Category: Social Studies


An excellent set of resources for grades 5-12. You can share the lessons through a variety of methods including Google Classroom.

This collection of video clips, lesson plans, and primary sources details key figures, events, and regional movements of the decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. Students will encounter activists including Sojourner Truth, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Grace Abbott, and examine key regional efforts within the movement. Primary source documents offer evidence for a study of the chronology of campaign for women’s suffrage, from the movement’s beginnings through the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Topics include:

  • 19th Amendment
  • Advocates and Organizers
  • Regional Movements
  • Primary Sources
    • Library of Congress: Media Gallery- Women’s Suffrage
    • Digital Public Library of America- Primary Source Set: Women’s Suffrage: Campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment
    • 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – Women’s Right to Vote (1920) and Resource Materials
    • Why Should Women Vote? The Suffrage Question


Ministry of Education, Social Studies, History, Geography Grades 1-8 Curriculum

People and Environments: Living and Working in Ontario – cursor down to page 92 of the curriculum to review the expectations for this strand.

Students can determine land use in cities. Then they can design and build their own city using the building templates provided by the British architect studio, Foster + Partners. The templates included are for skyscrapers and a variety of houses.

Have the students brainstorm what is found in a city. (Include: street names, traffic signs, roads, ponds, parks, government buildings, homes, etc)

Students can alternatively create their own city using boxes, Lego, other building blocks, or found material.


Printable Paper Buildings Design your own streetscape from the templates at KraftTrains.com



Ken Burns in the Classroom- PBS Learning Media

Known for a signature style that brings primary source documents, images, and archival video footage to life on screen, these films present the opportunity to pose thought-provoking questions for students, and introduce new ideas, perspectives, and primary sources. 

You can search the resources available by Era or by Film. The target audience is for grades 4-12+.
Classroom support resources and National Standards are included with each topic.

There are links to share resources via Google classroom and other social media options.

Students and teachers can signup to the website to keep track of their learning using this resource.


UNUM Ken Burns: One Nation, Many Stories

Ken Burns and his team carefully curate topics for study from his media resources.

The topics are sorted by Themes, Events, People, AP US History Themes, Wars, and Time. You can signup to get new topics in your inbox.

The target audience is for grades 7-12+


Explore the The World War II Museum in New Orleans. The site has many things to offer teachers and students:


Complete the booklet below. Use the following sites, books, and atlases to research a country.
Research Booklet for Student Use (Google Slides)

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National Geography for Kids

A great site to find primary level reading about for 68 countries to choose from. You will find information about their:

  • Geography
  • People & Culture
  • Nature
  • Flag
  • Government
  • History
  • A slide show is included for each country

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Factmonster Countries of the World

Each Country Profile provides information on: Geography · Maps · Flag · History · Current ruler · Area · Population · Capital · Largest cities · Languages · Ethnicity/race · Religion · Literacy rate · Economy · Government

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Duckster Geography- U.S. and by Continents

Click on a continent, then cursor down to select a country. Facts, maps, and flag can be found. (You might find too many advertisements on this site.)

Rating: 2 out of 5.

World Flag Database
Click on the country’s flag to read some fast facts and see the different flags of the country.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Homeschool Helper Online

Teachers and parents, signup to download free research lapbooks to guide student learning. You will see lots of activity ideas. Look for the Country Lapbook to support your student’s research.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Take a visit to China through the Nature Labs video: China’s Great Forests: What the Giant Panda and Earth’s Climate Share. Complete the Viewers Guide as you watch the video.

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Students in a primary classroom (Gr. 2-3) can visit a farm without leaving their homes. Learn from a farming family how a dairy farm brings you milk from the barn to the store. Use the worksheet to guide your learning.

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