What exactly is Social Studies? Is it History? Is it studying different cultures and community helpers? I think it’s a little bit of all of that!
The Webster definition of Social Studies is: various aspects or branches of the study of human society, considered as an educational discipline.
I believe it’s studying different cultures and people, languages and how society works in general. It is very broad and you can be creative with it.
Enjoy this list of FREE printables to help get you started:
Me and My Community a Beginning of the Year Social Studies Mini Unit for First Grade by First Grade Wow
Here is a fun Social Studies Review Game called Scoot. This game reviews geography, economics and US History. Suitable for grades 2 -4.
Here is a post we did on Community Helpers Themed Printables and Activities. This would go great with social studies in kindergarten or first grade. There are lots of freebies in this post!
Learn, Create, Love has a great section on her website called Around the World! If you click on the countries she has listed there is information on the country, maps, flags, animals, art ideas, fun and easy printable crafts and even recipes!
Here are some favorite educational videos that you can use with Social Studies:
Liberty’s Kids Complete Series ONLY $5.00 for 40 episodes!
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Complete Series only $7.49!
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!