Explore Collection

Great States

Focusing on state curricula for elementary and middle school social studies, this collection covers the histories of North Dakota, Minnesota, Idaho, Iowa, Oregon, and Montana. Short, animated videos provide overviews of essential social studies topics, and lesson plans give teachers supplementary materials aligned to state standards. The collection has divided materials for each state into units that follow state standards, facilitating incorporation into existing curricula. 

PBS Education created these materials as part of the Teacher Community Program, which serves educators in rural areas and strives to provide tools and resources to improve educator effectiveness and learner achievement.