Social Studies

Summer Choice Boards

Previously Featured Resources

To support the millions of students, parents and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free.

You can choose to enter your email to have a handful of engaging lesson plans organized by age group that span all subjects delivered to your inbox every day. Each newsletter will also include insights and tips collected from TED-Ed's global community of students, parents and teachers.

As the Mission has traditionally been a rite of passage field trip for fourth grade students, many of these resources will be designed in support of fourth grader learning standards, however we will also have activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. The Mission is dedicated to posting new content to support our teachers, parents, and students throughout the community and offer a fulfilling digital educational experiences.


With Covid-19 dominating the news, it is almost easy to overlook the fact that this is an election year. Our new blog post and Teach the Election resource explore the role of vice presidents in our history and can provide important context for today's selection process.


HISTORY at Home offers teachers, parents and students a chance to learn about history independently. This collection of HISTORY’s educational shows, being made available for a limited time, offers information and insight into middle school and high school core curriculum topics. We have curated these shows around key themes and paired them with study guides and related content so you can easily watch, read, and discuss history’s most important moments.

TIME for Kids is in the unique position to help kids understand this unprecedented moment. Together, we will navigate the news and support one another through this uncharted territory. Made possible by Google, AT&T, HP and PwC Charitable Foundation, the new TIME for Kids digital library will be available for free for the remainder of the school year.

In an effort to provide parents with a bit of context, direction, and conversation opportunities with their children, Beth Slutsky, Ph.D., developed a Parents' Guide to History-Social Science for California. This resource might be useful for parents who are fumbling through distance learning.


Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience. There are lots of educational videos to choose from!

Ducksters.com offers resources on a range of topics in US history, world history, and US government. In addition, it has biographies for dozens of influential people of the past.

The Smithsonian Institution offers a wealth of resources and digital tools support inquiry-based learning and active engagement to spark creativity and curiosity.