This pages contains learning activities and free educational printables related to the social sciences. The purpose of this field of learning is to better understand where we fit in the world, historically, geographically, and as part of a global society. If I’m being completely honest, I’ll admit that these were always my least favorite subjects growing up. However, as an adult, I can’t understand why. Now I find them to be some of the most fascinating disciplines as they deal with real people and real lives. I hope these tools will help your children learn to enjoy these areas of learning as well.
Of all the subjects for which my views have radically changed over the years, history is at the top of the list. I dreaded history class growing up. Now I can’t believe how interesting it is. I think as long as we stay away from the dry, boring text books I used in school, my kids will naturally come to appreciate how important and fascinating history is.
I am horrible at geography, but I am determined that my children will be far more knowledgeable than I am when they’re older. I don’t know how this aspect of my education was so thoroughly neglected, but I’m trying to make up for it now.
Finally, over the years, I’ve also become very interested in governement & civics, particularly politics. Democrat, Republican, conservative, liberal, socialist, or libertarian, we can be friends. Personally, I think there are no clear-cut answers, and no matter our political leanings, there is a lot we can all agree on. You won’t find partisan activities or information here. I definitely have opinions, but I won’t be using this site as a soapbox. Most importantly, I want my to kids to understand how society functions, look at the facts, and decide for themselves.
Below is a complete list of all the reading & writing posts on this site: