Through artifacts and objects, museums are in a unique position to provide information that helps children learn about themselves and others. Historical objects can support children in building a positive self-identity.
Learn how to engage students with inquiry, having social studies content as the focus, while fulfilling the Common Core State Standards, and increasing rigor. Receive ready-to-use lessons and handouts.
Advance your students' geographic reasoning skills through the integration of children's literature and mapping! This hands-on lesson uses the free GeoFRED interface and Treasure Map to make geography come alive.
National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps are enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tools for introducing geography and map skills to students. Learn about this program and inquiry-based activities that accompany it.
Steal from the best! Discover innovative classroom techniques for teaching economics and entrepreneurship demonstrated by winning teachers. Learn how to turn your creative activities into cash with a Leavey Award.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.