1. Historical Items - Recognize most cultures preserve important personal and public items from the past.
  2. Different Customs - Recognize communities have customs and cultures that differ.
  3. Patterns of Traits - Recognize patterns of cultural traits such as language, religion, and family structure.
  4. Diverse Cultures - Identify diverse cultural groups within the communities of your state.
  5. International Ties - Understand that your state's culture has ties to other cultures in the world.
  6. Cultural Loyalty - Recognize that cultures have strong traditions of loyalty to their region or country.
  7. Other States - Compare the regional cultures of your state to those of other states.
  8. Cultural Heritage - Identify and explain the significance of selected stories, poems, statues, paintings, and other examples of local and state cultural heritage.
  9. Effect of Technology - Examine the effects of changing technologies on the local community and state.
  10. Cultural Neighborhoods - Recognize diverse cultural neighborhoods within your state and America.
Aesop's Fables (Dusklight)
All Around My Neighborhood (Kiz Club)
Ancient China (42 Explore)
Ancient Egypt Kid Connection
And the Winner Is (Edu Place)
Bermuda's Getting Around
Berenstain Bears Dress-Up Dolls
Options For Visitors
The Cherokee: Tennessee's First Citizens
China the Beautiful
Crack Hacker's Safe (PBS Kids)
Creating Family Traditions
Cultural Profiles Project
Culture Quest World Tour
Daily Life (Scholastic)
Different Tribes, Different Times (Beacon Learning Center)
Elmo's Classroom (Sesame Street)
Egypt Quiz
Explore Your Own Cultural Background
Fairy Tales
Family Celebrations (Edu Place)
Family Crest (Edu Place)
Family Scrapbook (Fisher Price)
Family Theme Unit
Family Time Line (Edu Place)
Family Time Poster (Edu Place)
Family Tradition (Mom Scape)
Family Traditions: 10 Ideas To Get You Started (Simple Mom)
The First Thanksgiving/Daily Life (Scholastic)
Folk and Fairy Tales (Yahoo)
Folktales: Fables (eThemes)
Friends and Flags Global Project
The Great Sphinx of Giza
The Great Wall
Greeting Friends From Other Places (National Geographic)
How Many Systems Do I Belong To Right Now? (Global Ed)
Konnichiwa, Welcome To My World (Score)
Learn About Native Americans
Making A Greeting Card (MH School)
Millennium (BBC)
Modern Culture (National Geographic)
Music (Thinkquest)
Music of Countries & Cultures
My Family Tree (Urban Ext Illinois)
Myths & Folktales
Myths, Folktales, and Fairy Tales (Scholastic)
Native American Chart (Think Quest)
Patterns (Links Learning)
People Patterns (Learner)
The Power of Kiowa Song
Social Studies for Kids
Social Studies for Kids
State Reports (Class Brain)
Talking About Traits
Ten Characters From American Folklore (Education World)
Things to Do and Places to Go
Tour the Pyramids of Egypt
United States Folklore
Virtual Egypt: Hieroglyphic Translator
We Are Family (Scholastic)
What? Tortillas, again? (Christian Aid)
Where We Came From (Edu Place)
Who Helps? (Edu Place)
Whose Home is It? (Kid Port)
Young people tell their story (Christian Aid)


  1. Goods and Services - Explain how work provides income to purchase goods and services.
  2. Specialized Jobs - Describe how society depends upon workers with specialized jobs and the ways in which they contribute to the production and exchange of goods and services.
  3. Economic Systems - Give examples of the various institutions that make up economic systems such as families, workers, banks, labor unions, government agencies, small businesses, and large corporations.
  4. Interdependence - Recognize that communities around the state and world are economically interdependent.
  5. My State Products - Know the major products of your state.
  6. Necessary Resources - Categorize resources needed to operate industries.
  7. Imported Resources - Understand the necessity of importing resources needed for industry.
A Web of Workers
All Around the Neighborhood (Kiz Club)
Business Buddies (Beacon Learning Center)
Coloring Book
Community Helpers
Community Helpers
Consumers (Econ Ed Link)
Daily Life
Delivering The Goods (Econ Ed Link)
Economics For Kids (PPPST)
Economic Songs
Econ-O-Mania: WebQuest
Everything Comes From Something (National Geographic)
Firefighters (Story Place)
From the Land (Mint Museum)
The Gingerbread Man Trail
The Goat in the Rug
Goods and Services
Goods and Services (Econ Ed Link)
Goods and Services (Pearson)
Goods and Services Farm (Think Quest)
Goods and Services: Quiz
How People Make Sneakers (PBS Kids)
How People Make Things (PBS Kids)
How Money Has Changed
How the Internet Has Changed Buying and Selling
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (EcEdWeb)
Imports and Exports Scavenger Hunt
International Pencil
Labor Day Coloring Pages
Lean On Me: We Depend on Each Other (Econ Ed Link)
Let's Find a Deal (Econ Ed Link)
Little Bill the Producer (Econ Ed Link)
Looking for the Fine Print (TV 411)
Made In The U.S.A. (Edu Place)
Mystery Workers (Econ Ed Link)
Needs and Wants
Nina Loves to Name Things
Norman Rockwell's "Curiosity Shop" (Econ Ed Link)
On The Job
People and Community Helpers
On The Road Again (National Geographic)
Plains Indian Tepee
Producers and Consumers (Think Quest)
Rockin Resources Restaurant Worksheet (WebQuest)
Simple Simon Meets a Producer (Econ Ed Link)
Simple Simon Met a Pie-Man (Econ Ed Link)
Sovereign Bank (Kids Bank)
Summer Fun: The Economics of the Lemonade Stand
Supply and Demand Land (Think Quest)
Tools of the Trade (Edu Place)
United States (Fact Monster)
Wants and Needs
Want vs. Need: Basic Economics
Want vs. Need: Basic Economics: Part 1
We Are Consumers and Producers (Econ Ed Link)
What Are They Selling? (TV 411)
What Does A Baker Do? (Pearson)
What Does A Grocery Clerk Do? (Pearson)
What Should Firefighter Fran Wear?
We Are Consumers and Producers (Econ Ed Link)
Welcome to the Trade Museum (Think Quest)
Workers and Their Hats (Econ Ed Link)


  1. Globes - Describe how the globe is a model of earth locating hemispheres, poles, and equator.
  2. Maps - Recognize that natural regions are represented on different types of maps by showing physical features, climate, vegetation, and natural resources.
  3. Map and Globe - Subdivide the world by positioning the equator, continents, oceans, and hemispheres on a map and globe.
  4. Map Elements - Recognize that a map contains elements such as title, scale, symbols, legends, grids, and cardinal and intermediate directions.
  5. Resources - Analyze how individuals and populations depend upon land resources.
  6. Geographic Features - Describe the importance of physical geographic features on defining communities.
  7. Earth-Sun Relationship - Understand the Earth-sun relationship such as the varying length of day
  8. Water Cycle - Understand the rudimentary elements to the hydrologic cycle.
  9. Natural Resources - List earth's natural resources such as minerals, air, water, and land.
  10. Land and Water - Show how landmasses and bodies of water are represented on maps and globes.
  11. States and Cities - Locate the your state and its major cities on a map.
  12. Characteristics - Name the physical and human characteristics of the neighborhood and the community.
All 50 States (Class Brain)
A Map of My Room (Time for Kids)
A Map of Our Capital (Time for Kids)
A Summary of the Hydrologic Cycle
Asian/Temperate Zone (Global Seeds)
Can We Use Them Forever (Urban Ext Illinois)
Can You Read A Map? (Mrs. Bogucki)
Cardinal Directions and the Compass Rose (World Atlas)
Cities and Towns (Carol Hurst)
Columbus Sets Sail (Time for Kids)
Community Map (Edu Place)
Compasses and Directions (Map Zone)
Continent Songs
Create a Tennis Ball Globe
Cybersquad and the Eye of Rom (PBS Kids)
Day and Night Experiment (Chalk)
Drip Drop, Water's Journey (Edu Place)
Drippy the Raindrop
The Earth's Orbit
The Earth's Rotation
Edible Geography (Lesson Plans Page)
Endangered Ecosystems (Scholastic)
Environmental Kids Club (EPA)
European/Temperate Zone (Global Seeds)
Explore Your State With Maps (National Geographic)
Explore With Pumpkins (Teachers Net)
Farms (Carol Hurst)
Follow the Light (US Mints)
Forecasting (Weather Eye)
Forest Trail (Time for Kids)
From Sea to Shining Sea (Edu Place)
Geography (Merriam Webster)
Geography Terms
Happy Earth Day Coloring
How Charts and Maps are Made (Boat Safe)
How Geography Influences an Area's Economy
How Much is there on, in and above Earth
How's the Weather In Africa (National Geographic)
In My Own BackYard
Kindergartners on the Map
Label Continents (Enchanted Learning)
Landforms of the World
Learn About the Fifty States
Learning About Maps (Scholastic)
Learn About Your State (Ben's Guide)
Learning A New Envirnoment
Local History (BBC)
Locate the Landmarks
(Time for Kids)
Make a Map of My Room (Time for Kids)
Making a Sun Clock (Exploratorium)
Mapability (Map Zone)
Map Collections (Sites Atlas)
Mapping the Poles (Time for Kids)
Maps and Map Skills (Kid info)
Maps, Map Skills, Atlas
Map Skills
Maps, Directions and Symbols
Map Symbols
Map the News (Time for Kids)
Map Your Schoolyard (USGS)
Maps and Mapping
Map Tests (World Atlas)
Map Makers (Harcourt School)
National Landmarks (Pearson)
Near and Far
North America/Temperate Zone (Global Seeds)
Orientometer (National Geographic)
Over (Meddy Bemps)
Our Nation (Ben's Guide)
Our Neighbors (Time for Kids)
Our World (Time for Kids)
Reading a City Map (English Zone)
Reading Maps (Brain Pop, Jr.)
Reading Maps (Study Zone)
Reading Maps (TV 411)
Resources for Kids
School Yard Mapping Exercises
Solar Car (PBS Kids)
South America/Temperate Zone
(Global Seeds)
Spatial Concepts (Meddy Bemps)
States and Capitals (50 States)
The State is part of the USA
State Maps (World Atlas)
Summer Match Game (Primary Games)
Sunrise, Sunset: Apparent Motion of the Sun (Star Child)
Types of Maps (Ms Nucleus)
Types of Maps
Types of Maps (Fact Monster)
Types of Land (Harcourt Schools)
Under (Meddy Bemps)
United States Geography (Kid Port)
Unit Studies by Subject (Home Schooling)
Up (Meddy Bemps)
Use a Roadmap and a Mileage Table (Harcourt School)
Use Cardinal Directions (Pearson)
Use a Road Map and a Mileage Table (Harcourt Schools)
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle (Scholastic)
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle (Quiz)
The Water Cycle (Kid Zone)
The Water Cycle (Enchanted Learning)
The Water Cycle (BBC)
The Water Cycle (USGS)
The Water Cycle (Class Zone)
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle Diagram (Earth Guide)
The Watershed Game (Bell Museum)
Weather and Climate Basics
Weather Chart
Weather vs Climate (Weather Eye)
Weather Forecasting
Welcome to EarthCam
What's on a Map? (TV 411)
What's the Weather?
Where Are The Rain Forests? (Time for Kids)
Where are You?
Where is Japan? (Beacon Learning Center)
Where is it? (Edu Place)
Which are Continents and Which are Countries
World Continents (Sheppard Software)
World Quiz
Your Neighborhood (Ben's Guide)

Governance and Civics

  1. Order and Security - Recognize how groups and organizations encourage unity and work with diversity to maintain order and security.
  2. Government Function - Identify functions of governments.
  3. Community Government - Be aware that every community has some form of governance.
  4. Establish Order - Describe how governments establish order, provide security, and manage conflict.
  5. Community Needs - Know that communities have different laws depending on the needs and problems of their community.
  6. State Laws - Recognize people who make laws and people who enforce them in your state.
  7. Election and Appointment - Identify ways that public officials are selected, including election and appointment.
  8. Leaders of Government - Distinguish among local, state, and national government and identify representative leaders at these levels such as mayor, governor, and president.
  9. Good Citizenship - Identify characteristics of good citizenship such as establishing beliefs in justice, truth, equality, and responsibility for the common good.
  10. Qualities - Identify qualities of good citizenship.
  11. Examples - Identify ordinary people who exemplify good citizenship.
  12. Governmental Services - Identify some governmental services in the community such as the libraries, schools, and parks, and explain their value to the community.
  13. Financial Support - Explain how citizens fund various community services.
  14. Patriotic Symbols - Explain the meaning of selected patriotic symbols and landmarks of your state.
50 States
Abraham Lincoln
A Good Citizen With Miss Rumphius (WebQuest)
A Good Citizenship Award
A Person of Character (Character Counts)
Becoming a US Citizen (Ben's Guide)
Being Good Citizens
Ben's Guide (Ben's Guide)
Ben's Interactive Games (Ben's Guide)
Caillou (PBS)
Celebrate USA (Fun School)
Character Education and Life Skills (Good Character)
Citizenship (Ben's Guide)
Comparing Communities (Edu Place)
Congress For Kids
Constitution of the United States
Controlling Anger
The Democracy Project (PBS Kids)
Explore The States (America's Library)
Field Trip (HUD)
Find Your Elected Officials
Getting Along With Groark (Video)
Good Character
Government Sites (Kids Gov)
Helping Kids Understand the Election (PBS)
How A Bill Becomes A Law (Social Studies for Kids)
How Laws Are Made (Kids in the House)
How to Teach Kids About Taxes (eHow)
How To Write Your Elected Officials
How You Can Help? (PBS Kids)
I Pledge Allegiance
Kids Bikes and Wheel Sport Safety
Kid's For Character (Character Counts)
Kid's Next Door (HUD)
Learn About Honesty (Local School Directory)
Learn the First Amendment (Education)
Let's Go To City Hall (HUD)
Manual of Traffic Signs
Match the Symbols (Ben's Guide)
Meet the Mayors
National versus State Government (Ben's Guide)
National/Historic American Flags
Our Flag (Edu Place)
Our Government (Ben's Guide)
Our Government: The Constitution (Ben's Guide)
The Pledge of Allegiance (Ben's Guide)
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance
Popcorn Park and the Six Pillars of Character 1 (Video)
Popcorn Park and the Six Pillars of Character 2 (Video)
The Presidents (White House)
The Race Is On! (PBS)
Railroad Crossing Safety
Research Tools (Scholastic)
Responsibilities of Citizens (Ben's Guide)
Rights of Citizen: The Bill of Rights (Ben's Guide)
Safe Walking
School Bus and School Zone Safety
The Sign Walk
Social Science/Community
States and Capitals (50 States)
Statue of Liberty (Bing Maps)
The Six Pillars of Character (Character Counts)
Street Sign Gallery (Read Write Think)
Symbols of U.S. Government (Ben's Guide)
Symbols of the USA (Enchanted Learning)
Thank You Day (UEN)
Three Parts of Government (Pearson)
Teaching Good Citizenship's Five Themes (Education World)
Top 10 Questions to Ask Elected Officials
Trustworthiness (Good Character)
Trustworthiness (Character Counts)
United Nations
United States of America for Kids
US Symbols Match (Primary Games)
USA Patriotic Symbols (PPPST)
USA and State Flags (Enchanted Learning)
US History (Enchanted Learning)
VA Kids, K-5th
Your a Grand Old Flag (Harcourt School)
Your Neighborhood (Ben's Guide)
What Are Your Family Rules?
What is a Law? (Ben's Guide)
What Makes A Good Citizen?
Where I Live
Who To Involve In Making Rules (Raising Children)
Why Do We Have An American Flag? (National Geographic)
Women and the Vote (PBS Kids)


  1. Holidays - Explain the significance of various community, state, and national celebrations such as Memorial Day and Independence Day.
  2. Local People - Explain how local people and events have influenced local community history.
  3. Order of Events - Describe the order of events by using designation of time periods such as ancient times and modern times.
  4. Chronology - Use vocabulary related to chronology, including past, present and future.
  5. Calendar - Describe and measure calendar time by days, weeks, months, and years.
  6. Change - Comprehend those physical and human characteristics of communities change over time.
  7. Landmarks - Identify and explain the significance of various community landmarks.
  8. Timeline - Create and interpret timelines.
  9. Interpret Events - Compare various interpretations of the same time period using evidence such as photographs and interview
A Celebration Timeline (Edu Place)
Around the World (Discovery Education)
American Memory from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
Back in the Olden Days (National Geographic)
Build A Neighborhood (PBS Kids)
Clock Wise
Communities Past and Present (Teacher Vision)
Community Club (Scholastic)
Community Helpers (First School)
Community Helpers and Peoples Coloring Pages (Coloring)
Culture Quest World Tour
Early Colonies (Pearson)
Free Timeline
Exploring Physical and Human Characteristics of Earth's Spaces (National Geographic)
Funday Calendars, Seasonal and Holiday Pages (Home Schooling)
Growth of a Nation (Animated Atlas)
Happy Earth Day Coloring and Activity Book (EPA)
Historic Documents (Pearson)
History of Telecommunication
Holiday: A Sampler From Around the World (Scholastic)
Holiday Printable Worksheets (Home Schooling)
Independence Day
Independence Day Parade (Scholastic)
Locate the Landmarks (Time For Kids)
Make Your Own Family Tree
Mapability (Map Zone)
Minute Math: How to Estimate Time (Education)
Modern World History (BBC)
Our Changing Time (National Geographic)
Our Holiday Tradition (Scholastic)
Our Year
Personalized Timelines
Reading Biographies of US Leaders
Seeing Time (Beacon Learning Center)
The Thanksgiving Story
Then and Now (Pearson)
Then and Now (Pearson)
Time Line Maker (Teach-nology)
Timelines (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Timelines: A Timeless Teaching Tool (Education World)
Understanding Timelines: Get in Line (Edu Place)
Understanding Timelines: Timeline of Your School (Edu Place)
Using Excel to Make a Timeline (Internet 4 Classrooms)
What's Changed (BBC)
What Should A House Do?
Who Was George Washington?
World History for Kids (Kids Past)
Your Neighborhood (Ben's Guide)

Individuals, Groups and Interactions

  1. Reaching Goals - Describe how groups work independently and cooperatively to accomplish goals within a community.
  2. Individuals - Recognize individuals can belong to groups but still have their own identity.
  3. Sharing - Know how to share and give opinions in a group.
  4. Personal Choices - Identify and describe ways family, groups, and community influence an individual's daily life and personal choices
  5. Individual Roles - Recognize individuals have a role in each group in which they participate.
  6. Individual Decisions - Recognize that each individual must make decisions about the work groups and play groups in which they participate.
A Guide to Cooperative Learning
Balancing the Classroom: Strategies for Sharing Responsibility (Edutopia)
Building Blocks for TEAMS
Child's Play (MayFlower Families)
Choo-Choo Choices (TVO Kids)
Collecting Family Stories (Story Arts)
Common Ground: Teaching Kids the Benefits of Working Together (Edutopia)
Communities Meet Needs and Wants
Cooperative Learning
Go! George Go! (PBS Kids)
The Great Kapok Tree (A to Z Teacher Stuff)
Group Discussions
Needs and Wants
Needs and Wants
Needs and Wants
Out on a Limb (Urban Ext. Illinois)
Roleplay for Groups (Community 4 Me)
Time Building Continued
Wants and Needs (Lesson Plans Page)
When Wants Become Needs