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Name the 13 Colonies
Name the 13 Colonies
Worksheet
Name the 13 Colonies
In this worksheet, learners will put their geography skills to the test as they label all 13 colonies on a map.
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
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
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
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
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
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Hispanic Heritage Heroes Poster
Hispanic Heritage Heroes Poster
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Hispanic Heritage Heroes Poster
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this inspiring poster!
Preschool
Social studies
Worksheet
Learning Directions
Learning Directions
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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
Fact and Opinion: Can You Tell the Difference?
Fact and Opinion: Can You Tell the Difference?
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Fact and Opinion: Can You Tell the Difference?
Use this worksheet to help middle school students learn how to tell the difference between historical facts and opinions!
6th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Reading a Map
Reading a Map
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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
Label the Continents
Label the Continents
Worksheet
Label the Continents
Does your little one know the different continents? Help them cut and paste the continent names onto this colorful world map.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Geography: Color the States!
Geography: Color the States!
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Geography: Color the States!
Kids use a U.S. map to locate and color their home state and show where they've been and where they'd like to go on this third grade social studies worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Map: Regions of the United States
Map: Regions of the United States
Worksheet
Map: Regions of the United States
Children will learn about the eight regions of the United States in this hands-on mapping worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet features five days of engaging learning activities designed to help learners prepare for their second grade debut.
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
Learn About the Declaration of Independence
Learn About the Declaration of Independence
Worksheet
Learn About the Declaration of Independence
On this worksheet, kids read about this important historical document and complete the sentences using what they learned.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Match the Capital to the State
Match the Capital to the State
Worksheet
Match the Capital to the State
Children will write the state capital next to the state in this fun geography worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with Week 2 of this independent study packet for fifth graders.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
The United States Constitution: The Preamble
The United States Constitution: The Preamble
Worksheet
The United States Constitution: The Preamble
Students gain insight into the 1787 Constitutional Convention and the founding ideals of the newly formed government with this engaging social studies worksheet!
6th 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
How to be a Good Citizen
How to be a Good Citizen
Worksheet
How to be a Good Citizen
From voting to cleaning up to just plain common courtesy, this social studies worksheet gives a few examples of how to be a good citizen.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
What Is a Compass Rose?
What Is a Compass Rose?
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What Is a Compass Rose?
Children will learn how to identify and use a compass rose, including finding a compass rose on a map, and using it to find both cardinal and intermediate directions.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
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The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
In this biography worksheet, children discover the challenges Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced in her childhood, and read about how she used those obstacles to become a good lawyer and judge.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
William Penn: Impact on Colonial America
William Penn: Impact on Colonial America
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William Penn: Impact on Colonial America
Give students an opportunity to learn about William Penn and his contributions to early American history.
6th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Learn About Your State
Learn About Your State
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Learn About Your State
Invite children to get to know their home state a little better with this series of questions and prompts.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet

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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.