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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
Map of Southeast United States
Find the Continents and Oceans
Make Your Own Totem Pole
World Map (Black and White)
Weather Graph
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 3-5

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
The Season of Lent - Word Scramble
Practicing Map Skills
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Getting to Know You Bingo
My Book About George Washington
My Friend Writing Printable
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 6-8

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Africa Mapping Activity
International Women's Day
Feeling Words Chart
Map of Northeast United States
Map of Midwest United States
Mapping the War: World War II
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 9-12

United States Map (Outline)
Black History Printable Book (6-12)
Outline Map of Asia
Black History Word Search
The War of 1812
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Political Map of Europe
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Conflict Resolution Activities
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
African-American Heroes
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Self-Portrait
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Latitude and Longitude
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
African-American Gospel Music
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
The Mayan Empire
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Quizzes

Three Branches of Government Quiz
Civil Rights Quiz
Mardi Gras Quiz
Native Americans Quiz
Early America Quiz
American Colonies Quiz
Presidents' Day Quiz
More Popular Social Studies Quizzes

References

Christopher Columbus Facts
Chinese Music
World War II: Timeline
Benjamin Banneker Fact Sheet
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
President George Washington Biography
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 (K-5)
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
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

Three Branches, One Government
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
State Word Search
State Capital Word Search
Same Name Word Puzzle
Economics Vocabulary
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 Original Thirteen States Crossword
The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
Election Vocabulary Bingo
The Shamrock Patch
More Popular Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Bulletin Boards

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

Educational Technology Resources

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

Back to School Resources

The IEP Cycle: The General Educator's Role
Effective Accommodations for IEPs
Problem Solving Sheet
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
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

George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Tipi Pattern
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
Printable Coloring Book of African-Americans (2-6)
Chinese Calligraphy
Choose an Occupation
Educational Clip Art Images from DK
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
Chinese Percussion Music
Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Percussion Performance and Culture
Native American Instruments
More Popular Music Activities for Social Studies Class

Mathematics & Social Studies Connected

Famous African-Americans: Using a Grid
The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
Bar Graph
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Family Tree: Student Planning Page
My Daily Timeline
Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
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?
Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
Presidential Pets
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
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
Slavery Writing Prompt
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Native American Picture Writing
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

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

Emotional Issues & Social Studies Connected

Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Silas Marner
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
A Tale of Two Cities
Resolving Conflicts
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
The Taming of the Shrew
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
Passover Facts Quiz
The Medieval Church
More Religion Resources

Thanksgiving & Social Studies Connected

Thanks Around the World
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Native American Indian Crafts
Indian Sign Language Chart
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
Indian Pudding
More Popular Thanksgiving Activities for Social Studies

December Holidays & Social Studies Connected

Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Activities for African Folk Tales
"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
African Storytellers
Reading Warm-Up 108 for Gr. 3 & 4: Historical Fiction
Winter Holidays
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa Creator (Coloring Page)
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Geography Activities

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

States Resources

Quiz: Southeast U.S. State Capitals
Map Library
Map of North America
Map Library – United States
Quiz: Southwest U.S. State Capitals
The Bill of Rights
Map of Western United States
More States – Teacher Resources

Government Resources

All About the Boston Tea Party
Colonial Times – Everyday Things
1984
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
If I Were the President
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 Great Compromise" & The Constitutional Convention
Is It Constitutional?
Articles of Confederation
Consensus & The Articles of Confederation
The Nineteenth Amendment
USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Elections Resources

Informal Debates
Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
Know the Presidents
U.S. President: Facts
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
More Elections – Teacher Resources

Immigration Resources

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

International Day of Peace Resources

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

Civil Rights Resources

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

Families Resources

All About My Family
My Family Tree
In All Kinds of Weather
Helping Hand
A Family Tree
Following Directions
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
Community Helpers: Matching
Suggested Author Interview Questions
Brainstorming About Jobs
Let's Write a Story
More Jobs/Careers Teacher Resources

Homes Resources

Homes
Table Manners
Building with Toothpicks and Marshmallows
Woodland Indians -- Wigwams and Longhouses
Coastal Indians -- Longhouses
Life on the Prairie
Nineteenth Century Etiquette
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
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
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
Three African-Americans in the Far West
Exploring Explorers
Pilgrim Fact Cards
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

Heroes Resources

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

Pilgrims Resources

Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Paper Weavings
Early America Quiz
American Colonies Quiz
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
More Pilgrims – Teacher Resources

Diversity Resources

Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Self-Portrait
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Same Name Word Puzzle
Kente Cloth
Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
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
African-American Gospel Music
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
More Martin Luther King Jr Resources for Teachers

Black History Month Resources

Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

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

Hispanic-Heritage Resources

Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Latin American Instruments
Puerto Rican Discovery Day
The Biggest Tortilla
Puerto Rican Folk Tale
Passport to Learning
And Now, Miguel Word Search
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native American Resources

Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Native American Picture Writing
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
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
Women's History Videos & Activities
International Women's Day
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
Betsy Ross Little Book
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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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

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!

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.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.