Middle School Social Studies



Social Studies Resources

1. Article of the Week (AoW)the words remain meaningless without a foundation of knowledge. AoWs keep students up on current events by requiring them to annotate and respond to a variety of timely articles in the news.
2. Best History sites.net A site full of resources for all forms of history around the world. Including lesson plans, articles, and interactive games and activities for students.
3. Channel One News Our mission at Channel One News is to encourage students to be informed, digital-savvy global citizens. Includes curriculum support, videos, and articles.
4. Class Zone Gives additional resources to go along with the U.S. History Creating America textbook.
5. CNN.com/studentnews (MIDDLE SCHOOL USE) The website offers real time news. Including articles, videos, images.
6. Constitution Center The first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.”
7. Crash Course (You Tube Channel) Is a YouTube channel that has great content videos. It has tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel: John Green teaches you World History 2; Hank Green teaches you Anatomy & Physiology; Phil Plait teaches you Astronomy; Craig Benzine teaches you U.S. Government and Politics.
8. Curriculet.com Embed a layer of questions, quizzes, and rich media annotations into any reading assignment. Track mastery of literacy skills and Common Core standards in real-time.
9. Dogonews.com- Current Events to keep you up to date with what is happening around the world.
10. Florida Then & Now is a set of reproducible readings, questions, and activity sheets for an upper elementary study of Florida History. The PDF files are designed to print and photocopy well.
11. iCivics Promotes Civics education and encourages students to become active citizens. iCivics was founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. O’Connor started the web-based education project because she was concerned that students’ failing grades on civics examinations were due to inadequate information and tools required for civic participation, and that civics teachers needed better materials and support.
12. Kids.gov The U.S. government’s portal site that provides a gateway to hundreds of Federal and other websites for use by kids and teens.
13. Liberty Kids (You Tube Channel) Is a fictional animated series which teaches its audience about the origins of the United States of America.
14. MyFlorida (link) learn about Florida’s people from 12,000 years ago to the present, people of all cultures who have made our state their home, and other Florida facts.
15. SmithsonianEducation.org The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) uses all the Smithsonian offers to empower learners to explore their own interests and collaborate with others to bring ideas to life. We create models and methods that make the Smithsonian a learning laboratory for everyone.
16. Social Studies for Kids This site is a resource for students, teachers, and anyone else who wants to learn about Social Studies.
17. Timeforkids.com- Interesting news articles
18. World History Matters.org is a portal to world history websites developed by the Center for History and New Media.