Online Textbooks for Social Studies

In addition to our complete curricula and lesson plans for social studies, we're proud to now offer free online textbooks for World History, US History, and World Geography. These simple articles are designed to help your students better understand your curriculum at home or in school. 

Free Classroom Resources

World History Textbook

Over 150 pages on all of World History from Prehistory through the end of the Cold War. 

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US History Textbook

Over 100 pages on all of American History from a a study of Indigenous people to today.

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World Geography Textbook

World Geography Textbook

Over 100 pages on geographic skills, concepts, and every continent's human and physical geography.

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Our free online textbooks for US History, World History, and Geography are perfect for students to use throughout your curriculum. You can assign links to any reading for an individual assignment or have students move through the entire set. 

The articles are recommended for students in 7th grade through 11th grade. However, the textbook articles can also be assigned to younger middle school or upper elementary kids as well. 

If you prefer printable PDF article for students to read, all of the textbook pages can be printed and shared in the classroom. If you are printing the textbook pages, I recommend using the Print Friendly extension to save paper and make them easy for students to read. Printed examples can be seen here. 

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