Social Studies Resources

Social Studies Resources from Laura Candler

Welcome to the Social Studies page on Teaching Resources! Here you’ll find a collection of printables, games, and activities for upper elementary school. Many of them are especially appropriate for 5th grade because that’s the grade that I taught. Those activities include US history resources and the stock market game materials. I also taught North Carolina history in 4th grade for a few years, so you’ll find a few NC resources, too. ~ Laura Candler


50 States Showdown 50 States Showdown States & Capitals Review Game
50 States Showdown is an exciting game for reviewing state names, locations, capital cities, and abbreviations. Includes game directions, numbered maps, task cards, and an answer key. Learn more. 



General Social Studies Freebies and Resources

State or Regions Project Description freebie

Constitution Day Resources (September 17th)

Featured Constitution Day Freebies


Bill of Rights Freebie US Government Graphic Organizer US Government Sorting Cards

Constitution Day Social Studies and Literacy Connections

Click the book covers below to find these two recommended titles on Amazon. If you’d like an explanation of how to use the books and activity pages below, read my blog post on Corkboard Connections: Social Studies and Literacy Connections. Then click the link to download the entire Constitution Day Literacy Lessons Freebie.

The United States Constitution If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution


US Constitution Day Freebie

Candler’s Classroom Connections

Awesome freebies and resources for elementary educators!

Featured Social Studies Products