History and
Social Studies

Wide Open School Social Studies Resources

A collection of websites, lessons, and videos for Social Studies in grades preK-5 and 6-12

PBS Learning Media

PreK-12 Lessons in Science, Math, Social Studies, and English. Plan and adapt lessons using the Lesson Builder tool, Google Classroom, Remind, etc.

Teaching California

Classroom-ready resources to help teach California's History-Social Science Framework. Inquiry sets with primary sources, teacher and student notes, activities, and more to guide you through a research-based approach to improving student reading, writing, and critical thinking. A project of the California Historical Society, in partnership with the California History-Social Science Project.

Smithsonian's History Explorer

Content for every grade, browse by resource type. Developed by the National Museum of American History to offer hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.

Khan Academy Arts & Humanities

History, Government, and more - Mostly High School level (free)

C3 Teachers

Inquiry sets and activities for every grade level


Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students provide home learning experiences for grades K-12.

Crash Course

View engaging videos on subjects, including history! Available with Google Classroom links on PBS Learning Media.


Games, webquests, lesson plans, and more to help learn and understand government and citizen rights

California History Social Science Project

UC Davis collection of K-12 resources for teachers and/ or parents. Resources include lessons, primary source sets, and current events.

Teaching Tolerance

Lessons and activities for students in grades K-12

World 101

Lessons provide the basic knowledge on the issues, challenges, and opportunities that people face in today's connected world.