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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
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
Getting to Know You Bingo
People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Create an Almanac
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (3-5)

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Bastille Day
World Map (Black and White)
American Flag (in color)
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (6-8)

North to Canada: Facts and Review
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Make Your Own Totem Pole
Feeling Words Chart
Find the Continents and Oceans
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (9-12)

Political Map of Europe
Outline Map of Asia
United States Map (Outline)
Geography Quiz: True or False
List of Inventions and Discoveries
More Social Studies Printables

Lesson Plans (K-5)

Conflict Resolution Activities
Self-Portrait
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Career Bulletin Board
Latitude and Longitude
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans (6-12)

The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
Mexico's Day of the Dead
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Galleries

Top 10 Friendship Printables
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
A Tour of U.S. National Parks
Top 10 Presidents' Day Worksheets (Grades 1-3)
Top 10 Social Studies Bulletin Boards
More Social Studies Slideshows

Games & Puzzles (K-5)

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Same Name Word Puzzle
More Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Games & Puzzles (6-8)

State Word Search
Father's Day Word Fill-In
Three Branches, One Government
State Capital Word Search
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
More Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Bulletin Boards

United States Flag Bulletin Board Example
Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
American Flag Bulletin Board
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
United States Flag Bulletin Board
More Social Studies Bulletin Boards

Educational Technology Resources

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

Art Connections

Patriotic Book
Tipi Pattern
Patriotic Hat
Star Design
Make a God's Eye
More Art Activities

Music Connections

Introduction to Mariachi Music
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
Native American Musical Instruments
Chinese Music
Patriotic Songs
More Music Activities

Mathematics Connections

Weather Graph
Family Tree: Student Planning Page
The Middle Ages: Medieval Towns Activity Packet
Triple Venn Diagram
Latitude and Longitude
More Math Resources

Science Connections

Digital Book Library
Animal Farm Literature Guide
Educational Clip Art Images from DK
Double Entry Journal Template
Tissue Flower Craft
More Science Activities

Literature Connections

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Father's Day Letter
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
1984
Number the Stars
More Literature Resources

Language Arts Connections

Lesson Planning Center
My Friend Writing Printable
Citizenship Word Search
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Be a Journalist!
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
Nutrition: Family Activity
Name That State
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
More Health & Nutrition Activities

Religion

The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities
Ramadan: The Month of Fasting
Nectar in a Sieve
Day of the Dead
Paper Seder Plate
More Religion Resources

Middle Ages

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

World History

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
The War of 1812
More World History

Geography

Map Library
World's 50 Most Populous Countries: 2009
Latitude and Longitude Map
Map of Southeast United States
Map of Northeast United States
Map Library
More Geography Teacher Resources

States Resources

U.S. Patriotism, Volume I: Printable Book (Grades K-5)
U.S. Patriotism, Volume II: Printable Book (Grades K-5)
Blank American Flag
Map of Midwest United States
Map of North America
More States – Teacher Resources

Government Resources

Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
Colonial Times – Everyday Things
All About the Boston Tea Party
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Egg Carton Uncle Sam
More U.S. Government Resources for Teachers

U.S. Constitution

Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
"The Great Compromise" & The Constitutional Convention
Three Branches of Government Summary
Amendments to the Constitution: Voting
Articles of Confederation
Our Classroom Constitution
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Elections: Classroom & U.S. Government

Informal Debates
Election of the President & Vice President: Electoral College
Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
More Elections – Teacher Resources

Immigration

An Immigrant's Story
Citizenship Test
The House on Mango Street
An Immigrant's Story
Multicultural Statue of Liberty
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Civil Rights

Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Know Your Rights
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Families

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

Jobs & Careers

People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Suggested Author Interview Questions
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Be a Journalist!
Choose an Occupation
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

Biographies

Getting to Know Me
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Biography Activities

Explorers

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Christopher Columbus Facts
Native American Indian Crafts
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Wonders of the World Questions
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

Heroes Theme

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

Colonial America

Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Make a Three-Cornered Hat
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
The Declaration of Sentiments & Your Rights
Colonial Times – Everyday Things
More Pilgrims – Teacher Resources

Diversity

Same Name Word Puzzle
Self-Portrait
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Race: A History Beyond Black and White Teaching Guide
Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
More Diversity Resources for Teachers

Black History

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
African Tribal Masks
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History

History of Tea
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
A Step from Heaven
All About Chinese New Year
Margaret's Chinese New Year
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Hispanic Heritage

Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Puerto Rican Folk Tale
Making a Piñata
Latin American Instruments
And Now, Miguel Word Search
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native American & American Indian Heritage

Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Indian Symbols and Meanings
Make a God's Eye
Native American Picture Writing
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Women's History

Women's History Videos & Activities
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Betsy Ross Little Book
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Multicultural Statue of Liberty
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War I

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

World War II

Number the Stars
Once Discussion Guide
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
The Holocaust
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
More World War II Teacher Resources

Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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 (and now in print!), 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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July 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: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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