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Instructional Resources for Social Studies

Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

- National Council for the Social Studies Definition of Social Studies

What are best practices in the teaching and learning of social studies?


What tools exist to support districts as they think about a comprehensive K-12 social studies system?


What are some general social studies instructional resources I can use?