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Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Kindergarten Independent Study Packet - Week 5
This independent study packet for kindergarteners offers Week 5 of at-home learning opportunities.
Kindergarten
Science
Workbook
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
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of this third grade independent study packet offers 5 more days of activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
3rd grade
Science
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
This fifth grade independent study packet provides students with Week 6 of remote learning opportunities.
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
This independent study packet covers essential topics to keep learning on track at home.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Get 5 more days of targeted practice with Week 3 of this independent study packet for second graders.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
This third grade independent study packet offers Week 3 of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies activities.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Week 4 of this independent study packet for third graders brings on new challenges in various subjects.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with Week 2 of this independent study packet for fifth graders.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of this independent study packet for fourth graders features five more days of targeted practice with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Designed by teachers, this independent study packet offers Week 3 of reading, writing, math, social studies and science activities for fourth graders.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
History of the American Flag
History of the American Flag
Worksheet
History of the American Flag
How well do you know your country's flag? Now your child can learn about the history of the American flag with this great printable.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Do I Need It? Wants vs. Needs
Do I Need It? Wants vs. Needs
Lesson Plan
Do I Need It? Wants vs. Needs
If you ask your students if they need ice cream, the answer may surprise you! In this lesson, your students will be able differentiate between wants and needs.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Lesson Plan
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 3
Week 3 of this independent study packet for fifth graders offers a stack of at-home learning opportunities.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
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
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Fourth graders tackle math riddles, reading, science and more in this comprehensive week 4 packet.
4th grade
Social emotional
Workbook
History of Fireworks
History of Fireworks
Worksheet
History of Fireworks
Children read a brief history of fireworks, then answer a series of questions designed to help them reflect on what they have learned.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
This independent study packet for fifth graders has everything they need to stay on track.
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Lesson Plan
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
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
What is a Good Citizen?
What is a Good Citizen?
Lesson Plan
What is a Good Citizen?
Aid your students in becoming the best citizens they can be with this lesson that teaches students how to be, and what makes, a good citizen.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Lesson Plan
The American Flag
The American Flag
Worksheet
The American Flag
How many stars and stripes do you see? Get in the mood for 4th of July with this fun American Flag coloring sheet.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with week 2 of our independent study packet for second graders.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
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

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.