Social Studies

  • Social Studies in the Southern York County School District has a mission to help create critical and empathetic learners who will use the world and its experiences to prepare themselves to become global citizens in the 21st century.

    The table below contains the Social Studies Curriculum Maps.
    Social Studies United States History, Grade 8
    Social Studies United States History I, Grade 9
    Social Studies Comprehensive Units and Standards, Grade 8 
    Social Studies United States History II, Grade 10
    Social Studies Introduction to Sociology
    Social Studies Introduction to Psychology
    Social Studies US Government and Economics
    Social Studies Human Geography
    Social Studies AP Psychology
    Social Studies AP American Government
    Social Studies AP Human Geography
    Social Studies AP European History

     

    Resources for Social Studies
     

    Social Studies 7

    U.S. Debt Clock - This displays the U.S. debt in real time.

    The British Museum - Ancient civilization tours with many pictures of artifacts, interactive stories, and maps.

    Mark Millmore’s Ancient Egypt (Discovering Egypt) - Very informative, interactive website that covers all major aspects of ancient Egypt.

    Odyssey Online - Website for ancient Asia, Rome, Egypt, Africa, and the Americas webquests.

    CIA Factbook - Up to date information on countries throughout the world.

    Junior Scholastic Magazine and corresponding articles on historical and current events.

    Social Studies 8

    Eyewitness to History - Resource with primary source accounts throughout United States history.

    Gilder Lehrman - Great reference for Unites States history. Includes a collection of videos, primary source documents, timelines, and history lectures. 

    American Experience - Resource contains a variety of documentary videos on American history. 

    Library of Congress Primary Sources - Website contains many important primary resources on American History. 

    The Constitution Center - Resource for students to explore constitutional issues today

    The Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Contains collections and exhibitions from United States History as well as resources for students. 

    New York Times Upfront - Up-to-date resource for current events articles

    United States History I

    American Experience - Resource with a variety of documentary videos on American history.

    Eyewitness to History - Resource with first hand accounts throughout history.

    Library of Congress Primary Sources - Website contains many important primary resources on American History. 

    United States History II

    American Experience - Resource with a variety of documentary videos on American history.

    270 to Win - Resource on historical election maps

    Khan Academy - Contains video lectures to help support student learning.

    Library of Congress Primary Sources - Website contains many important primary resources on American History. 

    AP United States History

    AP U.S. History Description

    Gilder Lehrman - Great reference for AP U.S. History. Includes a collection of review videos, primary source documents, timelines, and history lectures. 

    AP Review YouTube Channel - Contains a collection of review videos on a variety American History topics 

    270 to Win - Resource on historical election maps

    Library of Congress Primary Sources - Website contains many important primary resources on American history. 

    Human Geography

    ABC News: International - International/world current event resources.

    CIA Factbook - Excellent, up to date resource on countries throughout the world.  It includes vitals statistics for countries studied. 

    BBC - Excellent resources for seeking global news from a different perspective.

    New York Times Upfront - Up-to-date resource for current events articles.

    AP Human Geography

    AP Course Description - AP Human Geography course description from the College Board.

    AP Course Credit Policy - Link to investigate whether a college will accept the course for credit and if so, what score is needed. 

    CIA Factbook - Excellent, up to date resource on countries throughout the world.  Includes vitals statistics for countries studied. 

    BBC - Excellent resources for seeking global news from a different perspective.

    National Geography AP Human Geography Page - Interesting view of the course from the National Geographic Society. 

    Learnerator - This company offers some practice questions for AP Human Geography.  Students can pay to receive additional questions, but the ones offered for free are good practice.

    AP Human Geography Help on You Tube - Page with various videos that will help bridge gaps for students. 

    TED Talks - This includes lectures on a variety of topics including many within Human Geography.

    TED ED - More great educational videos from TED.

    US Government and Economics

    U.S. Debt Clock - This site displays the U.S. debt in real time. 

    U.S. Constitution Center - Official website of the Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Excellent resource for past and current Constitutional issues. 

    U.S.  and World Population Clock - Website displaying the U.S. and world population in real time.

    The White House - The official website of the White House. 

    U.S. Congress - The official websites of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate:

    http://www.house.gov/

    http://www.senate.gov/index.htm

    The U.S. Supreme Court - The official website of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    PA General Assembly - The official website of the PA General Assembly.

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Official website for the state of Pennsylvania.

    York County - Official website for York County, Pennsylvania.

    National Archives - The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

    AP US Government

    270 to Win - Provides interactive and historical data on the presidential electoral map.

    AP Course Description - AP United States Government course description from the College Board

    AP Course Credit Policy - Link to investigate whether a college will accept the course for credit and if so what score is needed.

    BBC - Excellent resources for seeking global news from a different perspective

    CNN - Excellent resource for news from the American perspective, on both domestic and foreign policy topics.

    Fox News - Excellent resource for news from the American perspective, on both domestic and foreign policy topics.

    Gallup - Provides multitudinous polls that allow students to access contemporary and historical polling data.

    Learnerator - This company offers some practice questions for AP United States Government and Politics. Students may pay to receive additional questions, but the ones offered for free are good practice.

    Roper Center - Provides students access contemporary and historical polling data and an exclusive educational polling resource in the form of iPoll.

    Student Notes - This resource provides students with access to a comprehensive list of course related vocabulary words that they can use to prepare for the AP Exam.

    TED Talks - Lectures on a variety of topics including many within American Government and Politics.

    TED ED - More great educational videos from TED

    The White House - The official website of the White House.

    U.S. Congress- The official websites of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

    http://www.house.gov/

    http://www.senate.gov/index.htm

    The U.S. Supreme Court - The official website of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    AP Psychology

    AllPsych - Billed as a virtual psychology classroom, the site houses a wide variety of psychology resources.

    AP Course Description - AP Psychology course description from the College Board

    AP Course Credit Policy - Link to investigate whether a college will accept the course for credit and if so what score is needed.

    AP Psychology - This site offers unit by unit practice questions for the AP Psychology Exam.  

    AP Psychology YouTube Review - The YouTube channel amalgamates review resources from contributors across the nation; students can search by specific topic in which they are interested.

    Learnerator - This company offers some practice questions for AP Psychology. Students may pay to receive additional questions, but the ones offered for free are good practice.

    Neuroscience for Kids - This site provides interactive and easy to understand resources on neurotransmitters, glial cells, and biological psychology.

    Schallhorn’s AP Psychology Channel - Hosted and populated by a veteran AP Psychology teacher from California, Chuck’s YouTube site covers myriad psychology topics in simple and easy to understand ways.

    Student Notes - This resource provides students with access to a comprehensive list of course related vocabulary words that they can use to prepare for the AP Exam.

    TED Talks - Lectures on a variety of topics, including many within psychology.

    TED ED - More great educational videos from TED.

    Psychology

    AllPsych - Billed as a virtual psychology classroom, the site houses a wide variety of psychology resources.

    Learnerator - This company offers some practice questions for psychology courses. Students may pay to receive additional questions, but the ones offered for free are good practice.

    Neuroscience for Kids - This site provides interactive and easy to understand resources on neurotransmitters, glial cells, and biological psychology.

    PsychCentral - This site offers links to a variety of online psychology resources, many of which can be beneficial to high school students as they seek opportunities to extend their domain-specific studies.

    Student Notes - This resource provides students with access to a comprehensive list of course related vocabulary words that they can use in their study of psychology.

    TED Talks - Lectures on a variety of topics including many within psychology.

    TED ED - More great educational videos from TED.

    Sociology

    American Sociological Association - This site provides updated research and educational links.

    The Cranky Sociologist - The blog provides a myriad of sociological resources from data interpretations and analysis to sociology related book reviews.

    Khan Academy - The site provides snippets on a variety of the most important sociological topics.

    Sociological Cinema - The site gathers and organizes video clips through which students can understand the connection between esoteric sociological ideas and contemporary happenings using a visual medium.

    Sociology Toolbox - The blogging site houses a variety of resources from which students can learn about the relationship between current events and sociological principles.

    TED Talks - Lectures on a variety of topics including many within sociology.

    TED ED - More great educational videos from TED.