Social Sciences Support and Resources


Professional Organizations


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National Council for Social Studies
Florida Council on Economic Education
Florida Humanities Council
Florida Geographic Alliance
National Council for History Education
National Council on Economic Education
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Organization of American Historians
The American Historical Association

 


Course Resources


CPALMS- Florida Social Studies Standards and Course Descriptions

Elementary Social Studies
Harcourt Social Studies Series– A link to our adopted kindergarten through fifth grade textbooks.
Exploring Florida for Fourth Grade
The Library of Congress Teacher Site– A great resource site for teachers as it relates to history and government.
Census in Schools– A wonderful student, parent and teacher website outlining how the Census can be used for enrichment.
Symbols of America– A Pearson website to aid in understanding U.S. symbols.
Gamequarium– A website with social studies games online.
Americans at War– A great site where students use clues to determine who is represented in historical pictures. Aligns to the Common Core.

U.S. Government/ Civics Resources
UVA Youth Leadership Initiative– A website that contains lessons, free curriculum, and simulations for use in the middle and high school classroom.
Our Courts– A website spearheaded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that has helpful resources for students and lessons for teachers.
C-SPAN in the Classroom
The Livingroom Candidate– Archives of Presidential campaign commercials. This site also has lessons to help students build campaigns.
Census in Schools– A wonderful student, parent and teacher website outlining how the Census can be used for enrichment.
U.S. House of Represenatives
The Bill of Rights Institute
Politics1.com
The National Constitution Center– A site founded on the National Constitution Center Museum. This site has interpretive activities in relation to our country’s guiding document.
The Annenberg Classroom– A site driven to provide civic education resources to students and teachers. It is filled with some excellent lessons for civic ed.
The Library of Congress Teacher Site– A great resource site for teachers as it relates to history and government.
Justice Teaching Program– A great website with lessons to support student learning in legal processes.
The Constitutional Rights Foundation– A website dedicated civic education. This website has a number of lessons for teachers to use.
1 For All– A non-partisan site that has lessons for teaching the First Amendment.
ABOTA “Justice by the People Program– A great resource sponsored by Scholastic Inc. and the American Board of Trial Advocates to aid students in understand the jury trial process.

U.S. History Resources

The Annenberg Classroom– A website that contains lessons, video, and other websites that will aid teachers of the Constitution.
Fasttrack to American History– a vendor site that has free primary document downloads.
The Library of Congress Teacher Site– A great resource site for teachers as it relates to history and government.

Economics Resources
Foundation for Teaching Economics– A great website for Economics professional development and lesson resources. Many of the workshops through this organization are free.
The Federal Reserve for Kids– A website for introducing kids of all ages on the history and organizational structure of the Federal Reserve.
The Federal Reserve Economic Education Website– A website for teachers to look at events, workshops and curriculum offered by the Atlanta Federal Reserve and its branches.
Khan Academy– A website with links to youtube video lessons of financial institutions, economics and finance. Each clip is relatively short, but useful.
The IRS “Understanding Taxes” Website– A resource with lesson plans for teaching economics. There are 38 lesson plans with a number of files for teachers to print to use in lesson implementation.

Florida History Resources
Exploring Florida– A website from the University of South Florida that contains thousands of resources for the exploration of Florida history for all grade levels.

Law Studies Resources
http://www.landmarkcases.org
U.S. Department of Justice
FindLaw for Legal Professionals
Florida State Courts
LII Cornell Supreme Court Collection
Supreme Court of the United States
The National Constitution Center– A site founded on the National Constitution Center Museum. This site has interpretive activities in relation to our country’s guiding document.
ABA Law Day– A website dedicated to Law Day from the American Bar Association that contains links to websites and lessons at each grade level.
OYEZ– A website with primary media, including sound files, of landmark US court cases.
Our Courts– A website spearheaded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that has helpful resources for students and lessons for teachers.

World Geography

Geography Awareness Week
National Geographic
Census in Schools– A wonderful student, parent and teacher website outlining how the Census can be used for enrichment.
St. Johns County GIS Website– A great website with multiple data layers relevant to St. Johns County.

World History

Hyperhistory– A timeline a book formatted website with many links over the course of human history.
World History Matters– A website designed to aid teachers with resources on world history from George Mason University.

Psychology
Extrinsic vs Intrinsic Rewards lesson plan created by Troy Kasting


Topical Resources


African American History Resources
The Riley Museum which contains information about hundreds of sites in florida related to the struggle for civil rights.
Commissioner’s Taskforce on African American History is a site that contains a multitude of information on African American history distributed by the governor’s office. It also contains curriculum frameworks from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Fort Mose Teacher’s Guide– A site for Fort Mose that has a number of instructional activities to promote African American history and the story of Fort Mose

Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Day Resources
SJCSD Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom Week Resources

Holocaust Resources
The Florida Holocaust Museum
A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust– A website from USF that provides teacher resources, student activities, and images that will aid in providing an in-depth study of the holocaust.

Law Week
ABA Law Day– A website dedicated to Law Day from the American Bar Association that contains links to websites and lessons at each grade level.

Women’s History Month
The National Women’s History Project

Latin American History
The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida


General Education Resources


The SCORE Website – a site built with a searchable database of history/ social science resources.
Reading Quest – a site built for reading assistance specifically for the social studies.

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