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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)

Find the Continents and Oceans
U.S. Map with State Capitals
United States Map (Outline)
Practicing Map Skills
Map of U.S. Regions
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (3-5)

The Bill of Rights and Constitutional Amendments
Latitude and Longitude Map
World Map (Black and White)
Labor Day Activities
Getting to Know You Bingo
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (6-8)

Be a Journalist!
Latitude and Longitude
Blue Birds Common Core Educator's Guide
Geography Quiz: The World
Skill Assessment Form
More Social Studies Printables

Worksheets & Activities (9-12)

Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
Feeling Words Chart
Africa Mapping Activity
Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
Map of North America
More Social Studies Printables

Lesson Plans (K-5)

Who's in the News Bulletin Board – Teacher Portion
Conflict Resolution Activities
Latitude and Longitude
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans (6-12)

Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Labor Day Newspaper
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Name That State
More Popular Social Studies Lesson Plans


Top 10 Friendship Printables
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Top 10 Social Studies Bulletin Boards
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
United States Maps Gallery
More Social Studies Slideshows

Games & Puzzles (K-5)

Same Name Word Puzzle
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
State Word Search
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Three Branches, One Government
More Social Studies Games & Puzzles

Games & Puzzles (6-8)

State Capital Word Search
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
Name That State
Economics Vocabulary
Spoonerisms Activity
More 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
People Who Help Us Learn Bulletin Board
More Social Studies Bulletin Boards

Educational Technology Resources

Parts of an Email Message
Wonders of the World Questions
History of Communication
Left-Handers Are All Right
PowerPoint Library
More Technology Resources for Social Studies

Art Connections

Make Your Own Totem Pole
Choose an Occupation
My Family and Me!
Tipi Pattern
Compass Rose
More Art Activities

Music Connections

Introduction to Mariachi Music
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Making a Maraca
Native American Musical Instruments
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
More Music Activities

Mathematics Connections

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

Science Connections

Double Entry Journal Template
Animal Farm Literature Guide
List of Inventions and Discoveries
Educational Clip Art Images from DK
Time Line Graphic Organizer
More Science Activities

Literature Connections

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
African Folk Tales: Background Information
More Literature Resources

Language Arts Connections

Lesson Planning Center
Labor Day Puzzle
My Friend Writing Printable
Labor Day Fill-in-the-Blanks
All About Early Explorers
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

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Making New Friends
Nutrition: Family Activity
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
More Health & Nutrition Activities


The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities
Nectar in a Sieve
Day of the Dead
Jewish High Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur
Paper Seder Plate
More Religion Resources

Middle Ages

Creative Writing with Photo Inspiration
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
Medieval Period Quiz
Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens Teacher's Guide
More Middle Ages – Teacher Resources

World History

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
Continents Quiz
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
An Immigrant's Story
More World History


Geography Quiz: Map Skills
Map of Southeast United States
Outline Map of Asia
Political Map of Europe
Geography Quiz: State Capitals
Map Library
More Geography Teacher Resources

States Resources

Map of Northeast United States
Quiz: Know Your States
Map of Midwest United States
Map Library
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
More States – Teacher Resources

Government Resources

Colonial Times – Everyday Things
The Story of Labor Day
Our Classroom Constitution
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
Citizenship Test I
More U.S. Government Resources for Teachers

U.S. Constitution

All About the Boston Tea Party
Unite or Die: How 13 States Became a Nation Reader's Theater
The Bill of Rights
Is It Constitutional?
"The Great Compromise" & The Constitutional Convention
Articles of Confederation
USA PATRIOT Act – Security vs. Privacy
More U.S. Constitution Resources for Teachers

Elections: Classroom & U.S. Government

Great Debate Lessons
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
Informal Debates
The Presidential Election Process
More Elections – Teacher Resources


Citizenship Test
The House on Mango Street
Immigrants' Experiences Worksheet
An Immigrant's Story
Citizenship Test II
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Civil Rights

Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Notable Moments in Civil Rights History
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
More Popular Civil Rights Resources


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

Jobs & Careers

Be a Journalist!
Labor Day Activities
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
People Who Keep Us Safe Bulletin Board
Labor Day Puzzle
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources


Getting to Know Me
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Biography Activities


All About Early Explorers
Christopher Columbus Facts
Native American Indian Crafts
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Explorers' Routes
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

Heroes Theme

Who's in the News Bulletin Board – Teacher Portion
An Autobiographical Poem
Firefighter's Hat
Police Officer Hat
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
More Heroes – Resources for Teachers

Colonial America

Colonial Times – Everyday Things
The Original Thirteen States Crossword
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Learn About Paul Revere
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
More Pilgrims – Teacher Resources


Same Name Word Puzzle
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
More Diversity Resources for Teachers

Black History

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History

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

Hispanic Heritage

Puerto Rican Folk Tale
Famous Figures with Hispanic Heritage
Making a Piñata
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Latin American Instruments
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native American & American Indian Heritage

Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Indian Symbols and Meanings
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Native American Picture Writing
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
Women's History Videos & Activities
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War I

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

World War II

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

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.