• Remote Learning Resources

    Social Studies

    DRC materials can be accessed through Schoology. For more information, contact your social studies chairperson.

    The Social Studies Coalition of Delaware (SSCD) is creating Remote Learning Resources for all strands across the four standards (Civics, Economics, Geography, and History) in each of the grade clusters (K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12). The Remote Learning Resources can be found in the SSCD Schoology Group. If a non-member district or charter would like access to these resources, please contact Darren Guido or Bridget Amory.

    Additional materials include:

    • PBS Learning with Ken Burns - Documentary films, primary sources, lesson plans/guides regarding several topics (including those for Women’s History Month) housed by PBS (produced by Ken Burns).
    • C-SPAN Classroom - Access to lesson plans and bellringers regarding current events and civics. Teachers can create their own log-in and a generic class log-in for their students to access OR they can use the provided log-in below for their students to use: Username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM
    • Bill of Rights Institute -Primary source-based lesson plans regarding the founding documents. Also includes digital courses in history, geography, government, and economics.
    • Center for Civic Education - lesson plans for educators
    • Kid Citizen - growing set of interactive Episodes where K-5 students work with primary source photographs to explore Congress and Civic Engagement
    • Teaching Civics - repository of current, professionally vetted, and unbiased civics, law-related education, and government lesson plans and materials
    • https://www.civics101podcast.org/ - Civics 101 provides brief podcasts regarding past and current government elements. It includes graphic organizers and discussion materials to help students follow along with the materials.
    • http://www.icivics.org/ - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics in 2009 to transform the field through innovative, free educational video games and lessons that teach students to be knowledgeable, curious, and engaged in civic life. Today, iCivics is the nation’s largest provider of civic education curriculum, with our resources used by over 113,000 educators and more than 7.1 million students each year nationwide
    • National Geographic Resources & Lesson Plans - Videos, lesson plans, and discussion available K-12
    • EconEdLink - economics and personal finance lessons for K-12
    • Kiddynomics - economics lessons for young learners
    • Economics is Everywhere - Grades 4-8 resources
    • National Geographic Map Skills for students - lessons for teachers and students
    • Bringing History Home - K-5 history lesson plans and materials
    • PBS Learning US History - resources to support US history
    • PBS Learning World History - resources to support World history
    • Everfi: Financial Literacy resources for educators
    • High School History Lesson Plans from the Delaware Public Archives: Among the topics covered are the Civil War, Reconstruction, Immigration, Suffrage, the Draft, World War I, Propaganda, Desegregation in the 1950s and 1970s, and the Spanish Flu. Formative Assessments and several instructional videos are also included.
    • Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Investigations and worksheets connected to Chesapeake Bay watershed content and curriculum. Many of these investigations include Adobe PDF worksheets and can be used with students learning remotely.
    • Tall Ship Time Machine is a 4 ½ minute video using 3D animation of an “inside look” at the differences and similarities between our modern-day replica and the original Kalmar Nyckel as she was configured on her first colonial voyage for Sweden. Sail today’s ship on an imaginary voyage. Suggested questions and teaching ideas are included.

    Cross-subject Support: Instruction Partners has developed "Grab and Go" packets that are released once a week. Each packet is organized for one grade level and has five days of materials, in all subjects, curated from curriculum that is rated highly on EdReports and available for free. There is a student portion and a parent and teacher portion and is customizable by districts or schools.

Last Modified on April 24, 2020