Teaching resources for social studies, including mini-lessons, printables, PowerPoint slideshows, digital books, and references.
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Halloween Videos & Activities
Learn about the origins of Halloween traditions through these educational videos and activities. Students will learn about Halloween's Irish roots, the Celtic festival of Samhain, All Souls' Day, and the origins of trick-or-treating. Each Halloween video is paired with three extension activities for your classroom. Grades K-12
Daylight Saving Time Observances Around the World
Compare Daylight Saving Time observances in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the European Union, Australia, and China. Grades: 3-12 Subjects: Social Studies, History, Math
International Women's Day
Teach students about International Women's Day with these activities. (Grades 5-8)
Science, Technology, and Society: The First Telephone
Science, Technology, and Society: The First Telephone | With this printable worksheet, students read about Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone. They are encouraged to discuss the process of invention. (Grade 3)
Use this reference when teaching United States-Cuban relations with middle school students. (Grades 6-8)
Steve Jobs Biography (Business Personality)
Students in grades 3-12 will learn about the life and accomplishments of Apple co-founder and tech visionary Steve Jobs with our comprehensive biography.
Learn about the construction of the Panama Canal by reading the background information and doing one of the related activities. (Grades 5-8)
A Man, a Plan, a Canal. Panama.
Interesting facts and fun activities related to the Panama Canal in a fun printable. (Grades K-8)
My Book About George Washington
Create a mini-book about George Washington to celebrate his birthday (February 22). (Grades 2-4)
Exploring the World in Your Class
A collection of games that teachers can use in class to explore issues around immigrants and refugees.