Learn @ Home
Teachers - Social Studies
Essay Contests & Special Programs
- Hamilton Education Program
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and HAMILTON are thrilled to announce EduHam at Home, a free digital program for students and their families. Families can explore the world of HAMILTON and America’s founding era together and students are invited to create and perform their own narrative in the form of a song, rap, spoken word, or scene. This free program is open to K-12 students and their families (and will be of particular interest to students in grades 6-12).
- Wendover Airfield History Lesson - Flying Clothing
Learn about the flying clothing involved in America's strategic bombing campaign and the environments that aircrews endured.
- Moving Your Social Studies Classes Online
Dr. Dave Harms, social studies teacher at Penta Career Center in Perrysburg, Ohio, provided strategies and tools and addressed the issues and challenges this type of educational delivery entails.
- Teaching History Virtually - National History Day
Each “Teaching History Virtually” session will focus on one virtual teaching skill. An National History Day (HHD) staff member will be joined by an NHD partner to showcase content resources for use in the online classroom. Each session will also provide an open Q&A segment to address as many of your questions as possible. Each free, live session will be open to the first 500 participants to enter the online portal. For participants unable to attend live, all programs will be recorded and posted to the NHD YouTube Channel
- Explorer Classroom
Connects young people with scientists, researchers, storytellers and other real-world role models/problem-solvers as they go out in the field, and helps students develop an explorer’s mindset. We are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
- Resources from Utah Council for the Social Studies
Resource List continually being updated by UCSS. Because resources are coming in so quickly the items on this list have not necessarily been vetted. Please be sure to vet every resource you use.
- Archaeology Online Educational Content Resources
Huge compendium in a Google Doc of online resources on all sorts of archaeological topics with brief annotations:
- PBS AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Combines archival footage, historical images, and reenactments with commentary for an absorbing look at what shapes our past and present. This special collection on PBS LearningMedia adapts the award-winning PBS series for classroom use to bring history to life for students.
- COVID-19 Module - World History Digital Education
In partnership with the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), the World History Digital Education Foundation offers below a set of free resources for Social Studies teachers to address the current COVID-19 pandemic.
- Influenza Achive 1918-1919 Salt Lake City
A fascinating and eerily familiar account of the Influenza of 1918 and the impact on Salt Lake City and the larger Utah community. A resource to help students see how primary sources, the news accounts which are cited, are then compiled and summarized into a secondary account. It might be useful to help students learn more about the concept of continuity and change over time as well as help students see that Utah has faced trying times like this before.
- Shmoop for School - Social Studies
Study guides, test prep and more
The National Endowment for the Humanities has free resources that provides materials in the subject areas of history and social studies, literature and language arts, foreign languages, arts, and culture.
- National Geographic - Learn at Home Collection
National Geographic provides high-quality materials categorized by age group as well as topic areas. Some of these experiences also encourage students to get offline and safely explore the outside world, such as in their backyard or their own home. We are trying to provide a range of materials, including those that are tech-focused and those that are low- or no-tech to give educators and families the freedom to teach and explore in multiple ways.
- The Real Time Curriculum Project
A new and unique platform created by National Geographic Education Fellow Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, which consists of a series of “minute projects,” each focused on real-time, relevant current events. The first section is focused on COVID-19 and features resources that look at the pandemic through social studies, geography, and other lenses.
- A Monumental Challenge
An infographic on Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monument.
- National Geograpic Social Studies Units
Social Studies units featuring migration, infectious diseases, and extinction.
- Geo-Inquiry modules
Teaching with a Geographic Lens - a geography information and resource guide to help K-12 teachers integrate geographic thinking in their curriculum. This ePortfolio is a project of Salt Lake City School District and made possible by a generous grant from the National Geographic Society.
IllinoisCivics.org has curated a number of resources to help you and your students navigate the challenge of remote learning.