Social Studies Slideshows
Elementary Map Skills PowerPoint
This bundle includes 4 PowerPoint presentations for
elementary students. They are short enough to use for a mini
lesson to introduce the concept. This bundle includes: Compass
Rose, Map Grids, Map Keys / Legends & Symbols, and Different
Kinds of Maps. You will receive a zip file with 3 versions:
2003, 2007, and PDF.
America the Beautiful PowerPoint
This 36 2007 PowerPoint presentation
includes the lines from the song America the Beautiful
and gorgeous photographs.
Texas Our Texas State Song PowerPoint
Each line of the song Texas Our Texas is on a PowerPoint
slide. Sing this song with your students. It is a 4th grade
level TEK in Texas.
Texas Social Studies Unit: Teaching
This fourth grade Texas Social Studies unit on maps includes
12 days of lessons. Each lesson is designed to take 30 minutes or
less. Many of the lessons will only take 10-20 minutes.
AMERICAN HISTORY WEBSITES
The following list is a collection of American
History Websites that are both teacher and student friendly.
We've included sites for students and sites with curriculum
ideas and lessons for teachers.
World Almanac for Kids
This section of the World Almanac for Kids is
devoted to American History. It includes kid friendly
information about our government, a historical timeline,
historical documents, American presidents, and information on
American Heritage Education Foundation
This site for teachers has tons of free lesson
plans on both American History and Texas History. You can
download pdf files or order a free CD or binder of all of the
The Learning Page
This interactive site is sponsored by the Library
of Congress. Students can complete interactive online activities
on different aspects of American History and important
This fun page shows each president dancing along
with one line stanza of a complete poem that takes you through
This site is sponsored by AT&T and includes web
links, an interactive treasure hunt, a subject sampler, and
Digital History is free virtual textbook filled
with guided reading selections, lesson plans, images, maps,
movies, and more. This site is most appropriate for secondary
teachers, but may prove a useful resource to elementary and
intermediate teachers as well.
Voices Through Time
This site is a lesson plan bank for elementary
through secondary teachers. The lesson plans feature music
White House Kids
This fun site for kids is brought to you by the
U.S. government. Kids can learn all about the White House and
the President of the United States.
This site is brought to you by the Library of
Congress and is appropriate for teachers of intermediate and
secondary students. The site includes interactive stories,
scavenger hunts, American music, and more.