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A-Z African American Visionaries Poster
A-Z African American Visionaries Poster
Worksheet
A-Z African American Visionaries Poster
Inspire kids to learn about black changemakers all year by displaying this poster at home or in the classroom.
Preschool
Social studies
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
St. Patrick's Day Fun Facts
St. Patrick's Day Fun Facts
Worksheet
St. Patrick's Day Fun Facts
Ever wonder why we wear green on St. Patrick's day, or where the leprechaun came from? Find out with this worksheet on St. Patty's Day history!
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
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
St. Patrick's Day Traditions
St. Patrick's Day Traditions
Worksheet
St. Patrick's Day Traditions
Teach your little leprechaun about the various St. Patrick's Day traditions and other fun parts of this special Irish heritage day.
3rd 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
Social studies
Lesson Plan
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Worksheet
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Ask students to read an interesting biography about Dr. Mae Jemison and then answer questions about the text!
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
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
Social studies
Lesson Plan
All About Misty Copeland
All About Misty Copeland
Worksheet
All About Misty Copeland
Use this nonfiction comprehension worksheet to help second and third graders learn all about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
2nd 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
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 Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
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.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Star, Mae Jemison
The Star, Mae Jemison
Worksheet
The Star, Mae Jemison
Use the worksheet The Star: Mae Jemison to help learners understand the format of biographies while reading more about an important African American figure.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Use this reading passage to practice reading comprehension with your learners.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
African American Inventors
African American Inventors
Worksheet
African American Inventors
Your young historian will learn about the some of the most notable African American inventors with this worksheet.
4th 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
Nonfiction Text Features: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nonfiction Text Features: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students learn what text features are, along with examples, then practice identifying and using them to enhance their understanding of nonfiction texts as they learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Kamala D. Harris Coloring Page
Kamala D. Harris Coloring Page
Worksheet
Kamala D. Harris Coloring Page
Meet Kamala D. Harris, the 49th Vice President of the United States! Students can use this coloring page to celebrate this important political figure.
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
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
Social studies
Lesson Plan
St. Patrick's Day Trivia
St. Patrick's Day Trivia
Worksheet
St. Patrick's Day Trivia
Looking for St. Patrick's Day trivia? See how many of these questions you and your kids can answer!
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
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

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.