Category Archives: Social Studies

World History Primary Sources from Digital Libraries All Over the Globe, FREE

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Library of Congress

History Detectives (PBS)

Primary Source World
Classroom-ready activities designed around key primary sources, including written documents, artifacts, audio clips, visual evidence and much more.

What Historians Ask

 

Primary Sources

World digital Library

National History Day

World History Matters– includes Analysis of and Curriculum based on Primary Resources

Primary Resources on the Web from Eduplace

Social Studies Central

Documents Online, listed by country

101 Pins (Pinterest)

 

Primary and Secondary Sources

University of New Haven

History 266

 

United States and World History

100 Sites for Finding Primary Resources

American and Modern World History Videos from History Heard

EyeWitness to History

Cal State Library

History Central

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Free Community Studies, Elementary (Across the Curriculum)

pioneer-statue-438114_1280Types of Communities, Geography and Mapping Opportunities

Mapping Service Providers in Your Community

Printable Neighborhood

Urban, Suburban, Rural Interactive

Urban, Suburban, Rural, Slideshare

Urban, Suburban, Rural, Worksheet

 

People in the Community

Lesson Plans on Community Workers for Kids

Community Helpers Pack– Ages 2 to 10

People in the Community– Worksheet

Community Helpers Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Community Helpers Theme for Preschool (Activities and Songs)

People, Occupations, Jobs, and Community– Free Crafts, a Game, and Print-outs to Color

Community Workers Packs from In All You Do (Across the Curriculum)

 

Reading

Popular Children Community Helpers Books

My Community Unit Study-Literature Based

 

Science

Preschool Science Activities on Community Helpers

Citizen Scientist by Scientific American and find a cause that you believe in.

SciStarter can help you find Projects and Resources for your next citizen science adventure.

 

silhouettes-582969_1280My Community

All About My Community Pack

My Community Crafts and Activities for Kids

Share Pictures of Your Community with National Geographic

Community and Community Helpers Free Games and Activities from Wart Games

 

Writing

Kids and Community– a site developed by City Planners with online writing activities centered around your child’s community

 

Math

Community Helper Math Activities

Sumdog lets you play Math Games in various parts of the City (Warning: Fun and addictive for Parents TOO!)

Be a Helper in the Community as you solve all sorts of Everyday Math Problems with Math Apprentice.

 

On Pinterest

Community Helpers Theme- 235 Pins!

Community  Helpers Theme- 189 Pins!

On YouTube

Community for Kids

 

In the Community

Community Service ideas for Kids

Untied Way

35 Service Projects for Kids

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Free 50 States Studies, Elementary

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How All 50 States Got Their Names

Reading Around The USA, 50 Books For Kids From 50 States

State Travel Guides

14 Resources for Studying the United States

Exploring the United States and It’s Regions

Free Printable US States Geography Cards

How the States Got Their Shape

Awesome America, Fun Facts, Stunning Photos, Travel Info for All 50 States

US State Printables

Explore Your America

One Thing You Must Do With Kids in Every US State

Free 50 US State Printables

States and Capitals Worksheets

Flat Stanley Unit Study

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Tappan in the Public Domain, History and Legends Ebooks

This is an incomplete collection of Tappan’s work. She had a way of bringing history to life in her books. Perhaps it was her many years teaching and her in depth knowledge of literature that helped  her achieve success.

The first part of this list was contributed by my friend, Allison. I will update as I find more titles.

tappanThe Story of the Greek People: an Elementary History of Greece

American Hero Stories

Makers of American History Series

Makers of American History Series

mount-rushmore-55477_1280This may not be a complete list. I will update the post as I find more titles in the series. This first contribution was built with the help of my friend Allison, who shares the same love for books.

Lee – General Lee

Peck – Daniel Boone

Schouler – Thomas Jefferson

Abbott – George Washington

Courtenay – Christopher Columbus

Abbott – Benjamin Franklin

Courtenay – Abraham Lincoln

Everett – Daniel Webster

Gammel – Roger Williams

Hilliard – Captain John Smith

Ellis – William Penn

Jenkins – John Caldwell Calhoun

Everett – Patrick Henry

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Adam – The Lewis and Clarke Exploring Expedition

Sumner – Alexander Hamilton

Tuckerman – Peter Stuyvesant

 

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Aunt Charlotte’s Books For Young Ones and Little Folk

In 1823, Charlotte Mary Yonge was born at Otterbourne in Hampshire, England. Her charitable parents built the first Sunday School on the grounds of Otterbourne and gave her a religious education. She began to teach at the age of seven and continued in her parents footsteps in educating the poor. Her first writings were for Sunday School children. She continued her writing and teaching into adulthood; her writing  as prolific as it was loved. Still loved today, here are some of the works she wrote for children.

CharlotteGreek History

Greek History for Little Ones

American History

Bible History

English History

Evenings at Home with Poets

Young Folk’s History of Germany

Young Folk’s History of Rome

Landmarks of History: Ancient History

Landmarks of History: Modern History

 

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You can read more about Charlotte Mary Yonge here:

http://anglicanhistory.org/bios/cmyonge.html

http://www.yongeletters.com/biography

 

Our Favorite 19th Century Ebooks for History

This is a  list  of our favorites 19th century ebooks for US History. I will update as we find more.book-112117_640

Albert Blaisdell is so much fun. My daughter is learning a lot, and frequently laughs and shares Blaisdell’s witty anecdote. They are written narrative style which makes the reading fun and appealing to human interests.

U.S. History-First 50 years of our nation

Written for 3rd grade, Interest Level 8-12 years of age

American History For Little Folks -Introduction to the series of companions below

Log Cabin Days: American History for Beginners -Introduction to the series of companions below

Written for 4th and 5th grades, Interest Level 10-15 years of age

American History Story Book-Companion in the series

The Child’s Book of American History-Companion in the series

Pioneers of America -Companion in the series

The Story of American History for Elementary Schools

Written for 6th and 7th grades, Interest level 12-15 years of age 

Heroic Deeds of American Sailors -Companion in the series

Hero Stories from American History for Elementary Schools

Stories of the Civil War