Social Studies Teacher Resources

Learning more about the world around you is the first step in becoming a global citizen. Whether it’s a lesson on world history, geography, or international cultures, social studies is an important way to engage students with the stories and experiences of others.

For young learners, a lesson connects the themes of their everyday lives with common concepts from social studies. Use a presentation on American history, symbols, and leaders to teach class members about the basics of American culture.

An American history lesson compares the treatment of women in American society today with the Salem Witch Trials of the seventeenth century. Couple the resource with a complete American history curriculum, perfect for middle schoolers.

Want to connect social studies to the arts? Use an innovative resource to discuss social conflict and political protest with abstract art and song lyrics. Language arts students can write diary entries from the perspective of a historical figure with a thought-provoking writing activity.

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A Map of Our Capital

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this social studies worksheet, students show map skills by first examining a map of part of Washington, DC. Students answer 5 questions about the map, marking and coloring it as directed.
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Vermont Word Search

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this social studies worksheet, students find the words that are relevant to the state of Vermont. The vocabulary includes the cities found there.
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Virginia Word Search

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this social studies worksheet, students look for the words that are related to the geography of Virginia. The words are found in the word search puzzle.
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Washington Word Search

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this social studies instructional activity, students solve the word search that is focused around the theme of the state of Washington. The skill of spelling is emphasized.
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Countries of The World Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this social studies worksheet, students find the words related to the countries of the world. They use the skills of spelling and vocabulary recognition.
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Teamwork at School

For Students 7th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, students learn that teamwork is a vital part of life at school. Students read the information and advice on this poster. Students list examples of teams or groups they have enjoyed and write how working...
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Primary Poster: Working Together at School

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this social studies worksheet, students learn the importance of teamwork at school. Students read the information and advice on the page and list reasons why working together can be helpful. Students list examples of when it was fun...
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Candidate KWL

For Students 4th - 5th
In this social studies learning exercise, students use this KWL graphic organizer to identify what they know about a candidate, want to know and have learned about a candidate. This could be used for school, local or national elections.
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Compare and Contrast Diagram

For Students 5th - 8th
In this compare and contrast worksheet, students complete this graphic organizer by providing the similarities and differences of 2 social studies concepts.
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Health Care

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography and social studies worksheet, students take notes on health care problems and solutions as they complete 6 graphic organizer questions and 4 short answer questions. Students also use a textbook map to respond to 2 short...
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Political and Economic Systems

For Students 6th - 8th
In this politics and economics social studies worksheet, students utilize their textbook to complete an outline with 10 details pertaining to political and economic systems.
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Reviewing the Rules

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students participate in a group discussion to evaluate rules that the class created together. In this early childhood social studies lesson plan, students condense rules into categories and reword rules to be stated in the positive.
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Holiday Timeline

For Teachers K
Students create a timeline to represent state and national holidays. In this social studies instructional activity, students use colored popsicle sticks along a line drawn on a piece of paper to illustrate when holidays occur.
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The United States Flag

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this social studies worksheet, students color a picture of the United States flag. They answer 5 questions about the flag including identifying the number of stars and stripes and the colors, and telling what the stars and stripe...
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The Star Spangled Banner

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this social studies worksheet, students read the words to the United States National Anthem. They look up the history of the song and write about it on the lines at the bottom of the page.
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United Kingdom Flag

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this social studies instructional activity, students read details about, and the history of the flag of the United Kingdom. They color a black line picture of the flag using a small picture as a model.

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