Social Studies Resources
Curated by Knovation's Curriculum Specialists
Below are a few sample Social Studies learning resources from our Content Collection.
Each listing includes certain metadata that describes the resource and aligns it for use in the classroom.
An interactive Declaration of Independence. Passages of the original document are accompanied by typed text, and each founding father has a biography, a portrait, and a map showing their origin.
By analyzing the first draft of Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence through primary source documents, students can proceed to understand why a first draft was required, and why there are changes in the final version. There are handouts available and an opportunity to rewrite the Declar...
Understanding how your values and attitudes influence your views as a citizen can be difficult. This activity will help you become aware of your actions, attitudes, beliefs, and values maybe for the first time. So be prepared to experience changes in yourself!
Intended for children grades 3-5, this site briefly describes the responsibilities of citizens.
First, you are not an idiot. This is the biggest concept lecture ever in the history of simple explanations. HipHughes glides through a brief explanation of the Declaration of Independence so you can get through that next dinner party.
This website supports topics in Civics, Government, Citizenship and Elections from which students can explore information through subtopics within each one. With links to primary resources and other related material.
An introduction to the concept of a Citizen School. This resource is inspired by those, who may not move on to college, but will be informed citizens. [5 mins. 38 secs.]
Here's your chance to rewrite the Declaration of Independence and put in your own thoughts and ideas to create an alternate draft of your own. How would yours differ from Thomas Jefferson's original draft?
Created to teach students of the 21st century, SOPHIA is bringing the holocaust and the concepts of genocide straight to your fingertips. Become the commander of your own learning experiences as you take part in this remarkable interactive lesson.
Early drafts of the Declaration of Independence are explored in this podcast. Understand why passages from Jefferson's first drafts were edited and deleted and discover what they said. [22:03]
This resource is an interactive and educational game puts players in control of all three branches of government and tests their abilities to turn issues of concern into full-fledged laws. In the debate, choose the questions, then rate the candidate's responses to help decide whom to vote. Req...
The Holocaust was the murder of six million Jews and millions of others by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. Discover the Holocaust here throughout this haunting museum of remembrance.
A well-organized website that contains survivor testimonies as well as information on the background of the Holocaust. Activities and information for teachers are also included.
Could actions of the Allies have prevented the Holocaust or limited the destruction of six million Jews and five million other innocent civilians?
The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, between 1933 and 1945. Jews were the primary victims - six million were murdered. Roma (Gypsies), physically and mentally disabled people and Poles were also tar...
Compare the original Declaration of Independence document with the 1823 Stone Engraving of the Declaration. Explore the damage that has been done to the original over centuries of imperfect handling. Adobe Flash required.
This is a historical music video, Rosie the Riveter, written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb and performed by the Four Vagabonds. It was written in 1943 to depict the women who made war materials on factory assembly lines during World War II. It features the Westinghouse poster <...
This learning module focuses on the sinking of the Titanic as it was traveling from Queenstown to New York City through waters known as Iceberg Alley on April 14, 1912. Undelivered messages, half-filled lifeboats, and poor management resulted in the deaths of 1492 people. Check out the links p...
An introduction to the economic concept of tragedy of the commons, a dilemma that develops when a group holds a limited resource in common. [1 min, 51 sec]
Political scientist James Fowler makes the connection between smiling profile pictures on Facebook and human evolution. [2 min, 32 sec]