Resources - Social Studies

The Maine Department of Education does not endorse any particular program or website. The information provided is intended to be for consideration when educators make implementation decisions at the local level.

  • Election 2020 & General Election Resources. Resources for teaching about the 2020 Election and other election related resources.
  • Financial Literacy. Resources and information regarding financial literacy.
  • Franco-American Studies. A guide to assist K-12 teachers and students in locating available Franco-American resources about Maine and New England.
  • Maine DOE Social Studies Listserv. Maine's social studies educators are invited to subscribe to receive regular updates from the Department's social studies specialist. You may also access the listserv archive.
  • Museums & Organizations Supporting Social Studies Education. A list of some Maine organizations and museums offering resources for students and teachers.
  • National History Day. An annual event for teachers and students in grades 6-12 interested in developing critical-thinking skills and an understanding of the past through original research. Using primary sources, students complete projects (research papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites and performances) and present them at the Maine statewide competition.
  • Professional Organizations. A list of professional organizations for social studies educators.
  • Special Observances & Commemorative Days. Information and resources for consideration.
  • State of Maine Sites. Links to other State of Maine sites, including Maine Learning Technology Initiative, Maine State Museum and Maine State Legislature.
  • Wabanaki Studies Resources. A website designed to support K-12 Maine educators in integrating Wabanaki Studies into existing curricula.
  • Speaking Up For Social Studies. A collection of resources and information related to the importance of supporting quality social studies education our schools PK-16.
  • Maine History. A collection of resources to support the teaching of the history Maine.
  • Teacher Leader Webinar Series. Starting in the fall of 2019 teachers who have completed a year of training as part of the DOE Social Studies Teacher Leader Cohort led a series of webinars showing how they have been using the best practices in their own classroom.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Resources will be made available for educators and districts to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by providing classroom materials, curriculum review resources, and ways for educators and students to reflect about their own work.
  • Engaging in Civil Discourse about Contentious Topics. This page is a list of resources and presentations that are intended to support educators who want to their students in having courageous conversations about contentious topics.