Nurture informed citizens with a bold, standards-based approach

When students are given the chance to think and act like historians, they develop the active analytical skills they’ll need to succeed in college, career, and civic life. Into Social Studies explores the past and present, inviting learners to tackle challenging questions about our global community while providing teachers with the tools they need to meet new academic standards with limited class time. 

Student Experience

Putting high-quality content in the hands of students from the earliest years empowers them with the choice to discover information that captivates them and fuels their love of learning.

Google Expeditions

Students engage in an immersive learning experience with HMH Field Trips powered by Google Expeditions. Send students to cultural and historical landmarks all without leaving the classroom. This fully interactive technology shows students the places where stories became history.

Teacher Experience

The Teacher’s Guide offers scaffolded English Language Support and suggestions for keeping the whole class engaged with content, differentiation, and collaboration.

2020 Election Connection, K–6

Inform and engage elementary students with a comprehensive, one-stop information hub for Election 2020, including age-appropriate readers’ theater scripts, presidential biographies, activities, and more.

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Keeping It Current

Sign up for free monthly articles, activities, and current events to be used in your classroom today. Every month you’ll have access to standards-based lessons and classroom resources to build cultural awareness, media literacy, and a deeper understanding of significant historical figures and events.

Connect with free multimedia resources.

Build content knowledge

Foundational skills incorporate both reading and social studies, while related activities in math, economics and visual arts expand learning across disciplines

Encourage language development

Language X-Ray feature in the Teacher’s Guide integrates ELD support by guiding students through language, genre, idioms and cultural references

Concept maps and anticipation guides help students focus on meaning, form and content


Strengthen vocabulary

Vocabulary Networks help students understand word concepts as they uncover relationships between word pairings like synonyms, collocations and alternate meanings

 Previewing exercises and vocabulary games identify and teach both academic and domain-specific vocabulary