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Thanksgiving Word Search
Thanksgiving Word Search
Worksheet
Thanksgiving Word Search
Children get into the holiday spirit as they complete this Thanksgiving puzzle.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Mayflower
The Mayflower
Worksheet
The Mayflower
Learn all about The Mayflower, the famous ship the Pilgrims made their great journey in.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Senses and Feelings
Senses and Feelings
Worksheet
Senses and Feelings
Quiz your kindergartener on feelings and the five senses with this cute picture test.
Preschool
Science
Worksheet
What is Culture?
What is Culture?
Lesson Plan
What is Culture?
Help your students become global citizens with this lesson that teaches the about culture. Students will explore their culture and the cultures of their classmates in this engaging, hands-on activity.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Learning Directions
Learning Directions
Worksheet
Learning Directions
Here's a fun exercise with directions, north, south, east and west! Using the town map, she'll practice determining the directions of locations.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The North Pole
The North Pole
Worksheet
The North Pole
Use this worksheet to help your child learn a little bit about the North Pole!
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Latitude and Longitude
Latitude and Longitude
Worksheet
Latitude and Longitude
Learn about latitude and Longitude in this map skills sheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Reading a Map
Reading a Map
Worksheet
Reading a Map
Here's a great geography worksheet that doubles as a coloring page! Your child will get to practice reading a simple map of a park.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 5
This independent study packet for kindergarteners offers Week 5 of at-home learning opportunities.
Kindergarten
Science
Workbook
Community Helpers: Their Roles and Tools
Community Helpers: Their Roles and Tools
Lesson Plan
Community Helpers: Their Roles and Tools
An interesting lesson about our very special community helpers. Teach your students how important each job is for our safety and health. Encourage them to think about what they would like to be when they grow up.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Story of Hanukkah for Children
Story of Hanukkah for Children
Worksheet
Story of Hanukkah for Children
This one page printable features the Hanukkah story for kids in a very short version.
Preschool
Social studies
Worksheet
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
This independent study packet for Week 2 offers first graders a host of learning activities in reading, writing, and math.
1st grade
Social studies
Workbook
State the Facts Crossword #3
State the Facts Crossword #3
Worksheet
State the Facts Crossword #3
Here's a geography challenge for your fifth grader. Full of trivia like state nicknames and state birds, she's sure to learn something new.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Geography: Know the States
Geography: Know the States
Worksheet
Geography: Know the States
Little explorers take a mini-tour of the United States on this third grade geography and social studies worksheet. Kids use a map to answer geography questions.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Do I Need It? Wants vs. Needs
Do I Need It? Wants vs. Needs
Lesson Plan
Do I Need It? Wants vs. Needs
If you ask your students if they need ice cream, the answer may surprise you! In this lesson, your students will be able differentiate between wants and needs.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
History of Hip Hop Music
History of Hip Hop Music
Worksheet
History of Hip Hop Music
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about soul music and the history of African-Americans in pop music, all in this Hip-Hop Music worksheet!
4th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
All About Landforms
All About Landforms
Lesson Plan
All About Landforms
Through creative and engaging activities, your students will explore and learn about landforms. In this lesson, they will make their own mini dictionary of landforms.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of this third grade independent study packet offers 5 more days of activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
3rd grade
Science
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with week 2 of our independent study packet for second graders.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Activity
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
Preschool
Social studies
Activity
World Map Activity
World Map Activity
Worksheet
World Map Activity
Get to know your world map! Here's a great introduction to world geography, where your child can color and label important locations in the world.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Using a Map Key
Using a Map Key
Worksheet
Using a Map Key
Help your child learn the basics of reading a map with this simplified county map. He'll color and circle the different items that appear in the map key.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
What is a Good Citizen?
What is a Good Citizen?
Lesson Plan
What is a Good Citizen?
Aid your students in becoming the best citizens they can be with this lesson that teaches students how to be, and what makes, a good citizen.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Chocolate: A Short and Sweet History
Chocolate: A Short and Sweet History
Worksheet
Chocolate: A Short and Sweet History
In this fascinating worksheet, children learn about the history of chocolate, from its ancient ceremonial use to the invention of the chocolate candy bar.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Continents
The Continents
Worksheet
The Continents
Confused about continents? Get better acquainted with all the continents on earth with this word scramble.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet

Social Studies Resources

Social studies is the study of the social sciences, humanities and history, and has the primary purpose of helping young people make informed decisions as citizens of a democratic society. It teaches young kids how our society functions by studying its history and applying those lessons to current events. With our resources and tools, make history come alive for students and spark their interest in civic issues.

Social Studies 101

Social Studies covers a broad area of study, drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion and sociology. It is defined by the American National Council for Social Studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence."

The goal is to give students knowledge about the world, nation and society around them so they can make informed decisions about civic issues that affect them and their families, especially as they grow older. Ultimately, Social Studies is the study of people, from members of our family to people who live on the other side of world. It includes people living now, those who lived in the past and those who will live in the future.

Since people are a complex subject, an integrated study is necessary to give children as full a picture of humanity as possible. History and geography serve as the anchor, supported by other social sciences (psychology, philosophy, sociology, etc.) and the humanities (literature, the performing arts, and the visual arts).

There are approximately 10 fields of study that students learn in elementary and high school.
  • Time, Continuity and Change
  • People, Places and Environments
  • Individual Development and Identity
  • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
  • Power, Authority, and Governance
  • Production, Distribution, and Consumption
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Global Connections
  • Civic Ideals and Practices
Children are naturally attracted to Social Studies because they are curious about themselves and others. Give them a head start with our tools and resources and they’ll be on their way to becoming informed citizens.