This collection of worksheets covers the study of several different countries in North America, Africa, and the Far East.

"Social Studies" is a blanket term used to investigate what makes a culture, people, or country distinct from all of the others. It can incorporate economics, history, governmental structure, sociology, civics, religion, geography, anthropology, and much more. The following worksheets touch on these topics, introducing students to several different countries, but with a large focus on the United States. Short reading passages are accompanied by worksheets about each of the specific topics.

Note for instructors: If you have no place for these in your regular curriculum, these worksheets make great project seeds, independent essay topics, or extra credit assignments.

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Africa

Home to the world's longest river, largest desert, and largest waterfall. This continent is big on many things.

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African American History

February was chosen as Black History month so that it coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (pivotal to ending slavery) and Fredrick Douglass (prominent social reformer).

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The American Revolution

The 18th century battle for the thirteen American colonies that resulted in the founding of the United States.

The Bill of Rights

Introduced by James Madison, this is the name given to the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution.

Canada

This second largest country of the world is also home to one of the most educated cultures. Over half of the residents have college degrees.

China

The third largest country of the world borders fourteen other countries.

Civil Rights

The fight for equal rights for all that many believe still ensues today.

The American Civil War

While the North's numbers greatly unnumbered the South's, brothers fought brothers over a four year period.

The 13 American Colonies

It took England 80 years, after discovering North America, to begin settling down on what today is considered the East Coast of the United States.

Community Helpers

The critical people who help our local communities carry on day to day.

The United States Constitution

Penned in the same location (Pennsylvania State House) as the Declaration of Independence this document framed the U.S. government and the rights of its people.

Immigration

Though the influx of people into the United States began through Ellis Island (New York), today California has the largest population of Immigrants (just over 11 million).