Social studies is the "integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence," (US National Council for Social Studies)
Below are resources I have collected and used (or in a few cases, made) over the years.
Social Studies Branches
- Current Events
- Geography (browse all geography)
- Government (US)
- History, US
- History, World (browse all)
By the Grade
Graphic Organizers/Notebooking Pages
Sites for Social Studies Resources
- Mr.Dowling.com - middle school reading material and study guides
- Mr.Donn.org - games, activities, powerpoints, lesson plans for social studies
- Social Studies PowerPoints
- Kids.Usa.Gov - current events activities, countries and cultures, maps
- Social Studies for Kids
- California History/Social Studies
- Ducksters History for Kids - reading material and activities (ancient, world, and US history)
- Fact Monster - World History facts in text timeline format
- Info Please Timeline Archive
- Scholastic History Mystery - Games
- Crayola.com Nation, Flag, and Map Pages - cute pages, great for country studies and great for notebooking.
- ColorMeGood - map coloring pages (world and US)
- About.com Maps collection - includes blank outline maps
- Your Child Learns - totally an oldie, but still a goody. Get online interactive maps and printable maps. You can print out large maps to put on the wall.
- Eduplace - blank outline maps
- PrintableMap.Net - blank outline maps; world and US
- Color World Maps from the CIA World Factbook
Specific Social Studies Topics/Issues
50 States Study
- Crayola.com US States Coloring Pages - cute pages, excellent for notebooking. Each page has the state flag, flower and bird to color.
- US State Flashcards from Crayola.com - you may have to page back/forward. The flashcards currently start on page 3 (this link) but the link is a filtered link so as resources are added/deleted, the exact page may change.
- US States Flashcards - super old school site, but awesome flashcards!
- TLS Books Geography Worksheets - mostly US but also World
- State Abbreviations
- US States/Capital Flashcards from Teacher Vision