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