More Resources for Elementary Teachers!

"Bernadette Ortiz holds up her daughter, Adriana, as she looks for the name of her grandfather, New York City Police officer Edwin Ortiz, at a wall commemorating fallen officers in New York City. Families gathered at the wall following a procession in Lower Manhattan to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and the officers who were killed during them and afterward." (NPR, 2016). Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Dr. David Childs, D.D., Ph.D.
Northern Kentucky University

In a recent post we highlighted US History teaching resources for middle and secondary educators; a part of PBS Learning’s new US History Collection. Many people struggle to find resources for the younger grades, there is no need to fret because in this post we are sharing social studies resources specifically for elementary teachers. PBS Learning Media’s website that focuses on elementary social studies states:

“Discover exciting resources and methods for teaching social studies to students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in Elementary Social Studies. Students can practice making inferences as they explore animal shelters, research using the Great States series, or complete a graphic organizer to compare holidays with the All About the Holidays series. Topics ranging from the leadership of Abraham Lincoln to Neil Armstrong’s first mission to the moon are covered in Elementary Social Studies.”   

With teachers needing content everyday it is of the utmost importance that they have quality resources and activities to pull from. We are asking elementary teachers to take a look at these resources below that can enhance your classroom teaching. Please devote some time to explore the wide variety of links and categories, there are a whole host of resources embedded within this site.

Lincoln’s Mother | Lincoln: “I, Too, Am a Kentuckian.”
Molly & Elizabeth | MOLLY OF DENALI
The White House: Inside Story | First Ladies
The White House: Inside Story | First Children
Living History Farms | Young Explorers
Lewis and Clark Pathways | Fort Union
Lewis and Clark Pathways | Smallpox
Ohio’s Steel Legacy | Know Ohio
The Bozeman Trail | Experiencing the Bozeman Trail
Bent’s Fort | Colorado Experience
North Dakota | Activity 5.6: Homesteading – Railroad Land Grants
Orlando and Ray Charles l Central Florida Roadtrip
Orlando History I Central Florida Roadtrip
Orlando Greenwood Cemetery | Central Florida Roadtrip
Walt Disney l Central Florida Roadtrip

Please share what resources you find useful for your teaching.

We are open to feedback and discussion. If you see any typos or grammatical errors please feel free to email the author and editor at the address below:

Dr. David Childs 

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  1. The article that I selected was More Resources for Elementary Teachers!  This article provides resources for Elementary teachers because it can be hard. This is a part of PBS Learning’s New collection. The collection is comprised of “exciting resources and methods for teaching social studies to students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.” One resource that was given was about Abraham Lincoln’s mother and how her death impacted him. Having materials readily available will make learning history for these students more fun and engaging.

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