This course focuses on social studies and includes many interesting topics and an interesting way to look at the world around us!

Students begin with how to be a good citizen as well as their place in the family, community, town, state, country, and the world. They will study many different subjects that are all under the umbrella of social studies!

Social studies cover the topics of civics—this is about the government, economics—about how our economy works, geography—which is map skills and history—about people and things that happened in the past that influence us today. These classes are self-contained, with no need for additional materials, and some lessons contain review and interactive questions with answers.

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  • 1

    Introduction

    • Parent Instruction

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Social Studies

    • Lesson 1: Social Studies

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Making Good Choices

    • Lesson 2: Making Good Choices

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Respect - Honor - Wisdom

    • Lesson 3: Respect - Honor - Wisdom

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Golden Rule

    • Lesson 4: Golden Rule

  • 6

    Lesson 5: What is a Community?

    • Lesson 5: What is a Community?

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Your Community

    • Lesson 6: Your Community

  • 8

    Lesson 7: City Communities

    • Lesson 7: City Communities

  • 9

    Lesson 8: Suburban Communities

    • Lesson 8: Suburban Communities

  • 10

    Lesson 9: Rural Communities

    • Lesson 9: Rural Communities

  • 11

    Lesson 10: Community Helpers

    • Lesson 10: Community Helpers

  • 12

    Lesson 11: First Responders

    • Lesson 11: First Responders

  • 13

    Lesson 12: Community Jobs

    • Lesson 12: Community Jobs

  • 14

    Lesson 13: Community Construction Workers, Mechanics, and More

    • Lesson 13: Community Construction Workers, Mechanics, and More

  • 15

    Lesson 14: Specialty Jobs

    • Lesson 14: Specialty Jobs

  • 16

    Lesson 15: Rules and Laws

    • Lesson 15: Rules and Laws

  • 17

    Lesson 16: Rules at Home

    • Lesson 16: Rules at Home

  • 18

    Lesson 17: Rules and Laws in Your Community

    • Lesson 17: Rules and Laws in Your Community

  • 19

    Lesson 18: Laws

    • Lesson 18: Laws

  • 20

    Lesson 19: Government

    • Lesson 19: Government

  • 21

    Lesson 20: State Government

    • Lesson 20: State Government

  • 22

    Lesson 21: Local Government

    • Lesson 21: Local Government

  • 23

    Lesson 22: Being a Good Citizen

    • Lesson 22: Being a Good Citizen

  • 24

    Lesson 23: Voting

    • Lesson 23: Voting

  • 25

    Lesson 24: Public Office - Candidates

    • Lesson 24: Public Office - Candidates

  • 26

    Lesson 25: What is a President?

    • Lesson 25: What is a President?

  • 27

    Lesson 26: What is a Governor?

    • Lesson 26: What is a Governor?

  • 28

    Lesson 27: What is a Congress?

    • Lesson 27: What is a Congress?

  • 29

    Lesson 28: What is a Mayor?

    • Lesson 28: What is a Mayor?

  • 30

    Lesson 29: Election Day

    • Lesson 29: Election Day

  • 31

    Lesson 30: Inauguration Day

    • Lesson 30: Inauguration Day

  • 32

    Lesson 31: National Symbols

    • Lesson 31: National Symbols

  • 33

    Lesson 32: State Symbols

    • Lesson 32: State Symbols

  • 34

    Lesson 33: History

    • Lesson 33: History

  • 35

    Lesson 34: Artifacts

    • Lesson 34: Artifacts

  • 36

    Lesson 35: Johannes Gutenberg

    • Lesson 35: Johannes Gutenberg

  • 37

    Lesson 36: Benjamin Franklin

    • Lesson 36: Benjamin Franklin

  • 38

    Lesson 37: Thomas Edison

    • Lesson 37: Thomas Edison

  • 39

    Lesson 38: Alexander Graham Bell

    • Lesson 38: Alexander Graham Bell

  • 40

    Lesson 39: Henry Ford

    • Lesson 39: Henry Ford

  • 41

    Lesson 40: Wright Brothers

    • Lesson 40: Wright Brothers

  • 42

    Lesson 41: Review

    • Lesson 41: Review

  • 43

    Lesson 42: Review Lessons 5-9

    • Lesson 42: Review Lessons 5-9

  • 44

    Lesson 43: Review Lessons 10-14

    • Lesson 43: Review Lessons 10-14

  • 45

    Lesson 44: Review 15-18

    • Lesson 44: Review 15-18

  • 46

    Lesson 45: Review 19-21

    • Lesson 45: Review 19-21

  • 47

    Lesson 46: Review 22-24

    • Lesson 46: Review 22-24

  • 48

    Lesson 47: Review 25-28

    • Lesson 47: Review 25-28

  • 49

    Lesson 48: Review 30-32

    • Lesson 48: Review 30-32

  • 50

    Lesson 49: Review 33-36

    • Lesson 49: Review 33-36

  • 51

    Lesson 50: Review 37-40

    • Lesson 50: Review 37-40

  • 52

    Lesson 51: Following Directions

    • Lesson 51: Following Directions

  • 53

    Lesson 52: What is a Map?

    • Lesson 52: What is a Map?

  • 54

    Lesson 53: What is a Continent?

    • Lesson 53: What is a Continent?

  • 55

    Lesson 54: Globe vs Map - Continents

    • Lesson 54: Globe vs Map - Continents

  • 56

    Lesson 55: Review Lessons 51-54

    • Lesson 55: Review Lessons 51-54

  • 57

    Lesson 56: North America

    • Lesson 56: North America

  • 58

    Lesson 57: Australia/Oceania - Antartica

    • Lesson 57: Australia/Oceania - Antartica

  • 59

    Lesson 58: Europe and Africa

    • Lesson 58: Europe and Africa

  • 60

    Lesson 59: Asia and South America

    • Lesson 59: Asia and South America

  • 61

    Lesson 60: Review Lessons 56-59

    • Lesson 60: Review Lessons 56-59

  • 62

    Lesson 61: States, Delaware and Pennsylvania

    • Lesson 61: States, Delaware and Pennsylvania

  • 63

    Lesson 62: New York and New Jersey

    • Lesson 62: New York and New Jersey

  • 64

    Lesson 63: Maryland and Washington DC

    • Lesson 63: Maryland and Washington DC

  • 65

    Lesson 64: Review Mid-Atlantic Region

    • Lesson 64: Review Mid-Atlantic Region

  • 66

    Lesson 65: Connecticut and Maine

    • Lesson 65: Connecticut and Maine

  • 67

    Lesson 66: Massachusetts and New Hampshire

    • Lesson 66: Massachusetts and New Hampshire

  • 68

    Lesson 67: Rhode Island and Vermont

    • Lesson 67: Rhode Island and Vermont

  • 69

    Lesson 68: Review New England States

    • Lesson 68: Review New England States

  • 70

    Lesson 69: Florida and Georgia

    • Lesson 69: Florida and Georgia

  • 71

    Lesson 70: South Carolina and North Carolina

    • Lesson 70: South Carolina and North Carolina

  • 72

    Lesson 71: Virginia and West Virginia

    • Lesson 71: Virginia and West Virginia

  • 73

    Lesson 72: Review South Eastern States

    • Lesson 72: Review South Eastern States

  • 74

    Lesson 73: Alabama and Arkansas

    • Lesson 73: Alabama and Arkansas

  • 75

    Lesson 74: Louisiana and Mississippi

    • Lesson 74: Louisiana and Mississippi

  • 76

    Lesson 75: Oklahoma and Tennessee

    • Lesson 75: Oklahoma and Tennessee

  • 77

    Lesson 76: Texas

    • Lesson 76: Texas

  • 78

    Lesson 77: Review South Central States

    • Lesson 77: Review South Central States

  • 79

    Lesson 78: Illinois and Indiana

    • Lesson 78: Illinois and Indiana

  • 80

    Lesson 79: Ohio and Kentucky

    • Lesson 79: Ohio and Kentucky

  • 81

    Lesson 80: Michigan and Wisconsin

    • Lesson 80: Michigan and Wisconsin

  • 82

    Lesson 81: Iowa and Minnesota

    • Lesson 81: Iowa and Minnesota

  • 83

    Lesson 82: Missouri and Kansas

    • Lesson 82: Missouri and Kansas

  • 84

    Lesson 83: North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska

    • Lesson 83: North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska

  • 85

    Lesson 84: Review of North Central States

    • Lesson 84: Review of North Central States

  • 86

    Lesson 85: Colorado and New Mexico

    • Lesson 85: Colorado and New Mexico

  • 87

    Lesson 86: Utah and Arizona

    • Lesson 86: Utah and Arizona

  • 88

    Lesson 87: Wyoming and Montana

    • Lesson 87: Wyoming and Montana

  • 89

    Lesson 88: Idaho and Nevada

    • Lesson 88: Idaho and Nevada

  • 90

    Lesson 89: Review of Rocky Mountain States

    • Lesson 89: Review of Rocky Mountain States

  • 91

    Lesson 90: Washington and Oregon

    • Lesson 90: Washington and Oregon

  • 92

    Lesson 91: California

    • Lesson 91: California

  • 93

    Lesson 92: Hawaii and Alaska

    • Lesson 92: Hawaii and Alaska

  • 94

    Lesson 93: Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and The US Virgin Islands

    • Lesson 93: Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and The US Virgin Islands

  • 95

    Lesson 94: Review of the Pacific States

    • Lesson 94: Review of the Pacific States

  • 96

    Lesson 95: Landforms

    • Lesson 95: Landforms

  • 97

    Lesson 96: Mountain and Valleys

    • Lesson 96: Mountain and Valleys

  • 98

    Lesson 97: Plateau and Canyons

    • Lesson 97: Plateau and Canyons

  • 99

    Lesson 98: Volcanoes

    • Lesson 98: Volcanoes

  • 100

    Lesson 99: Plains

    • Lesson 99: Plains

  • 101

    Lesson 100: Review of Landforms

    • Lesson 100: Review of Landforms

  • 102

    Lesson 101: Waterfalls

    • Lesson 101: Waterfalls

  • 103

    Lesson 102: Rivers

    • Lesson 102: Rivers

  • 104

    Lesson 103: Lakes

    • Lesson 103: Lakes

  • 105

    Lesson 104: Coastlines, Peninsulas, and Islands

    • Lesson 104: Coastlines, Peninsulas, and Islands

  • 106

    Lesson 105: Review of Waterfalls, Rivers, Lakes, and Coastlines

    • Lesson 105: Review of Waterfalls, Rivers, Lakes, and Coastlines

  • 107

    Lesson 106: Ecosystems

    • Lesson 106: Ecosystems

  • 108

    Lesson 107: Natural Resources

    • Lesson 107: Natural Resources

  • 109

    Lesson 108: Natural Resources and You

    • Lesson 108: Natural Resources and You

  • 110

    Lesson 109: Trees, Plants, Soil

    • Lesson 109: Trees, Plants, Soil

  • 111

    Lesson 110: Review of Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Trees, Plants, and Soil

    • Lesson 110: Review of Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Trees, Plants, and Soil

  • 112

    Lesson 111: Sun

    • Lesson 111: Sun

  • 113

    Lesson 112: Weather

    • Lesson 112: Weather

  • 114

    Lesson 113: Weather and Water Cycle

    • Lesson 113: Weather and Water Cycle

  • 115

    Lesson 114: Storms

    • Lesson 114: Storms

  • 116

    Lesson 115: Review of Sun, Weather, Water Cycle, and Storms

    • Lesson 115: Review of Sun, Weather, Water Cycle, and Storms

  • 117

    Lesson 116: Seasons

    • Lesson 116: Seasons

  • 118

    Lesson 117: Clothing Past and Present

    • Lesson 117: Clothing Past and Present

  • 119

    Lesson 118: Shelter

    • Lesson 118: Shelter

  • 120

    Lesson 119: Shelter Past vs Present

    • Lesson 119: Shelter Past vs Present

  • 121

    Lesson 120: Review of Seasons, Clothing Past and Present, Shelter, and Shelter Past vs. Present

    • Lesson 120: Review of Seasons, Clothing Past and Present, Shelter, and Shelter Past vs. Present

  • 122

    Lesson 121: Food

    • Lesson 121: Food

  • 123

    Lesson 122: Food Sources

    • Lesson 122: Food Sources

  • 124

    Lesson 123: Foods Past vs. Present

    • Lesson 123: Foods Past vs. Present

  • 125

    Lesson 124: Food Imports and Exports

    • Lesson 124: Food Imports and Exports

  • 126

    Lesson 125: Review of Food

    • Lesson 125: Review of Food

  • 127

    Lesson 126: Transportation

    • Lesson 126: Transportation

  • 128

    Lesson 127: Transportation Past

    • Lesson 127: Transportation Past

  • 129

    Lesson 128: Transportation Ships and Semi-Tractor Trailers

    • Lesson 128: Transportation Ships and Semi-Tractor Trailers

  • 130

    Lesson 129: Transportation Global Community

    • Lesson 129: Transportation Global Community

  • 131

    Lesson 130: Review of Transportation

    • Lesson 130: Review of Transportation

  • 132

    Lesson 131: Communication

    • Lesson 131: Communication

  • 133

    Lesson 132: Communication - Non-Verbal

    • Lesson 132: Communication - Non-Verbal

  • 134

    Lesson 133: Communication in the Past

    • Lesson 133: Communication in the Past

  • 135

    Lesson 134: Communication in the Present - Tools

    • Lesson 134: Communication in the Present - Tools

  • 136

    Lesson 135: Review

    • Lesson 135: Review

  • 137

    Lesson 136: Communications and You

    • Lesson 136: Communications and You

  • 138

    Lesson 137: Communication Practice

    • Lesson 137: Communication Practice

  • 139

    Lesson 138: Communication Presentations

    • Lesson 138: Communication Presentations

  • 140

    Lesson 139: Communication Online

    • Lesson 139: Communication Online

  • 141

    Lesson 140: Review of Communication

    • Lesson 140: Review of Communication

  • 142

    Lesson 141: Computers

    • Lesson 141: Computers

  • 143

    Lesson 142: Computers, Your Community, and You

    • Lesson 142: Computers, Your Community, and You

  • 144

    Lesson 143: Computers, Pros and Cons

    • Lesson 143: Computers, Pros and Cons

  • 145

    Lesson 144: Computers and Communication

    • Lesson 144: Computers and Communication

  • 146

    Lesson 145: Review of Computers

    • Lesson 145: Review of Computers

  • 147

    Lesson 146: Past, Present, and Future

    • Lesson 146: Past, Present, and Future

  • 148

    Lesson 147: Timelines

    • Lesson 147: Timelines

  • 149

    Lesson 148: Time Management

    • Lesson 148: Time Management

  • 150

    Lesson 149: Calendar

    • Lesson 149: Calendar

  • 151

    Lesson 150: Review of Time

    • Lesson 150: Review of Time

  • 152

    Lesson 151: Life of a Child

    • Lesson 151: Life of a Child

  • 153

    Lesson 152: Life of a Child - Home Past and Present

    • Lesson 152: Life of a Child - Home Past and Present

  • 154

    Lesson 153: School Past and Present

    • Lesson 153: School Past and Present

  • 155

    Lesson 154: Recreation Past and Present

    • Lesson 154: Recreation Past and Present

  • 156

    Lesson 155: Review of Life of a Child Past and Present

    • Lesson 155: Review of Life of a Child Past and Present

  • 157

    Lesson 156: Life of a Child - Wants vs Needs in the Past

    • Lesson 156: Life of a Child - Wants vs Needs in the Past

  • 158

    Lesson 157: Life of a Child - Wants vs Needs Today

    • Lesson 157: Life of a Child - Wants vs Needs Today

  • 159

    Lesson 158: Life of a Child - Work Past vs Present

    • Lesson 158: Life of a Child - Work Past vs Present

  • 160

    Lesson 159: Life of a Child - Spending and Saving

    • Lesson 159: Life of a Child - Spending and Saving

  • 161

    Lesson 160: Review of Life of a Child - Wants, Work, Spending, and Saving

    • Lesson 160: Review of Life of a Child - Wants, Work, Spending, and Saving

  • 162

    Lesson 161: Economics

    • Lesson 161: Economics

  • 163

    Lesson 162: Producers and Consumers

    • Lesson 162: Producers and Consumers

  • 164

    Lesson 163: Supply and Demand

    • Lesson 163: Supply and Demand

  • 165

    Lesson 164: Goods and Services

    • Lesson 164: Goods and Services

  • 166

    Lesson 165: Economics, Producers and Consumers, Supply and Demand, Goods and Services

    • Lesson 165: Economics, Producers and Consumers, Supply and Demand, Goods and Services

  • 167

    Lesson 166: Culture

    • Lesson 166: Culture

  • 168

    Lesson 167: American Culture

    • Lesson 167: American Culture

  • 169

    Lesson 168: American Culture - Melting Pot

    • Lesson 168: American Culture - Melting Pot

  • 170

    Lesson 169: Culture World Wide Celebrations

    • Lesson 169: Culture World Wide Celebrations

  • 171

    Lesson 170: Review of Culture

    • Lesson 170: Review of Culture

  • 172

    Lesson 171: Celebrations

    • Lesson 171: Celebrations

  • 173

    Lesson 172: Traditions

    • Lesson 172: Traditions

  • 174

    Lesson 173: Culture - Holiday Celebrations

    • Lesson 173: Culture - Holiday Celebrations

  • 175

    Lesson 174: National Celebrations

    • Lesson 174: National Celebrations

  • 176

    Lesson 175: Review of Celebrations, Traditions, Holidays, and National Celebrations

    • Lesson 175: Review of Celebrations, Traditions, Holidays, and National Celebrations

  • 177

    Lesson 176: Healthy Eating

    • Lesson 176: Healthy Eating

  • 178

    Lesson 177: Junk Food

    • Lesson 177: Junk Food

  • 179

    Lesson 178: Exercise

    • Lesson 178: Exercise

  • 180

    Lesson 179: Review of Healthy Eating, Junk Food, and Exercise

    • Lesson 179: Review of Healthy Eating, Junk Food, and Exercise

  • 181

    Lesson 180: Summary Lesson

    • Lesson 180: Summary Lesson