Social Studies Resources For Teachers
Nearly every university including online colleges offer some type of social studies courses. These classes are also used at different levels like in high schools and with kids as young as elementary school. History and government are only a few of the topics covered in those courses. Teachers will find the following resources helpful in working with their students.
- Digital History : offers guides and textbooks for teachers in the history field.
- Crossroads : a curriculum designed for students in elementary school through high school studying history.
- A Living Classroom : lesson plan designed by the National Park Service, relating to their programs and sites.
- Smithsonian's History Explorer : provides lessons and activities on different historical eras.
- American Heritage Education Foundation, Inc. : nonprofit organization that helps history teachers in various ways, including offering free lesson plans.
- Cultural Studies Association : organization for professionals working in the cultural studies field.
- Cultural Studies Central : covers projects and topics relating to cultural studies.
- PBS Social Studies : offers lesson plans for teachers based on the age level of their students.
- Cultural Studies : focuses on teachers working in the Native American studies.
- Multicultural Lessons : gives lesson plans relating to different areas of cultural studies.
- Econo Class : offers interactive games and lesson plans for economics teachers.
- Foundation for Teaching Economics : provides different types of programs for economic teachers.
- Economics Education : covers the concepts and standards used in this type of teaching.
- Teaching Economics : gives free lesson plans and ideas on games for classroom use.
- Council for Economic Education : offers resources and products for economic teachers.
- Anthropology Teachers Resource Packet : a free packet of information for anthropology resources.
- AAA Code of Ethics : covers the ethics identified by the American Anthropological Association for teachers.
- Forensic Anthropology Lesson Plans : gives free lesson plans on forensic anthropology concepts.
- General Anthropology Lesson Plans : lists lesson plans that relate to different anthropology ideas and concepts.
- Anthropology Lesson Plans and Activities : covers different ideas in anthropology such as object identification.
- American Government Lessons and Activities : provides interactive games and lesson plans for teachers.
- Elections and Voting : offers lesson plans for different age levels.
- Congress Link : gives teachers access to lesson plans relating to Congress such as history and elections.
- Government Information : covers a wide range of topics relating to government including laws and taxes.
- Inauguration Lessons : offers lesson plans on the inauguration of new presidents.
- American Sociological Association : association for those interested in sociology or working in a related field.
- Society & Government : offers specific topics with kid friendly information such as poverty and hunger.
- Society Today : council covering different topics relating to society with easy to use information.
- Sociology : the e-book format of the popular sociology textbook used by colleges across the country.
- The Sociology Shop : provides courses, quotes, people and other ideas relating to sociology.
Many online degrees and degree programs use social studies courses as a requirement for students. These courses cover areas relating to different topics in society. This includes the history of societies as well as more modern day ideas and concepts. Teachers who use the proper resources have an easier job of teaching their students.