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High quality social studies content for everyone

Take the pain out of finding, differentiating, and matching content to social studies standards with engaging and vetted texts, sourced from world-class content providers.

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Content that you can trust to build connections, promote inquiry, and change with a changing world.

Diverse and inclusive

Give voice to diverse and unheard perspectives in the social studies content you're putting into classrooms, because every learner deserves to see themselves in what they are learning.

Aligned to Standards

Save time finding the content you need, for the standards you teach. All content on Newsela Social Studies–from primary sources to historic news articles to famous speeches–is aligned to state social studies standards and national frameworks like C3.

Published at 5
reading levels

No matter their reading level, all students can access the content they need to develop critical thinking skills and think like a historian, economist, political scientist or geographer.

Updated daily

In a changing world, materials can easily get outdated. With up to 10 new texts added every day, teachers can make connections to important current events right away, or stay ahead of the curve when new standards or initiatives shake things up.

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Enhance your existing materials with Curriculum Complements

We’ve organized Newsela content to work alongside dozens of popular resources. So teachers and students get more content and choice, and you get more out of the resources you have in place to make instruction more relevant, more accessible, and more responsive.

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Take a closer look at Newsela Social Studies

Featured Content: C3 Inquiries

Take a look at Newsela Social Studies’ C3 Inquiries Collection, created partnership with the authors of the C3 Framework. Each inquiry includes compelling and supporting questions, formative and summative tasks, and curated primary sources paired with relevant current events that make connections between the historical content and the present day. 

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Social Studies resources that'll make your favorites list

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Social studies is changing. Why aren’t your instructional materials?

Outdated social studies materials are no longer cutting it.
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C3 Inquiries in Under 3 Minutes

Promoting inquiry skills helps students become critical thinkers and engaged citizens.
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Our other solutions

Check out how we support instruction across other subjects, or explore a Newsela Custom Collection to meet your district’s unique social studies curriculum needs.

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