Author:
Jamie Rumage
Subject:
History, U.S. History, World History, Physical Geography, Social Science, Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson, Reading
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
6, 7, 8
Tags:
  • Ode-learning-new-collection
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Grade 6-8 Social Science Learning Resources

    Grade 6-8 Social Science Learning Resources

    Overview

    Resource suggestions to explore and consider as a way to support your family learning during school closures.

    Civics & Government

    Center for Civics Education: The Center’s lesson plans include We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution; Project Citizen; the School Violence Prevention Demonstration Program; Representative Democracy in America; Citizens, Not Spectators; and Foundations of Democracy.

    Library of Congress: The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.

    Social Studies Cirriculum Maps and Resources: Social Studies School Service is a publisher and distributor of educational materials, from full curricula to supplementary resources.

    Teaching Civics: Lessons for civics, government, and law-related education in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Includes simulations, discussions, mock trials, case studies and other research based materials.

     

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    Economics & Financial Literacy

    EconEd: Econ Ed Link provides classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.

    Social Studies Cirriculum Maps and Resources: Social Studies School Service is a publisher and distributor of educational materials, from full curricula to supplementary resources.

    Geography

    National Geographic: This site provides curated collections of activities that have been developed for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with K–12 learners anywhere, anytime. 

    Social Studies Cirriculum Maps and Resources: Social Studies School Service is a publisher and distributor of educational materials, from full curricula to supplementary resources.

     

    History

    PBS Learning Media U.S. History and World History:  These sites provides U.S. and world histories is broken down by time periods using an interactive maps and interactive lessons.

    Social Studies Cirriculum Maps and Resources: Social Studies School Service is a publisher and distributor of educational materials, from full curricula to supplementary resources.

    Stanford History Education Group: The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features a set of primary documents designed for groups of students with a range of reading skills. 

    Teaching Tolerance: These classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.