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

Worksheets for teachers and students that fall under the Social Studies subject area."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.

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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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American Revolution

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

Ancient Egypt

We explore one of the fundamental civilizations that had influence on even today's life.

Ancient Greece

The Ancient Greeks lived in what today are considered the countries of Bulgaria and Turkey.

Ancient Rome

An ancient civilization that ruled for nearly a thousand years.

Bill of Rights

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

California Gold Rush

A gold is discovered West, people run out to stake their claim.

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.

Capitalism

The Economic system that most nations of the world follow is very young.

China

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

Citizenship

We look at the rights and responsibilities of modern and ancient community members.

Civil Rights

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

(American) Civil War

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

The Cold War

The unspoken tension between the United States and the Soviet Union led to technological advances and new tactics by both governments.

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.

Continents

Students learn about the seven continents of the world.

Constitution (United States)

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.

The Declaration of Independence

We look at the document that basically created the United States of America.

Democracy

The form of government that was designed to be ruled by the very citizens that it serves.

The Executive Branch of Government

The arm of the government that is tasked with applying and enforcing laws that are on the books.

Feudalism

Talk about a heavy handy form of government and little opportunity for those less fortunate...

French and Indian War

This war did not take place in France or India, as some students might tell you. This was a North American war.

French Revolution

This ten year long war was a period where the people took their government back from a Monarchy that they saw as unfair and prohibitive.

Geography

Maps of countries, continents and oceans. Learn to identify places throughout the world.

Government

We look at the power structure behind what drives the United States Government.

The Great Depression

This truly brutal period in history that saw poverty and unemployment skyrocket in a matter of weeks. Followed up by the overall human condition being reduced to nothing.

Great World Leaders

Leaders that lead there countries and/or civilizations to new way of life or thinking.

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).

Industrial Revolution

A time in American history where manufacturing and production hit the ceiling.

Japan

These worksheets look at the country of the Rising Sun from ancient to modern times.

The Judicial Branch of the Government

The government arm populated by judges that are both elected and appointed.

The Legislative Branch of the Government

This portion of the government thinks up and passes laws for the citizens.

Military Forces

We look at all the branches and avenues of the United States Armed Forces.

Native Americans

We look at the customs and culture of the original natives of North America.

North Pole

It's entirely frozen year round, but it's still much warmer than the South Pole, on average.

Pearl Harbor

The devastating secret attack on the U.S. Navy forces at the Hawaiian base.

Pilgrims

A look at the early European settlers to North America.

Pirates

Students look at these famous hijackers of the sea.

Political Parties

We look at the two-party system, as well as third-parties that are starting to gain momentum.

Presidents of the United States

These worksheets revolve around the Commander and Chief.

Religion

The is on the diversity of religions throughout the world and the people that worship geographically.

The September 11th (9/11) Attacks

Today known by the digits 9/11, this was one largest terror attacks in American history.

The South Pole

Found on the southern most continent of the world, this is one of the coldest places on Earth.

States of America

We have an extensive section here where you can really get a solid cover on each and every state there is.

Summer Olympics

A close look at the competition that captivates us every four years.

Superheroes

You definitely didn't see this topic coming, but comics and superheroes are shaping the modern culture to a good degree.

The Underground Railroad

The movement that slaves realize their freedom.

United Nations

The International organization focus on peace and good fortune for all member nations.

U.S. Court System

We work to make this much more understandable for students. Most people don't understand how the courts work at all.

United States Elections

A look at the voting process, campaigning, and the act of general democracy.

United States Flag

The customs and history behind that of the United States flag.

United States Laws

What does it take to enact and enforce a law?

Winter Olympics

Who in their right mind, does not love watching someone sled down a sheet of ice at 100 miles per hour?

Womens History

The women that have changed the face of the world.

World Explorers

We look at the treks and travels of early explorers.

World War I

World War I was one of those "Oops!" conflicts. It resulted into the fall of four dynasty and destabilized most Europe setting conditions in place for Nazi, Germany to come out of the ashes.

World War II

World War II was a war that came up out of the ashes of World War I. The German people viewed the sanctions placed on them as unjust and it gave rise to even harsher regime change.