Social Studies Websites


C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards (here)

Cross-Curricular ELA and Social Studies Planning (here)

KSDE Social Studies Resources (here)

KSDE Social Studies Skills (here)

Kansas Assessment Program – Grade 11 (resources) (sample)

Kansas Assessment Program – Grade 8 (resources) (sample)

National Center for History in the Schools (here)


Association of American Geographers (here)

American Historical Association (here)

Center for Civic Education (here)

Council for Economic Education (here)

Dole Archives (here)

Kansas Bar Law Wise (here)

Kansas City Social Studies Consortium (here)

Kansas Council for Economic Education (here)

Kansas State Historical Society (here)

National Council for History Education (here)

National Council for the Social Studies (here)

National Geographic Alliance (here)

Lesson Plan Ideas

Annenberg Classroom for Civics Education (here)

APA Psychology Teaching Resources (here)

ASA Sociology Teaching Resources (here)

Digital Public Public Library of America Source Sets (here)

Foundation for Teaching Economics Lesson Plans (here)

History Channel Topics (here)

IXL Social Studies Concepts (here)

National Geographic Lesson Plans (here)

New York Times Social Studies Lesson Plans (here)

New York Times Teenagers in the Times (here)

PBS NewsHour Lesson Plans (here)

Social Studies Central (here)

Smithsonian Education (here)

Smithsonian Tween Tribune Lesson Plans (here)

Stanford Education History Group Lesson Plans (here)

Teaching History (here)

US History in a Global Context (here)

Voting Resources (here)

Content and Sources

C3 Teachers (here)

Econ Lowdown Online Learning (here)

Federal Reserve Resources (here)

Library of Congress Primary Source Sets (here)

Merlot Social Sciences Resources (here)

National Archives Document Analysis Worksheets (here)

National Archives Educator Resources (here)

National Archives Primary Sources (here)

National Archives Teaching with Documents (here)

OER Commons Resources (here)

Read Inquire Write (here)

Teaching Tolerance Resources (here)

US Government Open Data (here)

Text Sets

Common Lit



Kansas Museums

KS State Historical Society:;;

Brown v Board Museum:

Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum:

Eisenhower Library:

Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum:

National Geographic:

Encyclopedia Brittanica:

Amelia Earhart Museum:

Old Cowtown Museum:

Boot Hill Museum:;

Documentary of Underground RR in KS (from Kstate):

Civil War: Conflict between Ks and Mo:

Strawberry Hill and Cultural Center:

Kansas Oil Museum:

National Park Service–Ft.Larned, KS:

Johnson County History:

Riley County, KS:

Smokey Hill Museum:



ELA Websites

Text Sets

Newsela (here)

Listenwise (here)

Common Lit (here)


Adolescent Literacy Resources (here)

Read Write Think (here)


National Writing Project (here)

New York Times Teaching Argumentation (here)

Pixar in a Box – The Art of Storytelling (here)


Kathy Schrock’s Assessments and Rubrics (here)

Lesson Planning

Common Core Lesson Plans (here)

Cross-Curricular ELA and Social Studies Planning (here)

IXL Language Arts Concepts (here)

MIT Literature Open Source Courses (here)

New York Times Lesson Plans (here)

New York Times Teenagers in the Times (here)

PBS NewsHour Lesson Plans (here)

Smithsonian Tween Tribune Lesson Plans (here)




Instructional Practices

SMSD Instructional Playbook

SMSD Instructional Playbook (here)

CITW Instructional Strategies Graphic (here)

Broad Instructional Practices

Assessment Capable Visible Learning Resources (here)

Blended Learning (here)

Civic Engagement (here) (here) (here)

Classroom Design (here)

Cross-Curricular ELA and Social Studies Planning (here)

Culturally Responsive Teaching (here) (here)

Feedback (here) (here)

Graphic Organizers (reading) (studying) (summarizing) (various)

Motivation and Engagement (here) (here)

Priority Standards (here)

The Third Teacher (here)

Specific Instructional Practices

Fishbowl (here)

Four Corners (here)

Jigsaw (here)

Literature Circles / Note Taking (here)

Socratic Seminar (here) (here) (here) (rubric)

Station Rotation (here)

Tabletop Twitter (here)

Think Pair Share (here)