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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
All About Memorial Day
Map of Southeast United States
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
Make Your Own Totem Pole
Find the Continents and Oceans
World Map (Black and White)
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 3-5

Memorial Day Word Fill-In
The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Memorial Day: Exercises
State Word Search
Bodhi Day or Buddha's Enlightenment
State Capital Word Search
The Story of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 6-8

Memorial Day Activities
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Geography Quiz: State Capitals
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler Common Core Teacher's Guide
Same Name Word Puzzle
United States Map (Outline)
Getting to Know You Bingo
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Printables, Grades 9-12

Political Map of Europe
Feeling Words Chart
Africa Mapping Activity
Outline Map of Asia
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
The War of 1812
American Flag (in color)
More Popular Social Studies Printables

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Conflict Resolution Activities
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Self-Portrait
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Latitude and Longitude
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Table Manners
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

The History & Poetry of "In Flanders Fields"
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
The Mayan Empire
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
An Immigrant's Story
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Quizzes

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

References

Christopher Columbus Facts
Chinese Music
Origin of U.S. State Names
World War II: Timeline
List of State Nicknames
Native American Instruments
President Thomas Jefferson Biography
More Popular Social Studies References

Slideshows

Top 10 Friendship Printables
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
7 Wonders of the Modern World
WWII Printables Slideshow
Top 10 Social Studies Bulletin Boards
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzles: Printables Gallery
World Maps Gallery
More Social Studies Slideshows

Graphic Organizers

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

Games & Puzzles, Grades K-5

School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Three Branches, One Government
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
More Popular Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Games & Puzzles, Grades 6-8

The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Economics Vocabulary
Hawaii II Word Search
Name That State
Texas Crossword Puzzle
Climb the Pyramid
Meet the Presidents
More Popular Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Bulletin Boards

People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Career Bulletin Board
Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
United States Flag Bulletin Board
American Flag Bulletin Board
Favorite Places Bulletin Board
More Social Studies Bulletin Boards

Educational Technology Resources

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

Back to School Resources

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

Art & Social Studies Connected

Educational Clip Art Images from DK
The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
Tipi Pattern
Celebrations Around the World
Patriotic Book
Choose an Occupation
Make a God's Eye
More Popular Art Activities for Social Studies Class

Music & Social Studies Connected

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Native American Musical Instruments
Chinese Percussion Music
Hispanic Rhythmic Patterns and Drums
Contemporary Native American Music
Appalachian Riddle Song
Guide to the Symphonies Activities
More Popular Music Activities for Social Studies Class

Mathematics & Social Studies Connected

The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Weather Graph
Family Tree: Student Planning Page
Career Survey
My Daily Timeline
Plan a Vacation
More Popular Math & Social Studies Resources

Science & Social Studies Connected

Animal Farm Literature Guide
Science, Technology, and Society: Wetlands Watch
Tissue Flower Craft
Create Your Own Invention
Reading Warm-Up 22 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Inventions & Machines Printable Book (K-4)
Chart of the Water Cycle
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Science Class

Literature Resources for Social Studies

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
World War II Student Project
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Number the Stars
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
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
My Friend Writing Printable
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Memorial Day Word Scramble
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Be a Journalist!
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
Name That State
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
More Physical Education Activities for Social Studies

Health, Nutrition, & Social Studies Connected

Ryan White, My Own Story
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Pioneers in Exploring Human Diseases
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
We Are All the Same: The Life and Death of Nkosi Johnson
Nutrition: Family Activity
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Health & Nutrition

Emotional Issues & Social Studies Connected

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Common Core Teacher's Guide
A Friendship Award
The Taming of the Shrew
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
Resolving Conflicts
A Tale of Two Cities
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
More Popular Social Studies Resources on Emotional Issues

Religion Resources

The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities
Nectar in a Sieve
Day of the Dead
Paper Seder Plate
Events in the Life of Jesus
The Medieval Church
Navaratri
More Religion Resources

Thanksgiving & Social Studies Connected

Indian Sign Language Chart
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Native American Indian Crafts
Thanks Around the World
Eve Bunting: A Teacher's Guide to Her Books
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
More Popular Thanksgiving Activities for Social Studies

December Holidays & Social Studies Connected

Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
Activities for African Folk Tales
A Holiday from Another Culture
Synonym Bells
Winter Holidays
Potato Print Wrapping Paper
More Popular December Holidays Activities for Social Studies

Geography Activities

Practicing Map Skills
Map of Midwest United States
Map of Southwest United States
Map of Western United States
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
Quiz: Western U.S. State Capitals
Map of Northeast United States
More Geography Teacher Resources

States Resources

Quiz: The United States: West Region
Quiz: Midwest U.S. State Capitals
Fun State Facts Printable Book (3-8)
Map Library
Map of U.S. Regions
Blank American Flag
Quiz: Southeast United States
More States – Teacher Resources

Government Resources

Judge Roy Bean Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
All About the Boston Tea Party
Symbols of the United States
The Bill of Rights
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
Citizenship Test I
More U.S. Government Resources for Teachers

U.S. Constitution Resources

Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
Colonial Times – Everyday Things
USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy
"The Great Compromise" & The Constitutional Convention
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Elections Resources

Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
Informal Debates
Election of the President & Vice President: Electoral College
Inaugural Poetry
Election of U.S. Senators
Governors of the Fifty States
Election Vocabulary Bingo
More Elections – Teacher Resources

Immigration Resources

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

International Day of Peace Resources

What Is Peace?
Gandhi
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Sign of the Beaver
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
American Patriotic Pencil Wrap
More International Day of Peace – Teacher Resources

Civil Rights Resources

The Civil Rights Movement
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Families Resources

My Family
My Family Tree
All About My Family
Following Directions
Helping Hand
And Tango Makes Three Educator's Guide
A Family Tree
More Families - Teacher Resources

Jobs & Careers Resources

Suggested Author Interview Questions
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Community Helpers: Matching
Choose an Occupation
People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Be a Journalist!
Judge Roy Bean Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Jobs/Careers Teacher Resources

Homes Resources

Building with Toothpicks and Marshmallows
Homes
Table Manners
Life on the Prairie
Desert Indians -- Hogans and Pueblos
Plains Indians -- Tipis
Power Outage
More Homes – Resources for Teachers

Biographies for Social Studies

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Getting to Know Me
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Johnny Appleseed Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Biography Activities for Social Studies

Explorers Resources

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Christopher Columbus Facts
Davy Crockett Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
All About Early Explorers
Wonders of the World Questions
Learn About Lewis and Clark
The Story of Columbus Day
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

Heroes Resources

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

Pilgrims Resources

Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Pilgrim Fact Cards
Paper Weavings
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
American Colonies Quiz
A Not-So Traditional Thanksgiving
More Pilgrims – Teacher Resources

Diversity Resources

Same Name Word Puzzle
Celebrations Around the World
Self-Portrait
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
More Diversity Resources for Teachers

Martin Luther King Jr Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Activities for African Folk Tales
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
"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
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
African Tribal Masks
Cultures Day Project Ideas
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

History of Tea
Asian-American History Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
A Step from Heaven
All About Chinese New Year
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Hispanic-Heritage Resources

Puerto Rican Folk Tale
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Puerto Rican Discovery Day
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Making a Piñata
Latin American Instruments
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
Make a God's Eye
Native American Picture Writing
Indian Symbols and Meanings
The Trail of Tears
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Women's History Month Resources

Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Women's History Videos & Activities
Betsy Ross Little Book
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Madame Curie Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
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

Highlights

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

June Calendar of Events
June is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: U.N. World Environment Day (6/5), D-Day (6/6), World Oceans Day (6/8), Diary Day (6/12), Flag Day (6/14), Ramadan Begins (6/18), World Refugee Day (6/20), Father's Day (6/21), Summer Begins (6/21), and Meteor Day (6/30). Plus, celebrate Child Vision Awareness Month and Safety Month all June long!

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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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