Social Studies

Social studies learning begins as children make friends and participate in decision-making in the classroom; then it moves beyond the school into the neighborhood and around the world. Kaplan provides materials that promote understanding and acceptance of diversity, teach children the value of traditions, and learn about their history and other cultures.

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Faces of the World Posters - Set of 12
Faces of the World Posters - Set of 12
Item: 89774
Status: In Stock
$19.95
Celebrate diversity in the classroom with this 12-piece poster set! The 11" x 17" posters represent people of all ages and cultures from around the world.
12" Traveler Student Globe
12" Traveler Student Globe
Item: 25106
Status: In Stock
$52.95
5 years & up. Give children a fun interactive way to learn about geopolitics and more. Lightweight and durable, this blue-ocean globe is a great student tool for your classroom. The smoke black plastic base and semi-meridian are strong and scratch resistant. The oceans are a vibrant blue and the countries are richly colored.
Social Skills Board Games
Social Skills Board Games
Item: 91626
Status: In Stock
$39.95
Grades 1 - 5. Addressing morals, manners, empathy, friendship, showing and managing emotions, these games encourage discussion among children about proper social behavior as they strive to find the best solution to problems. These games cover socially challenging situations and together the group decides upon the best action. This encourages all players to communicate, listen and participate in the game. Set contains six game boards, 24 counters, one die, and one spinner.
12" Political Inflatable Globe
12" Political Inflatable Globe
Item: 25110
Status: In Stock
$10.95
3 years & up. Introduce children to geography with this fun, 12" inflatable globe. Brilliantly colored and extremely durable with political boundaries and geographical names.
Books on Understanding Differences In Children - Set of 4
Books on Understanding Differences In Children - Set of 4
Item: 21061
Status: In Stock
$24.95
Grades K - 1. A wonderful way to teach diversity and tolerance to young children with full-colored photos of children with different disabilities enjoying activities with their peers.
16" Topographical Inflatable Globe
16" Topographical Inflatable Globe
Item: 21406
Status: In Stock
$12.95
Introduce children to geography with this fun, 16" inflatable globe. Brilliantly colored and extremely durable with political boundaries and geographical names.
Families of the World Posters - Set of 8
Families of the World Posters - Set of 8
Item: 88865
Status: In Stock
$22.95
Eight 11" x 8 1/2" color posters of real families from around the world.
Conversation Cubes
Conversation Cubes
Item: 91583
Status: In Stock
$13.95
Grades 1 & up. Spark discussions on the first day and beyond. Colorful cubes feature 36 engaging questions about student experiences and perspectives, including: What are you most proud of? Who is the bravest person you know? and What foods do you like? Use in presenting character development activities; brainstorming before writing; and building oral language, social, and listening skills. Also supports fluency in ELLs and students with speech impairments. Includes activity guide. Soft foam… More »
Laminated World Map with Flags
Laminated World Map with Flags
Item: 18470
Status: In Stock
$16.95
This full-color laminated map shows country boundaries, topography, and flags from around the world. Measures 51.5"W x 37.5"H.
Festive Multiethnic Costumes
Festive Multiethnic Costumes
Item: 32401P
Status: In Stock
$36.95 - $454.95
3 - 5 years. Encourage independence by allowing children to practice dressing skills in the dramatic play center with these soft and authentic dress-up costumes that feature pullover tunics and hook-and-loop closures. You can enhance the dramatic play experience and celebrate diversity with students by adding books, food, music, and props that share the history of each culture. These machine-washable costumes are 100% polyester, with the exception of the Indian and Russian costumes, which are 10% cotton/90% polyester.
Toddler Emotion Figurines - Set of 4
Toddler Emotion Figurines - Set of 4
Item: 32729
Status: In Stock
$22.95
18 months & up. Whether you are happy, sad, upset, or afraid, these four Emotion Figurines are excellent props to express yourself. This set of four expressive dolls will allow children to role-play, identify feelings and expressions, and build upon their social and emotional skills. These easy to grip figurines are the perfect size for small hands and great to use in interactive discussions about emotions. Encourage children to identify the emotions each figure is expressing. If they are too… More »
I'm In Control of Myself Book Set - Paperback - Set of 6
I'm In Control of Myself Book Set - Paperback - Set of 6
Item: 52526
Status: In Stock
$27.95
3 years & up. Help children build social and emotional intelligence through shared reading and engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. Spark your child's imagination and stimulate curiosity while developing social and communication skills. In this "I'm In Control of Myself Book Set," simple words and full-color illustrations teach important concepts in ways even very young children can understand. A full-color poster is included. Set of 6 paperback books.
Greta The Grateful Goldfish - Big Book
Greta The Grateful Goldfish - Big Book
Item: 13457
Status: In Stock
$22.95
$10.00
In big book format, join Greta, Signing Sam, and all the Critter Corner Friends as they learn to be grateful (agradecido) for the simple things in life. This beautifully illustrated book includes words to say in English and Spanish, as well as an illustrated guide to teach students selected ASL vocabulary. Also features the words and music for Greta's Grateful Song.
Emotion Learning Cards
Emotion Learning Cards
Item: 21052
Status: In Stock
$12.99
4 - 7 years. Explore feelings and vocabulary development with 22 different emotions. Set includes 22 cards (each measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2") with photographs and a bilingual resource guide.
I Have Feelings Books - Set of 6
I Have Feelings Books - Set of 6
Item: 52523
Status: In Stock
$27.95
3 years & up. Help children build social and emotional intelligence through shared reading and engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. A full-color poster is included. Set of 6 paperback books.
Laminated US Map
Laminated US Map
Item: 18469
Status: In Stock
$16.95
This full-color laminated map shows state boundaries, topography, interstates, and major cities in the United States. Measures 45.25"W x 37.5"H.
I Get Along With Others Book Paperback - Set of 6
I Get Along With Others Book Paperback - Set of 6
Item: 52524
Status: In Stock
$27.95
3 years & up. Help children build social and emotional intelligence through shared reading and engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. A full-color poster is included. Set of 6 paperback books.
I Believe in Myself Book Set - Set of 6 - Paperback
I Believe in Myself Book Set - Set of 6 - Paperback
Item: 52525
Status: In Stock
$27.95
3 years & up. Help children build social and emotional intelligence through shared reading and engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. A full-color poster is included. Set of 6 paperback books.
Hello World Floor Puzzle - 48 Pieces
Hello World Floor Puzzle - 48 Pieces
Item: 32086
Status: In Stock
$22.95
3 years & up. Make the world a much smaller place by learning to say the word "hello" in many different languages. This floor puzzle features the earth surrounded by children of the world and their word for hello. Puzzle measures 36" x 36".
World Explorer Carpets
World Explorer Carpets
Item: 34568P
Ships From Manufacturer
$174.95 - $479.95
Children will love discovering the world as they explore the oceans and continents on these brightly colored rugs designed to teach basic geography. Anti-bacterial, with non-slip backing. Carpets includes a 15 year pile wear warranty and lifetime abrasive wear warranty.
Back to Back Learning Kit - Off To Work We Go
Back to Back Learning Kit - Off To Work We Go
Item: 62058
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Good citizenship begins by valuing and respecting the role of each person in our community. Explore the world of jobs and foster the understanding that it takes a wide variety of workers to build a community! Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. Supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. An ideal way for teachers and families to enrich children's… More »
Share and Take Turns - Paperback
Share and Take Turns - Paperback
Item: 51679
Status: In Stock
$11.99
4 years & up. Share and Take Turns by Cheri J. Meiners. Sharing is a social skill that all children need to learn. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Includes a section with discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned. Paperback. 40 pages.
Cultural Diversity Paperback Set - Set of 5
Cultural Diversity Paperback Set - Set of 5
Item: 94866
Status: In Stock
$39.95
Explore cultural diversity by defining similarities and differences between people and places around the world. Each book has wonderful photographs for children to understand and relate to the concepts of everyday activities. Also includes a teachers guide with additional activities that can be used throughout the classroom.
Hot Dots® Silver Talking Pen
Hot Dots® Silver Talking Pen
Item: 53894P
Status: In Stock
$13.95 - $79.95
6 years & up. It's interactive learning fun, with an all-new look ! Press the sleek, silver Hot Dots® Talking Pen to an answer dot on any Hot Dots® or Hot Dots® Jr. question for instantaneous visual and audio feedback! Features 17 speech and sound effects and flashing lights. Compatible to all Hot Dots® and Hot Dots® Jr. sets. Pen requires 2 AAA batteries each (not included).