"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.