Social Studies - Middle School

Published: 3/21/2014 10:43 AM

​Middle level social studies uses the five subdomains of social studies (historical perspective, geography, economics, government and civics, and cultures and societies) in an integrated program which focuses on a different grade-level context each year.


Mission US
Mission US is a brand new multimedia project featuring free interactive adventure games set throughout U.S. history. The first game, Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?" puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer's apprentice in 1770 Boston. As players complete tasks throughout the city, they meet everyone from merchants to soldiers, sailors to poets, Patriots to Loyalists. The game reveals rising tensions threatening to come to a head and, ultimately, players must choose where their loyalties lie. This website provides information and materials to support the use of Mission 1 in your classroom as well as Downloadable free teacher resources and materials. For information about the game, Kentucky teacher trainings and the Mission US teacher of the year visit or contact Teresa Day at
Click on the following link to register and implement the interactive, historical adventure game in your classroom;
Voting and Elections
The Kentucky Department of Education has provided this information to support schools in teaching students the importance of voting. These resources will allow teachers easy access to downloadable voter registration cards, election ballots and lesson plans that will shape Kentucky students into actively engaged citizens to support the Commonwealth.
Teaching Tools
Welcome to Teaching Tools! We've designed Teaching Tools to provide teachers, schools and districts with a Web-based community of learning. This is where you can share standards-based resources as you strive to move your students to proficiency and beyond.
A listserv designed to facilitate the sharing of timely information related to social studies teaching and learning. (KYSOCSTU)

University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Workgroup on Civic Education and Engagement host The Kentucky Teacher Network for Civic Education and Engagement.
Jennifer Fraker
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
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