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Elementary School Social Studies


Exploring Maryland Roots

a Chinese emperor's processionExplore colonial Maryland history through 12 interactive activities. Experience life in historic St Mary’s City, visit a native american village, or go on an archeological dig.


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Other Resources

Molly of Denali: Fish Camp

Help Molly and Trini fish for salmon with fishing rods and wheels to feed Molly's friends and sled dogs. (Grades PreK-3)

Molly of Denali: Sled Dog Dash

Go on a sledding adventure! Help Molly care for the sled dogs and make deliveries around her village of Qyah. (Grades PreK-3)

Buster's Egyptian Adventure

In this interactive geography lesson, students learn about Cairo, ancient Egypt, the pyramids, and the Nile River as they travel with Buster and meet new friends. (Grades 2-3)

Building the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt

In this interactive lesson, students learn how historians think the pyramids were built and why they were built—as doorways to the afterlife for the pharaohs. (Grades 4-5)

Where in China is…? | The Story of China

Play this mapping game with your students to test their knowledge of China. Players start this game with 5000 miles and lose 500 miles for every wrong answer. The challenge is to get to Shanghai before running out of miles. (Grades 4-5)

Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

In this interactive geography lesson, students learn about Cairo, ancient Egypt, the pyramids, and the Nile River as they travel with Buster and meet new friends. (Grades 4-5)

African American History | History Detectives

Understanding the history of African Americans is crucial to understanding the history of America. Examine artifacts from three distinct eras in American history: the Civil War, World War I, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. (Grades 4-5)

Symbols of the United States

Explore this primary source set from the Library of Congress and learn about six U.S. symbols that represent our country's beliefs, values, and traditions. (Grades 3-5)

Your Vote Counts!

In this ebook presentation, students go on a patriotic adventure and learn about the importance of voting. (Grades 4-5)

We are the Music

Explore the music and dance sequences of 11 cultural groups who have settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico over the past 700 years. (Grades 3-5)

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos

Learn about the Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos, a traditional Mexican holiday when people take time to remember and celebrate the lives of family members and friends who have passed away. (Grades 3-5)


Teacher resources

Molly of Denali Party Moose Lesson Plan

This lesson uses the animated story "Party Moose" to demonstrate the importance of paying attention to meaning while reading. Students will practice strategies, such as rereading and finding context clues from pictures, when something doesn't make sense.