Choose from 720 reproducible lessons students love to do used by more than a million students in grades 7-12

America's Favorite Social Studies Activities™

Discover why thousands of teachers are using these proven lessons to supplement the textbook

For your students

  • activities that are enjoyable, exciting, challenging, and fun.
  • high-interest daily lessons throughout the school year.
  • an amazing variety of activities for individuals, small groups, or the entire class.
  • "We're not using the textbook today!"

For the teacher

  • ready-to-use reproducible lessons eliminate prep time.
  • a great activity is always available for your next class
  • SAVES $$$ -- use these lessons for the rest of your career after a one-time. purchase
  • "I'm enjoying this as much as the kids! Another memorable class."

About Our Social Studies Materials

Our History

For more than four decades, Learning Center USA has provided America's social studies teachers with activities that make it easier and more enjoyable for them to teach and their students to learn. Since the beginning, our only product line has been high-interest reproducible social studies lessons. Founder and president, Robert W. Shedlock, has over 30 years of classroom experience teaching social studies, and many educators have told us this is obvious to them based on the way our materials are designed.


Learning Center USA's lessons have been classroom tested to ensure they are of the highest quality. Our aim has always been to create activities that students love to do as individuals, in small groups, or with the entire class. A typical lesson has 3 to 5 activity sheets on blackline masters. It is quick and easy to make copies for class members. Most lessons are finished in one or two periods and can be completed using information on the student activity sheets. Teacher instructions and answer keys are included.

  • cause and effect
  • vocabulary
  • thought questions
  • critical thinking
  • reading comprehension
  • charts
  • graphs
  • map exercises
  • timelines
  • puzzles
  • games
  • contests

Teacher Feedback

The eight social studies programs published by Learning Center USA have hundreds of lessons that teachers tell us are interesting, exciting, challenging, and fun - for them as well as their students. We believe there is a direct correlation between how much students enjoy class and how much they learn.

"My seventh grade students love the puzzles, review games and interactive activities. They are a fantastic supplement to the textbook. The information they provide is relevant and very informative I highly recommend."
- Jacqueline M.
St. Francis de Sales School, Akron, OH

"As a 9th&10th grade global studies teacher, I have been using these lessons for close to 30 years. These lessons have proved to be a valuable supplement . . . . Their lessons and activities engage students, keeping them on task learning history and having some fun at the same time."
- Robert Turner
Goshen, NY

"I look forward to receiving the "Lessons on World History!" I have previously used your materials with great success in the Palm Beach County School System in Florida."
- Dawn Roode
Dekalb County School District, Georgia

"Easily the best, most engaging Social Studies lessons on the market. . . . a gift to the busy teacher that keeps on giving, year after year."
- Walter Ottey
Gettysburg Area H.S., Gettysburg, PA

"Our school has purchased Lessons on World History from your company. We really love your resources."
- Kayla Knopf
W C Sullivan Middle, Rock Hill, SC