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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Social Groups

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discuss different social groups. In this social studies lesson, 12th graders are broken up into groups where they will brainstorm as many social groups as they can. Each group will role play as a different social group...
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My Secret War: Lesson 15

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss civic responsibility. In this social studies lesson plan, student read about World War II. Students compose "I Am an American" poems and share with the class.
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My Secret War: Lesson 12

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore how the war affected American children. In this social studies lesson, 5th graders discuss how quotes made people feel about the war effort. Students write reflections on their reading.
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Introducing Nepal Through Music

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students define traditional music, describe distinguishing characteristics of traditional songs, and discover the connection between music and cultural heritage in this Music and Social Studies lesson for the fourth through tenth grades.
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Ny Secret War: Lesson 10

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the role of propaganda during the war. In this social studies lesson, 5th graders view various forms of propaganda and design their own propaganda poster.
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My Secret War: Lesson 13

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the effect of World War II on the lives of children in America. In this social studies lesson plan, 5th graders read My Secret War and discuss the events that occurred.
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Sweet Clara's Freedom Quilt

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the underground railroad and slavery. In this social studies lesson, 4th graders read stories about the underground railroad and complete a webquest. Students read Sweet Clara's Freedom Quilt and create a quilt.
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The State of California-The Golden State

For Teachers 1st
First graders research the state of California. In this social studies lesson, 1st graders read a story about California and sing the state song. Students create a classroom flag using Kispiration.
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Number the Stars

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students read Number the Stars. In this social studies lesson, students read the story and use a map of western Europe and identify the countries involved in the war. Students locate the cities of Denmark that are discussed in the story.
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The Story of Regulus

For Students 5th
The great Roman general, Regulus, was known for keeping his word. Read about the extent of his honesty in a reading passage about his imprisonment in Carthage, and assess reading skills with four comprehension questions.
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Lesson 2: Gorongosa National Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How has Gorongosa National Park changed over time? Discover the park's rich history, dating back to primitive human times, through an interactive timeline and scientific reading. The second installment in an eight-part series explores...
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Social Studies:Anglo-Saxon Dress Accessories

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discover the materials and designs used by Anglo-Saxons. By examining an ancient village, they determine materials and shapes most frequently used to make brooches and strap fittings. Finally, students draw pictures of the...
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Letter to King and Queen

For Students 5th - 6th
In this letter-writing worksheet, students are asked to pretend that they are Christopher Columbus and that they need to borrow money from the King and Queen of Spain. Students are asked to write a persuasive letter which convinces the...
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Using Our Resources: Review Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Anything found in air, water, or on land is considered a natural resource. Play a review game to go over key concepts related to market economy, the use of natural resources, and technology. There are 15 questions total to engage your...
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Understanding Our Community Ties

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the concept of community and how it influences the real world that we live in. They study how people form their attitudes about they view the life of people and animals as either of importance or not. Then students...
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Telling Humane Tales

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars use literature in order to study the theme of humaneness. They look for different examples of how it has been practiced. Then from examples given in the research students create their own books dealing with the theme.

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