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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
Jingle Bells
Kwanzaa Candles
Find the Christmas Object
Map of Southeast United States
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (3-5)

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Citizenship Test
Santa's Christmas Route
The Measurement Elf
Christmas Word Games
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (6-8)

Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Draw a Gothic Cathedral
Find the Continents and Oceans
United States Map (Outline)
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (9-12)

World Map (Black and White)
Christmas Songs Word Puzzles
Africa Mapping Activity
Feeling Words Chart
Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
More Social Studies Printables

Lesson Plans (K-5)

Winter Holidays
Conflict Resolution Activities
Holiday Poems
What Is Kwanzaa?
Holiday Paper Chains
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans (6-12)

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Latitude and Longitude
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
What Is Child Labor?
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Galleries

Native American Life on the Great Plains
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
Christmas Printables Gallery (K-2)
Top 10 Friendship Printables
More Social Studies Slideshows

Games & Puzzles (K-5)

December Holidays Bingo
Holiday Memory Game
Make and Play the Dreidel Game
Holiday Bingo (K-4)
State Word Search
More Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Games & Puzzles (6-8)

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

Bulletin Boards

Top 10 Social Studies Bulletin Boards
Career Bulletin Board
American Flag Bulletin Board
United States Flag Bulletin Board
Places Bulletin Board Example
More Social Studies Bulletin Boards

Educational Technology Resources

Parts of an Email Message
History of Communication
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Wonders of the World Questions
Family Tree PowerPoint Presentation
More Technology Resources for Social Studies

Art Connections

Christmas Printable Book (Grades K-2)
Make Your Own Totem Pole
Favorite Christmas Art Activities
Christmas Printables Slideshow (3-5)
Rudolph: An American Christmas Character
More Art Activities

Music Connections

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Chinese Music
Native American Instruments
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
More Music Activities

Mathematics Connections

Add 'Em Up for Santa
My Christmas Wish List
Decorate a Tree
It's Winter Weather
Santa's Workshop
More Math Resources

Science Connections

Be a Christmas Tree Detective
List of Inventions and Discoveries
Snowflake Ornament
Weather Graph
Animal Farm Literature Guide
More Science Activities

Literature Connections

"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
Christmas Stories
The Polar Express Teacher's Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
More Literature Resources

Language Arts Connections

Lesson Planning Center
Seasons Greetings Around the World
A Holiday from Another Culture
My Friend Writing Printable
A Holiday from the Past
More Language Arts Activities

Physical Education Connections

Winter Olympics 2014: Sochi Preview
Several New Sports Debut at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Sochi: the Host City of the 2014 Winter Olympics
Security a Big Concern in Sochi
Russia's Anti-Gay Bill Ignites International Protests
More Physical Education Activities

Health & Nutrition Connections

Ryan White, My Own Story
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
World Class Recipes
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
Name That State
More Health & Nutrition Activities

Religion

The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities
Dreidel Games
Hanukkah History
Hanukkah (or Chanukah), the Jewish Festival of Lights
All About Hanukkah Quiz
More Religion Resources

Middle Ages

Creative Writing with Photo Inspiration
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
Medieval Period Quiz
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table Activities
More Middle Ages – Teacher Resources

World History

Chasing the Jaguar Supplementary Materials
Veterans Day Videos & Activities
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Nine Days to Christmas
The War of 1812
More World History

Geography

Latitude and Longitude Map
Map of Northeast United States
Political Map of Europe
Outline Map of Asia
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
Map Library
More Geography Teacher Resources

States Resources

Map of Midwest United States
Quiz: Southeast United States
Map of U.S. Regions
Map Library
Map of North America
More States – Teacher Resources

Government Resources

Colonial Times – Everyday Things
1984
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
All About the Boston Tea Party
The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
More U.S. Government Resources for Teachers

U.S. Constitution

Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
"The Great Compromise" & The Constitutional Convention
Is It Constitutional?
USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy
The Bill of Rights
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
Articles of Confederation
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Elections: Classroom & U.S. Government

Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
Election of U.S. Senators
Who Are My Representatives?
Heroines of Women's Suffrage
Election Teaching Resources
More Elections – Teacher Resources

Immigration

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

Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
I Have a Dream
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Families

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

Jobs & Careers

My New Year's Resolutions (7-12)
Suggested Author Interview Questions
Community Helpers: Matching
Choose an Occupation
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

Biographies

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Ryan White, My Own Story
More Biography Activities

Explorers

Christopher Columbus Facts
All About Early Explorers
Pilgrim Fact Cards
Explorers' Routes
Wonders of the World Questions
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

Heroes Theme

The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
An Autobiographical Poem
The Miracle Worker
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
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

Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
Seasons Greetings Around the World
A Holiday from Another Culture
Celebrations Around the World
Same Name Word Puzzle
More Diversity Resources for Teachers

Black History

Kwanzaa Candles
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History

All About Chinese New Year
Asian-American History Quiz
Gung Hay Fat Choy
Chinese New Year Picture
Margaret's Chinese New Year
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Hispanic Heritage

Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
The Biggest Tortilla
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Famous Figures with Hispanic Heritage
Making a Piñata
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native American & American Indian Heritage

Native American Life on the Great Plains
Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Native American Picture Writing
Indian Symbols and Meanings
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Women's History

Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
The Keeping Quilt
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War I

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

World War II

Number the Stars
Number the Stars Character Jeopardy
World War II Reading Warm-Up: Pearl Harbor
WWII Printables Slideshow
World War II Student Project
More World War II Teacher Resources

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Highlights

Classroom Organization Tips
Did you resolve to get organized this year? Our Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips will help you get your classroom in shape for the months ahead, whether your existing system needs a tune-up or you're ready for a total overhaul.

February Calendar of Events
February is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Chinese New Year (2/8), Mardi Gras (2/9), Valentine's Day (2/14), Presidents' Day (2/15), Eating Disorders Awareness Week (2/21-27), and Leap Day (2/29). Plus, celebrate Black History Month, Library Lovers' Month, National Heart Month all February long!

Black History Month
Black History Month (February) is here. Make sure you have the materials to help you teach this important topic, from historical figures (Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks) and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, to slavery and the Civil War, to racism, discrimination, and the Black Lives Matter movement in America today.

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.