Social Studies Articles

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General Physical
  • Five Themes of Geography
  • Location or Place
  • How to Read a Compass
  • Degrees on a Compass

Continental Drift

  • Continental Drift – Fact or Fiction?
  • Continental Drift – Closer to an answer
  • Recycling
  • Plate Tectonics
Miscellaneous Places
  • Time Zones
    What Are They and Why Do We Need Them?
  • Surprising Geographical Facts

Describing the World

  • World Hemispheres
  • World Continents
  • Antarctica Facts
  • Animals in Antarctica
  • Early Explorers in Antarctica
  • Antarctic Climate and Weather


General US
  • How Money Began
    From Bartering to Money
  • How Writing Began
    From Hieroglyphics to the Internet
  • Colonies – An Overview
  • Colonies – Reasons for Colonization
  • Community Helpers
  • Flags at Half Mast
    Learn why flags are hung at half mast

Native Americans

  • An Overview
  • The Major Groups
  • The Effects of Colonization
  • Pilgrims and Technology
Black History Women in History
  • The Big Dipper
    Road to freedom
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Patricia S Cowings
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Joan of Arc
  • Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Valentina Tereshkova
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Patricia S Cowings
Ancient Egypt Ancient Egyptians

The Great Pyramid at Giza

  • The Outside
  • The Inside
  • The Sphinx – Guardian of the Tombs
  • Mummification – Why did the Egyptians make mummies?
  • How Mummies Were Made
  • Papyrus – How it was made
  • Hieroglyphics – How Writing Began

Three Kingdoms

  • Hatshepsut ~ The queen who became a king
  • Akhnaton ~ Rebel or visionary?
  • Tutankhamun ~ why was he important?
Places of Interest September 11

The Great Pyramid at Giza

  • The Outside
  • The Inside
  • The Sphinx – Guardian of the Tombs
  • Stonehenge
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Please read first: Note to Parents

  • World Coming Together


Holidays General
  • Cultures
  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • St Martins Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Some Christmas Traditions
  • Hannukah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Eid Al Fitr
  • Origami
  • Paper lanterns
  • When is a Pancake not a Pancake?