13 Good Social Studies Resources for Teachers

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February 11, 2014
It's been awhile now since my last post on resources for social studies teachers. I have been bookmarking some new websites and platforms that can be of some help to social studies teachers and today I sat down and went through all of these resources and compiled the list below. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues :

1- Google Cultural Institute

Google Cutltural Institute allows you to discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. You will also get to explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.
2- Ed Helper Social Studies resources

EdHelper has this page packed full of resources and teaching materials on social studies for different grades and age groups.

3- Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers

Dr. Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus of Secondary Education, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), has gathered lesson plans and resources from the Internet which social studies teachers will find useful.
4- PBS Learning Media

This is another page full of resources curated specifically by PBS Media for teachers and students of social studies.

5- Social Studies Teaching Resources

This Pinterest board provides teaching resources that cover a wide variety of social studies topics including geography, history, economics, and politics. (Grades 3 - 6)
6- Classroom Aid

Classroom Aid offers a wide variety of free resources for teaching and learning Social Studies.

7- World History for Us All

World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools. World History for Us All:
  • offers a treasury of teaching units, lesson plans, and resources.
  • presents the human past as a single story rather than unconnected stories of many civilizations.
  • helps teachers meet state and national standards.
  • enables teachers to survey world history without excluding major peoples, regions, or time periods.
  • helps students understand the past by connecting specific subject matter to larger historical patterns.
  • draws on up-to-date historical research.
  • may be readily adapted to a variety of world history programs.
8- Edsitement

Explore our library of humanities lesson plans by subject, theme, and grade level. Find Art & Culture lessons on anthropology, art history, folklore, mythology, religion, and more World Language lessons on languages and the cultures of which they are a part; History & Social Studies lessons on American (including our popular AP U.S. History index) and World History, civics, government and society; and Literature & Language Arts lessons, including AP Literature offerings, on great writing and great literary works throughout the ages.
9- Kids Gov

This is is a section in Kids Gov where you will have access to a pltheroa of resources and lesson plans and several other materials on teaching social studies.

10- History Engine

The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of a historian.
11- Crash Course

This is one of the popular YouTube channels where you can find video materials and courses on US and Wold History, Biology, Literature, and Ecology.

12- US National Archives

US National Archives is a treasure trove of animated materials on US history.

13- Timelines

This is a set of free tools that teachers can use with their students to create timelines.
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