World History For Us All

Powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

Stanford History Education Group

Terrific lesson plans and resources for historical thinking skills. 

PBS LearningMedia

Searchable index of digital social studies resources with filters for grade level and subject.

Curriculum 21

A database curated by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs.  Search under categories such as History, Government, or Social Studies.

center for civic education

Civic terms to know which relate to concepts found in the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble to the Constitution.

National Council for the Social Studies 

Free resources for teachers and students relating to everything about social studies.


 Library of humanities lesson plans by subject, theme, and grade level. Find Art and Culture lessons on anthropology, art history, folklore, mythology, religion, and more.   

Lesson Plans for Social Studies

Dr. Marty Levine has gathered useful online lesson plans and resources for social studies teachers.

IAUNRC: Journeys Along the Silk Road

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University has some great online lessons and resources about the Silk Road and other topics.


Cartoon analysis worksheet and links to other worksheets and other resources. 

National Geographic Society Education

Geographic learning standards and classroom materials, designed in a modular system which includes activities, lessons, and units.

Smithsonian Education

Offers resources on art and culture; history and travel; science and technology. From interactive labs to lesson plans to homework help.


A set of free tools for teachers to create awesome timelines. Check them out.

Alberta Health Services: Instructional Methods

A clear, user-friendly site that explains a variety of instructional methods such as small groupwork, role plays, and class discussion. 



Good source for info on many topics, including assessment.