree PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint Library
More Popular Technology Resources for Social Studies

Back to School Resources

Effective Accommodations for IEPs
The IEP Cycle: The General Educator's Role
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Problem Solving Sheet
Substitute Teacher Information
Decision Making Sheet
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Back to School

Art & Social Studies Connected

My Book About George Washington
Tipi Pattern
The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Choose an Occupation
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
Educational Clip Art Images from DK
More Popular Art Activities for Social Studies Class

Music & Social Studies Connected

The Story of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
Introduction to Mariachi Music
Native American Musical Instruments
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
International Women's Day Theme Song
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
Chinese Percussion Music
More Popular Music Activities for Social Studies Class

Mathematics & Social Studies Connected

The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
Bar Graph
Family Tree: Student Planning Page
Famous African-Americans: Using a Grid
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Latitude and Longitude
My Daily Timeline
More Popular Math & Social Studies Resources

Science & Social Studies Connected

Animal Farm Literature Guide
Create Your Own Invention
Chart of the Water Cycle
List of Inventions and Discoveries
How Do People Use Plants?
Pancake Day Recipe Activity
Weather Words
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Science Class

Literature Resources for Social Studies

St. Patty's Day Quiz
St. Patty's Day Quiz: Answers
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Number the Stars
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
More Popular Literature Resources for Social Studies

Language Arts & Social Studies Connected

Lesson Planning Center
Slavery Writing Prompt
Be a Journalist!
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
All About the Boston Tea Party
1984
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Social Studies

Physical Education & Social Studies Connected

Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
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
Name That State
More Physical Education Activities for Social Studies

Health, Nutrition, & Social Studies Connected

Ryan White, My Own Story
Fundraising for World Orphans
The Life of Milton Hershey
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Mooncakes
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Health & Nutrition

Emotional Issues & Social Studies Connected

Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
A Tale of Two Cities
Resolving Conflicts
Silas Marner
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
More Popular Social Studies Resources on Emotional Issues

Religion Resources

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

Thanksgiving & Social Studies Connected

Thanks Around the World
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Indian Sign Language Chart
Native American Indian Crafts
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
More Popular Thanksgiving Activities for Social Studies

December Holidays & Social Studies Connected

Activities for African Folk Tales
"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
Reading Warm-Up 108 for Gr. 3 & 4: Historical Fiction
The Story of Hanukkah
Winter Holidays
African Storytellers
Israeli Children's Songs
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Geography Activities

Latitude and Longitude Map
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
Map of U.S. Regions
Quiz: Midwest U.S. State Capitals
Quiz: Southeast United States
Map of Southwest United States
Quiz: Southeast U.S. State Capitals
More Geography Teacher Resources

States Resources

Map Library – United States
Map Library
Map of North America
Quiz: Southwest U.S. State Capitals
The Bill of Rights
Quiz: Know Your States
Quiz: The United States: West Region
More States – Teacher Resources

Government Resources

Colonial Times – Everyday Things
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
If I Were the President
"The Great Compromise" & The Constitutional Convention
More U.S. Government Resources for Teachers

U.S. Constitution Resources

Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Constitutionally Correct
Articles of Confederation
Is It Constitutional?
USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy
Consensus & The Articles of Confederation
The Nineteenth Amendment
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Elections Resources

Informal Debates
U.S. President: Facts
Know the Presidents
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
Could You Be President?
More Elections – Teacher Resources

Immigration Resources

Immigrants' Experiences Worksheet
Citizenship Test
Ellis Island
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
The Keeping Quilt
The House on Mango Street
An Immigrant's Story
More Immigration Teacher Resources

International Day of Peace Resources

Sign of the Beaver
Gandhi
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Hands Off!
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners
More International Day of Peace – Teacher Resources

Civil Rights Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Black History Month Activities
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
The Civil Rights Movement
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Families Resources

All About My Family
My Family Tree
In All Kinds of Weather
Helping Hand
Following Directions
A Family Tree
Inherited and Observable Traits
More Families - Teacher Resources

Jobs & Careers Resources

Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Choose an Occupation
Suggested Author Interview Questions
Be a Journalist!
Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
More Jobs/Careers Teacher Resources

Homes Resources

Homes
Building with Toothpicks and Marshmallows
Table Manners
Woodland Indians -- Wigwams and Longhouses
Life on the Prairie
Coastal Indians -- Longhouses
Life on the Prairie Worksheet
More Homes – Resources for Teachers

Biographies for Social Studies

Theodor Seuss Geisel Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
My Book About George Washington
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Explorers Resources

Christopher Columbus Facts
All About Early Explorers
The Tempest
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Pilgrim Fact Cards
Exploring Explorers
Daniel Boone Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

Heroes Resources

Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
An Autobiographical Poem
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Police Officer Hat
Postage Stamps for Heroes
The Miracle Worker
Firefighter's Hat
More Heroes – Resources for Teachers

Pilgrims Resources

Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Early America Quiz
Paper Weavings
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
American Colonies Quiz
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
More Pilgrims – Teacher Resources

Diversity Resources

Self-Portrait
Same Name Word Puzzle
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
Kente Cloth
Immigrants' Experiences
More Diversity Resources for Teachers

Martin Luther King Jr Resources

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

Black History Month Resources

Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

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

Hispanic-Heritage Resources

Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Latin American Instruments
Puerto Rican Folk Tale
Puerto Rican Discovery Day
The Biggest Tortilla
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Passport to Learning
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native American Resources

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

Women's History Month Resources

Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
International Women's Day
Women's History Videos & Activities
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
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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March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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