Social Studies: General Resources

Lesson Plans/Units

ABC's: A Bibliography of Children's Books with Social Studies Themes  A list of trade books that support themes in Civics, Core Democratic Values, Economics, Geography and History.

SCoPE (Sample Curriculum and Plans for Education)   This site "provides a model K-12 local core curriculum with units of study clearly linked to Michigan's own content standards, benchmarks, and statewide assessments.  The site also provides teachers with detailed plans for teaching lessons in each unit of study comprising the model K-12 local core curriculum."  It was "produced by the subject area consultants of the Oakland intermediate school district in collaboration with local teachers and subject area experts".

Civics Online   Civics Online is a collaborative, online project providing a rich array of primary sources, professional development tools, and interactive activities to help in the teaching of civics.

Economics and Geography Lessons for 32 Children's Books  Lessons developed by the Montgomery County Public Schools

Library of Congress: American Memory Historical Collection for the National Digital Library  Includes Activities and Lesson Ideas

MDE: Social Studies  Teacher resources from the Michigan Department of Education.

Michigan Council for the Social Studies  Includes Grade Level Instructional Guides for Social Studies

MISD: Social Studies  Teacher resources from the Macomb Intermediate School District.

National Council for the Social Studies: Teacher Resources

Teaching History with Technology

Online Activities/Projects/Background Information

Education Place: Social Studies  "The Social Studies Center: social studies-related resources that include textbook support, an interactive geography game, outline maps, a discussion forum, History Today, and Current Events."

Eyewitness: History Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It

Geography World

Graphic Map's Clipart   Includes timelines, primary source documents and exhibits

The History Place

HyperHistory Online  Timelines with links to informational sites

Kathy Schrock: General History and Social Studies Sites

Library of Congress: America's Story  Primary source documents and more for students.

National Geographic: GeoBee Challenge  Five new questions about geography are posted each day.

Social Studies Sources

Time Capsule  On this day in history...1900 to present

Timelines: Timeless Teaching Tools   Resources and activities for using timelines with elementary through middle school students

U.S. State Capitals  Learn the state capitals with online flashcards, concentration game, word search, and matching game.

USA Map   Study the locations of the 50 states then take the map quiz.

World Capitals    Learn world capitals with online flashcards, concentration game, word search, and matching game.

World Wide Web Resources for K-8 Learners  Links to Social Studies Web Sites



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