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Social Studies

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
Outline Map of Asia
World Map (Black and White)
Make Your Own Totem Pole
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (3-5)

Queen Elizabeth II Quiz
Poptropica Mystery of the Map Teaching Guide
The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Our Growing Planet
State Word Search
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (6-8)

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
United States Map (Outline)
Africa Mapping Activity
Passover, the Jewish Festival of Freedom
List of Inventions and Discoveries
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (9-12)

World War II Printable Book (5-12)
Feeling Words Chart
The War of 1812
Geography Quiz: True or False
Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
More Social Studies Printables

Lesson Plans (K-5)

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

Lesson Plans (6-12)

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
The Presidential Election Process
An Immigrant's Story
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
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
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzles: Printables Gallery
More Social Studies Slideshows

Games & Puzzles (K-5)

Three Branches, One Government
State Capital Word Search
Same Name Word Puzzle
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Getting to Know You Bingo
More Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Games & Puzzles (6-8)

Economics Vocabulary
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
Cities Around the World
More Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Bulletin Boards

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

Educational Technology Resources

Parts of an Email Message
History of Communication
PowerPoint Library
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
Wonders of the World Questions
More Technology Resources for Social Studies

Art Connections

What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
My Family and Me!
Tissue Flower Craft
Tipi Pattern
Paper Seder Plate
More Art Activities

Music Connections

Introduction to Mariachi Music
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Chinese Music
Native American Instruments
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
More Music Activities

Mathematics Connections

Weather Graph
The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Family Tree: Student Planning Page
Latitude and Longitude
More Math Resources

Science Connections

Animal Farm Literature Guide
Crepe Paper Flower
The School Litter Patrol
Ocean Pollution
Chart of the Water Cycle
More Science Activities

Literature Connections

African Folk Tales: Background Information
World War II Student Project
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
The House on Mango Street
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
More Literature Resources

Language Arts Connections

Lesson Planning Center
My Friend Writing Printable
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
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
We Are All the Same: The Life and Death of Nkosi Johnson
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
The Life of Milton Hershey
More Health & Nutrition Activities

Religion

The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities
Passover Seder Word Scramble
Passover Facts Quiz
Nectar in a Sieve
Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons Educator's Guide
More Religion Resources

Middle Ages

Creative Writing with Photo Inspiration
Medieval Period Quiz
The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
King Lear
More Middle Ages – Teacher Resources

World History

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Veterans Day Videos & Activities
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
The Holocaust
More World History

Geography

Map of Southeast United States
Map of Northeast United States
Geography Quiz: State Capitals
Practicing Map Skills
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
Map Library
More Geography Teacher Resources

States Resources

Map Library
Map of Midwest United States
Map of U.S. Regions
Map of North America
American Flag (in color)
More States – Teacher Resources

Government Resources

Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
Colonial Times – Everyday Things
All About the Boston Tea Party
1984
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
More U.S. Government Resources for Teachers

U.S. Constitution

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
Is It Constitutional?
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
Articles of Confederation
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Elections: Classroom & U.S. Government

Election of U.S. Senators
Election Teaching Resources
Informal Debates
Election Vocabulary Bingo
U.S. President: Facts
More Elections – Teacher Resources

Immigration

Citizenship Test
Ellis Island
An Immigrant's Story
Immigrants' Experiences Worksheet
Family History Project
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
The Civil Rights Movement
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
The Life and Accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Families

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

Jobs & Careers

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

Biographies

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
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Biography Activities

Explorers

All About Early Explorers
Christopher Columbus Facts
The Tempest
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Sacagawea Biography
Chart Columbus's Voyages
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

Heroes Theme

An Autobiographical Poem
The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Firefighter's Hat
More Heroes – Resources for Teachers

Colonial America

Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Colonial Times – Everyday Things
All About the Boston Tea Party
The Pilgrim Story
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
More Pilgrims – Teacher Resources

Diversity

Same Name Word Puzzle
Self-Portrait
An Immigrant's Story
Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
A Holiday from Another Culture
More Diversity Resources for Teachers

Black History

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History

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

Hispanic Heritage

Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Latin American Instruments
Making a Piñata
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Puerto Rican Discovery Day
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native American & American Indian Heritage

Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Native American Picture Writing
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
The Navajo Code Talkers
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Women's History

Queen Elizabeth II Quiz
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Women's History Videos & Activities
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War I

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

World War II

World War II Student Project
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
The Holocaust
Number the Stars
WWII Printables Slideshow
More World War II Teacher Resources

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Highlights

Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sundown 5/4), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother's Day (5/8), Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.