Links to Social Studies Websites

Mapping My World

Learning Targets:

I can describe places in my community, state and country.

I can identify landforms and patterns in the population, and explain why human populations are unevenly distributed around the world.

I can identify different types of boundaries on a world map and explain why they exist.

Videos:

Maps - an Intro for Kids

Websites:

Google Maps

World Atlas

United States Map Game

Latitude and Longatitude Game

Geonet Game

Sample Map

My Community USA

Learning Targets:

I can describe how individual rights and democracy shape life in the United States.

I can describe the importance of services provided by the government.

I can explain how government services are funded by taxes and fees.

I can identify the three branches of government (executive, judicial and legislative) and explain their roles.

I can explain how the actions of the individuals or groups helped shape the world around them. 

I can give examples of individual or groups that haove an impact on world history.

Videos:

U.S. Presidential Election 2016/17 Explained

How to Become President of the United States

Kids Explain 3 Levels of Government

Websites:

Ben's Guide

Branches of Government Poster

 

Ancient Civilizations

Learning Targets:

I can compare/contrast the daily lives of different people living in ancient times.

I can explain how ancient civilizations were influenced by the environment.

I can compare/contrast various ways that different cultures have expressed concepts of time and space.

I can examine historical records and artifacts to answer and explain basic questions about times and events in history, both ancient and more recent.

I can explain how inventions change people's lives.

I can create timelines to record important historical events.

 

Economics in our Community

Learning Targets:

I can identify possible costs and benefits of different choices.

I can describe what it takes to produce a specific good or service.

I can explain why there is a limited supply of goods and services.

I can explain how income helps people secure their needs and wants.

I can describe the role of consumers in the economy.

I can describe the role of producers in the economy.

 

Videos:

Cost Benefit Analysis

Goods and Services

Supply and Demand Explained in One Minute

Needs and Wants