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Michigan Department of Education Social Studies Resources     

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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence  Makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government. More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly. You are invited to link to FREE. (Use a FREE logo, if you’d like). Get new resources delivered to you several times a week: sign up from the FREE RSS. Get the entire FREE database in XML.

Federal agencies, if you’re looking to involve teachers in developing teaching resources, see our lessons learned. Free is among the most popular K-12 websites maintained by the U.S. Department of Education because of the many great resources being offered by contributing federal agencies.

History Animated  If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good animation is worth ten thousand. After reading book after book about the Pacific War and finding only complicated maps with dotted lines and dashed lines crisscrossing the pages, we decided to depict the key naval and land battles using animation technology.

Kids.gov  ​is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. We link kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.

Learner.org  This site offers VOD on social studies in action from a Teaching Practices Library for grades 
K-12. Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies is a site that offers a compiled list of sites with both lesson plans and teaching strategies broke down by grade levels.

Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies is a site that offers a compiled list of sites with both lesson plans and teaching strategies broke down by grade levels.

PBS Teachers & PBS  sites are part of the PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. We provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.

Teacher Vision  Our social studies printables, lessons, and quizzes will enhance your curriculum in all areas of study. Use these literature guides, maps, references, and technology resources to teach students about geography, government, diversity, families, and religion. You'll find biographies of famous mathematicians, scientists, athletes, civil rights leaders, and more! Students will enjoy celebrating holidays with educational games, crossword puzzles, art projects, and music activities for social studies.

teAchnology  This area is designed to assist teachers who are creating either a full curriculum or single lesson in the content area of Social Studies. You have to see our full social studies and history workbooks too. Teachers rave about them! Everything is freshly created.

Social Studies Resources