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Social Studies: Learn About Passover
Social Studies: Learn About Passover
Worksheet
Social Studies: Learn About Passover
Help your child broaden his cultural horizons with this page about Passover.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Ice Cream Social Invitations
Ice Cream Social Invitations
Worksheet
Ice Cream Social Invitations
For all you party planners, here is a cute printable to help you invite guests to the next ice cream social!
5th grade
Worksheet
Social Media Book Review
Social Media Book Review
Activity
Social Media Book Review
Teach your child the art of the status update with this cutting-edge take on the old-fashioned book report: the social media book review!
5th grade
Activity
The Colorado River
The Colorado River
Worksheet
The Colorado River
Take a ride on the Colorado River in this informational social studies worksheet.
4th grade
Worksheet
Going to the Park? Make a Map!
Going to the Park? Make a Map!
Activity
Going to the Park? Make a Map!
Build your child's social studies skills by making a map together.
1st grade
Activity
National Library of Congress
National Library of Congress
Worksheet
National Library of Congress
Learn more about America's biggest and best library with this social studies worksheet.
3rd grade
Worksheet
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
This study packet offers a week of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies activities.
1st grade
Workbook
The Mississippi River
The Mississippi River
Worksheet
The Mississippi River
Children discover facts about America's most famous river in this social studies worksheet.
4th grade
Worksheet
Color the World! Mount Rushmore
Color the World! Mount Rushmore
Worksheet
Color the World! Mount Rushmore
Learn more about this cultural icon with this Color the World social studies sheet.
2nd grade
Worksheet
The White House Facts
The White House Facts
Worksheet
The White House Facts
There's tons of trivia in this social studies worksheet about America's most famous home.
4th grade
Worksheet
Write a Persuasive Paragraph: Social Media
Write a Persuasive Paragraph: Social Media
Worksheet
Write a Persuasive Paragraph: Social Media
In this worksheet, learners will practice planning and writing a compelling persuasive paragraph on the topic of social media.
4th grade
Worksheet
Canadian Flag Coloring Page
Canadian Flag Coloring Page
Worksheet
Canadian Flag Coloring Page
Give your preschooler a social studies lesson with this fun Canadian flag coloring page.
Preschool
Worksheet
Ice Cream Social Invitations #2
Ice Cream Social Invitations #2
Worksheet
Ice Cream Social Invitations #2
Give your little hostess a lesson in party planning with an ice cream social for her and her friends! These printable invites are perfect for inviting guests.
3rd grade
Worksheet
Make Your Own Flag
Make Your Own Flag
Worksheet
Make Your Own Flag
Fly a flag of freedom, justice, or just plain fun in this immersive Social Studies activity.
1st grade
Worksheet
Name Game: The 13 Original Colonies
Name Game: The 13 Original Colonies
Worksheet
Name Game: The 13 Original Colonies
Boost your fifth grader's social studies savvy with a lesson on the 13 original colonies.
5th grade
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Abraham Lincoln
Historical Heroes: Abraham Lincoln
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Abraham Lincoln
Learn about one of our nation's historical heroes with this social studies worksheet featuring Abraham Lincoln.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Patriotic "Quilts"
Patriotic "Quilts"
Activity
Patriotic "Quilts"
Strengthen math and social studies skills with this beautiful patriotic placemat "quilt" project!
2nd grade
Activity
Personality Profile of the Social Media Junkie
Personality Profile of the Social Media Junkie
Science Project
Personality Profile of the Social Media Junkie
In this science fair project, students evaluate test subjects to determine if certain personality traits are more common in frequent users of social media.
Science Project
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
This third grade independent study packet offers Week 3 of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies activities.
3rd grade
Workbook
History of the American Flag
History of the American Flag
Worksheet
History of the American Flag
Learners will get to know the history of the American flag in this social studies worksheet.
3rd grade
Worksheet
Gopher State
Gopher State
Worksheet
Gopher State
This fun printable, featuring Minnesota, is a great way to combine social studies learning with coloring time.
1st grade
Worksheet
Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder
Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder
Activity
Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder
Enhance fourth-grade measurement making skills and social studies learning with this stitching project.
4th grade
Activity
Hand Print Family Treasure
Hand Print Family Treasure
Activity
Hand Print Family Treasure
With this activity, you'll create a family treasure...and reinforce social studies basics while you're at it!
2nd grade
Activity
The Columbia River
The Columbia River
Worksheet
The Columbia River
Learn more about the Columbia River in this informative social studies worksheet that drills students on nonfiction reading skills.
4th grade
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
Worksheet
Who Am I? African American Civil Rights Activists
Children are introduced to four inspiring members of the civil rights movement in this engaging social studies worksheet.
3rd grade
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.