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K-12 HGSS Resources & Links


KSDE Social Studies Website

Follow Kansas Social Studies Education at the following links

Kansas Council for the Social Studies              

Kansas Council for History Education             

Kansas Geographic Alliance                              

Kansas Council for Economic Education        

Kansas Bar Association Law-Related Education


Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.- Esri inspires and enables people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of the changing world around them.

ArcGIS systems Website -  Comprehensive system that allows people to collect, organize, manage, analyze, communicate and distribute geographic information.

Kansas Geographical Alliance - Organization of teachers and professional geographers dedicated to advancing geographic literacy in Kansas.

Geography Awareness Week - the official website for Geography Awareness Week (GAW)

Kansas Historical Society - Resources for Kansas History and social studies classrooms as well as guided tours available

Social Studies School Service - resources for the classroom

Social Studies Central Website - Social Studies Central provides resources with a focus on Social Studies, supports teachers as they improve their instruction and helps educators engage kids in learning. You will find lesson plans, new web sites, links to standards and assessment advice, technology integration resources and information about workshops and staff development

National Museum of Natural History -

Colonial Williamsburg Website - classroom resources for a variety of topics

Google Lit. trips - Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey, there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought-provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story. The focus is on creating engaging and relevant literary experiences for students. I like to say Google Lit Trips “3-dimensionalize” the reading experience by placing readers “inside the story” traveling alongside the characters; looking through the windshield of that old jalopy in The Grapes of Wrath or waddling alongside Mr. and Mrs. Mallard’s duckling family in Make Way for Ducklings