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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
Why Do Citizens Vote?
Why Do Citizens Vote?
Worksheet
Why Do Citizens Vote?
Students will read about the role of elections in civics and government, answer questions, and complete a short research project.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Check out Week 3 of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet for five more days of targeted skills practice for incoming second graders.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
The Seven Continents
The Seven Continents
Worksheet
The Seven Continents
In this intro-to-the-Earth worksheet, kids can cut out the seven continents and place them on the globe.
4th 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
Learn About Your State
Learn About Your State
Worksheet
Learn About Your State
Invite children to get to know their home state a little better with this series of questions and prompts.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Electoral College Map
Electoral College Map
Worksheet
Electoral College Map
On election night, be ready to track the results with this electoral college map. Color in the states as you prepare to find out who the president will be!
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Native American Tribes Map
Native American Tribes Map
Worksheet
Native American Tribes Map
Help your child understand which tribal groups lived where with this Native American Tribes map.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
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
George Washington Facts
George Washington Facts
Worksheet
George Washington Facts
Learn about George Washington with this reading comprehension challenge.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Name All 50 States
Name All 50 States
Worksheet
Name All 50 States
Here's a mnemonic device to remember all 50 U.S. States. With the map as a cue, first see how many of the United States you can remember.
5th 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
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
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Week 4 of our Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet features five more days of diverse learning activities designed to prepare students for their fourth grade year.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Worksheet
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
In this biography worksheet, children are introduced to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who in 1993 became the second female Justice of the Supreme Court in the United States.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
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
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
A-Z African American Visionaries Poster
A-Z African American Visionaries Poster
Worksheet
A-Z African American Visionaries Poster
Inspire kids to learn about black changemakers all year by displaying this poster at home or in the classroom.
Preschool
Social studies
Worksheet
Three Branches of Government for Kids
Three Branches of Government for Kids
Worksheet
Three Branches of Government for Kids
Introduce fifth graders to the three branches of the government with this fun and simple worksheet! Write each word under the branch it best represents.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Map Grid
Map Grid
Worksheet
Map Grid
This map grid worksheet will help kids learn their way around an old-fashioned map!
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
Classroom Map
Classroom Map
Lesson Plan
Classroom Map
Have you ever had to explain to someone where something is? Learning to create a map is a fun way to show where objects and places are.
2nd grade
Social studies
Lesson Plan
Branches of the U.S. Government
Branches of the U.S. Government
Worksheet
Branches of the U.S. Government
Test your scholar’s knowledge of our government system with a fill in the blanks diagram. Use the graphic organizer to reflect on the three main branches of government, and the parts that make up each branch.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Preschool Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Preschool Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Preschool Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Here are 5 more days of independent study packet material for preschoolers. Week 6 features storytelling cards, a weather mobile craft, a fish for numbers game, community helper paper dolls, and more.
Preschool
Science
Workbook
Kindergarten Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Kindergarten Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Kindergarten Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Help young learners start their school year off on the right foot with Week 2 of our Kindergarten Fall Review Packet.
Kindergarten
Social studies
Workbook

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.