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Worksheets for History and Social Studies
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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps swam his way to success, as your young student will find out in this biography worksheet on one of the greatest swimmers in the world.

Famous Olympic Athletes: Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton tumbled into America's heart in the 1988 Olympics. Read about her Olympic victories in this worksheet, then complete a short reading exercise.

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens' successes in the 1938 Olympics made history and paved the way for African-Americans in sports and other fields.

Jim Thorpe

Have your student read up on Jim Thorpe, an Olympian who is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, and boost his reading skills at the same time.

Florence Griffith-Joyner

If your child has energy to spare, give her this inspirational worksheet about the famous "Flo-Jo" and develop her comprehension skills with an exercise.

Antarctica Coloring Page

Believe it or not, the frozen continent of Antarctica is home to rich and varied wildlife. How many arctic animals can you child name?

American Soldiers Coloring Page: World War I

World War I was an important turning point in world history. Pay tribute to American soldiers that fought in the war by decorating this soldier coloring page.

Asia Coloring Page

Introduce your kid to the largest continent with this Asia coloring page. You can also give a quick science quiz by asking him to name the featured animals.

Australia Coloring Page

Color this Australia coloring page! Australia is more than just a continent, it's also a country and home to a unique culture and a range of wildlife.

Africa Coloring Page

The continent of Africa is known for its amazing wildlife. Your budding explorer can bring the continent and the animals to life with this Africa coloring page.

Revolutionary War Coloring Page

If your child is reviewing America's history, start at the very beginning with this revolutionary war coloring page.

Europe Coloring Page

Help your child discover the continent of Europe with this coloring page. Discuss the history and wildlife of this important area with your them as you color!

South America Coloring Page

Get started on geography and have your child color this page and learn about this amazing continent and its animals.

North America Coloring Page

Get started on geography with this pretty coloring page that shows off native North American wildlife, too!

Women in History: Eleanor of Aquitaine

If your kid is crazy for castles and knights, have her read Eleanor's biography in this worksheet. Enhance her reading skills with a short comprehension quiz.

Women in History: Wu Zetian

Empress Wu Zetian ruled China when the western world was in the Dark Ages. This 2nd grade worksheet that balances history with reading comprehension skills.

Women in History: Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson was a singer whose talent and grace broke down many racial barriers in the mid-20th century. History students can read her biography.

Women in History: Sacagawea

Explore history with famous female navigator Sacagawea. Sacagawea was a Native American woman who helped Lewis and Clark find their way across the west.

Women in History: Eleanor Roosevelt

History students can learn all the first modern first lady in this biography worksheet, and can develop their reading comprehension skills as well.

Women in History: Marie Curie

Marie Curie was a great scientist, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize. Learn about this brilliant woman with this history worksheet.

Florence Nightingale Biography

Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing. Your little historian can learn about Florence's life in this biography worksheet.

American Revolution: The Philadelphia Campaign

The Philadelphia Campaign was a year of battles with the Americans at Valley Forge. Students will hone reading skills and learn about the American Revolution.

The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga

Early in the American Revolution, the Patriots captured Fort Ticonderoga. Your young historian will learn the importance of this fort in this worksheet.

The Battle of Trenton

The Battle of Trenton was a turning point for the Americans in the Revolutionary War. Your young historian will learn the facts with this worksheet.

The Battle of Guilford Court House

While the Americans lost the Battle of Guilford Court House, the aftermath led to the American victory at Yorktown. Learn more with this history worksheet.

The Battle of Camden

The Battle of Camden was a low point for the American forces in the Revolutionary War. Discover the errors made at the battle in this worksheet.

Amelia Earhart Biography

Learn more about this fascinating woman in history who became the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic.

The Battle of San Jacinto

The Battle of San Jacinto was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Your child will sharpen his reading skills and his knowledge of U.S. history!

Women in History: Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire for 63 important years. Students can read about Victoria's life in this history worksheet.

Elizabeth I of England

Queen Elizabeth I gave her name to an era. Your young student can read about Elizabeth's life in this biography worksheet.

Women in History: Dolley Madison

Learn about first Lady Dolley Madison with this history worksheet, complete with some reading comprehension exercises.

Women in History: Queen Isabella

Did you know that Queen Isabella of Spain paid for Columbus' expedition to the New World? Read more about this interesting woman in history.

Women in History: Pocahontas

Pocahontas was a heroine to the settlers of Jamestown, Virginia. Read more about her with this history worksheet.

Women in History: Cleopatra

Cleopatra ruled Egypt and conquered the hearts of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Read a mini-biography on this remarkable woman in history.

Women in History: Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley was the superstar of the wild west! Learn more about this Ohio sharpshooter with this worksheet on famous women in history.

Women in History: Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots, was a fascinating woman in history. Learn a bit more about her life with this history worksheet.

The Siege of the Alamo

The Siege of the Alamo was an important point in the Texas Revolution. Your youngster can learn the story of the siege in this worksheet.

Texas Declaration of Independence

Did you know that Texas was once an independent country? Travel back in time to learn about the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836.

How to Read a Topographic Map

Your budding explorers will enjoy learning to read and understand the contours of a topographic map! They'll get to answer some questions and solve a maze.

Ancient Trade Routes: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

Learn some interesting history about some of the oldest, and longest, roads in the U.S.! Your child will learn about a famous trade route to Mexico.

Native American Tribes: Nez Perce

The Nez Perce is a Native American tribe in the Northwest U.S. This worksheet will hep your little learner to explore Native American history and culture.

Native American Tribes: Choctaw

Young readers can discover the history of the Choctaw Native American tribe with this history worksheet.

Native American Tribes: Lakota

Ride along with the Lakota tribe with this history worksheet. These Native Americans were part of the horse culture of the Dakotas.

Native American Tribes: Seminole

Discover the history of the Seminole tribe with this worksheet! This tribe, originally from Florida, has a rich culture.

Native American Tribes: Shoshone

The Shoshone were an important Native American tribe. Your little historian will learn about the culture and history of this tribe.

Native American Tribes: Comanche

Ride the range with the Comanche culture in this worksheet about the history of Native American tribes.

Native American Tribes: Cheyenne

Travel back in time to discover the Cheyenne tribe. Young readers will learn all about Native American history with this worksheet.

Native American Tribes: Apache

The Apache tribe of Native Americans helped shape the Southwest. Your young learner can read all about them in this history worksheet.

The Battle of Bunker Hill

The Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the early battles of the American Revolution. Discover the important features of the battle with this worksheet.

Native American Tribes: Navajo

Your budding historian can learn about the Navajo, the largest Native American tribe, with this worksheet.

Ancient Chinese Dynasties: Ming

Your young student will step back in time with this worksheet on the Ming Dynasty. He'll build comprehension skills as he learns some ancient history.

Native American Tribes: Iroquois

Your young historian will learn about the Iroquois League with this worksheet. He'll learn some important U.S. history as he practices his reading.

Native American Tribes: Mohawk

Your young historian can explore the Mohawk tribe. This Native American group played an important role in American history.

Local Government

Your young learner will discover the basics of local government with this worksheet all about municipalities.

Buffalo Soldiers

Your budding historian can learn about the Buffalo Soldiers, the first African American military troops to serve in peacetime.

The Siege of Yorktown

Your young historian can step back in time and read about an important battle that helped to end the American Revolution.

Tuskegee Airmen

Your little learner can learn about the heroic Tuskegee Airmen as he hones his reading comprehension skills with this history worksheet.

Underground Railroad Songs

For kids studying the Underground Railroad, here's a worksheet to help them discover some of the songs that gave hope to enslaved Americans.

The Emancipation Proclamation

Your future historian will learn about the Emancipation Proclamation as he hones his reading comprehension skills with this worksheet.

Leaders of the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad aided thousands of enslaved Americans on the road to freedom. Students will learn about the leaders of this movement.

African American Inventors

Your young historian will learn about the some of the most notable African American inventors with this worksheet.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad helped thousands of enslaved Americans find freedom. In this worksheet, your student will learn about this historic network.

Native American Tribes: Cherokee

Discover the history of the Cherokee tribe with this worksheet all about Native American culture.

Jamestown Colony

Sail back in time to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America, with this fun, fact-filled worksheet.

Industrial Revolution

How did our society become so advanced? Introduce your student to the Industrial Revolution with this reading sheet.

Checks and Balances System

Help your student learn the government principle of checks and balances with this worksheet. He'll learn key terms with a word search puzzle and a quick quiz.

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