Social Studies Resources for Teachers

Discover new ready-to-use social studies resources perfect for your classroom, including trending social studies lesson plans and edtech tools teachers love. Read tips to teach your students about everything from geography and history to cultural awareness, civic engagement, and social justice. Get started below with our themed social studies collection, or scroll down to find more of our favorite lesson plans, websites, and apps!

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  • Teachinghistory.org
    Stellar collection of U.S. history content, lesson plans, best practices
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 5
    Grades K-12
    Free
    Social Studies
    Tech Skills, Critical Thinking
  • Homes by Tinybop
    Explore homes -- and cultures -- around the world in exquisite detail
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 4
    Grades K-3
    $3.99
    English Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages, English Language Learning
  • MetKids
    Whimsical, kid-friendly intro to the wide world of art
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 5
    Grades 1-6
    Free
    Arts, Social Studies
    Communication & Collaboration, Critical Thinking
  • National Geographic Education: Photos & Videos
    Awesome assortment of highly searchable visual content
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 4
    Grades Pre-K-12
    Free
    Social Studies
  • PBS LearningMedia: Soldiers, Veterans, and War in American Life
    High-quality resources offer empathetic intro to controversial topic
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 4
    Grades 2-12
    Free, Paid
    Social Studies
    Character & SEL, Critical Thinking
  • BrainPOP Jr.: Social Studies
    Charming civics videos, high-energy history, and more pump up the fun
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 5
    Grades Pre-K-5
    From $175
    Social Studies
  • Globe Smart Education 1
    Engaging stories, activities introduce kids to peers around the world
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 5
    Grades K-4
    $19.99
    English Language Arts, Social Studies
    Character & SEL, Communication & Collaboration
  • Ansel and Clair: Paul Revere's Ride
    Charming play brings American Revolution to life in ways that stick
    Common Sense Rating 4
    Teacher Rating 5
    Grades 1-5
    $4.99
    Social Studies
    Character & SEL, Critical Thinking

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