Social Studies

Lesson Plans PreK-2

Cardinal Directions
Students will know and recognize cardinal directions.
Cardinal Directions in the Classroom
Students will recognize cardinal directions within the classroom.
Family Culture
Students will tell about their family heritage by writing a story and illustrating it with a picture of a family item.
Pirate Map
Students will use simple maps to identify and locate places.
US Map
Students will use a simple map to identify and locate places by finding states on a map with clues given by the teacher.
Vision of Peace
Make a video to help your students learn how others see a world with peace.
Abraham Lincoln for Primary Children
This site includes a compilation of activities developed by a first grade teacher, which includes information about Abraham Lincoln.
Hercules: Greece's Greatest Hero
This site explores the life and achievements of Hercules, one of Greece's famous heroes, as portrayed through art.
Heritage of the Ancient Ones
Heritage of the Ancient Ones (HOTAO) is a multicultural, nonprofit organization, offering educational and environmental awareness programs. They are dedicated to preserving the history, culture and traditions of Florida's original native peoples, while promoting respect for Mother Earth.
I know that!
This site is a good interactive geography site for elementary students. There are interactive activities which allow students to explore a variety of maps.
POTUS: Presidents of the United States
Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and points of interest on each of the presidents
Rome Project
This site includes a vast collection of resources on Classical Rome. Anyone interested in Classical Rome will find this site to be a valuable research tool.
States & Capitals
This site is an excellent source for many different "quick fact" information on each of the 50 states.
Welcome to Mexico
This site depicts the story of a wandering tribe from Northern Mexico who through bravery, trickery, and genius became the great Aztec civilization.
White House Kids
An interactive look into the White House, providing kids with information about the current and past presidents, as well as a tour of the White House.