Social Studies & Civics Resources
Based on the "Inquiry Design Model" that emphasizes student inquiry in social studies instruction - including geography. These free lessons, or “inquiries,” are K-12 leveled and also cover all other sub-disciplines of social studies (Ancient/European/World/U.S. history, Civics/U.S. government, economics), as well as state history, local history, and human rights. Each instructional inquiry is framed around a compelling question, and all related formative/summative performance tasks, subject matter-specific texts, and suggestions for extending the inquiry are included.
If you need a lesson plan, map, or demographic data about population growth, the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) website contains links to curriculum and resources related to geography topics at the state, national and global levels.