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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)

Getting to Know You Bingo
U.S. Map with State Capitals
People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
World Map (Black and White)
Find the Continents and Oceans
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (3-5)

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Make Your Own Totem Pole
My Friend Writing Printable
Same Name Word Puzzle
Outline Map of Asia
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (6-8)

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Feeling Words Chart
Be a Journalist!
List of Inventions and Discoveries
Map of Southeast United States
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (9-12)

Political Map of Europe
United States Map (Outline)
Africa Mapping Activity
Celebrating Diversity Through Young People's Literature
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
More Social Studies Printables

Lesson Plans (K-5)

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

Lesson Plans (6-12)

Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Galleries

Top 10 Friendship Printables
Top 10 Social Studies Bulletin Boards
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Top 10 Passover Activities
More Social Studies Slideshows

Games & Puzzles (K-5)

School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
State Word Search
Three Branches, One Government
Fire Department Word Search
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
More Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Games & Puzzles (6-8)

State Capital Word Search
Hawaii II Word Search
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Father's Day Word Fill-In
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
More Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Bulletin Boards

Friends Are Fun! Bulletin Board
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
People Who Help Us Stay Healthy Bulletin Board
American Flag Bulletin Board
United States Flag Bulletin Board Example
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

Tipi Pattern
Educational Clip Art Images from DK
Native American Picture Writing
Choose an Occupation
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
More Art Activities

Music Connections

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Native American Musical Instruments
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Chinese Music
More Music Activities

Mathematics Connections

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

Science Connections

Double Entry Journal Template
Create Your Own Invention
Animal Farm Literature Guide
Digital Book Library
Cause and Effect Organizer
More Science Activities

Literature Connections

African Folk Tales: Background Information
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
The Taming of the Shrew
1984
More Literature Resources

Language Arts Connections

Lesson Planning Center
An Immigrant's Story
All About Early Explorers
Indian Symbols and Meanings
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
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

Nutrition: Family Activity
Hunger and Malnutrition
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
We Are All the Same: The Life and Death of Nkosi Johnson
Name That State
More Health & Nutrition Activities

Religion

The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities
Nectar in a Sieve
Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons Educator's Guide
Sikhism
Joan of Arc Biography
More Religion Resources

Middle Ages

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

World History

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

Geography

Latitude and Longitude Map
Map of Northeast United States
Geography Quiz: True or False
Geography Quiz: The World
Practicing Map Skills
Map Library
More Geography Teacher Resources

States Resources

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

Government Resources

Colonial Times – Everyday Things
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
Citizenship Test I
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
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
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy
Three Branches of Government Summary
Our Classroom Constitution
All About the Boston Tea Party
The Bill of Rights
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Elections: Classroom & U.S. Government

Election of the President & Vice President: Primary Election
Election of U.S. Senators
Informal Debates
Election of the President & Vice President: Electoral College
The Presidential Election Process
More Elections – Teacher Resources

Immigration

Citizenship Test
Newcomer's Welcome Book
Immigration Picture Prompts
An Immigrant's Story
Immigrants' Experiences Worksheet
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Civil Rights

Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Heaven Teacher's Guide
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
More Popular Civil Rights Resources

Families

All About My Family
Helping Hand
My Family Tree
My Family
Following Directions
More Families - Teacher Resources

Jobs & Careers

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

Biographies

Getting to Know Me
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Sunflowers, Van Gogh, and You
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Biography Activities

Explorers

All About Early Explorers
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
Just Where Was Columbus?
Native American Indian Crafts
Wonders of the World Questions
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

Heroes Theme

The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Common Core Guide to Ordinary People Change the World Series
Firefighter's Hat
An Autobiographical Poem
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
More Heroes – Resources for Teachers

Colonial America

Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Colonial Times – Everyday Things
Paper Weavings
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
More Pilgrims – Teacher Resources

Diversity

Self-Portrait
Same Name Word Puzzle
Celebrating Diversity Through Young People's Literature
Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
Exploring Cultural Points of View
More Diversity Resources for Teachers

Black History

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History

All About Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Picture
History of Tea
Asian-American History
Chinese Symbols
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Hispanic Heritage

Puerto Rican Folk Tale
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Making a Piñata
Passport to Learning
The Biggest Tortilla
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native American & American Indian Heritage

Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Indian Symbols and Meanings
Native American Picture Writing
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Women's History

Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Women's History Videos & Activities
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War I

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

World War II

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

Highlights

Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

Special Offers for Teachers Newsletter
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Discounts for Teachers
Start the new school year with cash in your pocket! We have some great ways to save money on the supplies that keep your classroom running: Money-Saving Tips for Teachers and Free & Cheap Rewards for Students. Plus, check out our Discounts for Teachers so you can save on office supplies, clothing, books, crafts and fabric, travel, and more!

August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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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