Introduction to Social Studies: Back-to-School “The Basics” Unit- No Prep!


Don’t stress about how to introduce Social Studies to your students- use this week-long “Social Studies Basics” resource! This No-Prep and No-Textbook needed unit includes a workbook with text about Primary & Secondary SourcesFact v. OpinionPerspective, types of Social Scientists, and more! Activities for hands-on learning and teacher tools are also included. The workbook is also Google 1:1 compatible.



– No prep-work or planning is needed!

– Student workbooks include informational reading passages with built-in reading skills tasks (like ‘Main Idea’, ‘Summarize’, and ‘Draw a Conclusion’).

– Hands-on activities are great for Lapbooks or Interactive Notebooks.

– Great way to infuse independent learning into your classroom.

– Google compatibility for digital learners.



– A Reading Workbook

  • 12-page student workbook
  • Topics: What is Social Studies (5 Themes, types of Social Scientists). Think like a Social Scientist: 1. Perspective, 2. Fact v. Opinion, 3. Reliable Sources (Primary & Secondary).
  • Informational Reading Passages
  • Reading Skills activities
  • Annotation Directions


– An Activity Book

  • Completely aligned to the Reading Workbook
  • 4 interactive activities
  • Can be used by students independently
  • 8 Writing Prompts on a Choice Board
  • Great with Lapbooks and Interactive Notebooks


– Teacher Guide

  • Teacher Prep Checklist
  • Google link for a digital reading workbook
  • Suggested Lesson implementation
  • Answer Keys for all resources


Why stop here? Add a LEARNING ABOUT MAPS unit to cover all of the back-to-school social studies basics!



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