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Local Government
Local Government
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Local Government
Your young learner will discover the basics of local government with this worksheet all about municipalities.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
My Community and I
My Community and I
Lesson Plan
My Community and I
In this lesson, students will develop an understanding of communities and will learn how to locate their communities on a map.
2nd grade
Social studies
Lesson Plan
It's A Small World: Different Cultures
It's A Small World: Different Cultures
Lesson Plan
It's A Small World: Different Cultures
Make your students global citizens with this lesson that has them learn about the different cultures of the world.
1st grade
Social studies
Lesson Plan
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
Calling All Continents!
Calling All Continents!
Lesson Plan
Calling All Continents!
Can your students call out the names of the continents? In this exciting lesson, students will learn the names of the major continents through an interactive process of word and map identification.
1st grade
Social studies
Lesson Plan
I'm a Good Citizen #2
I'm a Good Citizen #2
Worksheet
I'm a Good Citizen #2
Learning how to be a good citizen is a crucial part of school. Help your child learn what it means to be respectful to others with this citizenship worksheet.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Checks and Balances System
Checks and Balances System
Worksheet
Checks and Balances System
Help your student learn the government principle of checks and balances with this worksheet. He'll learn key terms with a word search puzzle and a quick quiz.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Ramadan Word Search
Ramadan Word Search
Worksheet
Ramadan Word Search
Increase your kid's cultural literacy with this word search is inspired by Ramadan, an important Islamic holiday.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Biography Booklet
Biography Booklet
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Biography Booklet
Kindergarteners through second graders can use this versatile Biography Booklet printable to research and write about someone in booklet form.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Worksheet
Which of These Things Is Not Like the Other? (Part One)
Which of These Things Is Not Like the Other? (Part One)
Worksheet
Which of These Things Is Not Like the Other? (Part One)
Children use their critical thinking skills and knowledge of community helpers to select the odd picture out.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Worksheet
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Activity
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
Activity
World Oceans
World Oceans
Worksheet
World Oceans
Dive into the deep, vast world of ocean science with this introductory sheet on the world's different oceans.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Manners Worksheet
Manners Worksheet
Worksheet
Manners Worksheet
This manners worksheet shows even the youngest child the basics of being polite and helpful. Try this manners worksheet to teach your child proper etiquette.
Preschool
Social studies
Worksheet
Here Are Our Homes
Here Are Our Homes
Lesson Plan
Here Are Our Homes
What kinds of homes do we live in? In this lesson, students will explore and describe different types of homes. By the end of this lesson, students will have created a visual of their own homes and write about them!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
50 States Game
50 States Game
Worksheet
50 States Game
Ready for a fun way to learn the names of the 50 states? Try this printable puzzle -- prettier than a pop quiz, and way more fun than flash cards.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China
Worksheet
Great Wall of China
Step right up to the most famous wall on Earth! Spanning nearly four thousand miles, the Great Wall of China is one of the oldest wonders of the world.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Job Match
Job Match
Worksheet
Job Match
Help your child learn about job roles while utilizing her reasoning skills with this printable kindergarten worksheet.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Worksheet
All About Transportation: Air, Water, or Land?
All About Transportation: Air, Water, or Land?
Worksheet
All About Transportation: Air, Water, or Land?
There are so many ways to get around these days, whether by air, water, or land. Can your child give each vehicle the correct classification?
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Map to School
Map to School
Worksheet
Map to School
How do you get to school each morning? Use this fun template to create a map to school.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Landmarks Scavenger Hunt
Landmarks Scavenger Hunt
Lesson Plan
Landmarks Scavenger Hunt
Help your kids learn about landmarks with this lesson that takes them on a field trip around the school and has them record their findings in writing.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Lesson Plan
National Parks Map
National Parks Map
Worksheet
National Parks Map
Little outdoor explorers can get to know the national parks with this map. Can you find the national parks in your state?
1st grade
Science
Worksheet
Blank Map of U.S.
Blank Map of U.S.
Worksheet
Blank Map of U.S.
How well do you know the U.S. states? In this geography worksheet, your child will color, count, and name the states.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Goods and Services: On Market Street
Goods and Services: On Market Street
Lesson Plan
Goods and Services: On Market Street
Kids will enjoy hearing the story On Market Street as they become familiar with goods and services. From apples to zippers, students will understand how people buy goods, and how others provide services in our lives.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Map the States: State Abbreviations
Map the States: State Abbreviations
Worksheet
Map the States: State Abbreviations
Here's a geography challenge for your fifth grader: can she label the map of the United States with the correct state abbreviations?
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
My Address
My Address
Worksheet
My Address
Help your preschooler learn how to write her address with this fun envelope template!
Preschool
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.