Social Studies Resources

Curated by Knovation's Curriculum Specialists
Below are a few sample Social Studies learning resources from our Content Collection.
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SOPHIA Learning: Holocaust Tutorial

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.
Social Studies
High
Learning Module

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: The Holocaust

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.

Social Studies
High
Website

British Library: Voices of the Holocaust

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.
Social Studies
High
Reference Material

Jewish Virtual Library: The Holocaust: World Response

Could actions of the Allies have prevented the Holocaust or limited the destruction of six million Jews and five million other innocent civilians?
Social Studies
High
Website

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: Introduction to the Holocaust: Animated Map

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...
Social Studies
High
Video

Rosie the Riveter - Four Vagabonds

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 <...

Social Studies
High
Video

AwesomeStories: Titanic: The Fatal Voyage

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...

Social Studies
High
Learning Module

The Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement

This unit explores the cultural, economic, and political environment of post-war America until the end of the Cold War in the late 1980's. The unit includes two themes which are broad and good for students who are being exposed to the subjects for the first time.

Social Studies
High
Lesson Plan

Chalk Talk: Tragedy Of The Commons

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]
Social Studies
High
Video

How Social Networks Influence Behavior

Political scientist James Fowler makes the connection between smiling profile pictures on Facebook and human evolution. [2 min, 32 sec]
Social Studies
High
Video