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.
All

Neatline: The Digital Declaration of Independence

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.

Social Studies
Middle
Primary Source Document

LOC: The Declaration of Independence: From Rough Draft to Proclamation

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...
Social Studies
Middle
Learning Module

An Idiot's Guide to the Declaration of Independence

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.

Social Studies
Middle
Video

Library of Congress: Declaration of Independence: Rewriting the Rough Draft

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?
Social Studies
Middle
Interactive Media

University of Texas: Early Drafts of the Declaration of Independence

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]
Social Studies
Middle
Audio Content

PBS Teachers: Damage to the Declaration

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.
Social Studies
Middle
Interactive Media