Poudre School District

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Resources

Student Resources
Parent Resources
Teacher Resources

Student Resources

The Library of Congress: American Memory

The Colorado Historical Society Library

The National Geographic Society

Colorado-The Official State Web Portal

The National Constitution Center: Student Resources

The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary: Education & Resources

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: History by Era

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: Historic Documents

The National WWII Museum: Student Resources

The White House

The National Archives:  Student Information

The National Archives: Reproducible copies of Primary Documents

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

C-SPAN Classroom (watch live debate in the Legislative section)

Service and Civic Participation - United Way of Larimer County


Parent Resources

The following organizations support quality social studies education through professional development and resources.  These organizations' websites provide a wide array of information about social studies education, from best practices to policy.

Colorado Department of Education Standards

National Council for the Social Studies

Colorado Council for the Social Studies

Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools

Center for Civic Education

Center for Education in Law and Democracy

National Council for Geographic Education

Colorado Geographic Alliance

Colorado Council for Economic Education

Fort Collins International Center

Center for Asian Studies

Central Asia Institute

C-SPAN Classroom (watch live debate in the Legislative section)


Teacher Resources

Colorado Council for the Social Studies
For a current list of Colorado-based professional development opportunities, click here!

RAFT - Resource Area for Teaching
Membership site offering diverse and extremely low cost educational resources for the classroom and beyond. 

Many teacher resources are also located in the Blackboard course named PSD Social Studies Resources. 

Click here to log into Blackboard.  (All secondary social studies teachers, and all elementary teachers, are registered  for this course.  In addition, all building principals are registered.  If you are not able to access the Social Studies Resources course on Blackboard, please contact Andrea or Kathy.)


For further information or assistance please contact

Scott VanTatenhove, K-12 Social Studies Facilitator
2407 LaPorte Avenue Fort Collins, CO
(970) 490-3668
svantate@psdschools.org
Kathy Ghidossi, Department Secretary
for Social Studies and Math

2407 LaPorte Avenue Fort Collins, CO
(970) 490-3272
kghidoss@psdschools.org