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US Presidents and Government
Category: Social Studies
Tags: election 2012 presidential election 2012 election 2012 candidates government lesson plans civics lesson plans

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Presidents: ​Activities and Study Resources: 

The U.S. Presidency: PBS Learning Media site with 60-second Presidents video collection, presidential portraits and biographies, and information on the duties and powers of the President, first ladies, speeches, and teachers guides on select presidents and first ladies.

Air Force One: Inside and Out

More Resources from Awesome Stories

BrainPop Vids on U.S. Presidents

​Presidential Lapbooks

Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century

Infographic: ​​Presidential Residences

Free Readers: 

The Executive Branch (30-page download on the powers of the Presidency)

Presidents of the U.S.  (52-page download)

Watch this video for a plain English explanation of the U.S. electoral process. Use this "How to Watch a Presidential Debate" worksheet to examine various aspects of debating, such as the setting, techniques of persuasion, favorite phrases, rehearsed responses, camera cutaways, and post-debate analysis. 

Civics and Economics Units This download correlates with the Glencoe textbook, ​Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics & You. Covers 7 units on: citizenship, foundations of American Government, the US Constitution, branches of government, voting and elections, state and local governments, law. Includes suggested pacing, worksheets and graphic organizers. 111 pages.​

Shmoop Videos: 

Games:



African American History -- 12 Free Readers
Category: Social Studies
Tags: black history month black history books on black history african american history famous african americans famous black people

The following free readers on African-American History are for grades 4 - 6. 

(For addtional free readers, see:

Free Biography Readers 

Plants - Flowers - Trees 

Free Animal Science Readers

MLK Day: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Resources
Category: Social Studies
Tags: martin luther king day

Resources focusing on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., and civil and human rights: 

  • Free Books:  

Other Resources:

The corresponding Understanding Race website presents interactive information that, "looks through the eyes of history, science and lived experience," to "explain differences among people and reveal the reality – and unreality – of race."  Lesson plans for middle and high school age learners can be downloaded.

  • This collection of resources from Scholastic explores African American inventors, the Underground Railroad, the history of jazz, and people who played pivotal roles in civil rights: 

  • This collection of resources  ​from ScienceNet Links that explore such topics as the dynamics of groups, stereotypes, segregation, and the achievements of African Americans. 
  • Interactive from PBS LearningMedia:

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