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OER : Open Educational Resources: Social Studies

Big History Project

  Complete Social Studies course. BHP delivers a big picture look at the world. 

Digital History

  Textbooks, lesson plans, multimedia, handouts and more.


Social Studies. Primary sources, lesson plans. CC-BY-NC-SA.

Documents of Freedom : Textbook

                           (The Bill of Rights Institute)


Social Studies, Arts, ELA.  Lesson plans, interactives, video and audio.  CC-BY

Europeana Collections

50 million digitised items – books, music, artworks and more

Georgia Virtual Learning : Social Studies

Social Studies      Lesson plans, interactives, videos, simulations, courses.  CC-BY-NC-SA

Library of Congress : Teacher Resources

  Lesson plans, themed resources, primary source sets, presentations and activities, and collection connections.

Primary Sources

The National Science Digital Library

  Social Studies :  History, Law and Politics.  All types of resources.  CC-BY-NC-SA

MERLOT Collection: History

  History : Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania, World Systems.  Textbooks, animations, simulations, lessons, presentations and more.


  Humanities and Social Sciences : Ancient History,  American History,  World History, Middle East History & Social Sciences.


Teaching History

Social Studies. Lesson plans, primary sources, textbooks.  CC-BY-NC-SA

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