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Houses and Homes Around the World
Houses and Homes Around the World
Lesson Plan
Houses and Homes Around the World
Students will learn about the different kinds of houses people live in around the world and how they relate to a culture, environment, and country.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Lesson Plan
Find Your Way Around a Map
Find Your Way Around a Map
Worksheet
Find Your Way Around a Map
This simple geography sheet is lots of fun and a great way to introduce your kid to reading maps
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
What is a Timeline?
What is a Timeline?
Worksheet
What is a Timeline?
Help your child visualize the passing of time in this easy timeline craft.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Learning About Maps!
Learning About Maps!
Worksheet
Learning About Maps!
Use this fun and interesting worksheets about maps to help your students use sentence level context clues, examples, and logic to decode text and become more fluent in reading informational text.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
How to Be a Good Friend
How to Be a Good Friend
Lesson Plan
How to Be a Good Friend
We all want to be good friends. But what does this look like? Help students to understand what it means to be a good friend by reading a story, acting out a skit, and creating a friendship picture.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Resource: Water
Resource: Water
Worksheet
Resource: Water
Water isn't just for drinking! What else do we use water for? Kids practice their reasoning skills as they fill out this social studies worksheet.
Preschool
Science
Worksheet
Wants vs. Needs
Wants vs. Needs
Worksheet
Wants vs. Needs
Kids may think they need candy and video games, but parents know better. Help your child learn the difference between a want and a need with this worksheet.
Preschool
Social studies
Worksheet
Buffalo Soldiers
Buffalo Soldiers
Worksheet
Buffalo Soldiers
Your budding historian can learn about the Buffalo Soldiers, the first African American military troops to serve in peacetime.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Practice Intermediate Directions
Practice Intermediate Directions
Worksheet
Practice Intermediate Directions
Challenge your child's map skills with intermediate directions. Help them read and figure out the locations on this town map to find the answers.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
3 Types Of Resources
3 Types Of Resources
Lesson Plan
3 Types Of Resources
Our community relies on different kinds of resources to operate successfully. In this lesson, your students will learn how capital, human, and natural resources are all important for the functioning of a productive society.
2nd grade
Social studies
Lesson Plan
American Symbols
American Symbols
Lesson Plan
American Symbols
Would you like your students to understand some of the most iconic symbols in American culture? Well, you are in luck! This lesson will allow your students to explore important American symbols and their meanings.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Lesson Plan
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.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
National Symbols: The Statue of Liberty
National Symbols: The Statue of Liberty
Worksheet
National Symbols: The Statue of Liberty
Read the text to this page aloud to your child as she colors, and talk about your family's heritage. Did her ancestors sail past The Statue of Liberty?
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Tools of the Trade (Part One)
Tools of the Trade (Part One)
Worksheet
Tools of the Trade (Part One)
What tool does a farmer use? Children put their reasoning skills to the test as they match workers to tools in this fun worksheet.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Worksheet
My Bedroom
My Bedroom
Worksheet
My Bedroom
What does your bedroom look like? Help your preschooler create a map of her bedroom using these cute cut-outs.
Preschool
Social studies
Worksheet
Community Workers
Community Workers
Worksheet
Community Workers
Do you know your community vehicles? These workers need help getting back to them, and it's up to your child to help them out!
Kindergarten
Social studies
Worksheet
All About Ancient Egypt
All About Ancient Egypt
Worksheet
All About Ancient Egypt
Introduce your elementary student to the history of ancient Egypt with this fun activity worksheet, complete with a word search, quiz and word scramble.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
USA States Crossword
USA States Crossword
Worksheet
USA States Crossword
This isn't your usual crossword puzzle. You find the answers by identifying states on the U.S. map.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Are You a Producer or a Consumer?
Are You a Producer or a Consumer?
Lesson Plan
Are You a Producer or a Consumer?
In this lesson, your students will learn about their roles as consumers and producers in a community through engaging activities and discussion.
2nd grade
Social studies
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day
Compare and Contrast: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day
Do your students know the difference between Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day? This reading comprehension worksheet will teach them about the similarities and differences of the holidays. First, they’ll read a passage that provides facts about ea
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Learn the 50 States
Learn the 50 States
Workbook
Learn the 50 States
Take a trip across the United States to learn geography! This guide is full of trivia, fill-in-the-blank maps, and very basic latitude/longitude practice.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
The Three Branches of Government
The Three Branches of Government
Worksheet
The Three Branches of Government
Learn about the USA's three branches of government and where each one works.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Children are introduced to author, activist, and poet Maya Angelou in this historial heroes worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
People in the Community
People in the Community
Lesson Plan
People in the Community
Building a sense of community fosters dependability and citizenship. Help students become aware of people in the community who assist them daily.
Preschool
Social studies
Lesson Plan
Color the World! South Korea
Color the World! South Korea
Worksheet
Color the World! South Korea
Introduce your child to world places and cultures with geography coloring pages. This one features a traditional fan dance from Korea!
1st 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.