Elementary Social Studies

GENERAL SOCIAL STUDIES

Notable Trade Books for Young People (K-8)

NCSS lists of exceptional trade books that emphasize human relations, diversity, cultural experiences, and general social studies

U.S. GEOGRAPHY

Postcards From: Discover America through Postcards

Digital postcards are sent via email

Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture, The Environment, Natural Resources

Oregon AITC (Agriculture in the Classroom) site includes maps showing Oregon’s social and physical features, free materials for teachers, classroom lessons, and activities.

GEOGRAPHY

MBGnet: Biomes & Ecosystems

Geography, Ecosystems

KidsGeo

Geography, Geology

Online “textbook” with video & photos for use directly by/with the students

Teaching Ideas (UK) Geography/Environment

Geography, The Environment

A variety of lessons & activities written by teachers

*NOTE: This is a UK site, so the history focus is quite different

PEOPLE

Oyate

Native Americans

For educators who want to use literature about Native Americans. Evaluations of books/curricula with Indian themes & criteria for evaluating resources.