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Social Studies Resources

Asking Strong Research Questions Using Primary Sources 

Learn strategies and tips to effectively utilize primary sources at the question-forming stage of research. See how students asking their own research questions based on their interactions with items from history can increase engagement and purpose as well as positively impact this critical point in the research process. 1 hour video with quiz for certificate.


The Inquiry Arc: Where Social Studies and the Library Meet

Whiting, Jacquelyn and Drew Colati. "The Inquiry Arc: Where Social Studies and the Library Meet." School Library Connection, March 2020,

Learn strategies and tips on guiding student-led inquiry and explore the necessity for reflection and metacognition as part of any inquiry exercise that will get your students learning and meeting the standards. 1 hour video with quiz for certificate


Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA (curriculum materials, virtual field trips aligned with Standards, especially as related to Native Americans)


Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives Resources and videos, including "What to the Slave is the 4th of July" read by Douglass' descendants.


GPB Educational Resources


GPB Virtual Field Trips (3rd- 8th grades)


iCivics  Free, easy-to-use games and lesson plans that prioritize civics learning and keep students engaged in a remote classroom. All grades and ESOL. Founded by Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Sonia Sotomayor.


Musuem of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University


Smithsonian Educator Resources


Re-Storying History: Children's/Young Adult Literature, Social Studies, & Inquiry  Free lists of suggested children's literature aligned to social studies curriculum K-12. (Please talk to Mrs. Husid for even more suggestions.) Join the Georgia Council for the Social Studies to have access to ongoing PL virtual events.


Georgia Center for Civics Engagement The specific purpose of the Center is to address the decline in civic knowledge among students in Georgia through two specific methods:

1.    Providing opportunities for students to become engaged with government through simulations and other experiential programs, and
2.    Providing opportunities for continued education through workshops as well as resources for Social Studies educators to enhance the delivery of their classroom content.